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 […]

The Power of Mentors – Your Path To Success

“Mentorship is simply learning from the mistakes and mastery of a successful person in his/her field.“ – Bernard Kelvin Clive   We all learn by modelling ourselves on others.  As babies we mimic our parents, copying everything they do until we learn to do those things for ourselves; facial expressions, gestures, words, movements…  The fastest way […]

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. […]

The Lady And The Poet

“Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings — stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.”  ~ Greg Bear I’m in Adelaide for a conference this weekend. The event began with welcome drinks at our hotel last night, but I was feeling tired and poorly and wanted […]

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 […]

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