Blue Moon Healing Ceremony

2012 is a powerful time for clearing, healing and accelerated growth.  It also provides a unique opportunity to clear and heal our ancestral lines, allowing future generations to be free of accumulated of inherited limitations.  (This works even if you have no children of your own.) One way we can work with this energy is […]

The Gift of Small Kindnesses

“When true friends meet in adverse hour; ‘Tis like a sunbeam through a shower. A watery way an instant seen, The darkly closing clouds between.” ~ Sir Walter Scott When someone is going through the bumps and difficulties of life, a friend can make their journey that much easier. We have become a society where […]

Will you do something for me today?

Will you do something for me today? Hug the ones you love. Tell them you love them. If they aren’t close enough to hug, pick up the phone and let them know you care. Take a minute, stop, and just appreciate this gift of life.  Smell the roses.  That’s why they’re there. Look after yourself. […]

Me, Nana, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama

I’ve had a difficult night.  My beloved Nana is dying, and I’m struggling more than I thought I would with this news.  Our birthdays are just around the corner, hers on September 2, mine on September 6. We have always been the September Girls.  Now I wonder if she’ll make it to hers.  I pray […]

Failure to Connect…

“I made a nap this afternoon. I made it out of two pillows, a bed, a sheet, a blanket, and exhaustion.” ~ Jarod Kintz If you’re psychic, or intuitive, or creative, or a writer, or an artist, or a meditator, or a musician – if you have a passion or a skill or a hobby, or […]

The Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop

Not far from my farm is a wonderful place which comes straight from the realm of childhood dreams. It’s the Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop, and it’s dear to my heart for many reasons.  I sometimes pay a visit and get a little bag of lollies, and then sit outside at a local cafe and write, sipping tea […]

Weird stuff I can’t explain…

“There are three things we cry about in life, things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent.” ~ Doug Copeland I live and work as a psychic.  No secret there. And there are certain activities that come as part of the territory with that.  But even so, some things still make […]

Breathing in Life…

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  ~ Albert Einstein Yesterday was wonderful from start to finish. And yet it was also the most ordinary of days. I didn’t win lotto, there was no major excitement, no […]

Dr Sketchy – Beautifully Burlesque

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” ~ Salvador Dali   My brain is still in a post-virus muddle.  Clarity comes in fits and starts, and then fog washes over me and my brain disappears entirely.  Trust me, this is not conducive to writing. So, what should a writer do when they’re in […]

Signs of Spring

Down here in Australia (where our seasons are reversed from Europe and America), Spring is just around the corner, and already there are signs that she is close at hand.  As I lie in bed, or sit on my verandah, I inhale a heavenly bouquet, and it fills me with hope and renewal. The heavy […]

Lessons in Vulnerability

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”  ~ Madeleine L’Engle I’ve spent most of my life being strong. Being strong for others, being strong for causes, being strong because […]

Orange, Walnut and Fennel Salad Recipe

The orchard at our farm is laden with citrus at this time of year, so whipping up a tasty salad is easier than ever.  This salad is perfect with crusty bread, and can be a vegetarian meal on its own (vegan if we omit the feta) or a perfect side for a barbeque or roast. […]

Magical Cupcake Oracle – A Reading with Every Cake!

Won’t you join me for a cupcake and a nice cup of tea? It’s been a big month of Gratitude and I wanted to break out today and work with two themes close to my heart – cupcakes and all things magical. Perhaps you read my post a while back titled The Healing Power of […]

Roast Carrot and Pine Nut Salad

This is a delicious salad that can fill you up on its own, or that makes a beautiful side for other dishes.  I’ve made this with baked carrots, but you could also use baked parsnip or sweet potato for equally tasty results. Hint:  If you are prone to nibbling on the baked vegetables prior to […]

Best Easy Stewed Rhubarb Recipe

As much as I am grateful for gratitude (and my 30 Day Gratitude Challenge) I am also currently very grateful for rhubarb – and I don’t think I can last another 2 weeks without some sort of food post.  So here it is – Blissful Best Rhubarb! Ingredients: fresh rhubarb, raw sugar, lemon Method:  Wash […]

3O Days of Gratitude to Change Your Life

Are you ready to change your life?  Are you ready to attract things that make you smile, that improve your health, that attract better jobs and relationships, that make you laugh, that fill your bank account with money and your heart with love and gladness? If your answer is yes, then read on! I’m a […]

