“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.” ~ Eckhart Tolle The New Year is almost here. (In fact, her energies showed up on December 26!) 2019 is the start of an important four-year cycle of growth and evolution, and I am […]
Our Final Book Reading Challenge – December 2018
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero Hello, happy readers! Here we are at the last Book Challenge post of the year. For those of you who have joined us recently, let me fill you in. In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the […]
A Snack Platter Dinner Is A Legitimate Thing!
“I believe in a benevolent God not because He created the Grand Canyon or Michelangelo, but because He gave us snacks.” ~ Paul Rudnick Our neighbours came over for dinner last night. We get together quite often, and many times our dinner is not a proper meal. Instead it is a dinner of snacks. Our friends will […]
Opening To The Shifting Energies
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within […]
Shhhhh….. Napping Happening here!
“Reading and naps, two of life’s greatest pleasures, go especially well together.” ― Will Schwalbe I love Boxing Day. I don’t cook a thing. We survive on the leftovers of the Christmas Feast. Which is no hardship, believe me. Leftovers! Such a magnificent word. I sometimes think the only reason I cook so much food for Christmas […]
Possibility and Completion – Monday Oracle 24 December 2018
“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” ~ Thomas A. Edison Hello, Lovelies!December is a month for planning and dreaming, interspersed with fun, curiosity, friendship and celebration. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Eight of Crystals brings us. This week we are encouraged to pause […]
Planner Update and Office Hours Over Christmas
“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth Christmas is nearly here, and my trusty office team will be on vacation from Monday 24th December. Everyone needs a break after our busy year, and to catch their breath before an even bigger year in 2019. The office will re-open on January 2nd. I’ll still be blogging over that […]
Simple Ways To Reconnect With The Earth
“Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things […]
Short and Sweet Update!
“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” ~ L.M. Montgomery After far too long in the city […]
I’m Still Waiting For You To Join Us at Connect To Your Calling!
“I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.” ~ Oprah Winfrey In February 2019 I am holding a Retreat here in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a retreat to […]
What Not To Get Me For Christmas
“Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence—those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are overconsuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.” ~ Aldous Huxley When I was a kid, Christmas was something to look forward to. […]
Boundaries and Bliss – Monday Oracle 17 December 2018
“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.” ― William Goldman, The Princess Bride Hello, Lovelies! December is a month for planning and dreaming, interspersed with fun, curiosity, friendship and celebration. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the oracle card Rupunze lbrings us. Rapunzel tells us that it’s time […]
Win A Year’s Membership to our YOM Program
“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.” ~Bonnie Blair It’s nearly Christmas, and in the spirit of the season the Cauldrons and Cupcakes team has decided to create a very special Christmas gift for you, our wonderful readers! Between today and midnight December 25 midnight January […]
Some Ideas For A Christmas That Won’t Cost The Earth
“Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history.” ~ Martin Cruz Smith Hello, Lovelies!I’m blogging this morning with fire in my heart. 2019’s energies are nearly here (they actually kick in on December 26) and among other things the energy of 2019 supports conscious engagement with the environment, so let’s […]
New Link to Connect To Your Calling Course Outline!
“We must become the change we want to see.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Lovelies, hello!I’m so sorry we had a technical glitch on this morning’s blog and some of you have been unable to access the course outline through the link. We will hold off on allocating Retreat Places for 24 hours, to enable everyone to have fair […]
Are You Ready To Connect To Your Calling? Residential Retreat and Mentoring Program 2019
“I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.” ~ Oprah Winfrey This year my August Accelerated Channelling Retreat and Intensive Mentoring Program sold out in one day. Such was the […]
Learn To Meditate With A Mala!
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray Meditation has been my anchor since I was a young girl. It’s my daily go-to, to unwind, to calm my mind, to manage my anxieties, to reduce my stress, to deepen my spiritual connection, to know […]
Navigating Christmas Without A Loved One
“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s […]
Follow Your Longing – Monday Oracle 10 December 2018
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”~ Oprah Winfrey Hello, Lovelies! December is a month for planning and dreaming, interspersed with fun, curiosity, friendship and celebration. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the oracle card Seven of Swords brings us. This week we’re reminded that […]
Panettone Heaven – Our Trip to The New Farm Deli
“If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?”~ Martin Scorsese Tradition has always been important to me. Maybe it’s because I’m a Virgo. Or perhaps I have Royal Blue in my Aura. Or maybe it was the way I was brought up. I’m not sure. One of my favourite traditions […]
The Shop Is Live And 2019 Membership Is Open!
