Managing The Negativity of Others

Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally. Kamand Kojouri Hello, Lovelies! Today I’d like to respond to a comment from Jem on yesterday’s post: Thank you Nicole for another great message! It sounds so true and have been working […]

Make Time for Emotional Luxury Today!

If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight. Leonardo da Vinci This […]

A Week For Kindness – Monday Oracle 9 September 2019

I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think […]

Just Be Kind, Okay?

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~ Desmond Tutu Hey, Lovely! Can you do me a favour? Be kind to yourself today. Be kind to those you meet. Smile. Give encouragement, or a compliment. Even if your own road is hard, or […]

I’m Not Ashamed

When I was first diagnosed with neurological incontinence (which comes and goes in me – I last had an attack a few years ago!) I looked everywhere for information and found almost none. It’s something no-one talks about.

Choosing Love and Kindness- Monday Oracle 20 May 2019

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” ~ C. JoyBell C. Hello, Lovelies! May is such a breakthrough month – it’s a time for positive progress, big leaps forward and fine-tuning of your self-awareness. Use experts and wise people to help […]

Why Being ‘Nice’ Can Be Poisonous To Your Soul

“Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called “perfection,” which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of.” ~ Dan Pearce Lovelies, today I […]

Sitting In The Dark With A Stranger

“We feel most alive when we are closest to death.” ~ Nenia Campbell I’m in Adelaide right now, staying on my own while I write and work and attend a conference. After dining with friends last night I went back to my hotel and, on a whim, decided to go and check out the outside pool […]

Feeling Unexpectedly Cranky? You Need To Read This!

“But I am very poorly today & very stupid & I hate everybody & everything. One lives only to make blunders.”  ~ Charles Darwin, The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 9: 1861   Hello, Lovelies! I’m checking in with you today. How are you feeling? Everything okay? If the answer is that you’re fine and fabulous that’s […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for November 2018

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”   ~  Malala Yousafzai Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories […]

Lighting The Way For Others – Monday Oracle 29 October 2018

“Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.” ~  Dalai Lama   Hello, Lovelies! October brings our focus back to our home environment, our heart-space and our soul’s journey. We’ll feel a need to nest, to clean and beautify the spaces where we spend most of our time (this could be your body, home, work or […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for October 2018

“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”   ~  Alberto Manguel Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for September 2018

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”   ~  Marcus Tullius Cicero Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories and all things book-related. […]

Why Kindness And Goodness Matters

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”  ~ Roy T. Bennett Life can be a difficult ride, and each of us at times will know pain, trouble, loneliness and struggle. That’s […]

I Have A Present For You!

“Self-care is how you take your power back.” ~ Lalah Delia Hello, Lovelies. Are you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed or completely over it all? Congratulations! I’ve just gifted you a Free Pass. You might want to cut this out and store it in your wallet. You may also want to share this with someone else who […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for August 2018

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”   ~  Marcus Tullius Cicero Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories and all things book-related. […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for July 2018

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”   ~   Carlos Ruiz Zafón Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories and […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for June 2018

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”    ~  Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for May 2018

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”   ~  Marcus Tullius Cicero Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories and all things book-related. […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for April 2018

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”   ~  Marcus Tullius Cicero Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories and all things book-related. […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for March 2018

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”   ~  William Styron, Conversations with William Styron Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, […]

10 Ways To Be Kind to Yourself

“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.“  ~ Brian Andreas Mostly when we think of kindness, we think of how we can act towards others. But today I want to focus on another equally important type […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for February 2018

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”   ~ Voltaire Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of […]

Join our Book Reading Challenge for 2018

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  ~ Nelson Mandela Do you love to read? In January of 2017 a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. It was a fine year of reading, friendship and sharing of our love of stories and all things […]

Final Month of Book Reading Challenge – December 2017

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”  ~  Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Hello, Lovelies! In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. I wanted our community to find a little time for themselves each month to devote to the simple pleasure of reading or being read […]

The Stop Go Man

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”  ~  Roy T. Bennett   Byron Bay has sunshine and farmers markets and great beaches and heaps of tourists and endless potholes. Our roads are in a constant state of disrepair, and there are always road crews out […]