Mandarin and Coconut Jelly with Tropical Breezes

It’s winter down here in Australia. It’s meant to be freezing. Here at the farm I have a wheelbarrow of hardwood at the back door, waiting to be fed into the fireplace. I have my warmest beanie and scarf, my big coat and my woolliest socks all sitting on my dresser. None of them are […]

Releasing Limitations through Journalling

Can it really be that simple? Can you really write, and in that act of writing, let go of what is holding you back? Yes. The beauty of this exercise is that often we don’t KNOW what is holding us back – all we know is we’re not getting there… By writing about what comes […]

The Elephant Elder of Chiang Mai

On my thirtieth birthday I woke up to find that I could see auras around people. After I adjusted to the shock, and the disorientation that comes from having additional materials in your field of vision, I soon found that I could understand and interpret those energies, and it has formed the basis of much […]

Down at the Farm…

A Garden of Love grows in a Grandmother’s Heart ~ Author unknown I’m feeling circumspect today.  My beloved Nana is in hospital after falling and breaking her hip. She’s 97, nearly 98, and it’s been hard to be brought up close to the truth of her age, her mortality, and that her time with us […]

Life’s Spontaneous Adventures…

Much to my mother’s ‘sense of style’ mortification, I drive an old Hilux Ute (a pickup for my non-Aussie readers). One thing I have found to be a truth in this life – when you have a ute you have friends.  Friends who need to move things. I have also found that having a ute […]

Don’t Play the Rescue Game!

I tried to carry you And make you whole But it was never enough I must go Lyrics from Watch Over You, Alter Bridge Many of my friends and clients are kind-hearted and compassionate souls, who feel compelled to help people.  In fact many are healers, counsellors and lightworkers by trade. But no matter what […]

By definition, a ‘Hero’ does not have it easy…

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve Think about it. You read a book. In it, the hero has a cruisey ride. From the moment of their auspicious birth everything they touch magically works.  They are incredibly popular. All their family […]

Sometimes, you just know…

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.” Eileen Caddy Intuition – that’s what I want to talk about today. We all have it – intuition is a glorious part of our human condition.  Problem is, most […]

A Magical Way to Attract More of What You Want!

Last week I shared a simple but powerful journal exercise with you, designed to help you get clarity about what you REALLY want in life. If you didn’t read it, or need to refresh your memory, here’s the link:  Getting to the Heart of things All you needed to do was to write an answer […]

Today, choose Kindness…

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.” “When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” ~ Both quotes from The Dalai Lama Just for today, choose kindness. Choose to smile from your heart. […]

How to deal with Toxic People

“Toxic relationships not only make us unhappy; they corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine healthier relationships and prevent us from realizing how much better things can be.” — Michael Josephson What is a toxic relationship? It’s one that diminishes you, that erodes you, that defeats you. We all experience conflicts, disagreements and […]

A Powerful Time for Clearing and Change!

How have you been feeling, this past week or so? Not quite yourself? A little out of sorts? Take the poll below and see if any of this resonates for you – you might not have felt like this continuously (indeed, I hope you haven’t!), but if anything sounds familiar then tick the box! Maybe […]

Bittersweet cupcake celebrations…

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi This should be a post about birthdays and love, and it is all of those things.  But it’s also a post about love and loss, and the way grief can affect us. The Fourth of July has long been a special day for […]

Creamed Rice Pudding Recipe

“It’s  lovely rice pudding for dinner again.” ~ A.A. Milne Winter has well and truly arrived Down Under. It’s freezing in Brisbane right now. (Well, as freezing as sub-tropical can be…) Puts me in the mind to eat warm foods, and there is nothing better than my Nana’s Creamed Rice Pudding, a velvety-smooth vanilla rice […]

Soul Messages – The Gifts of Colour

Scroll down through the images and pick the one that speaks to you – the one you find the most vibrant or attractive.  Then go back and select the one you are least drawn to. When you’ve made your choice, go further down the page and find out what messages your Soul has chosen for […]

Getting to the Heart of Things

There is a powerful journalling exercise that I use every so often. It is a very simple technique, but it never fails to give me clarity.  It also highlights areas of my life that aren’t working, shows me where my resentments and frustrations are, and uncovers my deepest dreams and desires. It works best when […]

