Creamy Sausage and Mushroom Pasta Recipe

    He chopped a garlic, set a pot of water to boil on the stove, and poured a healthy amount of kosher salt into it. He threw the garlic in a pan of olive oil and let it sizzle for just a minute before taking it off the heat. The smell began to relax […]

Quack! How’s The Weather Where You Are?

  In terms of habitat, ducks can be found anywhere that is wet. ~ Victoria de Rijke Hey, Lovelies. I think you might need to start calling me Ducky! The rain here at the treehouse has been incessant. At times, it has been cyclonic. Days after days after days of this weather. Around us, everything […]

Deuteronomy, Demons, Anxiety and Yoga Barbie

  When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress. The emotional and physical benefits of meditation can include: Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations Building skills to manage your stress Increasing self-awareness Focusing on the present Reducing negative emotions Increasing imagination and […]

Mental Health Breaks And Why You Need Them

  I needed some space to lay myself out, so that I could decide which pieces I wanted to pick up. ~ Fennel Hudson Hey, Lovelies! I was scrolling through my social media feed yesterday and came upon a post from one of my favourite creatives. She was posting to let us know that she […]

The Dancing Bamboo

  The seed of a bamboo tree is planted, fertilized and watered. Nothing happens for the first year. There´s no sign of growth. Not even a hint. The same thing happens – or doesn´t happen – the second year. And then the third year. The tree is carefully watered and fertilized each year, but nothing […]

The Things We Talk About In Book Club

  I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ― Jorge Luis Borges Hey, Lovelies. We are discussing the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer in our Inner Circle Book Club right now. It’s a beautiful book that blends science, botany, Native American mythology, ancestral wisdom and natural history. In between […]

Why are you so awkward about your Spiritual Practice?

  The things that matter stay with you, seep into your skin. ~Christina Baker Kline Hey, Lovelies. I want to have a quiet chat with you today. I want to reassure you. Your spiritual practice matters. I know, you feel self-conscious about it at times. You can feel awkward and unsure, and a bit silly. […]

Pear and Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe

  If you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you. But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again! My dear, how will you ever manage? ~Marie Rabutin-Chantal De Sévigné Hey, Lovelies! What can be better for dessert than the classic combination of pear and chocolate, […]

When It Finally Felt Like Home

  The home should be the treasure chest of living. ~ Le Corbusier Hey, Lovelies. Something shifted for me in the past two weeks. Finally, the treehouse feels like home. It’s hard to define, but the shift is so strong. I am settled here. Peaceful in a way I haven’t been since early childhood. Perhaps […]

Easter Egg Oracle and Nicole’s Easter Vacation Dates

    As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate. ~ Sandra Boynton Hey, Lovelies! […]

What To Do When It Just Feels ‘Off’

  When you notice someone does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it or cut them off. Many survivors are used to the “wait and see” tactic which only leaves them vulnerable to a second attack. As your boundaries get stronger, the wait time gets shorter. You […]

How to find Inner Peace

  Peace of mind is not a goal I need achieve.  It’s a place inside I never want to leave.  I close my eyes, I still my thoughts and then I say ‘I will choose to live in peace today’. ~ Robert Alan Hey, Lovelies. Most of us live bombarded by situations, workplaces, devices and […]

What I heard when I talked to the trees

  Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words. ~ Roy T. Bennett Hey, Lovelies. Maybe I’ll speak to […]

Talking To Trees

  Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. ~ Herman Hesse Shhhhhh! I can’t talk now. I am listening to trees. Because to build a relationship, you need to listen more than you talk. So, this morning I am sitting with […]

The Source Of Today’s Happiness

  Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust Hey, Lovelies. Something wonderful happened yesterday! My social media feed and my inbox were filled with examples of the things you have chosen or done for yourself this week in […]

I found some old sketches

  “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso Hey, Lovelies! Recently, as I was unpacking boxes of old papers and files I came upon a few interesting things. One was a series of charcoal sketches I did at a life drawing class […]

The Curious Box

  Usually if you pray from the heart, you get an answer—the phone rings or the mail comes, and light gets in through the cracks, so you can see the next right thing to do. That’s all you need. ~Anne Lamott Hey, Lovelies. I received a curious package this week. It was delivered to my […]

Ocean Immersion

    “I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of […]

Making Room For Emotional Luxury

Luxury – definition: 1. a state of great comfort or elegance 2. an inessential, desirable item which is expensive or difficult to obtain 3. a pleasure obtained only rarely ~ Oxford Dictionary Hey, Lovelies, this is a week for embracing emotional luxury, and finding a little space for the energy in your daily life. So, […]

Soothing Sounds

  “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” ~ Henry Beston Hey, Lovelies, this morning I have already heard the wind in the trees, and rain on the roof. Now? I’m at the […]

A Tiny Foodie Adventure Ends In Great Sunshine Coast Sourdough!

