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 […]

Coffee Trumps Blogging

“Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” ~ Lemony Snicket   Cafe Dog has had a hard time of it lately. While I’ve been feeling so poorly there have been no […]

Life Returns To Its Usual Rhythms

“The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe   We decided to come back to the city last night. Ange’s memorial was beautiful, and very Byron Bay. We gathered at the Lighthouse, all dressed in our most colourful happy clothes, as a […]

Cafe Dog’s Advice For The Day

“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.” ~ Susan Sontag   Cafe Dog, or Harry, as others know him, has been logging up early morning cafe-time […]

Cafe Dog’s Bluesfest Protest!

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. “Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” ~ Bob Marley   We’re attending Bluesfest over the Easter Break – five days of music, music and more music! On Thursday morning […]

I should be grumpy this morning…

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher I should be grumpy this morning. Really, really grumpy. I have now completed my third drug-free week from my lyme treatment, letting my liver have a break. At first I was so grateful to not have to […]

Adventures in Toowoomba!

“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   My darling husband has brought me to Toowoomba for a few days for a ‘romantic getaway’. Or so the story goes. If we get to […]

What My Morning Looks Like

“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.” ~ Thomas M. Cirignano, The Constant Outsider: Memoirs of a South Boston Mechanic   I woke at four this morning with the ending of my memoir firmly in my head. So I am writing. And writing. […]

Morning Rewards

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”  ~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes It’s still early. But already I’ve meditated. I’ve taken my morning ‘before food’ drugs. I’ve fasted and I’ve given vial upon vial of my blood to be tested for positive signs of health progress. It’s time for […]

Harry – Cafe Dog!

“Coffee is a language in itself.” ~ Jackie Chan   Good Morning! It’s Harry here. Mum is meditating, so I thought I’d save time and write her blog so that we can go to the cafe faster. I love cafes. Ever since I was little I’ve been going. Especially first thing in the morning. So now I’m […]

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