It was because of Sedona

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett Hey, Lovelies, I know. So […]

I am Steel

If I can’t write, if I don’t have words, then I don’t know who I am anymore. Nicole Cody Hey, Lovelies.It was a rough day, yesterday. And like on so may other rough days, I cried in the shower, and as I cried words came. When I got out of the shower I hurried to […]

The Big Sky Above Me, and my Aboriginal Aunties in my Heart

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” ~ Victor Hugo Hello, Lovelies. I’m in Arizona right now. This morning I left my hotel room and went for a long walk in the early morning sunlight. It’s […]

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 […]

What We’ve Been Toiling Away On Behind The Scenes

Passion is the driving element of purpose. When one is possessed with it, labor is not perceived as toil – it is revealed as love. T.F. Hodge Hello, Lovelies!All year my team and I have been working on major projects. The kinds of projects that have kept me at my desk for days on ends, […]

The Rash That Broke The Camel’s Back

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt It wasn’t even my rash. It was the rashes in my inbox and an offhand comment my husband said to me. One of the weirder occupational hazards of […]

Why You Should Join My YOM Community

“Let your community be your testimony.” ~ Jaco Strydom I’m busy creating an online Learning Academy for next year. Why? I’m so darn passionate about helping you to connect to your inner wisdom, intuition and psychic abilities. And you can get access as a Foundation Member now by joining my YOM Community. (Ready to jump in? Click […]

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.

Shush! Writing!!!

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi It’s too late to back away from this memoir now. I’ve started this final rewrite. I’ve peeled apart my old drafts and stuck sticky notes all over them. I’ve crossed out whole sections, entire chapters. On some pages I’ve simply […]

Humble Thank-Yous

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Hey, Lovelies. I just wanted to thank you for the outpouring of support and love that you showed me yesterday when I updated you on why I’ve been so stuck with my memoir. Not long after I posted my […]

The Peace And Quiet Of Broken Social Media

“Being connected to everything has disconnected us from ourselves and the preciousness of this present moment.” ~ L.M. Browning Hello, Lovelies! I had a wonderful day yesterday, although apparently I should have been in melt-down. 😊 Facebook was down for most of the day for many business users, or at least most of the functionality was, […]

Journal Prompts To Help You Get Unstuck

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom Good Morning, Lovelies! If you read my post yesterday you’ll know that this week supports us in efforts to get unstuck in our lives. I’m sure most of you already know I have a love affair with journal […]

Monday Oracle – 11 March 2019

“ Necessity may be the mother of invention, but ingenuity is the bombshell of success” ~ Phillip Gary Smith Hello, Lovelies! March is a month of creativity and inspiration that will propel us forward in new directions and where we can make major progress towards existing goals. Keep that in mind as we look at […]

A New Online Course For You! Craft A Visionary Talisman

“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 […]

Intuitive Oracle Card Reading Challenge – Day 8

“Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside.” ~ Ann Voskamp   Today’s the last day of our online Oracle Card Challenge. Thanks so much for having been a part of it! For our final question, we’re throwing things open to the Universe and our own Inner Wisdom. […]

Intuitive Oracle Card Reading Challenge – Day 7

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln   In these last few days of our Challenge we’re examining directions we can follow that will be meaningful and enjoyable for us. Remember that using cards is a way to access your intuition and inner knowing. If a […]

Intuitive Oracle Card Reading Challenge – Day 6

“It’s very simple; just look at your life to see where you’re heading. You’re always in a momentum of something.” ~Maria Erving   In these last few days of our Challenge we’re going to look at what direction we can follow that will be meaningful and enjoyable for us. Remember that using cards is a […]

Intuitive Oracle Card Reading Challenge – Day 5

“I set out to discover the why of it, and to transform my pleasure into knowledge.” ~Charles Baudelaire   Now we have a clearer understanding of where we are in our lives right now and how we got here, we’re going to look at what direction we can follow that will be meaningful and enjoyable […]

Intuitive Oracle Card Reading Challenge – Day 4

“Within you lies your strength.” ~Lailah Gifty Akita   Over the next few days we’re looking at the things we’ve forgotten or are neglecting that could bring meaning, wellness or peace back into our lives. Remember that using cards is a way to access your intuition and inner knowing. If a card comes up that […]

Intuitive Oracle Card Reading Challenge – Day 3

“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.” ~Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu   Over the next few days we’re looking at the things we’ve forgotten or are neglecting that could bring meaning, wellness or peace back into our lives. Remember that using cards is […]

Intuitive Oracle Card Reading Challenge – Day 2

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” ~Wayne W. Dyer   It’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of life, and to unconsciously move away from the things that keep us balanced, healthy and happy. Over the next […]

Welcome to Our Free Online Oracle Card Intuitive Guidance Challenge

“To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn’t afraid of facing challenges.” ~Paulo Coelho   Today’s post is designed to help familiarise you with some basic techniques you’ll need for our  Oracle Card Challenge, which is starting […]

The Tribe Has Voted! And the Winner is…

“Intuition is seeing with the soul.”  ~ Dean Koontz Thanks to everyone who voted for the subject of our next free online challenge! The clear winner is: An Oracle Card challenge to help you connect into who you are, what you need and what is the best way forward for you To make the Challenge more […]

Tell Me What You Want!

