Stop Telling Yourself You’re A Failure

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou Hey, Lovely. I have something important to ask you today. I want […]

The Poems I Keep Beside My Bed

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.  Leonardo da Vinci Hey, Lovelies. One of the most soul-nurturing things I have ever done is to read poetry. I keep volumes of poems beside my bed, and I have a journal that I have kept […]

My Free 30 Day Planner Challenge Starts Today!

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. Peter Drucker Come join us! For the next 30 days you can get daily lessons – short sweet bites of inspiration and practical advice – to help you work on your intuition, habits and projects. All you need is a copy of […]

No, you don’t need Facebook to join my Free Challenge!

Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager. Susan Sontag Hey, Lovelies! We’ve had a rush of emails from folks who want to join me free […]

68, 3, 11, 97, 1, 116, 382 – Numbers To Wake You Up

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand–and melting like a snowflake…      Francis Bacon For Lilly, because I promised you I would… For Angela, and all the things we never got to do… For Kate, who was […]

It’s Okay To Simplify

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. William Morris Hey, Lovelies. One thing that living in the time of COVID has taught us, especially lockdowns, is that simple can be good. That slowing down is good for our souls (and our relationships, dreams and […]

Don’t ignore that niggle!

Nicole, honestly, how much worse did you need this pain to be before you actually took it seriously? Doctor to me, ER Hey, Lovelies. This is a short, sharp and sweet post, but it’s important. If you know your body, and it starts behaving in a way that is not normal, do something about it. […]

Instructions For The New Moon Eclipse June 10 2021

Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go. Oriah Mountain Dreamer Hey, Lovelies! I love a good astrological event. If you’ve followed my blog you’ll know that I often provide rituals and activities to help you tune into that […]

Why I Stopped Calling My Work Space An Office

You can change the course of your life with your words. Anonymous Hey, Lovelies! Now that I have begun settling into our new treehouse I have become very aware of the power of words. One of those words, which has been causing all kinds of wrinkles in my disposition, is the word ‘office’. I’ve worked […]

Eclipses, Earth Energies and Your Intuition

If you’re going to trust one person, let it be yourself. Robert Tew As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe Hey, Lovelies! I so enjoyed the recent Lunar Eclipse, which I watched unfold in the star-spangled sky above me. It filled me with a sense of […]

How To Get Help From The Universe

The shaman had taught me how to set a strong intention each time I had a vision. I had to ask for the help I needed. “This is how spirit works,” she had said to me with a smile. “Spirit is ethical. You have to ask in order to receive.” Meggan Watterson – Mary Magdalene […]

Working With The Pleiades Healing Portal – May 2021

Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works? Diane Duane Hello, Lovelies. Right now we have an astrological conjunction in the skies above us. The Pleiades constellation of seven stars has come […]

My Favourite Coping Mechanisms For Difficult Times

Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it. Conrad Joseph Hey, Lovelies.It’s been a busy time for me. I am settling into our new home. I am unpacking. I am writing our Planner for 2022. I am back at work, conducting psychic readings. And I am supporting our community, many […]

My Grandfather’s Voice, Guiding Me

The people you love become ghosts inside of you, and like this you keep them alive. Rob Montgomery Hey, Lovelies! I’m probably around the age now that my grandparents were when I came into their lives as a baby. All of my grandparents have since passed away, and I still miss them, and think of […]

Are You Managing Okay This Week?

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. Laurell K. Hamilton Hey, Lovely! Are you travelling okay?Are you managing? This is a big week, energetically speaking. It’s a week where old wounds, insecurities and hurts may flow to the surface, suppressed fears may re-emerge, […]

Dear COVID Long Haulers – Don’t Give Up

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Dear COVID Long Haulers, Welcome to my club. I’m so sorry you acquired membership to this motley band of chronic illness warriors, but you’re here now, so as newbies I’d like to show you around, and help you settle in. 1. Let’s talk […]