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa Lovelies, the Shop is open! We have limited amounts of our beautiful Meditation Mala (which comes with a free course that teaches you how to use it!), our YOM 2019 Planner, and our various planner and support […]
Announcing Our New Membership Group!
“Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.” ~ Wallace Stegner “Travel does not exist without home… If we never return to the place we started, we would just be wandering, lost. Home is a reflecting surface, a place to measure our growth and enrich us […]
When You Lose Track Of Time You Know It’s Love!
“How did it get so late so soon?” ~ Dr. Seuss At 8.30pm last night I told Ben I’d be in bed soon. I just had to do one little thing first… A little after 2am this morning I looked up and to my surprise hours had suddenly flown by. Has that ever happened to you? […]
Feeling Unexpectedly Cranky? You Need To Read This!
“But I am very poorly today & very stupid & I hate everybody & everything. One lives only to make blunders.” ~ Charles Darwin, The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 9: 1861 Hello, Lovelies! I’m checking in with you today. How are you feeling? Everything okay? If the answer is that you’re fine and fabulous that’s […]
A Perfectly Wonderful Week For Adventures – Monday Oracle 3 December 2018
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~ Roald Dahl Hello, Lovelies! December is a month for planning and dreaming, interspersed with fun, curiosity, friendship and celebration. Keep that […]
Energies of December – 2018
“What you have to decide… is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So don’t be afraid. Be alive.” ~ Sarah Dessen Here we are, Lovelies – December! […]
Simple Christmas Baking and Treat Recipes
“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 a month until Christmas, but there is still plenty of time to whip up a tasty treat or two to share with friends, to gift, or […]
Easy Fruitcake Rum Ball Recipe for Christmas
“You little beauty! I wait all year for these Rum Balls!” ~ Michael the Tractor Man We live on a farm, as members of a small regional community here in the Byron Bay Shire. Each year we use the same services, eat at the same cafes, shop at the same markets. Over time the […]
Are You The One In Four? A Letter To A Judgemental Friend
“I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.” ~ Daphne Du Maurier *Long read ahead. Go grab a cuppa. Someone, a friend (or maybe not), send me a […]
A Nicole Update and A Little Lesson In Surrender
“After all, the true seeing is within.” ~ George Eliot, Middlemarch Did you know that the energies of November are great for all forms of metaphysical work, for clarifying our Life Path and for honouring a life-calling by owning our capacity to share knowledge? It’s also a month for honouring our connection to the natural world, and to […]
A Week For Clarity and Purpose – Monday Oracle 26 November 2018
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~ C.S. Lewis Hello, Lovelies! November is an unusual month, gifting us energies in two different but interlinked areas. The first area is spiritual development. It’s a great month for all forms of metaphysical work, for clarifying our Life Path and for honouring a […]
Join our Book Reading Challenge for November 2018
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” ~ Malala Yousafzai Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories […]
Monday Oracle 19 November 2018
“There’s no point having wishes if you don’t at least try to do them” ~ Sally Nicholls Hello, Lovelies! November is an unusual month, gifting us energies in two different but interlinked areas. The first area is spiritual development. It’s a great month for all forms of metaphysical work, for clarifying our Life Path […]
Event Cancellation Announcement
Hello everyone – we are so sorry to advise on Nicole’s behalf that the scheduled events for this weekend have been cancelled due to another nasty virus and chest infection. Nicole’s health regretfully is not up to the task of going ahead with the events for this weekend and her bedrest and wellbeing has to take priority. She […]
Aunty Doff’s Easy Weet-Bix Fruit Cake
“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” ~ Giada De Laurentiis I was given this recipe by Aunty Doff, who was my Nana’s beloved sister. We stayed at her home on the Central Coast of NSW once when I was in primary school […]
Time for Play and Creativity – Monday Oracle 5 November 2018
“I caught a rainbow. Now I just see colours everywhere.” ~ Anthony T. Hincks Hello, Lovelies! November is an unusual month, gifting us energies in two different but interlinked areas. The first area is spiritual development. It’s a great month for all forms of metaphysical work, for clarifying our Life Path and for honouring […]
Night Time At My Farm
“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” ~ Haruki Murakami After a short holiday we arrived back at our little farm in the Byron Hills yesterday. It was so good to be home, so good to be in our own space, to find […]
Energies of November – 2018
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Hello, Lovelies November is an unusual month, gifting us energies in two different but interlinked areas. The first area is spiritual development. It’s a great month for all forms of metaphysical work, […]
Lighting The Way For Others – Monday Oracle 29 October 2018
“Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.” ~ Dalai Lama Hello, Lovelies! October brings our focus back to our home environment, our heart-space and our soul’s journey. We’ll feel a need to nest, to clean and beautify the spaces where we spend most of our time (this could be your body, home, work or […]
Join our Book Reading Challenge for October 2018
“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.” ~ Alberto Manguel Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, […]
Let Your Curiosity Lead You – Monday Oracle 22 October 2018
“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. ” ~ Walt Disney Hello, Lovelies! October brings our focus back to our home environment, our heart-space and our soul’s journey. We’ll feel a need to nest, to clean and beautify the spaces where we spend most of our time (this could be your body, home, […]
“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away […]
A Very Special Meditation Mala – available now on pre-order
“Every act of love and kindness raises the vibration of the entire universe.” ~ Anonymous Meditation is my anchor. I have practised meditation daily from the age of eleven. Since my twenties, it has been twice daily. It is the single most transformative thing I have ever incorporated into my life, and it’s a […]
A Flower Oracle For Fairy Blessings and Guidance
“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” ~ Iris Murdoch Flowers are a precious gift from nature. Their colour, fragrance, shape and texture have a marvellous ability to impart energetic and healing qualities to us. My beautiful fairy friend Sokli […]
It’s almost #GeSHiDoMo time! – 2018
“Ninjas don’t wish upon a star, they throw them.” ~ Jarius Raphel “While others were dreaming about it – I was getting it done.” ~ Nathan W. Morris As the year races towards December are you shaking your head at the list of tasks you’d hoped would be done by now? Here we are in […]
Progress, Connection and Positive Outcomes – Monday Oracle 15 October 2018
“When the path ignites a soul, there’s no remaining in place. The foot touches ground, but not for long.” ~ Hakim Sanai Hello, Lovelies! October brings our focus back to our home environment, our heart-space and our soul’s journey. We’ll feel a need to nest, to clean and beautify the spaces where we spend most of […]
There’s a Problem With Your Mother – My latest psychic experience
“The phrase ‘Love one another’ is so wise. By loving one another, we invest in each other and in ourselves. Perhaps someday, when we need someone to care for us, it may not come from the person we expect, but from the person we least expect. It may be our sons or daughter-in-laws, our neighbors, […]
A Gorgeous Assortment of Crystals!
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein I’m surrounded by crystals right now. Many of them I’ll holding in meditation so I can channel the meaning of them, ready for my Pop-Up Store and workshops in early November. Some of them I’m channelling and putting aside to […]
Guided Meditation and Advice for Sensitive Souls and Emerging Psychics
“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten As most of you know, I’m psychic, and have been this way to varying degrees all my life. All of us are intuitive – that’s our […]
How To Soak Dried Fruit For Your Christmas Cake!
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~ Calvin Coolidge Do you make your own Christmas fruitcake each year? If you do it’s time to soak your fruit, in preparation for a […]
The Compromise My Husband Makes To Honour Fairy Wishes
“Even though the bee is small, there she is on the flower, doing something of value. And the value she creates there contributes to a larger ecosystem of value, in that mountain meadow, in that range of mountains, in the world and even the universe. And can’t you just feel how happy she is?” ~ Jay […]
Monday Oracle 8 October 2018
“Shall we walk through the woods; dance through the meadows; and celebrate the miracle of this garden world?” ~ Leland Lewis, Random Molecular Mirroring Hello, Lovelies! October brings our focus back to our home environment, our heart-space and our soul’s journey. We’ll feel a need to nest, to clean and beautify the spaces where we spend most […]
Want to join me for an online version of my Pop-Up Shop Workshops?
“If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks my heart.” ~ Angelina Jolie Hello, Lovelies! I’ve had so many messages and enquiries in the last 24 hours from people who live too far away to come to our Brisbane events. People in the next city, the next […]
You are invited to a Magical Pop-up Shop and Workshops!
“If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.” ~Danielle Steel Save the dates! Put them in your diary! Announcing our final live events for 2018 – a magical series of workshops, a channelling evening and our Christmas Pop-Up Shop, from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November in Brisbane, […]
The Tribe Has Voted! And the Winner is…
“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” ~ Dean Koontz Thanks to everyone who voted for the subject of our next free online challenge! The clear winner is: An Oracle Card challenge to help you connect into who you are, what you need and what is the best way forward for you To make the Challenge more […]
Salted Caramel Rice Pudding Recipe
“I like rice. Rice is great if you’re hungry and want 2000 of something. ” ~ Mich Ehrenborg This simple rice-based gluten-free dessert is a modern twist on a family favourite. The pudding is sweet, creamy and has that salty more-ish kick. It can be easily made using your favourite kind of milk, so vegans and […]
Tell Me What You Want!