Update for Our Book Reading Challenge – November 2017

“I read like the flame reads the wood.”  ~ Alfred Döblin Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. As our year comes towards its end we have read some fine books and learned about new reading possibilities from our friends who have posted their […]

The Man In The Dress – A Tale of Courage

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace […]

Join Our Book Reading Challenge – October 2017

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”  ~ Neil Gaiman, Coraline Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. Already we have read some fine books and learned about […]

Join Our Book Reading Challenge – September 2017

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”  ~Vera Nazarian Hello Lovelies! How is your year of reading going? I’m pretty happy with the pile of books and audio books that I’ve managed to get through so far. What about you? If you are new […]

Join Our Book Reading Challenge – August 2017

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”  ~Vera Nazarian Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. Already we have read some fine books, and learned about new reading possibilities from our friends […]

After work, rest!

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”  ~  John Lubbock   This morning I’m not blogging. I’m sleeping. Sleeping is healing, and […]

Join Our Book Reading Challenge – July 2017

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”  ~ G.R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons   Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. Already we have read some fine books, and learned about […]

Join Our Book Reading Challenge – June 2017

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” ~ Vera Nazarian Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. Already we have read some fine books, and learned about new reading possibilities from […]

Love-bombed! A lesson in trust…

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” ~ Thomas Merton   On Monday I wrote a blog post about the energies of the week ahead. (If you missed it you can catch up here.) It took a lot of effort […]

The Healing Medicine of Kindness – Monday Oracle 29 May 2017

“So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson   Hello, Lovelies! Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the […]

Join Our Book Reading Challenge – May 2017

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ~ Ernest Hemingway Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. Already we have read some fine books, and learned about new reading possibilities from our friends who have posted their own recommendations. My personal […]

Join Our Book Reading Challenge – April 2017

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” ~ Neil Gaiman Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. Already we have read some fine books, and learned about new reading possibilities from our friends who have posted their own recommendations. […]

Join Our Book Reading Challenge – March 2017

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~ Mark Twain Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. Already we have read some fine books, and learned about new reading possibilities from our friends who have posted […]

Only Someone Who Has Chronic Pain or Illness Knows…

“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify […]

Join Our Book Reading Challenge – February 2017

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King   Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. Let me explain the Challenge to you. It’s pretty easy!   It involves four simple steps: Read or otherwise consume a book each month. You […]

Unexpected Gifts – Nurse Bert!

“Acts of Kindness: A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.” ~ Roy T. Bennett   It’s been a hard few weeks, with the loss of our precious dog Bert. It’s also been rough because I am still fighting the antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that I […]

Join My 2017 Book Reading Challenge!

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis   A funny thing happened on my Facebook page the other day. We posted a rather lovely graphic, and suddenly there was a swarm of responses. Why? I just happened to ask what book […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 21 November

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 19 September 2016

“Stay out of the court of self-judgment, for there is no presumption of innocence.” ~ Robert Brault   Hello Lovelies, Here’s this week’s oracle card and my take on the energetic outlook for the days ahead. ‘Never-ending Story’, from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Oracle deck is the card I have chosen for this week. Do you remember […]

The Energies of September – 2016

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince     Hello, Lovelies Welcome to September. It’s such a lovely heart-centered month. A month for simplifying. For focusing […]

Should You Ride In On Your White Horse And Save Them?

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” ~ Steve Maraboli   Recently I received a message on facebook that I thought it was worth answering here on my blog. Random Question – What does one do with the compulsive […]

I Will Not Be That Cranky Old Judgemental Lady!

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   Recently I blogged a list of ten things you probably didn’t know about me. To refresh your memory, here is number nine again: My first entrepreneurial exercise was a stall selling lemonade and […]

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 […]

Life Lucky Dips – Why You Need Them!

