Beauty, like love is all around us. All it takes is to open our eyes to love to see it.
Do we grow more through success or failure? I’d venture that it’s failure that not only teaches us more, but teaches us how to be successful. Of course in yinyang terms, ‘failure’ and ‘success’ are simply two sides of the same coin. And life is about flipping (hopefully success comes up more often). BUT. I could pepper this post with plenty of … Read More
So much about how society views life is in the climb (read struggle) to some imagined top of a mountain. But what if the view from the top was just different, not better than the view from the bottom? You don’t need to climb a mountain to reach new heights.
I love a good positive affirmation – don’t get me wrong. I share quotes that inspire all the time, hey I even try to make up my own ‘quotable quotes’ like I’m some sort of philosopher or wise woman. I truly believe that we can manifest good things through our thoughts (or at least forget about the bad stuff for … 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.
Do you ever get over the death of a loved one? Do you ever fully recover after trauma, or accident, or a life-threatening illness? Does divorce always leave love a little (or a lot) broken for you? Does financial loss always leave you feeling poor? Does failure always leave you feeling a failure? When you get a second chance, renewed … Read More
It’s time to bring back balance with some Mmmm… Massage – unwind and relax (with or without Sven) Meditation – quiet time for yourself (YES just you and the universe) Mindfullness – because you truly have time to think Meals – that you don’t cook yourself (preferably at a restaurant) Movies – that aren’t meant for kids Music – that you … Read More
It was bound to happen – my hourglass (well actually half-hour glass) smashed and thousands (maybe millions) of the finest black grains of sand spilt and scattered amongst the shards of glass on my desk. Boisterous three year old boys and hourglasses don’t mix (they don’t really go with anything breakable, even though they are very precious). I heard the … Read More
I should start by saying it was beautiful, just as the baby who will be my great niece or nephew (OMG) will no doubt be beautiful. It’s been a while between baby showers (if not drinks). And they get easier, they really do, but still…. Ok – first to address my faux horror at being a Great Aunt (by marriage I must … Read More
Australia, August 15, 1998 On the worst day of my life, the scan couldn’t find our baby. It was supposed to be the most magical of moments – that first glimpse of our child/children – an eight-week-old embryo or embryos. Just a dot sized shadow on the screen no doubt. Or double dots. The untrained eye would doubtless miss him/her/them. But … Read More
What would you do? Well beside get old, very slowly! Would you worry less about the past (probably) and more about the future (probably)? Would this present moment seem less or more important amidst those million other moments you would experience? Would you still seek to make the most of each minute of every day? Would you finally find time … 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