“First set a strong and clear inner voice and then do all that you want to achieve and the door will be opened.” ~ Amit Ray Hello Lovelies, I am going on a long-overdue vacation in the middle of this month for two weeks. I’ll be in the middle of the ocean, far from […]
Energies of October – 2018
“The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.” ~ Blaise Pascal Hello, Lovelies October brings our focus back to our home environment, our heart-space and our soul’s journey. We’ll feel a need to nest, to clean and beautify the spaces where we spend most of our time (this could be your body, home, work […]
Join our Book Reading Challenge for September 2018
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories and all things book-related. […]
Are You Weathering These Recent Storms of Change?
“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” ― Roy T. Bennett The energies right now are all about change. Lots is coming up to be dealt with, things that have been hidden are being forced out into the open, things that need to be acted upon are being thrust upon us and […]
Teacup Oracle – For Life Guidance
“Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?” ~ D.T. Suzuki Will you join me for a cup of tea […]
Small Acts Of Kindness – We Need More Of Them!
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.“ ~ Mark Twain Small acts of kindness ease our burdens. They remind us that we are loved and that there is still hope and goodness in the world. Don’t ever underestimate the gift of small acts of kindness. A simple phone […]
Pattern-breaking, Pleasure and Balance – Monday Oracle 24 September 2018
“There are patterns which emerge in one’s life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation of a theme.” ~ Jacqueline Carey Hello, Lovelies! September is a month for adventuring and travel. It’s a month for exploring new lands, or undiscovered parts of ourselves. Routine and the usual choices will hold no interest for us. […]
Shhhh, I’m on Bootcamp!
“Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn’t write!” ~ Margarita Gakis A bunch of brave souls and I are starting an online Bootcamp today. I’m teaching them how to create a book or a course or blog content. Or content for social media or […]
That first taste of Spring!
“And the Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley I wandered into the garden yesterday afternoon after sitting at my desk too long. The sky was heavy with bruise-coloured […]
Things to be thankful for…
“Take time daily to reflect on how much you have. It may not be all that you want but remember someone somewhere is dreaming to have what you have.” ~Germany Kent This morning I’m counting my Blessings. Such a simple thing to do, and it always makes me feel richer. I like to count them […]
Tea Parties and Crystal Grids
“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.” ~ Sydney Smith A few days ago my team and I undertook a massive photo shoot for our new website. This involved multiple locations over a number of days – our favourite […]
Overwhelmed and exhausted? Check your boundaries!
“Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space.” ~ Asa Don Brown I woke, overwhelmed and panicked, at 3am on Monday morning. This isn’t usual for me. I’m by nature calm, centred and strong. I knew part of why I was awake. An old friend had died the day before in an accident – […]
The Power of Focus – Monday Oracle 17 September 2018
“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” ~ Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies! September is a month for adventuring and travel. It’s a month for exploring new lands, or undiscovered parts of ourselves. Routine and the […]
The Un-fancy Photo Shoot
“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” ~ Abraham Lincoln For the next few days I’m on a photoshoot. It sounds much more glamorous than it actually is. We need images for our new website so we are working with a talented friend, Kerry Warnholtz, to capture some shots. This involves […]
How To Drink In Colour – A Walking Meditation Technique for Soul Healing
“Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.” ~ Khalil Gibran Have you ever had a rough day? Silly question. Of course you have. Like you, I have my occasional difficult patch, that place in my life where emotionally (and sometimes physically) I am stretched […]
Why Kindness And Goodness Matters
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ~ Roy T. Bennett Life can be a difficult ride, and each of us at times will know pain, trouble, loneliness and struggle. That’s […]
A Week For Love, Magic and Miracles – Monday Oracle 10 September 2018
“All of us need to be in touch with a mysterious, tantalizing source of inspiration that teases our sense of wonder and goads us on to life’s next adventure.” ~ Rob Brezsny Hello, Lovelies! September is a month for adventuring and travel. It’s a month for exploring new lands, or undiscovered parts of ourselves. […]
Recharge You and Your Chakras in Five Minutes!
“Are you managing your energy well and using it for things that matter? Do you stop to recharge before you push yourself to critically low levels? Unplug to recharge.” ~ Susan C. Young Chakras are energetic gateways or portals. Each has its own colour, and governs different areas and emotions within the body. I have meditated […]
Bliss-Bombing – How To Shower The World With Love!
“Our work is not about transcending this world to get to a better place; our work is to be fully present here; to heal ourselves, and our planet in the spirit of service and compassion.” ~ Eileen Anglin One of my readers recently asked me what they could do to help people. This person is […]
Retro Party Food Catering For the Non-Cook
“It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope Are you a party-goer who can’t cook? Or perhaps you are thinking of a retro-themed get-together with […]
How To Be A Traveller In Your Own Hometown.
