“The land is my mother. Like a human mother, the land gives us protection, enjoyment, and provides our needs – economic, social, and religious. We have a human relationship with the land: Mother, daughter, son. When the land is taken from us or destroyed, we feel hurt because we belong to the land, and we […]
Yesterday Magic Happened
Never doubt that you are loved, and that unseen energies are devoted to your happiness and wellbeing 💗💕
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 […]
Celebrating Rufous and His Five Year ‘Freedom Day’ Anniversary
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever. ~ Karen Davidson Hey, Lovelies. Yesterday I received a wonderful message in my inbox from Janine, a woman who works with the rescue and fostering of cattle dogs. She had just found pictures in her […]
Dear Cranky Old Lady And Other Abusive People Who Are Upset At My Mask Wearing
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” ~ Harlan Ellison Dear Cranky Old Lady, You gave me quite a shock this week, when you turned to see me behind you in the Post Office. I was wearing a face mask. That upset […]
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 […]
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 […]
What I Did Yesterday
You’re never perfectly safe. No human being on Earth ever is or ever was. To live is to risk your life, your heart, everything. Rick Yancey Hey, Lovelies. So, yesterday I did something important for myself. I got my first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. I made the choice to get vaccinated in consultation […]
NAIDOC Week 2021 – Heal Country!
We only know a tiny proportion about the complexity of the natural world. Wherever you look, there are still things we don’t know about and don’t understand. There are always new things to find out if you go looking for them. David Attenborough Hey, Lovelies! In Australia this week it’s NAIDOC Week (July 4 – […]
Sitting In The Forest Saying Sorry
I think of what wild animals are in our imaginations. And how they are disappearing — not just from the wild, but from people’s everyday lives, replaced by images of themselves in print and on screen. The rarer they get, the fewer meanings animals can have. Eventually rarity is all they are made of. The […]
Why Australia Day Isn’t Okay With Me Any More #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley Hey, Lovelies. Have you noticed? The world is changing. That change is messy, but it’s necessary. It’s time to stand and face the inequalities and injustices on which our current society has been built. The #MeToo movement, #BlackLivesMatter, LGBTQI+ and gender inclusiveness, recognition […]
The COVID Doctor, our Midnight Call, and a way you can help her
Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and […]
I was going to blog, but America!
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche Dear Everyone, Sometimes history unfolds before your eyes in the most important of ways. Oh, America! I can’t look away… Normal blogging will resume tomorrow. Thinking of all my American friends. Stay safe.All my love, Nicole xx
Watching It All Burn
Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people, to give them hope, but I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. I want you to act. I want you to act as you […]
4.30am – Sitting On The Front Steps
“You are the trembling of time, that passes between vertical light and darkened sky,” Pablo Neruda Hello, Lovelies. I had a restless night. Too much on my mind, the house still overly hot from the heatwave, the weight and worry of caring for others heavy on my shoulders. Eventually, at 2.20am I rose, and began […]
What If You COULD make a positive difference to the planet?
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your […]
The Kid Who Would Rather Have Trees And Bees Than Toys!
People need to stop buying kids so much stuff. It’s wrecking our planet. Ebony – age 9 Hey, Lovelies. One of our community reached out to me yesterday. She comes to my ‘Colour and Cuppa’ sessions sometimes, and enjoys making the recipes on my blog. She sent me an email, which I’ll include below just […]
How To Be A Superhero
Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is yours alone to sing falls into your open cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only then will you know how to […]
Dear America, not the Postal Service!
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds Inscribed on the wall of New York City’s General Post Office Building, 1914 Dear America, I was preparing some post today, some of which is destined for your distant shores (I am in Australia!), […]
What Do Russian Roulette And COVID have in common?
It is easy to be wise after the event. Arthur Conan Doyle Hey, Lovelies. I know. I’m usually Love and Light and Optimism. But you also know, above all, I’m going to be real, I’m going to talk straight with you. I’m going to do that now. Because, you see, I’m worried that you are […]
I am a woman who has White Privilege, I am racist, and it is MY responsibility to change that
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and […]