  “If you really want to make a friend, go round someone’s house with a freshly baked loaf of sourdough bread!” ~Chris Geiger Hey, Lovelies! One thing I have missed since moving from Byron Bay to the Sunshine Coast is really good European-style sourdough bread. We’ve tried a few places, but nothing has had that […]

Are You Ever Slow To Take A Hint? I Might Be…

  “Signs. Senses. Synchronicities. Connect the dots. Follow the breadcrumbs to your destiny.” ~Anthon St. Maarten Hey, Lovelies. I was having a Facebook Live chat with my Inner Circle members yesterday, discussing the energies of the month, and how it’s a great time to pull a card for yourself to help you see the bigger […]

It’s Not A Crime To Say NO!

  “When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.” ~ Paulo Coelho Hey, Lovelies. This is a quick but important reminder. It’s okay to say no. It’s also okay to only say no. By which I mean that you don’t need to add a justification, an excuse, a reason […]

Friday Night Drinks

  “One should never, but never, pass by an opportunity to celebrate.” ~ j d malouf Hey, Lovelies. Ben and I had a quiet celebration last night. I made gin and tonics, we ordered in food from our favourite Indian restaurant, and sat on cushions on the floor around a coffee table in the lounge […]

3 Affirmations To Support You In Difficult Times

“Sometimes, little things make a big difference…” ~ Nino Varsimashvili Hey, Lovelies. Every morning when I wake up, before I get out of bed, before I pray or meditate, before I do anything else at all, I say a little affirmation. In fact, sometimes I will chant it like a mantra. In my head, or […]

I Can’t Blog Today Because…

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” ~ Jane Austen Hey, Lovelies. I started reading a book last night, and […]

Making Space In Your Life

  “Find a moment of stillness, give your heart a chance to tell you where you really need to be.” ~ Dodinsky Hey, Lovelies! Today, I want to remind you about the importance of making space. When we create space in our lives, and then sit quietly with the emptiness we have created, magic can […]

Sucking It Up With Tech

  “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” ~ Douglas Adams   Hey, Lovelies. I’m having a tech moment. And there’s only me to fix it, and I have no idea what I am doing or even what really needs to be done. So, I am breathing […]

Wide Awake At 2am

Those who wake at this hour feel a lonely separation from everyone but night birds and ghost crabs, never imagining the legion of kindred souls scattered in the darkness, who stare at ceilings and pace floors and look out windows and covet and worry and mourn. Kathy Hepinstall Hey, Lovelies. I could have titled this […]

Birdsong and Beaches

When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.  Amit Ray Hey, Lovelies.I woke this morning feeling distressed. Even my meditation did not soothe it. War in Ukraine ( a friend of mine is missing there after his village was shelled), floods here at home where we have elderly […]

Cloud Oracle – For Emotional Support and Encouragement

Brushing the clouds away from my eyes, I see clarity in the raindrop and beauty in the first ray of morning sun… Life is strange and wondrous… Virginia Alison Hello, Lovelies!I know, it’s tough right now. There is so much going on, so much to worry about, so much that makes us exhausted from feeling […]

And then the rain came…

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. Bill Watterson Hey, Lovelies. When we moved to the treehouse I thought my days of being flooded in were over. At the farm we were cut off from the world by flood waters a couple of times a year, […]

Managing global uncertainty as a Highly Sensitive soul

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.  Martin Luther King Jr. Hey, Lovelies, For empaths, intuitives, and Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) the current barrage of information about the emerging situation in Ukraine, while we are dealing with an ongoing pandemic, and the usual global uncertainty, as well as our own local and personal […]

Standing On The Edge Of The Known World

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 Hey, Lovelies! I saw my bossy but kind cardiologist on Tuesday, and […]

Well, that sucks…

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin Hey, Lovelies. Let’s put in a disclaimer first – if you are expecting love, light and unicorns in this post, move along, cos I have the crankies! To be honest, I am not really inclined to write a blog. Or to […]

WooHoo and Eeep!

