Don’t you know, we’re talking ‘bout a revolution, sounds like a whisper. So sings Tracey Chapman in her 1988 classic even if she despairs of so much empty talk that isn’t heard and even though the poor people still don’t have their share. It’s an evolution. (unlike the new Abbott Cabinet here in Australia, which in terms of female representation, … Read More
How often do you feel like you just need to push the pause button? (like in Australia, on all politicians – can’t this election be over already!) Maybe you are about to yell at the kids, and you just want that gap, peace for a moment to collect your thoughts, snap out of it. Maybe you’ve worked a problem into … Read More
Do you ever (or always) stand in the shower and think less than flattering thoughts about your naked body? (well of course you do!) Do you let negative thoughts (about anything and bloody everything) wash over you with the steady stream from the shower rose? Is taking a shower a time for clarity or confusion? Are you in and out … Read More
Do you work off TO-DO lists? Can’t get by until you tick off every item? Is your life locked into calendar appointments, alarm reminders and task alerts? Does your TO-DO list include time to just BE? I’m all FOR organisation (which is different from BEING organised – I’m not highly organised at all), but I reckon time divided up into … Read More
My yoga retreat is over and I’m all zenned or zenned out, or something like that. This should be my 100th post, but I’m saving it for something special, so I thought I’d just wish you Namaste and simply show you what zen looks, feels, tastes and sounds like. Oh and it smells like woodfire smoke on a cold mountain night. … Read More
I’m off on a yoga retreat (read treat) in just under two weeks and I’m just a teeny bit excited! So in anticipation or celebration I thought I’d share with you what I call the yin and yang of yoga (just my term, nothing technical). I hope I can inspire you to give yoga a go, if you haven’t already. … Read More
I can’t help it – it’s in my genes! For a Mum who wonders more than most about nature vs nurture (our kids being adopted and all), I wonder about the DNA that leaves me feeling like someone is always saying to me ‘Thou Shalt Not’ of ‘Thou should not have’ from on high, from within myself – where is … Read More
With mother’s day approaching I’m contemplating a whole weekend with the kids, all to myself. Yeh! squeaks my inner voice. My outer voice will be more likely to yell in frustration at the kids and curse hubby who could have timed his work shifts better and given me the ‘day off’ or at least some quality family time.
I’ve come to the point in my life where the length of my marriage could be a prison term for murder. That makes me feel old, and our marriage feel somewhere between a life partnership and a life sentence. It’s all about balance right! One thing I know for sure, there has been a lot of yin and yang, waxing … Read More
OK – so this post is a little deep. When was the last time you got up at dawn and listened to the world waking up? The last time you heard the birds greet the morning and each other, oblivious to your eavesdropping? When did you last stop to really listen, watch and feel everything around you? When did you … Read More
To count down to the fourteen days to Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d post a tribute to things that go so well together…love in balance if you like.