I tried so very hard to forget the above hairstyle! I almost forgot that I was someone before I was a Mum. I spent so long trying to be a Mum. When I was trying to be a Mum, I almost forgot that I was still someone. I made my identity out of being an infertile woman. That sucked! I … 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
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 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.
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.
‘To love another person is to see the face of God’ – Victor Hugo This last lingering lyric from the dying scene of Les Miserables has been haunting me ever since I saw the movie version a couple of weeks ago.
NB – This post was orginally published on Tiny Buddha.com on 9 October, 2012. If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. Lao Tsu. Long before health experts were telling us ‘you are what you eat’, even before Buddha spoke his wisdom, ‘what we think we become’, ancient Chinese sage Lao Tsu mused that … Read More
*I start this post with the warning – these are some of my thoughts on the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy – if you are sick of reading about it, because words are never enough, I understand. As I’m sure you have heard, according to the Mayan prophesy, this Friday 21 December is supposed to be the end of the … Read More
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