  “Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.” ~ Henry Clay   In Australia we have a quaint custom called a Lucky Dip. It is often found at fairs and school fetes. A box full of mystery gifts from which we can choose. Every gift […]

A Christmas Gift for Yourself

“You’re gorgeous, you old hag, and if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle.” ~ David Nicholls, One Day   I was talking with a girlfriend yesterday. A very organised […]

Mean Girls, Temper Tantrums, Narcissists and Sociopaths

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ~ Henry James   I was raised to be well-mannered. A nice girl. A polite girl. A kind girl. A girl who was first and foremost considerate of the […]

It’s Phone A Friend Day

“True friends walk in when the rest of the world has walked out.” ~ Walter Winchell There’s no great governing body that has declared today Phone A Friend Day. No. Sorry. It’s just me. But still, I think it’s a good idea, and I hope you pay attention and adopt this worthy challenge. In a […]

The Gift Of Blood

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ~ William Shakespeare   We have a loved one going through aggressive chemotherapy right now. One day a fortnight powerful chemicals flow into her veins. Each following day her blood slowly loses life. A week after the chemo she has a […]

Inclusion, Chocolate, Peace and Understanding

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” ~  Max de Pree   Yesterday, on a whim, I posted a picture […]

Sometimes You Don’t Need Solutions, You Just Need To Be Heard

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~  Leo Buscaglia   Ben and I met a close girlfriend for coffee yesterday. We’re each going through quite a […]

It Had To Happen…

“The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.” ― Aleister Crowley, Magick: Liber ABA: Book 4   Just read back over this before I posted and thought I might insert this small disclaimer: Oops, cranky alert… Also, minor potty mouth. I’m […]

Seeing Auras – The Day My Life Changed

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more […]

All The Ways You Never Knew You Matter

“Even very little things can change your destiny and throw you to a different path, to a different fate; you must never forget that even very little things have great powers!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan   Sometimes we play a bigger role in the lives of other people than we can know. Your actions, choices and […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Three

“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 “In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley “One day your life will […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Two

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ~ John Holmes   Welcome to Week Two of my Letter Writing Challenge. For six weeks, every Monday, I am posting a theme and ideas, and […]

Those Misleading Rainbow Flags

“We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours.” ~ Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life “When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week One

“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.” ~ Lewis Carroll “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~ Oscar Wilde   Welcome to Week One of my Letter Writing Challenge. Over the next six weeks, every Monday, […]

Helping Milly Dog

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” ~ Dean Koontz   When I do my psychic consultations I always encourage people to bring photos if they want to ask about loved ones, and every so […]

Join Me For A Letter Writing Challenge?

“More than kisses, letters mingle souls.” ~John Donne “Only write to me, write to me, I love to see the hop and skip and sudden starts of your ink.” ~ A.S. Byatt, Possession “Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole […]

A Lovely Afternoon!

“It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope   I thought I’d give you a little snapshot of yesterday’s successful afternoon tea, which was, in […]

The Tea Party – A Post About Friendship

“Anne and her family lived alone on an island. She enjoyed having tea time with her friends the spiny lobster and baby hawk.” ~  National Geographic, August 1938   Today I’m attending an afternoon tea for one of my friends. Perhaps you’re all thinking it shall be like this: glamorous well-frocked girls having the perfect […]

What To Do With Monsters Under The Bed

“The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn’t real. I know that, and I also know that if I’m careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.” ~ Stephen King, Night Shift   I love that quote above by Stephen King about monsters, […]

The Importance of Meeting for Coffee

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”  ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey   I was talking to a friend on the phone yesterday. She’s like so many of my friends right now. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. A […]

Thank You ❤

“Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.” ~ Adam Lindsay Gordon   This morning I just want to say Thank You. It has certainly been a powerful twenty-four hours of insights, revelation and shift for me as I step into the truth of who […]

My Christmas Eve Gift to Myself

“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the […]

The Power of Sharing Our Shames

“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” ~ C.G. Jung “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” ~ Brené Brown   We did something very powerful yesterday, here at our retreat. Earlier in the day we’d been doing some journalling, looking at our triggers and the things […]

What It Means To Be There For Someone

“There is a primal reassurance in being touched, in knowing that someone else, someone close to you, wants to be touching you. There is a bone-deep security that goes with the brush of a human hand, a silent, reflex-level affirmation that someone is near, that someone cares.” ~ Jim Butcher “Too often we underestimate the […]

Kindness Challenge – Week Six

“Are we being good ancestors?” ~Jonas Salk   Hello Lovelies! Welcome to the sixth and final of our Kindness Challenge. To participate in today’s challenge all you need to do is select and perform one of the following kindness activities. This week’s challenge is all about leaving a legacy that can benefit others in some way. I encourage you […]

