Chilled Coconut Soup with Tapioca and Rockmelon

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~ Ruth Reichl   Many years ago, when my sister and I were sharing a house, we’d sometimes venture out for dinner to a little Asian Restaurant in Market Square at Sunnybank. Our restaurant of choice was called Gourmet Court – […]

HSPs, Empaths, War and Refugees

“I know a few things to be true. I do not know where I am going, where I have come from is disappearing, I am unwelcome and my beauty is not beauty here. My body is burning with the shame of not belonging, my body is longing. I am the sin of memory and the […]

Romance Novels and Heroin

“It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, conscience, […]

Journal Challenge Week 9 – September 27, 2015

“I was coming together… limb by limb, after being broken for an infinity.” ~ Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest   Welcome to the final week of our journal challenge. If you missed the start you can go here to catch up on the tools you’ll need, and to find links to previous weeks. This week […]

Are You In Survival Mode For No Good Reason?

“Oh! that gentleness! how far more potent is it than force!” ~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre   Most of us are used to pushing, to working hard, to gritting our teeth and carrying on. If there is a crisis in your life, that is often the only thing to be done. But sometimes, it seems […]

Colouring Crew Clubhouse!

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air — explode softly — and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth — boxes […]

The Little Boy Who Used To Be John

“For the first forty days a child is given dreams of previous lives. Journeys, winding paths, a hundred small lessons and then the past is erased.” ~ Michael Ondaatje, Handwriting   *Please note that names have been changed to protect the identity of those involved. In suburban Brisbane lives a little boy whom we will […]

Keeping Bert Quiet…

“The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.” ~ Mother Teresa   Nurse Bert is healing well from his cruciate ligament surgery. Next week he’ll have an x-ray to see if the bone has healed. If it looks good, the vet says Bert will finally be allowed to run free. He’ll […]

How Listening To Music Can Increase Your Abundance

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone On my last retreat I channelled through some information for the group about money and financial abundance. We were given a number of practical tips to help us to look after the […]

The Coral Bird

“Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.” ~ Guy de Maupassant   When I was growing up my mother’s parents, Ceddie and Marga, owned a boat (first a yacht and later a motor cruiser) and they would often take us out into Moreton […]

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