Do you feel empty and exhausted too?

“I feel like this Nicole. Like if I let myself rest for as long as I need I might not wake for a whole month. How many of us have been walking around, hollowed our shells of humans for years and years on end. Social distancing has given me a welcome reason to withdraw at […]

What I Did When I Was Empty

“On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” Mark Haddon When I was empty and had nothing left to give I sat quietly. I cried. Then I gathered myself up with […]

That long COVID night…

I’ve been thinking: This is what the living do. And yesterday, hurrying along those wobbly bricks in the Cambridge sidewalk, spilling my coffee down my wrist and sleeve, I thought it again, and again later, when buying a hairbrush: This is it.Parking. Slamming the car door shut in the cold. What you called that yearning. […]

The Power Of The Pause – Monday Oracle 27 April 2020

“Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness.”  Rollo May Hello, Lovelies! April’s here, and with it come energies […]

Come join us for our next ‘Colour and Cuppa’ Online Gathering!

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” Haruki Murakami Hi, Lovelies! Feel like catching up for a cuppa, some comfort and […]

No Blog This Morning

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”  Marcus Aurelius Hey, Lovelies. I’ve been up half the night or more, with clients on the other side of the world who have fallen ill, […]

You Got The Tired?

“Fatigue is an excellent gauge of well-being because it is a very hard symptom to mask. The only way to get rid of fatigue is to treat the underlying causes. Fatigue has many faces, but they all say the same thing – the mental and physical load are too great.” Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Hey, Lovelies! Are […]

Monthly Membership Is Now Here!

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis Hey Lovelies, Many of you have been asking if we could offer a monthly payment option for our private Membership. So, we listened, and today I am happy to announce that […]

April New Moon Energies – The Beginning of a Time Great Shift

“Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” Ralph Blum Hey, Lovelies. We’re sitting at the cusp of the New Moon (April 22) but already you’ll be feeling the influence of this strange and powerful energy. This new moon sits in the astrological house of Taurus, […]

Hope and Heartaches – Monday Oracle 20 April 2020

Hello, Lovelies! April’s here, and with it come energies of creativity, inner journeying and self-awareness. It’s a month for going within to find your answers, and for reconnection in relationships, and with things that matter to you. Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that the oracle card FRESH APPROACH brings us this week. FRESH APPROACH is […]

Ordinary Luxuries

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people […]

Harry Dog Update

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”  Will Rogers Hey, Lovelies!We got our latest vet report yesterday for our Blue Cattle Dog Harry, who has recently undergone cruciate ligament surgery – a pretty major deal. Things are healing well, but not as fast as […]

Self-Care Looks Like This Right Now

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives […]

Midnight Chat with a COVID-19 Emergency Doctor

“He ached with weariness, but it became part of him; he scarcely noticed now that he was weary, he might always have been thus, it was so familiar to him.” Tanith Lee Last night I was woken by the flashing of the screen on my phone. A friend in New York was sending me messages, […]

The Chestnut Tree

“How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. . . . All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart.” Nikos Kazantzakis Chestnuts. They’re not really a popular Australian thing. The closest […]

The Danger You Never Knew Was There – Monday Oracle 13 April 2020

“I had never before seen somebody I admired understand what was expected of him, choose to act otherwise, and be happier for it. For the first time in my life I realized that it was possible to reinvent oneself.” Joel Derfner Hello, Lovelies! April’s here, and with it come energies of creativity, inner journeying and […]

Come join us for our free Colour and Cuppa Webinar!

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”  Marvin J. Ashton Hi, Lovelies! Each fortnight I am holding a free webinar, which is also a lovely chat, colouring and meditation […]

Honour Your Feelings

“Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologizing for the truth.”  José N. Harris Hey, Lovely. How are you travelling? I wanted to check in with you and see how you are doing. Myself? I’ve been up and down. So have my team. It’s a period of high emotion, uncertainty, chaos. […]

Easter Treats To Make At Home

“No, we can’t go to the shops. Try making it yourself.” Mum, a million times during the school holidays as we were growing up – PS thanks Mum! Hey, Lovelies,Almost all of us will be staying home this Easter, thanks to Coronavirus. But it doesn’t mean we can’t still have an Easter celebration or indulge […]

The Best Place To Go This Easter

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”  Albert Einstein Hey, Lovelies.I have an excellent suggestion for where to go this Easter break. Home! The best place for you to be is home. But it doesn’t have to […]

An Inspiring Dinner Tale

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.” Robert Breault Hello, Lovelies! I thought you might appreciate this little tale of an Australian family, living on a farm in the Outback, who are members of our online community. Last week Emma and her kids Harry and Holly joined me […]

Romancing Your Own Soul – Monday Oracle 6 April 2020

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of […]

Gluten-Free Sourdough from Scratch

“There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread!” Ben Hey Lovelies, here is a simple bread recipe for you to try at home. It was given to me by my friend Angela, and I like it because it doesn’t have any gums or thickening agents in it (which my tummy doesn’t appreciate!) I also […]

The Survivor

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies. It’s funny (or not) how nature has lessons for us, if only we pay attention. Last year, here in Australia, we experienced terrible drought here at […]

The Energies of April, 2020!

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to […]

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