“Time spent in self reflection is never wasted. It is an intimate date with yourself.” Paul TP Wong The past few weeks have been a time of quiet contemplation. Although I’ve been busy writing for a number of magazines things have been otherwise quiet. I’ve had some ups but also a lot of stress that’s … More Reflection
“Smell the sea, feel the breeze, hear the ocean, be at ease.” There’s something infinitely restful about time spent by the ocean. Even if it’s just an hour spent by its side, I always leave feeling as though I’ve been hugged by my best friend and my energy replenished. This is where I was last … More Just Breathe
It’s been a challenging weekend to say the least. Unrelenting rain in Melbourne, extensive flooding inside, saturated carpet, a punctured tyre, ripped couches and naughty dogs have tested my endurance. BUT, believe it or not, amidst all this mayhem is a feeling of acceptance and quiet peace. Okay, I’ll admit, initially I wasn’t so calm … More Serene and Safe
Life is like an open Gratitude Journal, a story of abundance and hope, just waiting to be written. This is my journal with pages still blank, dreams still unfulfilled and hopes wrapped up waiting to unfold. It’s a beautiful, exciting, scary time.
And the wind said, may you be as strong as the oak, yet flexible as the birch. May you stand as tall as the redwood, live gracefully as the willow and may you always bear fruit all your days on this earth. Native American Prayer
Most people have heard of ‘Happy Hour’ but how about the calm hour. That hour, on sunrise or sunset, when light illuminates the beauty around us, when anything seems possible and everything feels right and balanced. Now, more than ever, we need that calmness and balance in the world. There are so many places where … More The Calm Hour
I used to be scared of the dark. Growing up I often had nightmares of snakes underneath my bed, of being locked out of the house and left at the mercy of monsters in the darkness. Thankfully these days I have my own set of keys and the only snakes I’ve seen lately were behind … More Coming out of the Dark
Last week my veggie garden was overgrown and full of weeds. The passionfruit vine had gone wild and its roots were strangling potential growth. Not that there’s been much growing there. In fact, there’s been nothing there for over a year. How have I let it get so run down and neglected? The soil underneath … More Weeds, Seeds and Finding lost dreams
If you love a flower don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower let it be. Love is not about possession. It’s about appreciation. Oslo I love flowers as much as the next girl but I have … More Sea Shells, Love and Letting Go
I’m such an over-thinker. I worry incessantly about things. But I’m realising, as I get older (and hopefully wiser) that it doesn’t have to control me. Even though life is busy and, like most people I have family commitments, bills and busy routines, there are things I can do to try and slow it down.