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 […]

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.” […]

Thank You ❤

“Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.” ~ Adam Lindsay Gordon   This morning I just want to say Thank You. It has certainly been a powerful twenty-four hours of insights, revelation and shift for me as I step into the truth of who […]

A Little Christmas Gift from Me!

“They always gives me bath salts,” complained Nobby. “And bath soap and bubble bath and herbal bath lumps and tons of bath stuff and I can’t think why, ‘cos it’s not as if I hardly ever has a bath. You’d think they’d take the hint, wouldn’t you?” ~ Terry Pratchett, Hogfather   Merry Christmas! Thank […]

Starting from a Place of Gratitude

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” ~ Henry Ward Beecher   Whatever we focus on, we draw to us. Whatever we constantly think about, adding strong emotion to that […]

A sneak peak at Day One…

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa “Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~ Ruth Reichl   The picture at the top of this post is a rather large crystal mandala, […]

Rune Giveaway and Facebook Party

“It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope   Hello Lovelies, I promised that during our Journal Challenge I would be having a weekly […]

Rewarding Yourself Is A Good Thing

“The reward of a work is to have produced it; the reward of effort is to have grown by it.” ~ Antonin Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods “To celebrate the production of the work and the personal growth created by the effort is a wonderful thing. Stopping to mark a personal achievement can […]

Lovely, Lovely 3am

“You were born and with you endless possibilities, very few ever to be realized.  It’s okay.  Life was never about what you could do, but what you would do. ” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year   Every day, since I was around twelve years old, I […]

A Big Green #Lyme Anniversary!

“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham I was talking with my sister yesterday, and she said to me, “Hey, are you planning anything special for your thirty year anniversary […]

Will you join me for a Kindness Challenge?

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” ~Khalil Gibran, The Essential Kahlil Gibran   I have always believed that kindness is a powerful act of magic. Would you like to […]

A Day Just For Me

“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~Eleanor Brownn   I’ve designated a day of rest. Today I have no agenda, no chores to do, and nowhere to be. I’ll leave the […]

Signs of Life

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” ~ Orson Welles   There have been some signs this week that my world is beginning to extend beyond the farm, my pyjamas and bed, as I edge ahead in my battle against Lyme disease. We had to get a new radiator installed […]

Heartbreakingly Wonderful News

“How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.” ~ Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open: How Difficult […]

A Flower Mandala for Heart Chakra Healing

“It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.” ~ Colette   I’ve […]

The ’10 Lovely Things!’ Challenge

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  ~ Marcel Proust Yesterday morning my lovely husband set me a glorious distraction (for those of you who aren’t up to speed I am currently taking a savage amount of drugs to combat Lyme Disease […]

Lucky Dip #2

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”  ~ Bob Marley   It’s one of those ‘not coping very well’ kind of days. I’ve been enduring nights of no sleep, constant pain, fevers, sweats and anxiety. But that’s okay. It’s all for a good cause. And I’m prepared for days like […]

OMG! One Million Views!!!

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” ~ Maya Angelou A little over two years ago I began this blog with a humble post about my recipe for Ice-Cream Plum Pudding. (If you never tried it I do urge you to – it’s delicious!) I truly had no idea that […]

A Comforting Realization of Life’s Truth

“There’s a flame of magic inside every stone & every flower, every bird that sings & every frog that croaks. There’s magic in the trees & the hills & the river & the rocks, in the sea & the stars & the wind, a deep, wild magic that’s as old as the world itself. It’s […]

Living like life means something!

“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.”  ~ A.A. Milne It’s a year since I first started my Lyme meds. I’d like to say that time has flown, but that would not necessarily be true… Still, a year ago I was dying. I could barely catch my breath. My poor […]

Things that make my heart glad!

“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”  ~ Samuel Johnson, The Idler; Poems   The New Year is almost here! As part of my sacred promise to live a heart-centred year in 2014, I am aiming to make sure I fill my days with more of the simple things that make my heart […]

A Christmas Gift for You!

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”  ~ Amy Carmichael   Merry Christmas! I want to thank you for supporting me and my blog this year, so I’ve created some gifts for you. All you need to do is select the present that most appeals to you, and then scroll down to […]

Thank you! We’re Two!!