Ghostly Messages and Weird Confirmations…

Most of you probably know that I’m a bit of a writing bender right now. I hadn’t expected to embark on a new project; I have two finished manuscripts to edit, workshop notes to write, and some courses to finish.  And of course I’ve started on my second novel with my husband. This bender came […]

Pumpkin Soup Recipe and the Writing Disease

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it. ~ Anais Nin You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~ Ray Bradbury There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit […]

Public Service Announcement

Ah-hem…  Am I on camera? “Hello.” “This is a Public Service Announcement.” Authorised by me. Bert. Nicole’s Personal Assistant. “Nicole is writing. Not blog writing. Other writing. So we apologise for this interruption to the blogging process. Normal blogging will resume tomorrow.” “We thank you for your co-operation and understanding.” Sigh. Did I do that […]

Things to be thankful for…

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles” This morning I’m counting my Blessings. Such a simple thing to do, and it always makes me feel richer. I like to count them off on my fingers – a tangible act, and a way of really anchoring their truth in […]

Your Life is YOURS to Live!

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  ― Oscar Wilde Life is a precious gift, and one that can be all too brief. Before you came to this life, you had a deliberate intent to be here.  You chose your parents.  You packed your bag.  You came forth […]

A little piece of Europe…

 “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”  – Henry Miller Australia is a long way from anywhere.  You don’t just pop across the border to another country on a Sunday drive. You can’t be anywhere else in an hour or two’s plane flight. So when I feel like travelling, I […]

Writing Ourselves into Awareness

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ― C.G. Jung Sometimes we get so confused.  We run this way and that way – searching for the thing, the answer, the lover, the teacher… We forget to trust ourselves.  We forget to […]

Cheesy Grilled Mushrooms Recipe

I love this recipe. You can make it in five minutes flat, and it works as a breakfast, lunch or dinner solution!  If you’re a vegan you can omit the cheese, or use a cheese substitute. It’s also a great gluten and carb free alternative to pizza, but tastes every bit as good. Ingredients: Flat […]

Are you too NICE?

Kindness is a loving balm, understanding is a mental tonic, compassion grows our hearts, love is food for the soul, but niceness? Far too often niceness is a poison administered to ourselves by our own hand. There is a trend (and I recognise it because I once was in that same place!) where people beginning […]

Patience and Right Timing

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I am a big fan of trusting in two things: Universal Wisdom and Right Timing. You might wonder what that has to do with patience? Everything, my friends, everything! Why? Well, when we are […]

The Woman I Turned Away…

When I do psychic readings for people, I have a few procedures that I follow to ready myself for our session.  Firstly I close my eyes, centre myself and offer up a prayer for the Highest Good, and then I allow myself to move into a channelling space.  When I am firmly anchored in this […]

How much do you really need?

I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health. ~ Tony Shalhoub We don’t ever really need much to be comfortable in life. Yet if you look at […]

Don’t be a prisoner to memories…

One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. ~Emily Dickinson, “Time and Eternity” Memory is notoriously unreliable. Ask any detective or psychologist. Ten people could witness an event and each will have a differing version.  And that version will change over […]

Writing Yourself into a Brighter Future

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Did you know that thoughts have great power?  When we have clear goals and ideas, and attach positive emotion to them, we magnetise these mental images and begin the process of creating them in our reality. (See this post […]

Healthy Breakfast Parfait Recipe

I love this raw food recipe as it can be assembled ahead of time, and makes a tasty breakfast, healthy dessert or a great ‘anytime’ snack. It is a simple combination of bircher muesli and fresh seasonal fruit, but the combination of flavours is a real winner! Kids love to make and eat this dish, […]

What makes you come alive?

Don’t ask yourself what the World needs Ask yourself what makes you come alive And then go and do that Because what the World needs Is people who have come alive. ~ Howard Thurman Last night I was talking to a friend about art.  It comes easily to her, and she’s so good at it […]

Too Busy? Relax!

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.  ~ Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris We’re coming into a weekend, and I have a mile long list of things that still need to get done. So, I should be doing them. Right? Well, actually…  No! I’m tired. It’s […]

Knowing is always better than not knowing…

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe Occasionally I have been shown things, and I do not know why. Dark things. Terrible things. A single vivid fragment, or perhaps some sharp-edged pieces that cut my hands as I […]

Are you brave enough to follow The Call?