“First set a strong and clear inner voice and then do all that you want to achieve and the door will be opened.” ~ Amit Ray   Hello Lovelies, I am going on a long-overdue vacation in the middle of this month for two weeks. I’ll be in the middle of the ocean, far from […]

Shhhh, I’m on Bootcamp!

“Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn’t write!”  ~ Margarita Gakis   A bunch of brave souls and I are starting an online Bootcamp today. I’m teaching them how to create a book or a course or blog content. Or content for social media or […]

The Power of Mentors – Your Path To Success

“Mentorship is simply learning from the mistakes and mastery of a successful person in his/her field.“ – Bernard Kelvin Clive   We all learn by modelling ourselves on others.  As babies we mimic our parents, copying everything they do until we learn to do those things for ourselves; facial expressions, gestures, words, movements…  The fastest way […]

Book and Course Creation Boot Camp – NOW OPEN!

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ~ Albert Einstein   Do you want to write a book*, create a course, build an author or brand platform and generate content or blog posts? (*Non-fiction books will work well, you could even be working on a fiction project and author platform but this is NOT […]

Soul Awakening Activities for The New Moon Partial Eclipse in Leo

“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase […]

Choose Your Perspective And Get Happier!

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”  ~ Alphonse Karr   Someone commented recently on how lucky I was to have such an awesome life, and that having my life would make anyone happy. This was a person who had only just met me, and knew nothing of […]

Guided Meditation and Activities to connect you to your Heart Wisdom

 “Don’t love to be loved in return. Love for the sake of loving.”  ~ Connor Chalfant   Our heart, and Heart Chakra, is both a receiver and a transmitter for love and wisdom. The more we open our heart by giving, the more we can connect into receiving. This positive flow of loving energy allows […]

Up Late, Writing

“Listen. I will lose myself if it means I can find you.”  ~ Alaska Gold   I didn’t mean to do it. I meant to open up one folder, to check one fact, on one page, and to add one small note that was in danger of being forgotten if I didn’t immediately write it down. […]

How To Use Forgiveness To Get Yourself Back In Flow

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”  ~ Steve Maraboli   Negative emotions can disrupt the flow of your life force energy and your heart chakra just as easily as boulders in a stream. […]

Sometimes You Need Right Timing

“Sometimes my successes come quickly and at other times they are terribly slow to arrive. It is not my place to determine the speed at which they arrive or if they arrive at all. My place is to keep forging ahead no matter what.”  ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough If you follow my blog you’ll know that […]

How to nurture your Spiritual Connection

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”  ~ Joseph Cambell   Have you seen the bumper sticker that says ‘We are all Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience’? If you’re reading this, chances are that you are awakening to your own Spiritual Self. […]

This Quiet Morning

  “Outside, there was that predawn kind of clarity, where the momentum of living has not quite captured the day. The air was not filled with conversation or thought bubbles or laughter or sidelong glances. Everyone was sleeping, all of their ideas and hopes and hidden agendas entangled in the dream world, leaving this world […]

Want a little Joy in your life?

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”  ~ Rumi 2018 is a year for connection, community, creativity and collaboration. To honour the spirit of this energy I’ll be writing an occasional post this year about my friends, students and community members to share their work and ideas […]

10 Ways To Be Kind to Yourself

“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.“  ~ Brian Andreas Mostly when we think of kindness, we think of how we can act towards others. But today I want to focus on another equally important type […]

Chronic Illness? This is a Spiritual Retreat for you!

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter […]

My Exciting New Card Spread Workshop

“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.”  ~  Eric Micha’el Leventhal   I’m so excited about my upcoming pop up shop and workshops here in Brisbane on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September. […]

What To Do When You’re Stuck

“You need to know things the others don’t know. It’s what no one knows about you that allows you to know yourself.”  ~  Don DeLillo   This week’s energies support deep diving and moving into that space of high creativity. This kind of creativity is also a spiritual space, so it’s perfect for any kind of […]

Why Revelation Isn’t Enough!