My Whole Life I Was Wrong

“If I am right, Thy grace impart Still in the right to stay; If I am wrong, O, teach my heart To find that better way!” ~ Alexander Pope, Moral Essays   My whole life I was wrong. I laboured under the illusion that I needed to be perfect. More beautiful. Thinner. My relationships harmonious. My […]

Kindness Challenge – Week Five

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir   It’s fitting, in a way, that I couldn’t bring you last week’s kindness challenge due to in part to the extreme weather events we were experiencing in our part of the world. But here we are. On with the challenge!   […]

Kindness Challenge – Week Four

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of […]

Kindness Challenge – Week Three

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” […]

Goth Boots and New Beginnings

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~ Herman Melville   Have you ever found yourself in the right place at just the right time, even though it […]

Kindness Challenge – Week Two

“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.” ~ E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for […]

Kindness Challenge – Week One

“What this world needs is a new kind of army — the army of the kind.” ~ Cleveland Amory   Hello Friends, and welcome to Week One of our six week Kindness Challenge. To participate in today’s challenge all you need to do is select and perform one of the following kindness activities. The beneficiaries […]

Will you join me for a Kindness Challenge?

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” ~Khalil Gibran, The Essential Kahlil Gibran   I have always believed that kindness is a powerful act of magic. Would you like to […]

Nurture in cups and bowls

“I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup, which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.” ~ Dylan Moran   It’s been a hard two weeks for me. Meds issues. Doctor issues. Mobility and pain issues. Crushing insomnia. Nausea. And a myriad other bothersome things. Ah, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Something Very Beautiful

“Sometimes people are beautiful.Not in looks.Not in what they say.Just in what they are.” ~ Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger   When you begin to see with your heart, beauty is everywhere. There is something very beautiful in a Nana rocking a child to sleep in her arms, unselfconsciously singing in the corner of a crowded shopping mall… […]

The Power of Story

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”  ~ Philip Pullman   The past few days have been rough for me. It’s a lyme thing. Partly because of the pathogens that have invaded and taken up residence in my body and partly because of the ongoing treatment to evict […]

My ‘Sunday Markets’ Outing

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again […]

A Comforting Realization of Life’s Truth

“There’s a flame of magic inside every stone & every flower, every bird that sings & every frog that croaks. There’s magic in the trees & the hills & the river & the rocks, in the sea & the stars & the wind, a deep, wild magic that’s as old as the world itself. It’s […]

Why it’s important to be a Lightworker

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~ Buddha A Lightworker, most simply stated, is someone who intentionally brings Light and positive energy into the world. You don’t need to feel aligned with the metaphysical and psychic […]

Living my Sacred Promise

“You protect your being when you love yourself better. That’s the secret.” ~ Isabelle Adjani It’s the final day of Retreat, and I’m profoundly grateful that my body has held up for the duration. Just at dinner last night my Lymey eye began to pulse and pain, and I ended up running our after-dinner channelling session […]

5 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself Today

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  ~ Oscar Wilde I’m working today, conducting some psychic appointments. There’s such a joy for me in that – both the joy of spiritual connection, and the joy of being of service. And I’m also choosing to be extra kind to […]

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 […]

Real Friendship

“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 […]

The Magic of a Cup of Tea

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”  ~ Mother Teresa There are a few things that have helped me to feel human again in the past twenty-four hours after days of being wretchedly ill. Such simple things, but they nurtured me, body and soul: a long […]

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 […]

Soundtrack to Pain

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”~ Bob Marley Music saved my life earlier this week. Music and drugs. Those of you who follow my blog will know that I am suffering from end-stage Lyme disease. I’ve recently embarked on a protocol of high dose antibiotics, antibacterials, herbs and […]

Finding moments for yourself

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha   Life can be hectic. Sometimes we just have […]

Vomiting in Public Places OR The Controversial ‘Vomit Post’

“Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who’s sorry for a gnat or girl?” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning […]

Fear of Crossing Roads

“No one has traveled the road of success without ever crossing the street of failures.” ~ Unknown I have an embarrassing confession. I’m not good at crossing roads by myself. It’s a legacy of the neurological damage caused by chronic Lyme Disease and various co-infections. Like most things it’s worse when I’m tired or unwell. My reaction […]

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