Have you ever had a crazy, crazy hunch, or an idea you just can’t get out of your head? Maybe in the middle of being a Dentist you start thinking of Art School. I mean REALLY thinking about Art School. You become a closet hoarder of Art School brochures, you haunt their on-line curriculum, and […]

Easy Lemon Curd ~ Lemon Butter Recipe

When life gives you lemons? Be grateful and get into the kitchen! It’s my favourite home-produce time of year – the Meyer Lemon tree in my back yard is groaning under the weight of ripening fruit. Be prepared for plenty of lemon-y recipes over the next few months. Most Australians call this recipe Lemon Butter, […]

Using your Internal Compass to Navigate Life

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. ~ Thich Nhat Hahn Inside each of us in a compass.  Although we can’t see it, it spins and turns in ways we can feel, if only we learn to tune in to it. The […]

Invisible Acts of Love and the Importance of Uplifting Others…

‘Tis the everyday things that really count, And the everyday people we know; And everyday kindnesses go very far, Toward making a heaven below. Life can be a difficult ride, and each of us at times will know pain, trouble, loneliness and struggle.  That’s why it is so important for us to practice love and […]

The Green-Eyed Envy Monster

There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan Envy gets a bad rap in our society, with fair cause.  But today I want to talk about the positive aspects of envy. I believe that envy can be a great helper in your life, if you know […]

Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

In a recent post My ‘One Lovely Blog’ Award, I confessed that one of the fascinating facts about me is that I can make a meal out of nothing. Well, almost nothing. That talent came in handy last night when friends dropped by unexpectedly, at dinner time. Of course I invited them to stay. It’s […]

Failure is a winning strategy!

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. ~ Benjamin Franklin I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan As I ate breakfast at a local cafe the other day, a little boy pulled out one of his homework books to show his father. […]

Please excuse me…

Some of you might have read recently about my use of affirmations (My embarrassing affirmation confession), so you’ll know that one of my favourites is ‘Something wonderful will happen to me today…’ So that was exactly what I was affirming to myself this morning, from the comfort of my nice warm bed, around 4 am, […]

Crystals, 2012 and the Transit of Venus

On June 6, we will be privileged to experience a rare astrological event – the Transit of Venus.  The transits happen in pairs – and this is the final event in the current pairing, the last being in June 2004.  We won’t see another transit in our lifetime as the next ones will occur in […]

Seven Gifts from Your Wise Self to You

Who doesn’t love a gift?  One of my favourite realisations around journalling was that your wise self can present your conscious (and sometimes very confused or narrow-thinking) mind with all manner of gifts – through the form of realisations, guidance and new ideas. Today we’re going to explore some of the treasure that is locked […]

When is it okay to break a promise?

I take giving my word very seriously. Promises made are never made lightly, and since childhood I have rarely needed to break one. But I’m going to break one now. This isn’t information I’d normally share, but I have given so much thought to this that I felt my musings might be helpful to someone […]

Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

It’s been a cold, wet week at my farm. One of my favourite easy dinners in this sort of weather is home-cooked spaghetti bolognese. When we come in from the paddocks at the end of the day, all muddy and cold, there’s nothing better than a hot shower to warm back up, and then a […]

Asking for a Sign

Have you ever wondered if there’s anyone listening? To your prayers, your meditations, your calls for help or inspiration… Did you know that you can ask for a sign? This is not a technique to be misused, but rather something to be done with serious intent – an action that calls for a response, an […]

My ‘One Lovely Blog’ Award

One of the things I’ve come to love about the blogging community is their generosity of spirit, their ability to connect us, one to another, and the crazy amount of awards that are out there for us to show our gratitude and appreciation to one another. I’ve recently been nominated for the One Lovely Blog […]

Easy Farmhouse Frittata Recipe

It’s cold here at the farm this morning, as Australia slides towards winter.  There’s work to be done, and it’s raining and utterly miserable outside.  A warm breakfast for the workers is in order, before they go to out to rebuild the cattle yards and fence the back paddock. With a full basket of fresh […]

In Defence of Fairies

Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom.  It is as true as sunbeams.  ~Douglas Jerrold Those of you who know me will also know that I believe in fairies.  In fact, you’ll know that I count a fairy as one of my dearest friends. I found myself in an odd position on the weekend. I’m […]

Telling yourself a better story

I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else. Kurt Cobain We all tell […]

Hey Sister, You Okay?