Friends, Thank You

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.  Elbert Hubbard Friends, Your kind words, your messages of friendship and support, the sharing of your own shames and insecurities and fears and hard experiences, were a balm for my tired hurting heart yesterday. I’m grateful for you, and for our friendship. […]

What’s the Plan? – Monday Oracle 1 February 2021

Start today creating a vision for yourself, your life, and your career. Bounce back from adversity and create what you want, rebuild and rebrand. Tell yourself it’s possible along the way, have patience, and maintain peace with yourself during the process. Germany Kent Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I will be using the Wisdom of the Oracle cards […]

Feeling Brave? I Have A Question For You

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. Shannon L. Alder Hello, Lovelies! There is a powerful question I ask myself at least once a year. It’s a confronting question, if you are truly honest with yourself. […]

Totally Distracted By Crystal Grids

The Wounded Inner Child is the primary gateway to healing and integration. When you invite your woundedness out of subversiveness and into your awareness you finally begin to honor the past pain. You also minimize its contractive influence on your life. And you begin to offer yourself the potential of something more. Markus William Kasunich […]

So, I Started My Own Book Club…

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation… A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold. Henry […]

The Comfort Of Ritual

This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And […]

2021 – How To Navigate A Year of Spiritual Awakening

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. Cynthia Occelli Hey, Lovelies! 2021 brings a turbulent and unsettled year ahead, but one thing is certain – it’s a […]

When In The Day Is Your Time?

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope […]

2021 – Guidance For The Year

Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever […]

Self Doubt Will Always Be A Thing (And That’s Okay)

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare Hey, Lovelies! As we hurtle towards 2021, I want to remind you of an important truth that I hope you tuck in your back pocket and refer to as needed. Self doubt will always be […]

Using This Week To Dream

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis Hey, Lovelies. This week supports us resting, contemplating and dreaming. What dream will you dream for the year ahead? Can you muster enough courage to push past ideas of merely surviving and instead look at how you can […]

New Moon Manifesting Ritual For December 2020

All journeys meet crossroads. Where the river ends, the ocean begins. We must have the courage to embark on these journeys, to choose our paths, and to let go of the boat once we are across the river. Thomas Lloyd Qualls Hey, Lovelies!Today we are under the influence of the New Moon in Sagittarius and […]

The Energies of December, 2020

There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly? Erin Hanson Hello, Lovelies! At the beginning of every month, I discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead and how we can best use them to […]

Simplify and Remember to Breathe – Monday Oracle 30 November 2020

You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. Timber Hawkeye Hello, Lovelies, November energies bring renewed optimism, connection and flow. It’s a month for spiritual pilgrimages, soul work and opportunity. But December is almost here, and with that comes an urge to have more […]

A Message Just For You ❤

Know that you are loved ❤ Hey, Lovely i know sometimes life can get you down you can feel so small that you wonder if anyone knows you’re here you might even wonder if anyone cares life’s burdens may weigh upon you until you wonder how you’ll ever take another step until you wonder if […]

Don’t Wait For Someone Else To Meet Your Needs

With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side. Susan Weiss Berry Hey, Lovelies. I was speaking with […]

The Journeymaker’s Planner 2021 Is Here!

“Perhaps we only leave So we may once again arrive, To get a bird’s eye view Of what it means to be alive. For there is beauty in returning, Oh how wonderful, how strange, To see that everything is different But know it’s only you who’s changed.” Erin Hanson Hello, Lovelies. I’m delighted to announce The […]

Please, Be Kind

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. George Sand Hello, Lovelies. My wise grandmother always used to say, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all”. In these uncertain times of climate change, extreme […]

Some Thoughts On Failure

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston S. Churchill Hello, Lovelies. I received an email yesterday morning from a client whose children have disappointed her because she and her husband are highly intelligent and very accomplished, but her young son is in the bottom learning […]

No Time For Perfectionism

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, […]

The Energies of November, 2020

The purpose of a pilgrimage is about setting aside a long period of time in which the only focus is to be the matters of the soul. Many believe a pilgrimage is about going away but it isn’t; it is about coming home. Those who choose to go on pilgrimage have already ventured away from […]

Full Moon Ritual For The October Blue Moon

You have no idea of the great release and peace you will feel when you totally give up judgment. Gabrielle Bernstein Hello, Lovelies!Have you been feeling unsettled, anxious or exhausted for no good reason in the past few days? If so, blame it on the moon. On October 31 (USA), or November 1 (Australia) we […]

Are You Overcomplicating The Act Of Getting Started?

