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. […]

October Stones – A New Competition For You

“Creativity takes courage” ~ Henri Matisse   Hello Lovelies Every day in October I am meditating with these two stones – stones that feel comfortable as I hold them in my hands, stones which are being infused with the energy of my love, intentions and meditations. At the end of October, I shall give them away […]

Boobs!

“The truth of the story lies in the details.” ~ Paul Auster   Sorry. I couldn’t resist. When else would I get to shout ‘Boobs!’ as a title for a blog post? Because today, dear readers, it’s all about boobs. My boobs. Today is mammogram and ultrasound day as my very thorough specialist ticks every […]

The Coral Bird

“Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.” ~ Guy de Maupassant   When I was growing up my mother’s parents, Ceddie and Marga, owned a boat (first a yacht and later a motor cruiser) and they would often take us out into Moreton […]

Guided Meditation for Orienting Mind Awareness

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” ~ Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes This is the second in a series of seven weekly guided meditations I am recording for you. The focus of this week’s meditation is the mind. This guided meditation will help you to be aware of the positive gifts of your mind, and teaches […]

Join Me for a Magical Carpet Ride?

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”  ~ Albert Einstein I’m a firm believer in the power of imagination. Connecting in to pleasurable memories, imaginings or visualisations has a proven positive affect upon our mood, our creative ability and our energetic vibration. It reduces stress, inflammation and anxiety and helps […]

Poor Form, or Confessions from a Bookstore, Byron Style.

  So, I unexpectedly find myself in downtown Byron Bay, at a bookshop cafe, while I wait for a friend. Except for a brief visit to a second-hand book store on the way to a friend’s funeral a few weeks ago it has been many months since I’ve been in a bookshop. It’s been too […]

In Defence of Fairies

Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom.  It is as true as sunbeams.  ~Douglas Jerrold Those of you who know me will also know that I believe in fairies.  In fact, you’ll know that I count a fairy as one of my dearest friends. I found myself in an odd position on the weekend. I’m […]

Imagination Land

There’s a place I like to set sail for, a favoured destination for short or extended trips…   I call it Imagination Land. I first discovered this land as a small child, when my parents read stories to me.  Their words came to life, making worlds in my head. Characters became friends. Long after the […]

How to Nurture your Creativity

“Why sometimes I believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!” The Queen, from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll There is a winged dragon waiting at the edge of your conscious mind, and her name is Creativity.  If you climb into the jewelled saddle, and nudge her with your heels she shall take […]

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