Mummy Won’t Wake Up!

“Never let your ego get in the way of asking for help when in desperate need. We have all been helped at a point in our lives.” Edmond Mbiaka I almost didn’t take the call. It was an Australian number, but not one I knew. And it was two in the morning here in Sedona. […]

How to Self-Care When Life Is Challenging!

“Self-care is how you take your power back.” ~ Lalah Delia It’s simple enough to be well-intentioned and kind to yourself when life is going smoothly. Or if you are on holidays. Or in a really good head space. But when we are hard up against it – when we have crushing deadlines, or horrible […]

Catching my breath…

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”  ~ Robert Frost   Hello, Lovelies. It’s been an emotional few days for me. One of our community lost her partner to suicide on the weekend. Another, her teenaged son. Two unexpected deaths. Two families left behind, broken and […]

10 Easy Steps For Self Care During Troubled Times

“They called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.” ~ Te’ V. Smith   It’s simple enough to be well-intentioned and kind to yourself when life is going smoothly. Or if you are on holidays. Or in a really good head space. But when we are hard up against it – when we have crushing […]

Seeking Help Is Not Failure

“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” ~ César Chávez   I had a long chat with a close friend yesterday. She’s been struggling for a while – I’ve heard it in her voice, I’ve seen it in the way her usual happy disposition had given way to a furrowed brow, a […]

Love Letters to Myself…

“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 So today I begin the next round of drugs that are making me well. Problem is, in taking these […]

When you don’t know what you want…

“Even though there are no ways of knowing for sure, there are ways of knowing for pretty sure.”  ~ Lemony Snicket Yesterday’s post was all about using your imagination to create a day designed around one thing – giving yourself emotional satisfaction and pleasure. I was thrilled with your responses – it’s such a fun game […]

Thoughts on Housekeeping

If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet him with, “Who could have done this? We have no enemies.” ~ Phyllis Diller I’m finally home at my beautiful farm. We arrived early yesterday  morning, and I enjoyed a whole sunshiny day at home, doing homey kinds of things. I’d […]

On illness and being unreliable…

“I’m a very loyal and unreliable friend.” ~ Bono One of the issues you need to deal with when you or a family member lives with chronic illness is your unreliability factor. When I speak of chronic illness, I am talking about any condition that lasts for more than a few weeks, that doesn’t conform […]

Smoke Alarms and Lost Souls

My soul is full of whispered song; My blindness is my sight; The shadows that I feared so long Are all alive with light. ~Alice Cary, Dying Hymn   *Names have been changed in the following story to protect the identity of those involved. A few weeks ago I went to bed early, and fell into […]

Remembering to take care of YOU!

“Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke   Recently I received a message from a lovely lady, asking about balance: I thought of you […]

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 […]

Mummy told me to talk to the Angels…

“The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.”  ~Jean Paul Richter *NB – The names have been changed to protect the identities of the family involved in the following post but I have permission to share their story. On the morning […]

Guided Meditation for Emotional Support

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? ~ Richard Bach Life is a glorious adventure, but sometimes the road is hard.  Sometimes we become overwhelmed by our troubles, we feel alone, and we think that we don’t have not enough strength to face […]

Who Doesn’t Love a Road Trip?

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” ~ Anatole France By the time you read this I’ll be out on the road.  Me, my husband, our trusty old ute…  Who doesn’t love a road trip? This trip is timely for me after a big few weeks of life at its […]

Are you too NICE?

Kindness is a loving balm, understanding is a mental tonic, compassion grows our hearts, love is food for the soul, but niceness? Far too often niceness is a poison administered to ourselves by our own hand. There is a trend (and I recognise it because I once was in that same place!) where people beginning […]

Don’t be a prisoner to memories…

One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. ~Emily Dickinson, “Time and Eternity” Memory is notoriously unreliable. Ask any detective or psychologist. Ten people could witness an event and each will have a differing version.  And that version will change over […]

Doing Nothing is Productive!

Are you one of those people who needs to be productive? I certainly am. Not from any external pressure –  I just LIKE getting stuff done, and I always have several projects on the go, a big fat to-do list, as well as a schedule that stretches out towards the horizon.  Life, and its possibilities, […]

Get yourself an ugly journal…

I have a special journalling quest for you today.  Are you up to the challenge? Get yourself an ugly journal. A cheap one. One you can never feel fond of. Trust me, you do not want to get a pretty journal for what we are about to do… Today we are going to create a […]

Eight Ingredients for Better Health

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.  Buddha Our bodies are the vehicle for our Souls. By honouring and looking after our physical vehicle we are then much better able to access and work with our mental and spiritual gifts. […]

Everything changes…

Nothing that is can pause or stay; The moon will wax, the moon will wane, The mist and cloud will turn to rain, The rain to mist and cloud again, Tomorrow be today. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Take heart, because everything changes. No matter how stuck you feel right now, how burdened or exhausted or unhappy, […]

Drinking in Colour – how to do a Healing Walk

Have you ever had a rough day? Silly question.  Of course you have. Like you, I have my occasional difficult patch, that place in my life where emotionally (and sometimes phsyically) I am stretched thin. Sometimes it’s from psychic work, sometimes the dramas of life – it never really matters how I get there, once […]

The Unexpected Phone Call

I’m in Brisbane this week doing psychic readings. I don’t normally take phone calls on my office phone – I let them go to message bank and my wonderful PA, Nicky, deals with them.  But today, as I was sitting at my desk the phone rang, and I picked it up without thinking. “Hello,” I […]

Advice for strong people who aren’t coping…

Strong people are used to coping. They are used to leading.  They are used to taking charge.  Strong people are able to put their own hurt and exhaustion aside when others rely them, or the job needs to get done. They are not good at sharing their pain or asking for help. You know who […]

Working with Crystal Grids – Day Four

Crystals have their own energetic field, just as humans do, and one of the great things about crystals is that you can also use them to create geometric shapes within which you can create an energetic room or field big enough to exert energy and influence over a wider space.  This technique is known as […]

The Magic of an Epsom Salts Bath

One of my favourite things is soaking in an Epsom Salts bath after a long day of psychic work. It works to soothe me on all levels – body, mind and spirit. Because the magnesium from the Epsom Salts is absorbed directly through your skin it allows even people who find it hard taking magnesium […]

Wild Dogs and a little Philosophy

My morning meditation was interrupted by a sound no farmer ever wants to hear; the barking of wild dogs. It was still dark, and I could hear them close on the ridge behind me – quite a large pack in the paddock where my cows and their young calves are grazing. Not long after, the […]

Sometimes Your Only Job is to Ask for Help

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem. ~ Virginia Satir I have a friend going through a tough time right now. For her everything seems to be going wrong. There are substance abuse issues, and she thought by cleaning up and getting that out of the picture, somehow everything would be fixed.  But […]

The Broken Robot Repair Shop

There is an alarming trend I’m seeing, of broken people wanting to be fixed so that they can keep doing the things that broke them. I call it Broken Robot Syndrome – people so busy, so stretched, so weighed down by debt and responsibility and complexity that they are deep in fatigue, immersed in exhaustion, […]

Attracting Love – Part 1

There is only one happiness in life—to love and be loved. ~ George Sands (Image by Idea Go) Love is one of the essential things that all humans need to sustain us, and to make life worthwhile. What is the heart chakra for, if not to give and receive love? We need to make ourselves […]

Healing the Heart Chakra

  “Tears are words the heart can’t express” ~ Anon “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears” Native American Saying Often we look outside ourselves to find comfort, and to release and heal emotional and energetic blockages and traumas.  While there are many loving and qualified people available to help […]

How to nurture Inner Peace

“Peace of mind is not a goal I need achieve.  It’s a place inside I never want to leave.  Close my eyes, I still my thoughts and then I say I will choose to live in peace today.” – Robert Alan           (Beautiful image by anankkml) Most of us live bombarded by […]

A week-long course in journalling – Day 3

Australia is the land of ‘droughts and flooding rains’.  Trust me, when I say that this plays havoc with our storm-water drains! (Image by prozac1) “Ah, yes, Nicole,” I can hear you thinking, “but what has that got to do with journalling?”  Everything, my dear. Day 3 – Clearing the pipes Think of the pathway […]

Living authentically in 2012

Most people I know who are ruled by ‘time’ (days governed by clocks, diaries, and heavy scheduling) are disconnected from themselves, each other, and the natural world.  Work, rush and worry occupy every space in their lives.  There is never enough time!  And that feeling of ‘running out of time’ always leads to pressure, stress, […]

What to do if you can’t love yourself… 5 steps towards healing

Everyone knows that self-love is vital to building self-esteem and self-confidence, for setting healthy boundaries and feeling good about yourself. Problem is, if you don’t feel good about yourself to start with, if you don’t like yourself much and you’re feeling pretty depressed and miserable, then trying to love yourself is like holding onto a […]

Embracing the Small Things – an Antidote to Despair

Like you, I’ve known hard days. For a while I even had a run of days that piled up into years.  Poor health, awful health, nearly deadness, and then the fallout of the mess that is created from a person incapable of functioning. It doesn’t matter what the reason for the non-functioning is – what matters […]

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