Don’t let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started. Marilu Henner Hey, Lovelies! Is there something you really want to do? Is there a dream, a goal, a vision you hold for the future? Maybe you want to be a published writer. Maybe you want to be a healer, or an architect, or a […]

Knowing When To Quit

If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result. Idowu Koyenikan Hey, Lovelies. Everyone tells you not to be a quitter. Everyone. And that’s fine, if what you are quitting on is actually what you want. Hence the quote at the top of this page: If you quit on the process, you […]

Thank You, Melbourne and Victoria ❤

Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up. Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies. Today I am dedicating my post to the good people of Melbourne and Victoria, who have endured one of the longest and hardest lockdowns in the fight against the spread of COVID. As […]

I Put Myself To Bed Early Last Night

When we think, we hurt. When we feel, we heal. Adrienne Posey Hey, Lovelies. We had a big day in our little household yesterday. Deep conversations, major decisions, and the kind of love and problem-solving where families can truly shine. I got so much done, personally and professionally. By day’s end I thought I would […]

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 Anxious Girl And The Birds

“Nothing can wear you out like caring.” S.E. Hinton Hey, Lovelies! A dear friend of mine has two daughters, in year 1 and year 3 at school. My friend is a First Responder. It’s a stressful job, and he is constantly worried about the many threats we are facing from COVID, climate change, and then […]

Death, Rebirth and New Life – Monday Oracle 19 October 2020

In the oddity or maybe the miracle of life, the roots of something new frequently lie in the decaying husks of something old. Craig D. Lounsbrough Hello, Lovelies! October energies support sustainability, and finding healing for, and solutions to, our problems. Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that this oracle card from […]

Is it really intuition, or are you simply afraid of the unknown?

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one […]

For You Who Are Weary And Don’t Know Why

Let me ask you outright, gentle reader, if there have not been hours, indeed whole days and weeks of your life, during which all your usual activities were painfully repugnant, and everything you believed in and valued seemed foolish and worthless? E.T.A. Hoffmann Hello, Lovely. Many of my community have been asking me if there […]

We All Need A Little Comfort

As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the […]

Want To Join My Platform Mastermind?

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller Hey, Lovelies! Do you consider yourself a heart-centered or spiritually-aware entrepreneur? (Or you’d love to be!) Do you have a message you want to share with the world in a way that supports you financially as you work to support and […]

The Newsletter That Really P*ssed Me Off!

Don’t underestimate me, and don’t devalue me, just because I live with limitations. Nicole Cody Hey, Lovelies. I received a newsletter in my inbox yesterday, that really p*ssed me off. It was written by a friend who has a huge following in the entrepreneur and wellness industry, and it began with a photo of athletic, […]

Practical Spirituality For Life’s Challenges

It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves. Ken Kesey Hey, Lovelies.Today I want to remind you of the importance of having a […]

Sometimes Healing Means Closing The Door On Something

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over. Paulo Coelho Hey, Lovelies. Once upon a time I used to think that in order […]

Do You Need Help To Pivot Or Find A New Direction?

