From the very depth of my being, I challenge the right of any man or any group of men, in business or in government, to tell a fellow human being that he or she is expendable. Jimmy Reid Hey, Lovelies.COVID is ripping through the Australian population right now. It’s causing panic, supply chain issues, food […]
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 good anyway.Give the world […]
The Energies of June, 2020
“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” Brené Brown 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 […]
How You Shape My Morning
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~ Margaret Mead Good morning, Lovelies! It’s just after 5am. I am here at my desk, about to begin writing my blog, and I thought today I would share how you shape my morning routine. I was […]
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 […]
Are You Using The Hive Mind Yet?
“Hive Mind – a collective consciousness, analogous to the behavior of social insects, in which a group of people become aware of their commonality and think and act as a community, sharing their knowledge, thoughts, and resources” ~ dictionary.com “Twitter in particular has often been termed a “hive mind” that connects users to draw on the help […]
The Energies of October – 2017
“This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do […]
Don’t Isolate Yourself When the Going’s Hard
“No person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.” ~ Adrienne Rich I’ve noticed a worrying phenomena lately. People are going to great lengths to make their life […]
Will You Join Us for the 2014 Soul Sanctuary Retreat?
“When we pay attention, whatever we are doing – whether it be cooking or cleaning or making love – is transformed and becomes part of our spiritual path. We begin to notice details and textures that we never noticed before; everyday life becomes clearer, sharper and at the same time more spacious.” ~ R. Fields […]
I’ll Keep This Short And Sweet
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ~ Barack Obama Not much time for blog writing today. A dear […]
Who’s your Support Crew in 2014?
“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends” ~ John Lennon and Paul McCartney Few of us get there on our own. The journey is always made easier when we have […]
Kindness – Pass it on!
“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino I have a favour to ask […]
Do Not Be Friends With Mean People!
“It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.”~ Charles Kingsley I spent some time with a little girl yesterday who is having a hard time with other girls being mean and bullying her at school. Madeline (I changed her name here, […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“When people refer to ‘Back in the Day,’ it was a Wednesday. Just a little fun fact for you.” ~ Dane Cook It’s been a rough ride this past week or so. That’s why I’ve decided to gift myself an ordinary Wednesday! There’s a gentle rain falling, and I started my day by staying in bed, […]
My Friday Morning at the Mullumbimby Farmers’ Markets
Excitement! I went on a short outing today to my favourite local Farmers’ Market at Mullumbimby. After the last few horrendous days of Lyme herxing I appreciated the fresh air and change of scenery… My first stop was an excellent breakfast from The Nomadic Kitchen – Rice, banana and tomato sauce, and fried egg. I can’t […]
Lost your Creative Mojo?
“Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.” ~ Julia Cameron Have you taken the pledge and signed up for my Creative Challenge Project yet? It’s not too late, and hopefully, if you stick with me, by the end of this year you’ll have something finished, a new skill or interest, or a […]
Creative Project Challenge – February Check In
“The concept of creativeness and the concept of the healthy, self-actualizing fully human person, seem to be coming closer and closer together, and may turn out to be the same thing.” ~ Abraham Maslow At the beginning of this year I threw out an idea to you – to become part of my Creative Challenge Project […]
Join my 2013 ‘Creative Project’ Challenge!
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” ~ Ray Bradbury It’s the start of a fresh year, and all these days are stretching out in front of us, begging to be filled. And just like last […]
Cups of Tea and Connection – A Challenge!
“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.” ~ Douglas Pagels Today I have a small challenge for you. It will only take five minutes, although you’re welcome to spend longer. My challenge goes like this: Take 5 minutes out of your […]
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 […]
Not where I’d expected to be…
I keep trying to write a post, and nothing comes out right. I keep trying to explain what’s in my heart and there are no words. But that’s okay. Words will come later. I’m standing at the wheel of life, watching it turn, and knowing it will keep on turning. Nothing I can do to […]
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 […]
How to deal with Toxic People
“Toxic relationships not only make us unhappy; they corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine healthier relationships and prevent us from realizing how much better things can be.” — Michael Josephson What is a toxic relationship? It’s one that diminishes you, that erodes you, that defeats you. We all experience conflicts, disagreements and […]
Coconut and Jam Slice Recipe & Country Funerals
Our town had a funeral this week. This is the sort of funeral I don’t mind – an old lady, well-loved, dying of old age after a full life. Country funerals are always well attended, and country people are big eaters, so there needs to be plenty of food at the wake, especially for the […]