Loving-Kindness Meditation

“…eventually tides will be the only calendar you believe in… And someone’s face, whom you love, will be as a star Both intimate and ultimate, And you will be heart-shaken and respectful. And you will hear the air itself, like a beloved, whisper Oh let me, for a while longer, enter the two Beautiful bodies […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 29 August 2016

“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more […]

Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding #dairyfree #glutenfree

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” ~ Erma Bombeck   I could call this delicious pudding ‘dessert’. But I have also been known to call it ‘breakfast’… This creamy strawberry pudding is a versatile and healthy option as a snack, a meal or as a […]

Boobs!

“The truth of the story lies in the details.” ~ Paul Auster   Sorry. I couldn’t resist. When else would I get to shout ‘Boobs!’ as a title for a blog post? Because today, dear readers, it’s all about boobs. My boobs. Today is mammogram and ultrasound day as my very thorough specialist ticks every […]

Nana’s Rustic Bacon and Vegetable Soup Recipe

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~ Julia Child   This was one of the first things I ever learned to cook. My Nana taught me in her little kitchen. I was still so young that Pa had to bring an old wooden crate upstairs […]

Accidental Angels

“A magpie can be happy or sad: sometimes so happy that he sits on a high, high gum tree and rolls the sunrise around in his throat like beads of pink sunlight; and sometimes so sad that you would expect the tears to drip off his beak. This magpie was like that.” ~ Colin Thiele […]

Monday Morning Oracle Card – 22 August 2016

“Commandment #1: Believe in yourself. Commandment #2: Get over yourself.” ~ Kristan Higgins “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” ~ J.K. Rowling   Every Sunday I conduct my own little mini-planning session for my week ahead. My Sunday Session allows me […]

Ghosts In My Kitchen

“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” ~ Linda Henley   I made soup yesterday. It was a simple soup. A humble soup. It needed to be. I was so sore. So tired. Fevered. But dinner had to be made, and I wasn’t going to eat junk. Or toast […]

Going Through Some Shi*t Right Now? (Shift, of course!)

“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. […]

Coffee Trumps Blogging

“Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” ~ Lemony Snicket   Cafe Dog has had a hard time of it lately. While I’ve been feeling so poorly there have been no […]

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