Pivoting is not the end of the disruption process, but the beginning of the next leg of your journey. Jay Samit Hey, Lovelies! 2020 has been a challenging year in so many ways. And I expect 2021 will look very similar to the year we’ve in now. But you don’t have to do this alone! […]

The Old Photo

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. Karl Lagerfeld Hey, Lovelies! A dear old school friend (Thanks, Genevieve!) sent me a photograph via Messenger last night. It was a picture of me, taken at a friend’s eighteenth birthday party. I laughed so hard. It was […]

Don’t ever give up on change

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new  Socrates Hey, Lovelies! I’m back in the city after my whirlwind trip away. I am delighted to inform you that I drove safely to my destination, had a relaxing time with family, and then […]

I bought myself a birthday gift

What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God. Hans Urs von Balthasar Hey, Lovelies! I’ve had a wonderful four-day weekend, taking some time to reconnect with family, and to disconnect from social media and work for a few days. We celebrated my birthday with a simple home-cooked […]

Been feeling emotional? It’s September’s Full Moon In Pisces

“Sometimes I think, I need a spare heart to feel all the things I feel.” Sanober Khan Hello, Lovelies! Have you been feeling a little emotionally wobbly the past few days? Blame it on the moon! Today’s full moon in Pisces brings with it a wonderful energy for all forms of emotional release and healing. […]

Finding Your Power Zones!

The greatest weariness comes from work not done. Eric Hoffer Hey, Lovelies! Do you know what your Power Zones are? Power Zones are times of the day where you have strong energy – either mental or physical. You might have a peak period for creativity first thing in the morning, but find that mathematics or […]

It’s Okay To Look How You Feel

Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don’t lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier. Sabaa Tahir Hey, Lovelies. Thanks for your wonderful comments here on the blog and over on Facebook and Instagram in response to yesterday’s post, where I shared K’s message […]

A message for strong people who aren’t coping

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius Hey, Lovelies. Right now my inbox is jammed with messages from strong people who are suddenly not in a great headspace, or who are having problems coping with the curve balls 2020 has thrown their way. […]

Can I ask you a question?

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.   Grace Hansen Hey, Lovely, Can I ask you a question? I want to know one simple thing. In your day, how much of that day is time for you? Life is short, and there is no do-over. Every minute gone is […]

The Geranium Story

If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. Michael Crichton Hey, Lovelies. A friend came to visit yesterday, to drop some supplies off for me. In return I gave her some geranium cuttings from my garden. I also gave her […]

Can You Offer A Small Act Of Kindness?

Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life. Jackie Chan Hey, Lovelies! We’re in the middle of a difficult year, and there’s no end in sight to these strange times. Everyone is impacted in their own way. And often, there will be no visible sign that someone is […]

My Top Coping Strategies For When Life Gets Really Hard

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Leon C. Megginson Hey, Lovelies. I’ve just come off the back of an unexpected period of intense and stressful days. Lots of family stuff. Some big decisions after life suddenly changed. A stupid amount of work […]

Life Purpose And Design – Monday Oracle 3 August 2020

We create our Future Self by default or design  Nicole Cody Hello, Lovelies! August energies are all about relationships and wellbeing. It’s a month to focus on health goals, creativity, the people and activities we care about most, and creating healthy practices in our lives Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that […]

Relationship Check-In Time!

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix Hey Lovelies, August is almost here, and it’s a big heart-centered month. So, before we get there, I want you to check in with yourself. How are your relationships going? I don’t just mean […]

Is One Of These GOAL MAGIC Golden Tickets Yours?

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. Barack Obama Hey, Lovely. This is a very personal […]

5 Magical Reasons To Join My GOAL MAGIC Course NOW!

“Let me tell ya. You gotta pay attention to signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this it’s a sin if you don’t reach back… I’m telling you.” Matthew Quick Hey, Lovelies. Do you have a big dream but you don’t know where to start? Or you feel you’re here to do something […]

Goal Magic Hardship Scholarship Now Available

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” Barack Obama Hey Lovelies, I created my Goal Magic […]

Have You Had A Pattern Of Quitting Or Not Even Starting Lately?

“If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result.” Idowu Koyenikan Hey, Lovelies. I launched my Goal Magic course yesterday. It’s an eight-week online coaching course that I created to support people who have struggled with creating habits, making decisions, and working to completion on goals and tasks. Before lunch my inbox […]

My new course GOAL MAGIC is here! Come join us!