“It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds.”  ~  Augustine of Hippo   As our meditation retreat comes to a close today, I’ll be guiding my students about what to do when […]

Want To Learn How To Use Crystals?

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”  ~  J.K. Rowling I’ve collected crystals and stones since I was a small child. Over time – through my own meditations, from my Guides, my Aboriginal Aunties and a few wise Elders – I have come […]

This Blog Post Is Very Short

“There are days when I lose track of time, of place, of everything else, because I’ve been transported to another universe.” ~ Susan Isaacs   I sat down to write my blog post, and then, just for a moment, I opened up the document where I am editing my memoir instead. Three hours later I […]

Join Me For A New Journalling and Oracle Card Challenge?

“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.” ~ Eric Michael Leventhal Keeping a journal is something I’ve done since I was a child. I don’t mean a simple diary, where you record […]

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 […]

My Top Five Ways To Get Some Reflection Time

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard   We’re sitting in a terrific month for reflection, reinvention and connection. So how do we do that? Here are my top five ways to find that headspace where we can explore the past and imagine the future…   1 […]

It’s Here! Year of ME Planner 2017 and Other Good Stuff!

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ~  E. B. White “Dear E.B. White, if you had my Year of ME Planner you could do both!” ~ Nicole Cody   There is one thing […]

Feathers for a Friend

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore     This week I am enjoying […]

A Little Nicole Update

“People who want a cure, provided they can have it without pain, are like those who favour progress, provided they can have it without change.” ~ Anthony de Mello   So, here I am, still in hospital. There have been a few little bumps in the road, including a massive resurgence of lyme symptoms and […]

Rain, Words and Silence

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” ~ Robert Frost   It was raining in the city. Raining and I couldn’t sleep, my head so full of thoughts and my body so tight with pain. Now I’m home, home at my farm, it’s sometime before […]

Forgiveness Meditation – Mini Online Chakra Wisdoms Retreat Day 4

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” ~ Marvin J. Ashton   Forgiveness is one of the more valuable gifts that we can give ourselves. The energies of the […]

Date Savers for August plus We’re On Retreat!

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ~ Michel de Montaigne   I’m off to run my Chakra Wisdoms Retreat today – a lovely immersive week of self-discovery, solitude, sanctuary, companionship, soul growth, crystals, meditation and really good food here in Byron Bay. I don’t think I have ever […]

Day 12 – Oracle Card Challenge

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” ~ Thomas A. Edison   Opportunities and Possibilities As we become more aware of our current position, we are able to begin charting a path forward. Today we’ll work with your intuition and Higher Self to begin choosing a destination that will […]

Day 11 – Oracle Card Challenge

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What’s a sundial in the shade?” ~ Benjamin Franklin   Strengths and Gifts to Call On Often the things that we are good at, and the talents and gifts for which other people value us and our contribution, are things that are not clear to ourselves! […]

Day 10 – Oracle Card Challenge

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ~ George Bernard Shaw   Current Difficulties No matter where we […]

Day 9 – Oracle Card Challenge

“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 […]

Day 8 – Oracle Card Challenge

“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~ Oprah Winfrey   Finances and Money Opportunities Having enough money, creating financial flow, and enjoying a position of financial security – these are the things that help […]

Day 7 – Oracle Card Challenge

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Current Priorities All of us have so many demands on our limited time. How do we know where to put our focus? This next exercise will help you to gain clarity around the priorities […]

Day 6 – Oracle Card Challenge

“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher   Learning Opportunities Life has a force within it that drives us to grow and evolve over time. When we begin to live a life with intention and […]

Day 5 – Oracle Card Challenge

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” ~ Richard Bach Friendships and Family Today’s cards will help give you insight into your relationships with the key people in your lives. Here’s what you need to do: Take your crystal, and complete […]

Day 4 – Oracle Card Challenge

“When you concentrate your energy purposely on the future possibility that you aspire to realize, your energy is passed on to it and makes it attracted to you with a force stronger than the one you directed towards it.” ~ Stephen Richards   My Primary Love Relationship This question will mean different things to different […]

Day 3 – Oracle Card Challenge

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped […]

Day 2 – Oracle Card Challenge

“If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And […]

Day 1 – Oracle Card Challenge

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ~ Madonna   Choosing your Positioning Card In order to chart a course to anywhere else, we first need to establish our current position. So today’s card will help […]

Oracle Card Challenge Orientation Day

“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   Today’s post is designed to help familiarise you with some basic techniques you’ll need for our Twelve Day Oracle Card Challenge, which is starting tomorrow. Don’t be scared about using Oracle or Tarot cards. They are simply a […]

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 […]

Designing Your Future – Today!

