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
The dog ate my homework! Have you ever tried to call an excuse a reason? Reasons are real right? Valid, logical facts that can’t be disputed, right? Excuses are just expressions of fear, lame rationalisations at best, grounded in emotion not logic, right? Or maybe wrong? Well about the reasons anyway. Confused? You see I think that I find reasons … Read More
Where I live it feels like it’s been raining cats and dogs and circus animals for the last month! And we haven’t even copped the worst of it. For those of us in Queensland and New South Wales (Australia) it feels like we’ll never see fine weather again – so how can we feel fine? The grey makes you feel gloomy, the … Read More
In the end, the journey was as long as it needed to be. It sounds like one of those poignant closing lines from an epic story of love and adventure, the fairy tale kind with twists and turns and hopes of a happy conclusion dashed around every corner, until the narrative rounds that very last bend, the orchestra reaches its … Read More
So I’m banging on about balance again, all the while teetering on the edge…to fly or not? Think about it – it’s easy enough, or easier at least, to stay balanced when we don’t move much, or at all, from our fixed position. We plant our feet firmly on the ground (a good thing), but then we dig our heels … Read More
I feel a little bad starting a post about quitting complaining by grumbling about my son. But if enduring his world-class whinging and whining has been worth anything, it’s been to teach me that embracing change is the secret to stopping complaining…to waking up one morning with nothing to carp about and everything to appreciate.
Lately I’ve been all fired up – not about anything or at anyone in particular – just a futile, yet fierce fury at the world (Ok I’m fuming at Mr Yang today and work frustrations have me almost boiling over, but I truly think there’s some cosmic fireworks going on – the last fiery breathe of the Chinese Year of … Read More
This day last year was as close to perfect as a day can get. It was two days before we were flying home from Canada, at the end of our 12 month exchange. I skied for the first time with my good Canadian friend, and my last time in Canada. The day was happy, gorgeous, brilliant, wonderful, magical – a … Read More
Try something new and stick to it (and maybe the yoga mat) A few days into the New Year – how are those resolutions going, have you even started? Statistics (as opposed to lies) show that resolutions seldom work, yet we persist with making them (and lying about them). I reckon a big part of the problem is that we … Read More
Happy New Year everyone! In keeping with the theme, it’s in with the new and out with any stuff that doesn’t work. Hopefully that means a refreshed blog that you enjoy reading (well hopefully you enjoy reading it already, but you know what I mean). I’d love to hear your ideas for how I can make my blog better so … Read More
I’ve been having fun playing with video editing to wish you a Happy New Year. May you explode all the bad stuff out of your life and welcome in lots of good stuff in 2013. And enjoy the fireworks, (and the video).
This photo was taken by our friends on Christmas Day in Squamish, Canada where we lived throughout 2011. They had lots of snow and a lovely White Christmas – of course it rained when we were there for Christmas last year. I have to admit I’m just a little bit disappointed we missed this and the snow came one year too late! … Read More