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ~ Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul   Cauldrons and Cupcakes turns two today. Two years since my first uncertain foray into the world of blogging, with the auspicious post Ice-Cream Plum […]

Three Key Strategies for Dealing with Life’s Hardships

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s […]

Well, that was a bit premature…

“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”  ~ David G. Allen I was kind of hoping to be sleeping right now. It’s 2am, and I was only fretfully sleeping at best between 8 and 11pm. Now I’m wide awake and I know the […]

What Quiet Sounds Like

“On soft Spring nights I’ll stand in the yard under the stars – Something good will come out of all things yet – And it will be golden and eternal just like that – There’s no need to say another word.” ~ Jack Kerouac, Big Sur It’s late at night. Or to be more accurate, early morning. I’ve […]

Create Positive Change Program – Week 8

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ~ Gail Sheehy Congratulations! You made it to the final week of our Positive Change Program. This week’s about putting it all together, and then making a commitment to follow through on the dreams, plans and concrete steps we’ve identified in […]

Create Positive Change Program – Week 7

‘Throw your hat in the ring’ – Meaning: Make or take up a challenge, or demonstrate one’s willingness to join an enterprise.   This week we’re getting serious about creating change, with my Throw your hat in the ring challenge!  When we’re inviting change into our lives it’s important to think about the sorts of changes we […]

Create Positive Change Program – Week 6

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”~ Paulo Coelho 2013 and 2014 are years for inviting and creating powerful positive change in our lives. And knowing that, there’s a decision to be made… Do I actively seek change and open myself to these energies, or […]

Create Positive Change Program – Week 5

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu There’s no point in merely thinking about change. Thinking is an important part of the process, but there is nothing quite so powerful, so […]

It’s My Birthday!

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”  William Shakespeare It’s my birthday! Sit down, have a piece of cake, and let me pour you a cup of tea… Today I’d like to thank you for the gift of your friendship, for supporting my blog, and for reading my offerings. You being here means the […]

Create Positive Change Program – Week 4

“It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” ― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way That’s the thing about change. It requires room. […]

Create Positive Change Program – Week 3

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]

She’ll be Apples…

“Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. “You know what this tastes like when you first bite into it?” she asks.  “No, what?”  “Blue sky.”  “You’re zoomed.”  “You ever eat blue sky?” “No,” I admit.  “Try it sometime,” she says. “It’s apple-flavored.”  ~ Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the […]

Create Positive Change Program – Week 2

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the biggest obstacles to change is that feeling of overwhelm we get when we look at where we are now, and then at the distance between us and our goal/heart’s […]

Create Positive Change Program – Week 1

“For things to change, you have to change.”  ~ Jim Rohn, The Art of Exceptional Living There’s change in the air. We’re finally shifting away from those old energies, those old patterns, and into the beginnings of a new space. Change is always a little chaotic, and it can be unsettling and uncomfortable. But change also gives […]

Working to Create Positive Change – An 8 Week Program

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn We’re living in exciting times – times that are opening us up to great new possibilities and future directions. But how can we make the best of these energies of change that are upon us? Over the next eight […]

Favourite Things

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”  ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It’s Sunday, and for me it’s a day of favourite things. Meditation first, before the sun comes up, with my Mala beads and Tibetan Bowl. A short walk around the farm with Harry while we wait for the rest […]

Stormclouds, Music and Melancholy

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”  ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore   The air is tinged with cold and that strange electricity that comes before a storm. I am watching from my upstairs bedroom, stuck in the city and […]

Homeward bound!