I was looking forward to Saturday. In the last few weeks I’ve supported a friend through the end stages of terminal cancer, holding her hand til she passed, ridden the roller coaster of supporting an addict in recovery, and juggled my daily work and writing. Saturday was this wonderful window of calm in front of […]

Doing Nothing is Productive!

Are you one of those people who needs to be productive? I certainly am. Not from any external pressure –  I just LIKE getting stuff done, and I always have several projects on the go, a big fat to-do list, as well as a schedule that stretches out towards the horizon.  Life, and its possibilities, […]

My Embarrassing Affirmation Confession

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition ~ W. Clement Stone Affirmations are a known powerful tool for change, and are used by many people for creating positive shift and personal growth.  Louise Hay has made affirmations a modern-day medicine for the soul. (You can sign up for her daily affirmations here) An affirmation […]

Let the Teacher appear…

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau If you have a dream, chances are you’ll need help to get there. Whether you want to write a book, climb a mountain, win Olympic Gold, speak a new language or improve your health, your best bet […]

Bert says sorry…

Hello, I’m Bert, Nicole’s trusty secretary… And I’d like to say sorry.   You see Nicole wouldn’t play with me this morning. I tried my best to look fetching, but she kept ignoring me. I even tried emotional manipulation… But she was still ignoring me! When she went to do her yoga stretches that was […]

Walnut and Basil Pesto & Pasta Recipe

My summer garden plantings are coming to an end, and I have more fresh basil than I know what to do with. The rabbits, possums and wallabies don’t like it much, and have left plenty for me – while they nibble my kale, parsley and coriander into oblivion! This pesto recipe is such an easy […]

Get yourself an ugly journal…

I have a special journalling quest for you today.  Are you up to the challenge? Get yourself an ugly journal. A cheap one. One you can never feel fond of. Trust me, you do not want to get a pretty journal for what we are about to do… Today we are going to create a […]

Looking after Charlie

Charlie is one of the major loves of my life! We rescued him as a very small pup, and he has been an important part of our family ever since. I hadn’t intended to get a dog… A friend from the country, who breeds working dogs, had phoned me to say that he was giving […]

Eight Ingredients for Better Health

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.  Buddha Our bodies are the vehicle for our Souls. By honouring and looking after our physical vehicle we are then much better able to access and work with our mental and spiritual gifts. […]

You’re not alone…

sometimes life can get you down you can feel so small that you wonder if anyone knows you’re here you might even wonder if anyone cares life’s burdens may weigh upon you until you wonder how you’ll ever take another step until you wonder if you’re cut out for this until you doubt you’ll ever […]

Cheesy Mexican Bake with Home-made Coleslaw

All my clients and friends keep telling me they want to eat better but have no time to cook! In response to this I’ve decided to post some quick-to-prepare recipes that will allow you to eat well, and get food on the table fast, with a mimimum of fuss. This recipe is embarrassingly easy and […]

Protecting a Good Idea

We’ve all had them. Ideas that are special to us. Ideas that seem like they could turn into something good given enough time. It might be an idea about creating something or becoming something – but we sense that this idea is special, and has the power to be transformational for us. A good idea […]

The Power of a Father’s Love

 “Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.” ~ Marge Piercy One night, in the middle of 2010, I was on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. It was late, and we had been asleep for some hours. The room phone rang, waking us up.  When  I answered […]

Writing your way out of stuckness

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.  ~Swedish Proverb Well it looks like Monday has become our regular journalling day! I’m sure most of you already know I have a love affair with journal writing. Can’t even begin to wonder how many millions of words I’ve clocked up longhand over the years. So […]

The Healing Power of Flowers and Fairy Blessings

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  ~ Emma Goldman Flowers are a precious gift from nature.  Their colour, fragrance, shape and texture have a marvellous ability to impart energetic and healing qualities to us. My beautiful fairy friend Sokli (you can read about her here) and I chose these […]

Virtual Vegan Potluck – Creamy Satay Hotpot Recipe

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck: bringing vegan food bloggers together to share a virtual potluck, linked by a blog circle – and our love of cooking, eating and sharing. Participating bloggers will be posting recipes – from appetizers to desserts.  Many Blessings to Annie from the wonderful blog an unrefined vegan for bringing us […]

What does Happiness look like to you?