“We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start.” Anonymous Hey, Lovelies! Do you remember a couple of days ago when I asked you if you were having problems completing things? Does that sound like you right now? Or maybe you can’t even get started. Or you’re frozen and can’t choose anything […]

Are You Having Problems Getting Stuff Done?

“Your future is being created through the actions you take today.” Clyde Lee Dennis Hey, Lovelies. Are you having problems getting stuff done? Maybe you’re stuck and you can’t choose a direction. Maybe you feel uninspired and flat and everything seems too hard. Maybe you’ve got a plan or a project but you can’t seem […]

Are These Feelings Even Yours?

“Sometimes I think,I need a spare heart to feelall the things I feel.” Sanober Khan Hey Lovelies, This is a message for all of my empaths, intuitives, psychics and highly sensitive souls. We’re living in a gigantic soup of energy right now. Emotions are running high. People are fearful, anxious or angry. People are worried […]

Three Powerful Affirmations For Uncertain Times

“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 Hey, Lovelies! In these uncertain times I have a few favourite positive affirmations that have been really helpful. I thought […]

Making Time For Your Own Needs!

“Time is free, but its priceless You can’t own it, but you can use it You can’t keep it, but you can spend it Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” Harvey MacKay Hey, Lovelies. Are you making time for what matters to you? I know, it’s crazy times. Many of us […]

The Importance Of Sharing Our Stories

“When we establish human connections within the context of shared experience we create community wherever we go.” Gina Greenlee Hey, Lovelies. As I was running my free fortnightly online ‘colour and cuppa’ session yesterday, I witnessed something wonderful. We were talking about connections. The unexpected kind of connection you may feel to a person or […]

Read This If You Feel Like You Don’t Have A Dream For Your Life

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” Masaru Emoto Hey, Lovelies! In our members Book Club right now we are […]

How To Own and Meet Your Own Needs

“From what I’ve seen, it isn’t so much the act of asking that paralyzes us–it’s what lies beneath: the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak. The fear of being seen as a burdensome member of the community instead of a productive one. It points, fundamentally, to […]

Coping Skills for Overwhelm In These Intense Times

“The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.” Sue Monk Kidd Hey, Lovelies. Are you doing okay? It’s a crazy time, isn’t it? So many things that need attending to. […]

What If Your Life Isn’t A Failure After All?

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” Albert Einstein Hey, Lovelies. I’ve had a steady stream of emails and messages in my inbox this year. They are from people of all ages, all countries, and from all walks of life. But they share a common theme. These excerpts […]

Stop ignoring that niggle-y thing!

“Red flags are moments of hesitation that determine our destination.” Mandy Hale Hi Lovelies, this is a little reminder, because I know one of you needs to read this today. That funny feeling you are getting (you know it’s a heart thing or a tummy pain, or a light-headedness or some other not usual thing)? […]

Feeling Lost Right Now?

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” Masaru Emoto Hello, Lovely. Are you feeling lost right now? Feeling lost is […]

A little bit social…

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Linda Grayson Hey, Lovelies! How are you coping, where-ever you are in the world? We’ve been in self-isolation here at the farm, Ben, me and the pups, since late February. It hasn’t been too bad overall. We’ve loved the slower pace, […]

Are You Stuck In Survival Mode?

“You don’t ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It’s all about survival; it’s all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in…”  Nick Hornby So, lovely, we need to have a talk… Something interesting happened in […]

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. […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

How to stay home, work from home and stay sane

“Everyone is driven by the need to fill their life with meaning. Sometimes this need is articulated clearly and then a purpose emerges and that leads to a sense of direction and a sense of mission. Most times it is not. So the void is filled with action. People have kids, gets mortgages, raise families, […]

Up All Night Because Of COVID-19

“Nicole, tell them to be worried, tell them take this seriously, tell them not to be like we were, unbelieving. Because now my husband is dying. This should not have happened but it did. So, tell them!” Mariette Hello, Lovelies. I’m late blogging this morning because I have been up most of the night talking […]

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