For When It’s Hard To Be Grateful…

“But that was life: Nobody got a guided tour to their own theme park. You had to hop on the rides as they presented themselves, never knowing whether you would like the one you were in line for…or if the bastard was going to make you throw up your corn dog and your cotton candy […]

Cold or Flu? Don’t Soldier On!

“The worst pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed tens of millions of people. Today, with how interconnected the world is, it would spread faster.” ~  Bill Gates “Seasonal flu is now a pandemic that lasts for years and years because you’ve got so many people that it’s jumping back […]

Bluesfest 2016 – A Little Ray of Sunshine

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ~ Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems   This Easter I’m spending some time with Ben and our friends at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest. Bluesfest is one of my favourite music festivals. The atmosphere is always so […]

Misty Morning Wonderland

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” ~ Henry David Thoreau   It’s so good to be home. The dogs and I went for a very early walk. We have six new calves and the unseasonably warm weather means that our paddocks are lush with dewy grass, and the dam is still […]

Chocolate Easter Nests

“Hedwig didn’t return until the end of the Easter holidays. Percy’s letter was enclosed in a package of Easter eggs that Mrs. Weasley had sent. Both Harry’s and Ron’s were the size of dragon eggs, and full of home-made toffee. Hermione’s, however, was smaller than a chicken’s egg. Her face fell when she saw it. […]

Be The Light Today

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.   It would be so easy, on days like these, to succumb to thoughts of fear and darkness. For words of pain and anger to colour our thoughts. But there is enough […]

My First Morning at Home Again!

“There is a kind of magic-ness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin   Hello, beautiful friends! So, here I am, back in Australia once more. Can I admit to being a little misty-eyed when my husband Ben pulled up outside Brisbane International Airport to pick me up last […]

Saying Hi from the PI

“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” ― Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care (Hi Everyone! This is Chelsi, Nicole’s  Virtual Assistant – posting this blog post in behalf of Nicole ) Just a quick update from […]

So, Here I am in Cebu!

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”  ~ Anna Quindlen   This morning I was up so early that it seemed I had the entire place to myself. Cebu. Philippines. Beautiful. I did a sunrise meditation and sent you all some healing and love. I swam in the […]

Fairy Magic!

“That’s the thing about magic; you’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.” ~ Charles de Lint   I have a special necklace that I often wear when I am working. It has a small rose-gold cross, a Phantom Good Mark (yep, truly – Ghost who […]

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