Reflection

“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

Just Breathe

“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

Serene and Safe

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

Branching Out

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 

The Calm Hour

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

Finding some Peace and Quiet 

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.