Yay and freak out! The kind of day where I’m feeling everything at opposite ends of the spectrum at once. Hmmm…. Let me explain.

Can You Spare Ten Minutes?

It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Diane Von Furstenberg Hey, Lovelies. Do you have a regular spiritual practice? I know, many of you have told me that you want to, but that you’re already so busy, so tired, […]

Harry Dog To The Rescue

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. Marc Brown Hey, Lovelies. Yesterday I was home alone with the dogs. It was also a heavily scheduled day of client readings for me. I stayed locked in my writing room, and after their breakfast and ablutions Ben left the dogs to roam the […]

My Big ETSY Sale!

If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later. Richard Branson Hey, Lovelies!Woohoo – it’s a SALE!!!!!! In honour of my free 30 Day Challenge, which starts this Friday – 28 January, 2022 – I have created a […]

Searching For Elders

Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, […]

Enrolment is Open for my Free 30 Day Challenge!

The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting. Andy Warhol Hey, Lovelies! Today is the day. I have thrown open the doors for my free 30 Day Planner Challenge. This challenge is being run as a course inside my Journeymaker Academy. You can enrol here. The actual lessons start on January 28, and […]

It’s Not Enough For Me to Have the WooWoo without the Grit

To my mind, ‘magic’ is the hard-to-define quality of the things that stir up mystical feelings like amazement, curiosity, imagination, and above all wonder. Magic is that which renders something beautiful in a spiritual sense. It is that which makes one feel as if the world is more than it is presently understood to be, […]

When Rats Attack!

Chaos is roving through the system and able to undo, at any point, the best laid plans. Terence McKenna Hey, Lovelies! Thanks for all the well-wishes for Ben’s birthday celelbrations. Which didn’t quite go to plan… We had a massive internet failure yesterday, and needed to be home all day for the tech guys to […]

Happy Birthday, Ben!

I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you. […]

Hey, Friend! I’m checking in on you ♥

Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special. George R. Bach Hello, Lovelies. This morning in my meditation (and I always include you in my morning meditation) I felt the loneliness some of you feel, your overwhelm and grief, and your yearning to have someone with whom you can connect. So, today I’ve made […]

Stupidly Adoring Cauliflower

I must have flowers, always, and always. Claude Monet Hey, Lovelies. I know, I know. Cauliflower is not what most people consider worthy of a blog post. And it’s certainly something most people don’t get particularly excited about. Except me. I have a wonderful local fruit and vegetable shop where I can order online and […]

Unexpected wonders and a need for coffee

Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.  Cassandra Clare Hey, Lovelies. Today I have only this. A favourite poem. Some lovely things I found on my morning walk. And soon, good coffee, a chapter of one of my Christmas books, and a day of planning. May you find some wonder […]

We, The Expendable

From the very depth of my being, I challenge the right of any man or any group of men, in business or in government, to tell a fellow human being that he or she is expendable. Jimmy Reid Hey, Lovelies.COVID is ripping through the Australian population right now. It’s causing panic, supply chain issues, food […]

Monsoon Weather

Jungle rain had no beginning or end; it grew like foliage from the sky, branching and arching to the earth, sometimes in solid thickets entangling the islands, and other times, in tendrils of blue mist curling out of coastal clouds. The jungle breathed an eternal green that fevered men until they dripped sweat the way […]

Vale, Craig Ruddy

Sensitive people care when the world doesn’t because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten. Shannon L. Alder Hey, Lovelies. A short post today, to honour my friend Craig Ruddy […]

Beachcombing With My Grandmother

The people you love become ghosts inside of you, and like this you keep them alive. Rob Montgomery Hey, Lovelies. With COVID raging the way it is here in Australia right now, and my dodgy immune system the way it is, the only way I am walking on the beach is if it is empty. […]

Free 30-Day Journeymaker Planner Challenge Coming Soon!

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Hey, Lovelies! Are you ready to dive deep into 2022 energies, increase your intuition, reconnect with your inner wisdom, and to work towards your goals and dreams?If you are, then come join me for our next free 30 Day Planner Challenge, which will […]

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