“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” ~ Salvador Dalí “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~ […]
Setting Clear Boundaries for 2016
“Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn’t make me mean, selfish, or uncaring because I don’t do things your way. I care about me too.” ~ Christine Morgan 2016 is a very important year, for many reasons. One is that it is a foundation year. Our choices in 2016 will […]
A Lovely ‘Double Happiness’ Spagyric Tincture Offer for You!
“Health is not just the absence of a disease. It’s an inner joyfulness that should be ours all the time; a state of positive well-being.” ~ Deepak Chopra My dear friends Paul Hardacre and Marissa Newell make the most deliciously health-giving spagyric herbal tinctures through their small family business Mare Maia. To close out […]
Feathered Friends Come Visiting
“What use is care? What good is watching for that matter? People are forever watching things. They should be seeing. I see the things I look at. I am a see-er.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss As I sat at my desk on my little office veranda yesterday I had many visitors. First a kookaburra flew down […]
My 2016 Personal Planning Summit!
“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.” ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery Today is a day I always look forward to. After a relaxing Christmas, and a delicious day of doing completely NOTHING yesterday, today I begin my personal Planning Summit for 2016. I’ve set aside four […]
Christmas Full Moon – 2015
“The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children” ~ Philip Carr-Gomm Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! There is a full moon tonight – Christmas Night, 2015. (I know, I know, some of you dear readers are only up to Christmas Eve, but I’m in Australia, where it’s tomorrow already!) It […]
Santa’s Unhappy Helper
“How long do I have to wear these stoopid things? Where’s my Schmackos and Scoobie Schnacks?” ~ Nurse Bert I tried for a cute shot of two dogs in reindeer ears. Harry ate his. Or rather, ripped them to pieces. Bert was slightly more well behaved, and stoic in his misery. It’s beautiful here […]
Ready For Going Home!
“Mr. Fred shook hands with her, said he was glad to see her, drew out a wet Coke from the machine, wiped it on his apron, and gave it to her. This is one good thing about life that never changes, she thought. As long as he lived, as long as she returned, Mr. Fred […]
Who Would You Invite To Dinner?
“You can’t forget how important coming together is, whether it be a mom and a son, a dad and a daughter, whether the family be ten people, or twenty people, or a million people. Dinnertime is the perfect time for that. Dinnertime is the perfect time when you can sit down, you can offer thanks […]
The Sunday Session – or How to Plan Your Week
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra In Australia the expression Sunday Session is most commonly associated with a lazy day of hanging out with your mates, consuming rather a lot of alcohol. Preferably in a beer garden, with some live music and decent food. That […]
Things Not To Get Me For Christmas
“We no longer live life. We consume it.” ~ Vicki Robin When I was a kid, Christmas was something to look forward to. We’d get a new toy or two, maybe a book (mine was always books), a dress or a t-shirt, socks and undies. The toys would last us for the year, the […]
Monthly Subscription for Year of ME course now live!
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke I have done something I never thought I would do. I learned to code. That weird HTML thing that finally allowed me to put a magical button on my Planner’s Monthly Subscription option. Because, you see, my shop function doesn’t allow for […]
Last Minute Christmas Cooking and Gift Ideas
“Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.” ~ B.C. Forbes It’s less than two weeks until Christmas, but there is still plenty of time to whip up a tasty treat or two to share with friends, to gift, […]
A Special Christmas Altar for Healing and Remembrance
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ~ Rose Kennedy “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~ Thomas Campbell Christmas […]
What Love Looks Like
“Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand’ring bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.” (Sonnet 116)” ~ William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets […]
All Things Fairy!
“Things that fairies love? Well, every fairy is different, just likes peoples are. So I will tell you what I love. I love flowers and crystals and shiny sparkly things, and babies smiling, and people laughing, and music, and the smell of puppy feet. And I love you! Thank you for believing in fairies!” ~ […]
It’s Here! The Year of ME Planner – 2016
“Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.” ~ Miya Yamanouchi I’m so proud and excited to announce… the launch of my Year […]
Dreams That Come True
“You are the magical fairy that makes things happen in your life. Don’t wait for someone else to make your dreams come true.” ~ Natalie Rivener I’m launching my Year of ME Planner – 2016 tonight, and tomorrow it will go live here on my blog. In reflection, it’s the continuation of my great […]
Project Madness and Jean-Luc
“And how many hours a day did you do lessons?’ said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject. Ten hours the first day,’ said the Mock Turtle: ‘nine the next, and so on.’ What a curious plan!’ exclaimed Alice. That’s the reason they’re called lessons,’ the Gryphon remarked: ‘because they lessen from day to […]
Do What Makes Your Heart Sing
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” ~ Steve […]
December 2015 – What to Expect
“Dare to dream, for in the daring there is defiance to live beyond your circumstances.” ~ Su Williams, Dream Weaver Hello, Lovelies! We’ve almost made it through the year. Already we are under the influence of 2016 and her glorious possibilities, which is why December is an important month for tuning in to the […]
Pretzels and Early Morning Strolls
“I can’t think of anything that brings me closer to tears than when my old dog—completely exhausted after a hard day in the field—limps away from her nice spot in front of the fire and comes over to where I’m sitting and puts her head in my lap, a paw over my knee, and closes […]
Come to my Christmas Party – and other cool events!
“Be merry all, be merry all, With holly dress the festive hall; Prepare the song, the feast, the ball, To welcome merry Christmas.” ~ William Robert Spencer This Friday, December 11, I’m holding a pop-up shop and Christmas Party, and I’d love you to come! The pop-up shop will open at 3pm, and we’ll […]
Endings and Beginnings
“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” ~ […]
A Sneak Peek at My Secret Project!
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry I always thought that the first book I brought out into the world would be a story. But it isn’t my story. It’s yours! Here’s the sneak peek I promised you of the project I have been working on. It’s a […]
What Bravery Looks Like
“I don’t like and even resist, being broken wide-open. But, when the contents of my unconscious self spill out of me and I sift through all the disowned parts of who I am… it’s an uncomfortably enlightening and eye-opening experience. It feels a bit like emotional bloodletting. I guess every now and then, I need […]
A Morning Walk
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal […]