Navigating Christmas Without A Loved One

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s […]

Death Of A Friend – Saying Goodbye to Bert

“We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan.” ~ Irving Townsend   And […]

A Quiet Wednesday Today

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~ Kahlil Gibran   Wednesday is my day for posting about death and dying. Today just happens to be Ben’s birthday as well. And for us, death and dying just came […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 16 January

“Grief does not change you… It reveals you.” ~ John Green Hello, dear friends! I apologise that today’s post is late in coming. In fact I was unsure if I would even be able to write it at all. But here it is. Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the […]

Listening as a Healing Tool

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. […]

Weekend Roasts, Owls and My Email Address!

“Are you still forgetting things?” “I don’t know, I can’t remember,” I said.” ~ Stephen King, Duma Key   Last night Angela’s husband came around to the farm for a roast dinner. It’s only a week since Angela passed away, and everything is so hard and new for him. Before her breast cancer diagnosis Ange had […]

Sometimes We Just Need A Hug

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”  ~ Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version   Yesterday morning, very early, my husband took me out to an inner-city cafe for a good coffee. We took a sidewalk table, and Ben went inside to place our order. […]

Thoughts on Mother’s Day

“There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.”~ Albert Ellis   It’s Mother’s Day in Australia today. It’s a day when so many families will get together with their Mothers, give heartfelt gifts of appreciation, share meals and practice love and […]

Remembering Nana…

My beloved Nana passed away, quietly, gently, while I was far away from home. She took her last breath peacefully on the morning of November 16. 2012.  Slipping gracefully from her body, she flew off on her fairy wings (everyone who knew Joycie knew she had fairy wings!) to join all of our loved ones […]

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 […]

Burning the Past – A Ritual for Cleansing Pain

A friend of mine has gone through some hard times recently, and now that they are behind her she asked me if I had a ritual to help her let go of that painful period in her life. I love the use of rituals in our lives.  Rituals cause us to take pause, giving weight […]

That Sweet Sudden Grief…

“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.”  ~ Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever I didn’t expect to be blogging about grief today. But grief snuck up on me last night and broadsided me. This morning I can still taste its bitter-sweetness. It’s […]

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 […]

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. […]

Bittersweet cupcake celebrations…

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi This should be a post about birthdays and love, and it is all of those things.  But it’s also a post about love and loss, and the way grief can affect us. The Fourth of July has long been a special day for […]

Knowing When to Walk Away

“Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realise our worth and value, but because we finally realise our own.” ~ Robert Tew You know the old saying I am sure.  The definition of madness (some actually say stupidity) […]

Dare to Love…

Love. It’s what we all want.  It’s what we all need. I urge you – dare to love. It’s not hard to do – the act of loving is hard-wired into us.  All we need to do is be brave enough to open our hearts… Love is the greatest feeling in the world. Love is intoxicating, […]

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 […]

What to do when you don’t know where you’re going…

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. ~ Dr. Seuss Feeling lost is a very normal human emotion. And it is […]

What to do when you’re forced to let go…

When you decide to let go, it empowers YOU. When we make the choice to let go, we change the dynamics of our lives, and by default, the lives of those around us. So what happens if you are at the receiving end of letting go? We’ve all been there. Someone dies. We’re fired from […]

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