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 […]

Counting Down The Sleeps!

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” L.M. Montgomery Hey, Lovelies. Overall I’ve been doing okay, […]

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 […]

I am okay with getting old

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.  Robert Frost Hey, Lovelies.I got an interesting message yesterday from a fellow entrepreneur, which I am sure was well intentioned. I’ll pop it here for you: HI Nicole, how are things? You know I love you and your work right? Just wanted to let you know that […]

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 […]

Stop Fighting Your Exhaustion!

Sometimes exhaustion is not a result of too much time spent on something, but of knowing that in its place, no time is spent on something else. Joyce Rachelle Hey, Lovelies. I just wanted to remind you of something vitally important. If you’re tired right now, rest. Pushing through won’t fix it. Hustling and struggling […]

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 […]

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)? […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

Boost your immune system with these three things

“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.” Haruki Murakami Hello, Lovelies. My inbox is flooded right now with messages from people who are scared and anxious about Coronavirus, or their job security or the health of their business, or the failing economy. I know. All of these things are worrying. And they […]

Everything Green At Last

“And the needles of the pine trees, freshly washed to a deep, rich green, shimmered with droplets that blinked like clear crystals.” Billie Letts Lovelies, I can’t begin to tell you… Our farm has been in drought most of the past two years. Drought in a rainforest. Unheard of. And then there were the fires. […]

Valentine’s Chocolate Oracle Of Love

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my […]

When Love Comes To Town

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my […]

Hugs, Cuddles & Cups Of Tea

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” Stephanie Perkins As you are reading this my plane is landing. As you are reading this I am pulling myself out of my seat and gathering my bags and trying to walk SLOWLY through immigration and customs, […]

The Road To Sedona

“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. […]

My Boxing Day Challenge For You!

“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” ~ Joshua Becker Hello, Lovelies! The tradition of Boxing Day originates from the United Kingdom, and dates back hundreds of years. It was traditional that on the first workday after Christmas wealthy households would make up Christmas Boxes with […]

Christmas Oracle 2019 – My Gift To You!

“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.” ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie Hello Lovelies, So here we are – another Christmas is upon us. It’s a joyful time for some, and a trying time for others, and I wanted to acknowledge that, and to remind you that there is always a place here at […]

The Luxury Of Flowers

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” ~ Okakura Kakuzo Hey, Lovelies! I’m in Hong Kong right now, a destination renowned for its luxury shopping. But I’m not a shopping kind of girl, although I enjoy looking at things. At my age I have enough stuff, and I’m not interested in buying things simply […]

Talking, Listening, Understanding, Growing

“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 Hello, Lovelies I’m on Retreat this week, […]

How to Manage Change, Self-Care, Spiritual Growth and Opportunity in 2020

“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” ~ Thomas Edison Hello, Lovelies. The new year is almost here, and I have the perfect tool for you. It’s spiritual and intuitive mentoring, disguised as a diary. It’s personal development and goal setting and self-care prioritisation, and gratitude practice and money management all contained within […]

November Energies, 2019

Allow yourself to be proud of yourself and all the progress you’ve made. Especially the progress that no one else can see. Anonymous 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 make our lives satisfying, meaningful and […]

Doing It For Your Future Self

“The future depends on what you do today.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Hello, Lovelies. There’s someone I want you to think about today. That person is your future self. Every choice you make, every action you take is going to impact the future you. Will the future you thank the you of today? Or will the […]

How To Manifest A Better Life

If you do not yet know where you fit, I suggest you try seeking it in receptive silence.  I used to walk amid the beauties of nature, just receptive and silent, and wonderful insights would come to me. Peace Pilgrim This week is wonderful for setting aside time for creating a long-range vision for your […]

The Sound of Rain

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. Bill Watterson We’ve been in and out of drought here at the farm for the past two years. Byron Bay is rainforest country – it’s usually a place of frequent rainfall. When the rain dried up, huge cracks in […]

Frosty The Calf Teaches Us About Life

And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. Meister Eckhart There’s a new little calf at our farm. She came into the world so quietly. She just slipped in without a sound. Ben named her Frosty, because once her coat dried and fluffed out it was bleached […]

Thank You For Making My Birthday So Special!!!