“And when the day arrives I’ll become the sky and I’ll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.” ~ Trent Reznor The ute’s all packed, it’s not quite dawn and we’re heading home to the farm. I’m filled with a quiet thrill. […]

My Winter Solstice

Yesterday was the Winter Solstice – the shortest day; grey, cold and wintry. A perfect day for bonfires, for eating the luscious golden fruits from the orchard, and for curling up in front of the hearth to sleep away the longest night… ‘The Shortest Day’ by Susan Cooper So the shortest day came, and the […]

Love Letter To My Left Eye

“Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.”  ~ Thomas Merton One of the more insidious aspects of stealth pathogens like Lyme and its […]

The Joy of Guerrilla Art

“Art is not a thing; it is a way.” ~ Elbert Hubbard I went to my local Library in Byron Bay yesterday, and was delighted to find a small house made entirely of books (used in such a way that they were still readable) displayed prominently in the middle of the room. The librarians had found it […]

Real Friendship

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”  ~ Anaïs Nin My husband Ben, the dogs and one of Ben’s good mates went back down to our farm at the crack of dawn yesterday to check […]

The Magic of a Cup of Tea

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”  ~ Mother Teresa There are a few things that have helped me to feel human again in the past twenty-four hours after days of being wretchedly ill. Such simple things, but they nurtured me, body and soul: a long […]

What May Come

“Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you’ll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it, and you’ll survive.”  ~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes     This morning I have gained perspective. It’s not much, but it’s […]

Making My Life Work for Me – Week 6

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman Welcome to the final week of our six week Making My Life Work for Me Program. (If you’ve only just joined us, you might like […]

Making My Life Work for Me – Week 5

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” ~ Daphne Rose Kingma “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” ~ Jessica Hatchigan Welcome to Week 5 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me Program. (If you’ve only just stumbled upon us, pop […]

The Joys of a Shared Table

“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.” ~ Michael Pollan   If you had asked me to create a memorable meal when I was younger I would have had the cookbooks out in a […]

How to take a Blessings Bath

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”  ~ Henry Ward Beecher Today’s post is all about nurture. I want to share with you a process that I call a Blessings Bath.  I usually take a Blessings Bath when I am feeling anything but blessed; when […]

Making My Life Work for Me – Week 1

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher   Welcome to Week 1 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me […]

Making My Life Work for Me! – A 6 Week Journal Program

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.” ~ Paulo Coelho I’ve been quite overwhelmed with the flood of messages and emails since yesterday’s post on Remembering to take care of YOU!  Seems that many of […]

Loving myself lopsided…

“The play is done – the curtain drops, Slow falling to the prompter’s bell; A moment yet the actor stops, And looks around, to say farewell. It is an irksome word and task; And, when he’s laughed, and had his say, He shows, as he removes his mask, A face that’s anything but gay.” ~ […]

Meet Red Bull!

“Anyone who doesn’t believe in miracles is not a realist.” ~ David Ben-Gurion Do you remember me posting recently about a very fat cow, who couldn’t possibly be pregnant, giving birth to a baby bull calf. He’s our little miracle, and he came into the world after we’d lost both of our young bulls to […]

Fear of Crossing Roads

“No one has traveled the road of success without ever crossing the street of failures.” ~ Unknown I have an embarrassing confession. I’m not good at crossing roads by myself. It’s a legacy of the neurological damage caused by chronic Lyme Disease and various co-infections. Like most things it’s worse when I’m tired or unwell. My reaction […]

Home, after Rain

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”~ Jane Austen I’m home. I slept last night in my own bed. After so long in the city it was good beyond measure to be here at my little farm, surrounded by a thick blanket of peace and the sounds of night; cattle lowing, croaking frogs, […]

Enhance Your Creativity

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ~ Osho Sometimes life loses its shine, and gets […]

Crying in car parks

“Let your tears come.  Let them water your soul.”  ~ Eileen Mayhew Over the last twenty-five years I’ve done my share of crying in car parks.  Not just any car parks.  I do have my standards. The car parks I shed tears in have always had a theme.  I’ve cried in hospital car parks, pathology […]

Simple pleasures

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple […]

We All Have Days Like That…

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” ~ Coco Chanel Ah, it’s inevitable, isn’t […]

Everyday Blessings

“Sometimes it happens that you become one, in some rare moment. Watch the ocean, the tremendous wildness of it–and suddenly you forget your split, your schizophrenia; you relax. Or, moving in the Himalayas, seeing the virgin snow on the Himalayan peaks, suddenly a coolness surrounds you and you need not be false because there is […]

Happy Birthday, Mum!