In our age of overwork, stress, social isolation, time pressure and exhaustion, it is increasingly important to know what fills you back up again, what makes you smile, what brings joy and happiness into your life. What does happiness look like to you?  If you don’t know, make it your mission to find out, and […]

Drought, Poetry and Roses

Today’s post is inspired by a flower – a single rose blooming in my garden. Bless that rose, and all she means to me… A few years ago we weathered eight years of the most horrendous drought. Our farm in the Lockyer Valley was baked brown, and it seemed surreal to be without water up […]

Knowing When to Walk Away

“Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realise our worth and value, but because we finally realise our own.” ~ Robert Tew You know the old saying I am sure.  The definition of madness (some actually say stupidity) […]

Nothing Grows Well in Depleted Soil

Today it looks like I’m blogging about farming.  But I’m not really.  I’m blogging about you.  Read on… Life on the farm is always varied. Yesterday we went down to the flats by the river to inspect the pasture regrowth. Once upon a time (long before us) this paddock was heavily cropped, year after year, […]

Easy Baked Custard Recipe AND a Free Kitten!

Today an old family recipe worth cherishing, and the latest instalment on life at my farm. This baked custard recipe was my grandmother’s, although my grandfather liked to boast that he perfected it! It always reminds me of the love and care he had for my grandmother – he was never a man to be […]

Defining Your Priorities in Life

Life is short. Life is precious. And in our lives we need to be able to fit into a limited amount of time the things that will satisfy us, grow us, and make us happy. So many people that I know have this terrible sense of never having enough time, and never getting around to […]

Attracting Inspiration and Opening to Abundance

 “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius   I truly believe that for each of us there is an idea, matched perfectly to our […]

Soul Mates – How to Recognise One

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. Thomas Carlyle You might wonder what a Soul Mate relationship feels like, what it looks like, and how you’ll know… Let’s start by looking at what a Soul Mate relationship is not. A Soul Mate will not share every view, feel as you do about everything […]

Cherry Ripe Slice Recipe

We’ve got a party to go to on the weekend – a neighbour’s son is turning eighteen! Like most parties in the country, people will be coming from near and far, and there will be quite a crowd to feed. I’m taking along a huge tray of of these delicious Cherry Ripe Slices and another big […]

When the Muse Whispers in Your Ear…

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. ~ William Shakespeare Inspiration comes to us in many ways, but there is one way almost all creative people have in common – the Muse comes and whispers in your ear. The Muse knows you – she knows your talents and […]

Everything changes…

Nothing that is can pause or stay; The moon will wax, the moon will wane, The mist and cloud will turn to rain, The rain to mist and cloud again, Tomorrow be today. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Take heart, because everything changes. No matter how stuck you feel right now, how burdened or exhausted or unhappy, […]

Such a simple act of kindness, given with complete mindfulness, becomes a meditation and a bridge of great trust, love and peace. I totally heart this!

The beauty of mindfulness

Thank you to Gems of Delight for sharing this breathtaking video. To me this video truly captures the sheer beauty and exquisiteness of mindfulness. More than words ever could. There is absolutely no doubting that the nurse is giving 100% of her mindfulness, attention, love and tenderness to this baby.  And the act of giving […]

Easy Banana Cake Recipe

This is the first cake I ever learned to bake. It has a rich banana flavour, and is a firm favourite in our household. The recipe came from my Nana’s neighbour, Mrs Mac, who showed me how to make this in her kitchen and then let me proudly take the results home with me.  I […]

Writing your Dream Vacation into Existence

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain Writing is a powerful summoning force – it commits our thoughts and […]

Making Peace with Right Now while Holding a Picture of a Brighter Tomorrow

Don’t let your current reality dictate your future possibility.  Hold true to your dreams. Miracles are entirely possible if you dispense with miserable thinking!~ Nicole Cody The reason for today’s post comes from something seemingly ordinary. But what’s ordinary for some can be positively miraculous for others. Yesterday I walked up the stairs carrying two laptops […]

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