“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   Today is a wonderful day to set aside some time for creating a […]

A Life Examined – On Memoir Writing

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” ~ Charles Dickens, David Copperfield “From the ages of 8-18, me and my family moved around a lot. Mostly we would just stretch, but occasionally one of us […]

What’s Really Going On, Nicole?

“Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin   I’ve had a cranky few days. I could explain it away as lack of sleep – too much noisy koala sex outside my bedroom window keeping me awake all […]

The Sunday Session – or How to Plan Your Week

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra   In Australia the expression Sunday Session is most commonly associated with a lazy day of hanging out with your mates, consuming rather a lot of alcohol. Preferably in a beer garden, with some live music and decent food. That […]

Dreams That Come True

“You are the magical fairy that makes things happen in your life. Don’t wait for someone else to make your dreams come true.” ~ Natalie Rivener   I’m launching my Year of ME Planner – 2016 tonight, and tomorrow it will go live here on my blog. In reflection, it’s the continuation of my great […]

A Sneak Peek at My Secret Project!

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry   I always thought that the first book I brought out into the world would be a story. But it isn’t my story. It’s yours! Here’s the sneak peek I promised you of the project I have been working on. It’s a […]

What Bravery Looks Like

“I don’t like and even resist, being broken wide-open. But, when the contents of my unconscious self spill out of me and I sift through all the disowned parts of who I am… it’s an uncomfortably enlightening and eye-opening experience. It feels a bit like emotional bloodletting. I guess every now and then, I need […]

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 8 – September 20, 2015

“Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakable tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke   Welcome to Week Eight of our journal challenge. If you missed the start you can go here to catch up on the […]

Journal Challenge Week 7 – September 13, 2015

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym   Welcome to Week Seven of our journal challenge. If you missed the start you can […]

Journal Challenge Week 6 – September 6, 2015

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many […]

Journal Challenge Week 5 – August 30, 2015

“Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people. It is our loneliness that helps us to find other people or to even […]

Journal Challenge Week 4 – August 23, 2015

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining […]

What Else Can You See?

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” ~ Marilyn Vos Savant   A wise and talented memoirist and creative writing teacher, Beth Kephart, has her students do an exercise where they go out into the world and take ten photographs. The students know they are going to come back […]

Journal Challenge Week 3 – August 16, 2015

“In writing, you must kill your darlings.” ~ William Faulkner Welcome to Week Three of our journal challenge. If you missed the start you can go here to catch up on the tools you’ll need, and here to do Week One’s activities. This week, starting on August 9, holds a strong and supportive energy for killing things […]

Looking Back at Me

“We look back on our life as a thing of broken pieces, because our mistakes and failures are always the first to strike us, and outweigh in our imagination what we have accomplished and attained.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Maxims and Reflections   It’s odd, this process of writing about yourself. Seldom do we […]

Inside My Story

“Put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.” ~ Colette, Casual Chance, 1964   I’m deep into the editing process for my memoir right now. It’s a strange process, crafting your own […]

Journal Challenge Week 2 – August 9, 2015

“Don’t you find it odd,” she continued, “that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try.” ~ Ethan Hawke, The Hottest State   Welcome to Week Two of our journal challenge. If you missed the start you can […]

Poking Bruises

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche I’m still editing this memoir. Because of that, I did something really dumb. I couldn’t remember a detail about someone’s appearance. An old friend from the past. Turtle. What colour were his eyes? I couldn’t tell in any of […]

Crazy Busy Writing!

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway There’s not much going on at my house right now. Except this. Reading. Underlining. Sighing. Crying. This book is all a pile of crap. Sudden bursts of stompy-footed door slamming and wandering around the paddocks. The […]

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 […]

We’re nearly at magical 2 Million!

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” ~ Angela N. Blount, Once Upon an Ever After   When I first started blogging, on December 11, 2011, I didn’t expect that anyone would read what I might post. Cauldrons and Cupcakes was an experiment. An online journal in […]

A New Journal Challenge For You!

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi Writing a journal is something I’ve done since I was a child. I don’t mean a simple diary, where you record the events of the day. You know what I mean… I ate this. I did this. Someone said that. No. I mean a place […]

Getting Ready for May 2015

“A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don’t have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Six

“A real love letter is made of insight, understanding, and compassion. Otherwise it’s not a love letter. A true love letter can produce a transformation in the other person, and therefore in the world. But before it produces a transformation in the other person, it has to produce a transformation within us. Some letters may […]

Getting Ready for April 2015

“And this mess is so big And so deep and so tall, We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!” ~ Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Three

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt “In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley “One day your life will […]

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, […]

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