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac Hello, Lovelies, This week’s energies support all kinds of travel, adventure and fun. Which is great if you happen to be on holidays or have plenty of free time […]
A Week for Overcoming Fears – Monday Oracle 3 September 2018
“Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.” ~ Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies! September is a month for adventuring and travel. It’s a month for exploring new lands, or undiscovered parts of ourselves. Routine and the usual choices will hold no […]
Energies of September – 2018
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Hello, Lovelies September is a month for adventuring and travel. It’s a month for exploring new lands, or undiscovered parts of ourselves. Routine and the usual […]
Book and Course Creation Boot Camp – NOW OPEN!
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ~ Albert Einstein Do you want to write a book*, create a course, build an author or brand platform and generate content or blog posts? (*Non-fiction books will work well, you could even be working on a fiction project and author platform but this is NOT […]
I Have A Present For You!
“Self-care is how you take your power back.” ~ Lalah Delia Hello, Lovelies. Are you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed or completely over it all? Congratulations! I’ve just gifted you a Free Pass. You might want to cut this out and store it in your wallet. You may also want to share this with someone else who […]
Catching my breath…
“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” ~ Robert Frost Hello, Lovelies. It’s been an emotional few days for me. One of our community lost her partner to suicide on the weekend. Another, her teenaged son. Two unexpected deaths. Two families left behind, broken and […]
Letting Go – Do you need to? How to decide!
“Be brave and let go. Let go of fear, and pain. Stop holding to the thing that is tearing you apart. While you hang on, grimly gripping and clutching this to you, you deny yourself freedom, new gifts, love. It is madness to presume that you are more wise than the Universe. Let go. Trust.” ~ Nicole […]
A Week To Slow Down and Reconnect – Monday Oracle 27 August 2018
“If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in? Slow down and enjoy the moment you’re in and live your life to the fullest.” ~ Nanette Mathews Hello, Lovelies! August brings us a delicious basket of delights. It’s a month for creativity in all forms and for getting […]
Join our Book Reading Challenge for August 2018
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories and all things book-related. […]
Are you taking care of you?
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” ~ Deborah Day Many of my friends are healers. They come from widely different schools and philosophies of healing – general medical practitioners, environmental medicine specialists, acupuncturists, naturopaths, herbalists, body […]
Celebrating Life, Lungs and Second Chances!
“If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.” ~ Chad Sugg A little while ago I received an invitation in my email. It’s for a party this weekend to celebrate something extraordinary. Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of my dear friend Carly-Jay Metcalfe‘s double […]
Best Easy Chocolate Mudcake Recipe
“He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. ‘Guilt’ was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: ‘celebration’.” ~ Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto A friend on the other side of the world […]
Guided Meditation for Managing and Reducing Stress
“You have to just relax, calm down, take a deep breath and try to see how you can make things work rather than complain about how they’re wrong.” ~ Tom Welling There’s so much change around us right now. Some of us are overwhelmed with loss and grief and endings. Some of us are overwhelmed with […]
Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity! – Monday Oracle 20 August 2018
“You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not.” ~ Isabel Allende Hello, Lovelies! August is here, bringing a delicious basket of delights. It’s a month for creativity in all forms and for getting back into the flow of life again. You’ll find a lift in […]
What I did after Retreat
“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.” ~ Virginia Woolf It was a […]
Final Day of Retreat – and an offer for you!
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir Good morning, Lovelies (or good evening if it’s that time of day in your part of the world), It’s our final day of retreat and, as usual, I have been up before dawn – meditating for our group, for you, and for the […]
Leading by Example – A Lesson In Vulnerability
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” ~ Brené Brown I’m running a retreat right now. It’s something I love to […]
Calling All Lightworkers! – Monday Oracle 13 August 2018
“When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come to you…” ~ Leigh Harline and Ned Washington, Pinocchio (1940) Hello, Lovelies! August is here, bringing a delicious basket of delights. It’s a month for creativity in all forms and for getting back into the flow of life […]
Soul Awakening Activities for The New Moon Partial Eclipse in Leo
“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase […]
One last cup of tea before Retreat!
“There are two things we should always be 1. raw and 2. ready. When you are raw, you are always ready and when you are ready you usually realize that you are raw. Waiting for perfection is not an answer, one cannot say “I will be ready when I am perfect” because then you will […]
Frost On The Flats!
“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again […]
Sometimes I have a little cry…
“Unless you have been very, very lucky, you have undoubtedly experienced events in your life that have made you cry. So unless you have been very, very lucky, you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.” ~ Lemony Snicket I […]