“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ~ Allen Saunders It’s nearly 4am. I’m about to do my regular healing meditation, and to send energy, love and light to you all. After which I’m going back to bed. Twice this week I’ve found myself up in the middle of […]
Which Oracle Would You Like Next?
My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~ Forrest Gump Every so often I get the urge to create an oracle for you to give you guidance and support for the time ahead, and I have a few planned for 2016. What would you prefer? […]
What Divine Intervention Looks Like
“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.” ~ […]
The Stain In My Heart On Australia Day
“I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!” ~ Dorothea Mackellar This has been a hard post to write. Harder than I […]
2016 – The New Energy of Connection and Disclosure
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” ~ Fred Rogers Since early this year […]
Dear Discouraged Lightworker, Failed Healer, Broken Creative… A Letter of Encouragement
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” ~ David G. Allen The year is young, and still fresh with the scent of hope and possibility. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, my inbox is filled with the sad, agonised and […]
This Post Compromised by Bazillion Updates!
“Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.” ~ Joseph Campbell Really. I want to blog. About interesting stuff. But can’t. Cos’ updates. Only 27 (!) but my computer is about as fast and responsive as a rock. So I will give up and take Cafe Dog for an outing instead […]
Want to Join Me For A Ten Day Health Challenge?
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~ Helen Keller In ten days we’ll be looking at the end of January – the end of the first month of this new year. I know. You said things would be different this year. And I also know that some of you are […]
Easy Chilli Con Carne Recipe
“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 Chilli con carne is one of those great […]
Meet Our Latest Edition – Calvin the Calf!
“The apple does not fall far from the tree.” ~ Proverb Here’s our cheeky heifer Daisy Mae with her young bull calf – her first ever baby! We’ve named him Calvin, after Joelle’s suggestion. When Daisy Mae was a young ‘un she’d crawl under the fence, romp through my vegetable garden, and play with […]
The Power Of Shared Experiences
“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~ Ruth Reichl We went to a neighbour’s house for belated Christmas drinks yesterday. On a rainy summer’s afternoon we sat on the veranda talking and laughing and sharing stories. It was lovely. And then it was magical. One […]
One of those mornings…
“Nic, you should know by now – nothing ever goes to plan!” ~ Ben Phillips. Husband. So, we’re on our way to breakfast with cafe dog. Later than usual. Because it is raining. I slept in. Worse, the cows got into the house paddock and were eating my garden. My agapanthus! My parsley! My fresh […]
Green Grass, New Mums and Other Exciting News
“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound… I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their […]
“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” ~ Douglas Adams Stuff always happens all at once. My iPhone started having a moment, every so often. I hoped it would sort itself out, but no. Instead the moments became minutes. And my plan needs upgrading! My work […]
A Little Lyme Recovery Update
“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.” ~ Winston S. Churchill […]
The Feeling Of A Free Sunday
“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth I worked yesterday. Just a few clients. Just a few jobs. My second-last Sunday of work for this year. But there was no blog post to write. No social media. No emails. When I finished work, mid-afternoon, there was time for journalling and planning and a big […]
January 2016 – A Great Month For Clearing Clutter!
“There’s memory clutter, which reminds you of an important person, achievement, or event from your past. I think memory clutter often gathers in the homes of people with some degree of depression. And then there’s “I might need it one day clutter, in which people hang on to stuff in anticipation of an imagined future. […]
Dear Lightworker, Let Yourself Rest
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock Dear Lightworkers, I know that some of you are feeling incredibly […]
When You’re in Flow and Your Loved One’s Stuck? Be The Lighthouse…
“What does a lighthouse do? I ask myself. It never moves. It cannot hike up its rocky skirt and dash into the ocean to rescue the foundering ship. It cannot calm the waters or clear the shoals. It can only cast light into the darkness. It can only point the way. Yet, through one lighthouse, […]
Big Relationship Shifts Ahead!
“The real question is, can you love the real me? Not the perfect person you want me to be, not that image you had of me, but who I really am.” ~ Christine Feehan There’s change in the air, and I thought you’d like to know! Yesterday I wrote that, among other things, 2016 […]
What’s Really Going On, Nicole?
“Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin I’ve had a cranky few days. I could explain it away as lack of sleep – too much noisy koala sex outside my bedroom window keeping me awake all […]
“I want to go to Australia and take the same goofy picture of me holding a koala that everyone else takes.” ~ Jessi Klein Our little farm here in Byron Bay is a koala sanctuary of sorts. We have plenty of them living here, and we see them daily. Cute, huh? As I stumble around, bleary-eyed […]
Sundays – An Experiment in Me Time
“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I’m working today. After a leisurely breakfast with Ben and Cafe Dog and a good friend – at a favourite cafe filled with other friends. As far as working days go, mine rank right up there as […]
Hasselback Potatoes? Opera House Potatoes? Best Ever Baked Potato Recipe!
“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” ~ Alan Watts When I was little my grandmother used to cook these potatoes when we visited for Sunday Roast, only she didn’t call them Hasselback potatoes. Marga called them Opera House Potatoes, because […]
2016 – Guidance for the Year Ahead
“If nothing else in this long and short life, let me be true to my conscience, to the dignity of my own heart. Let me act in a way that says, I have honored my spirit as truly as I have honored others’. Let me stand tall and rooted as a mountain in the […]