Tasty Honey Soy Chicken Marinade

“We believed in our grandmother’s cooking more fervently than we believed in God.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer   When we were small children, we referred to excursions to my maternal grandparents’ home for dinner as ‘visiting the Palace’. My grandmother, Marga, would set an elegant table, with a lace tablecloth, a decorative floral arrangement, soft linen […]

Magical Book Oracle – A Reading Just For You!

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” ~ Whoopi Goldberg   I love the idea of a magical book. Don’t you? I’ve often turned to books when I’ve needed guidance or answers. So today I’ve used some beautiful […]

Attack of the Gorn

“Of all the things we can feel with our minds and bodies, severe pain is the purest, for it drives everything else from our awareness and focuses us as perfectly as we can ever be focused.” ~ Dean Koontz   There is this thing that happens to me on my current Lyme drugs. It started in […]

Trusting Your Instincts In Relationships

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park   I have some friends going through hard times in relationships just […]

That Strange Wise Universe

“All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.“ ~ Miyamoto Musashi   Sometimes things don’t go to plan. We’ve had a lot of rain here at the farm. Lots actually. Think floods. Last Saturday, after having been flooded in overnight, the causeway dropped and Ben decided we’d make a run […]

Life on Hold

“Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn’t write!” ~ Margarita Gakis   I’m tweaking the very final edits of my memoir. You know, the one about my time in the Kimberley? So, there’s not much else to report right now until that’s done. That’s […]

The Sound of Rain

  “On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” ~ Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time   Here at the farm it’s raining. It has been […]

Meditation – Taking Energy From Trees

There is a simple meditation that I do sometimes, when I feel the need to be strengthened. It is something my Aboriginal Aunties taught me to do. Let me show you how to do it too. Find a tree. It could be a big tree, or small, gnarled or straight. Stand where you can see […]

Kindness Challenge – Week Four

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of […]

The Return of Bandit

“Now they return home, their bones bruised and their spirit slightly broken, but they’re still alive, and they will be well sometime soon.” ~ Hannah Nikka Bryan, Soldier’s Descent   It’s been blowing a gale all night. The wind chimes have been ringing furiously, and the rustling of the leaves sounds like an orchestra. Add […]

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