“Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people. It is our loneliness that helps us to find other people or to even […]
Blueberry Pancake Recipe
“I like pancakes. They’re a kind of dessert for breakfast. What can be better than that?” ~ Nicole Cody We have a houseful of friends staying at the farm right now, giving Ben a hand with some clearing and fencing. And man, these fellas can eat!!! A girlfriend from the farm up the road dropped […]
6 Simple Meditation Techniques for Beginners
“There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater,you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.” […]
My Sweet Poison
“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it […]
What Australia Day means to me
“I am compelled into this country.” ~ Patrick White, Voss “If you would know this country, you must know its stories.” ~ Billy Marshall Stoneking Australia Day for me has always been a celebration of what makes me feel Australian. It’s a combination of landscape, energy, history and connection with those souls who have walked this land before […]
Beef Minestrone Recipe – Gluten Free
“Did you know you can drink food? It’s true! It’s called soup…” ~ Jarod Kintz Minestrone is a simple soup to throw together, and it’s a complete meal in a bowl. It freezes and reheats beautifully, so it’s a terrific soup for when you’re busy or unwell. I’ve been known to eat it for breakfast, […]
Lovely Miss Mae!
“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” ~Mae West Young Miss Mae is growing up to be an outgoing girl with abundant curiosity! She loves to play chasey and hide-and-seek with our two dogs, Harry and Bert. Never one to be shy she pushes to the front of the herd to say hello […]
Eating the Sun Meditation
“The deeper we look into nature, the more we recognize that it is full of life, and the more profoundly we know that all life is a secret and that we are united with all life that is in nature.” ~ Albert Schweitzer “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious–the fundamental emotion […]
Why it’s important to be a Lightworker
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~ Buddha A Lightworker, most simply stated, is someone who intentionally brings Light and positive energy into the world. You don’t need to feel aligned with the metaphysical and psychic […]
The ‘No Blog’ Blog…
“Sometimes even the mind’s greatest resolve is not enough to conquer the body’s own particular requirements. ~ Nicole Cody Sorry, Lovelies. No blog today. Can’t get out of bed, nor lift my head and everything hurts. Agonisingly so. Thank goodness for my iPad. Still, I am steadfast in walking this path and in my mind […]
Fresh Watermelon Zinger Juice Recipe
“The nature of watermelons is generally rather chilling and contains a great deal of moisture, yet they possess a certain purgative quality, which means that they are also diuretic and pass down through the bowels more easily than large gourds and melons. Their cleansing action you can discover for yourself; just rub them on dirty […]
Two powerful insights on Change and Healing
“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away […]
Blessings at my back door!
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” (Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil.)” ― Cicero, Letters to His Friends, Vol 2: Books 7-12 In my pyjamas, sipping tea in the backyard after a rough night. It’s so breathtakingly beautiful here at the farm that I can’t help but feel […]
Where did my day go?
“Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer I lost a whole day. I lost yesterday. One moment I was about to go to bed, ready to wake up in the morning and do, well… stuff, I guess. The next thing I know an […]
Living like life means something!
“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ~ A.A. Milne It’s a year since I first started my Lyme meds. I’d like to say that time has flown, but that would not necessarily be true… Still, a year ago I was dying. I could barely catch my breath. My poor […]
How to make Bone Broth
“I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.” ― Shauna Niequist Bone broth is essentially bones and vegetables simmered together over […]
Who’s your Support Crew in 2014?
“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends” ~ John Lennon and Paul McCartney Few of us get there on our own. The journey is always made easier when we have […]
Easy Chicken Curry with Coconut Cream
“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness. The angels, who know no hunger, have […]
Nurse Bert Reports
“Nursing is a kind of mania; a fever in the blood; an incurable disease which, once contracted, cannot be got out of the system. If it was not like that, there would be no hospital nurses, for compared dispassionately with other professions, the hours are long, the work hard, and the pay inadequate to the […]
Small and Nasty = Bartonella
Musings The little poets sing of little things: Hope, cheer, and faith, small queens and puppet kings; Lovers who kissed and then were made as one, And modest flowers waving in the sun. The mighty poets write in blood and tears And agony that, flame-like, bites and sears. They reach their mad blind hands into […]
The Baby Who Knew Me!
“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson “Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other. Generally speaking, these meetings occur when we reach a limit, when we need to die […]
5 Steps to Create More Serenity in Your Life
“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.” […]
2013 – My Blog in Review
“And it occurred to me that there is no such thing as blogging. There is no such thing as a blogger. Blogging is just writing — writing using a particularly efficient type of publishing technology.” ~ Simon Dumenco It’s hard to believe that two years ago I started my blog with a humble post […]
Baked Passionfruit and Lime Cheesecake Recipe
“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ~ William Shakespeare Birthdays deserve cake. For the past few days I’ve had my dear friend Carly staying with us here at the farm, so that we could see in the New Year together and celebrate her birthday. I’ve not been well on this round of lyme meds, […]
What’s your Power Word for 2014?
“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” ~ Socrates I long ago gave away the practice of multiple New Years Resolutions. Just the thought of it overwhelms me. You know; all the things you are going to do, all the things you are no longer going to do – and then dividing those […]