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. Herodotus Hello, Lovelies! From my heart to you I just wanted to give you the biggest hug, and to thank you for all of your birthday wishes and greetings. There are too many for me to respond personally. I was overwhelmed by the avalanche of love […]

Happy Birthday, Nicole!

The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of […]

I have an important message for you – please read it!

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I want you to know something important – something you may have forgotten, something you may not have ever known. You matter, and your life matters, just by being yourself. I have never met […]

Three Important Ways to Gain Answers This Week

“If you want the answer—ask the question.” ~ Lorii Myers This week’s energies support asking, and being in a space to receive answers. Here are a couple of the techniques we’re using on Retreat to help get us into the asking and allowing space: Hand on Heart Stand or sit quietly for a moment and slow your […]

Energies of August 2019

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 make our lives satisfying, meaningful and productive. I also choose a card to support the energies of the month. The deck I am using this year is The Good Tarot by […]

Five Crystals You Need In Your Toolkit Right Now

“Tools?” scoffed Kalisti, “Tools are for people who have nothing better to do than think things through and make sensible plans.” ~ Laini Taylor Hi, Lovelies! The energies right now are a little turbulent, and you may feel ungrounded, exhausted, unsteady, or anxious for no good reason. As much as the energies are unsettling, they are also […]

Hear Me Roar! Monday Oracle 22 July 2019

Hello, Lovelies! July is a powerful month, bringing insight and empowerment. It’s a month for understanding what is holding you back and keeping you trapped. It’s a month for honestly identifying and owning any addictions, self-destructive or self-sabotaging behaviours and damaging relationships (with people, beliefs or situations). July also gifts you the clarity, energy and courage to end those things that do not serve your Highest Good. (And I […]

Being Family Is No Excuse For Bad Behaviour!

“An apology can be a wonderful thing so long as it is infrequent and from the heart. However, beware of the person who justifies bad behavior with apologies. For them it is a means to an end, and quite often at your expense.” ~ Gary Hopkins Yesterday I wrote about how the energies right now are causing […]

How To Drop The Drama And Nurture Inner Peace

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV Many people are telling me right now that they feel a compulsion to drop the drama. These are people who are going through a spiritual or psychic awakening or who identify as empaths, intuitive, sensitive or psychic. Suddenly […]

20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

‘Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things […]

Staff Meeting, Part Two

“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” ~ Thomas Sowell Once upon a time, I was a member of the corporate world. My meetings lasted hours and sometimes days. I wore a suit. I was often bored, or frustrated. Every hour a meeting dragged on made me feel a little more dead inside. […]

Claim Your Personal Power – Monday Oracle 8 July 2019

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ~ Steve Maraboli Hello, Lovelies! July is a powerful month, bringing insight and empowerment. It’s a month for understanding what is holding you back and keeping you trapped. It’s a month for honestly identifying and owning […]

Grown-Ups Get To Choose!

“We are always told that anyone over the age of eighteen should know what they are doing. The fact is, they don’t.” ~ Rae Earl One of the most important lessons I ever learned in life came from a trip to the corner store at the end of the street. I was cooking dinner and realised I […]

Energies of July 2019

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ~ May Sarton 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 make our lives satisfying, meaningful and productive. I also choose a […]

Bountiful Blessings and Celebration – Monday Oracle 17 June 2019

“Be the celebrators, celebrate! Already there is too much—the flowers have bloomed, the birds are singing, the sun is there in the sky—celebrate it! You are breathing and you are alive and you have consciousness, celebrate it!”  ~ Osho Hello, Lovelies! June brings energies of growth and transformation. This month you can build on existing situations, […]

Sleeping In My Own Bed!

“Don’t you simply love going to bed. To curl up warmly in a nice warm bed, in the lovely darkness. That is so restful and then gradually drift away into sleep…”
~ C.S. Lewis

Monday Oracle – 10 June 2019

Exploration is about future vision – that vision you can create for yourself of the life you want to have, the life that inspires or nurtures or fulfills you better than the life you are living right now. It’s about the spirit of possibility and of experiencing life rather than simply existing, of growing and realising more of your potential, of changing in ways that engage, please and satisfy you.