It’s my mum’s birthday today. I can’t pop in and see her, take her flowers or make her a cake because she’s visiting with my brother down in Tasmania. (And yes, they are all safe from the fires, thank you!) So instead I thought I’d take a moment to say thank you to my mum […]

Manifesting a Positive 2013 – An Invitation to Join Me

“New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on […]

Christmas as a Meditation on Kindness

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.  If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do […]

I’m a Star! Blog of the Year Award 2012

I’ve been honoured today with another blogging gong. The lovely Lorna of Lorna’s Tearoom Delights has bestowed upon me the Blog of the Year Award 2012. I do hope you go visit Lorna’s blog – it’s full of deliciousness, and she’s a dear Soul with lots of everyday wisdom and crackingly good photography on her […]

Gifts to Give Yourself this Christmas

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if […]

We’re One! My Blog’s First Anniversary ♥

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss Wow. That came around fast. Today marks the first birthday of my blogging career – a whole year of sharing words, images and my crazy life. Who ever knew it could […]

Just this moment…

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx It started with a twinge. Just a twinge. So insignificant I […]

Random Bits of Thailand-Induced Happiness

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ~ Miriam Beard Thailand; truly a land of smiles. Here are some of the random memory-making moments of my trip thus far. – Breakfast, and novel editing, overlooking the hotel pool in […]

Rambo, the Celebrity Dog of MBK Thailand

“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue” ~ Anonymous Those of you who read my blog will know that I have a soft spot for dogs.  Although I love to travel, I eventually find myself missing my own animals, so when I’m away I […]

And the Winner is…

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie As my final November gesture to celebrate all […]

Win a Healing Necklace, Made Especially For You!

This is the final week of my blog supporter love-up, and I’ve saved the best ’til last. So far the beautiful Anita has won the every.day.presence book by Simone De Haas. This week Tammy of onelittlestranger wins a crystal just for her, chosen and channelled by me. Congratulations, Tammy! I shall be delving through my […]

Book Giveaway and a Big Thank You!

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” ~ Hermann Hesse Life brings so many unexpected surprises.  My blog, and how it has been received in the world is one of them for me. This month I shall reach 250 000 hits for […]

Leaving the Nest

“Don’t listen to those who say ‘you taking too big a chance.’ Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says ‘they all smarter than you out there. They’re more […]

Koalas in My Backyard! or What is Biodiversity?

We must be the change we wish to see in the world       ~ Mahatma Gandhi One of the hats I wear in this lifetime is ‘Organic Farmer’. My husband and I have a strong commitment to food production that nurtures and values the land, and that uses no chemicals or harmful practices. We […]

Gifts from the Road…

I’m home.  I slept in my own bed last night. Today I have work in front of me – a long, intense stretch of it, in fact.  But it doesn’t matter.  I feel renewed, and something in me has been mended. Maybe it was all that good roadhouse and bakery food.  We started with a […]

Grounding Myself in Life Again…

“Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   I’ve spent the past five days running a meditation retreat. It was a fabulous course, and I was totally absorbed in a world of ritual, magic and spiritual connection. But today I […]

Meditation with whales

For the next few days I am running a shamanic meditation retreat at Byron Bay. My blogging ability will be limited to what I can do from my iphone. But at least I can still keep in touch with you! I have five days of delicious meditation with my group. It’s a wonderful time for […]

Will you do something for me today?

Will you do something for me today? Hug the ones you love. Tell them you love them. If they aren’t close enough to hug, pick up the phone and let them know you care. Take a minute, stop, and just appreciate this gift of life.  Smell the roses.  That’s why they’re there. Look after yourself. […]

Me, Nana, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama

I’ve had a difficult night.  My beloved Nana is dying, and I’m struggling more than I thought I would with this news.  Our birthdays are just around the corner, hers on September 2, mine on September 6. We have always been the September Girls.  Now I wonder if she’ll make it to hers.  I pray […]

3O Days of Gratitude to Change Your Life

Are you ready to change your life?  Are you ready to attract things that make you smile, that improve your health, that attract better jobs and relationships, that make you laugh, that fill your bank account with money and your heart with love and gladness? If your answer is yes, then read on! I’m a […]

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