The Antiquarian Bookshop

I felt every muscle in my body ease, the tension melt away, the fatigue lift. I was surrounded by books. The smell of them, the heft of them in my hand. The selection, too many from which to choose. I spent an indulgent hour there, and bought a volume of old letters and poems. Then I went next door to a cafe, and ordered a large pot of tea. I sat and sipped tea, and immersed myself in my book as the world walked past my table.

Insight and Intuition – Monday Oracle 3 June 2019

This is a huge week for psychic and spiritual insight. You’ll find yourself connected in flow. Ideas, realisations, understanding and direction will come easily this week. You’ll be able to access this relaxed state of knowing and flow by moving out of stress.

Energies of June 2019

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.” ~ Hafiz 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 make our lives satisfying, meaningful and productive. I also choose a card to support the energies of the month. […]

Rest And Find Your Center – Monday Oracle 27 May 2019

“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.”
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

I’m Not Ashamed

When I was first diagnosed with neurological incontinence (which comes and goes in me – I last had an attack a few years ago!) I looked everywhere for information and found almost none. It’s something no-one talks about.

Gumboot Adventure and a Lyme Update

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you […]

I was horrified the first time it happened…

“Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.”~ Harvey Mackay I remember, years ago, when I first started channelling. It was excruciating. My logical mind was stuck in judgement, cynicism, scepticism and disbelief. My soulful self trusted anyway and urged me on. I […]

A Heart-Gladdening Walk

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir I felt raw yesterday, raw and exhausted and all used up. (not sure why, read this post) I tried to sit at my desk and work, but couldn’t find […]

Summer Flash Sale! 2 Days only

” Everything I want is ALWAYS on special.” ~ Nicole Cody It’s the official end of Summer here in Australia today, and I’m having a Flash Sale to celebrate the change in seasons as we welcome the coming cooler months of Autumn (or for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere as you welcome the […]

The Joy Of Rain

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” ~ Bill Watterson Down in our part of the world we’ve been in drought all Summer. The land has been so dry that the pasture has become crunchy and brown beneath our feet. Great cracks have opened up in the land. […]

Energies of February 2019

“ Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer. ” ~  Steve Maraboli 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 make our lives satisfying, meaningful and productive. I also choose […]

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 […]

Celebrating Life, Lungs and Second Chances!

“If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.”  ~ Chad Sugg A little while ago I received an invitation in my email. It’s for a party this weekend to celebrate something extraordinary. Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of my dear friend Carly-Jay Metcalfe‘s double […]

Fun With Friends!

“Fun is one of the most important – and underrated – ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun, then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else.” ~ Richard Branson   Hi Lovelies, I’m in Adelaide right now, which is cold and wintery and wonderful. Thanks so much to […]

An ordinary night of magic!

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt We’re in the city right now, and last night something quite wonderful happened. Our neighbour joined Ben and I and we walked a few blocks down […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for April 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. […]

Monday Oracle 16 April 2018

“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.”  ~ Ann Voskamp   Hello, Lovelies! April is a month that brings a delicious flow of new ideas and inspiration. Your job is to honour this flow, making room for change in your life and for acting on these ideas and inspired thoughts. If you’ve […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for March 2018

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”   ~  William Styron, Conversations with William Styron 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, […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for February 2018

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”   ~ Voltaire 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 […]

How to Check In with Yourself Each Morning

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”  ~  Glen Cook After yesterday’s post where I talked about the importance of self-care and of knowing and honouring your priorities in life this year I had a flood of messages from people asking me how to actually do […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for 2018

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  ~ Nelson Mandela 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 […]

Waves, Quiet, Prayers and Stones

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full […]

Planner Update, Christmas Office Hours and a Big Thank You!

“Rest and be thankful.”  ~ William Wordsworth   It’s Christmas Eve, and I would like to send a big thank you to our Cauldrons and Cupcakes family for your support throughout 2017, and particularly for your support of our Year of ME community and our first ever hard-copy Year of ME Planner for 2018. I’m excited […]

The Energies of December – 2017

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?”  ~Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Hello, Lovelies Finally, here we are at December. It’s a month for counting our blessings, filling ourselves with […]

Thank you!

“Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”  ~  Richard Bach Dear friends, Thank you so much for making my birthday memorable. I feel grateful to have you in my life, and I am overcome with your kind messages and well wishes. How […]

Stones, Crystals and Meditation Magic

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” ~ Caroline Myss   I have long been a meditator. In fact it has been a daily practice for me since adolescence. Even with my recent bout of ill-health I haven’t missed a day. It’s as much a […]

Gratitude; A Way to Comfort Ourselves – Monday Oracle 27 March 2017

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey Hello, Lovelies! Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a […]

We Got 3 Million Views!!!!

“Use the wings of the flying Universe, Dream with open eyes; See in darkness.” ~ Dejan Stojanovic   Goodness! Somehow in the past few days we have reached a new magical number. Three million views. It’s a long way from when I started this blog, thinking no-one would ever read it, and being ecstatic when my […]

What Happens When Someone Believes In You

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich   Memoir is a funny thing for taking you walking into places you would rather not remember. I was thinking, last night, of […]

A Message Just For You!

“Sometimes, I wish my table stretched far enough that I could invite you all here for afternoon tea, cupcakes and hugs.” ~ Nicole Cody   Today, all I really want to say is Thank You. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for all of your love and support. Thank you for reading. Thank you […]

Come Join Us For the Year of ME!

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa   Hello, Lovelies! I’ve had so many people ask me whether it was too late to start using my Year of ME Planner, or to join the year-long course and community that I’ve […]

An Amazingly Ordinary Fabulous Day!

“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 […]

Feeling a Shift!

“Cultivating an attitude of gratitude begins with counting your blessings. In simpler terms, gratitude is expressing thanks for gifts we receive. Genuine gratitude helps us to see the little things in life that are often overlooked, yet so precious.” ~ Dana Arcuri   Every morning I wake up very early, and then I meditate for […]

Dear Lightworker, Let Yourself Rest

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock   Dear Lightworkers, I know that some of you are feeling incredibly […]

Journal Challenge Week 9 – September 27, 2015

“I was coming together… limb by limb, after being broken for an infinity.” ~ Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest   Welcome to the final week of our journal challenge. If you missed the start you can go here to catch up on the tools you’ll need, and to find links to previous weeks. This week […]

Journal Challenge Week 1 – August 2, 2015

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” ~ Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay I’ve always found journalling to be a nurturing practice. It has helped me to explore […]

The Gift Of Blood

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ~ William Shakespeare   We have a loved one going through aggressive chemotherapy right now. One day a fortnight powerful chemicals flow into her veins. Each following day her blood slowly loses life. A week after the chemo she has a […]

Getting Ready for June 2015

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle “Dare to dream again. For dreaming is the language of your soul, And nothing your soul truly desires could ever be wrong or impossible.” ~ Jacob Nordby   Hello, Lovelies <3 It’s June already. We’re nearly at […]

Simple Pleasures

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~ Emma Goldman   Here we are, home at the farm. Such a healing space for me. While I’m soaking up the magic before we head back to the city again to support our beloved family, here’s a taste of our last few […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Five

“I’ve heard fate talked of. It’s not a word I use. I think we make our own choices. I think how we live our lives is our own doing, and we cannot fully hope on dreams and stars. But dreams and stars can guide us, perhaps. And the heart’s voice is a strong one. Always […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Four

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust   Welcome to Week Four of my Letter Writing Challenge. For six weeks, every Monday, I am posting a theme and ideas, and asking you to pen a short (or long!) letter to someone, […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Two

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ~ John Holmes   Welcome to Week Two of my Letter Writing Challenge. For six weeks, every Monday, I am posting a theme and ideas, and […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week One

“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.” ~ Lewis Carroll “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~ Oscar Wilde   Welcome to Week One of my Letter Writing Challenge. Over the next six weeks, every Monday, […]

Australia Day, 2015

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt “Our true nationality is mankind.” […]

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