Australia is Burning

I guess you have all seen and heard the news about the fires that are ravaging our parched country here in Australia.  I don’t want to inundate you with yet more images and stories of the devastating losses to property, human and animal lives. So many stories are emerging of the good, the bad and … More Australia is Burning

Born to be Me

Each one of us is unique. We all have our foibles. Some things we’re good at. Others not so much. And some we’re still learning about. This video of Tiny Tim delightfully reminded me just how important it is to have someone in our corner, pushing us at those times when we have run out … More Born to be Me

Methusela’s Musings – the story of One Eye the Cat

It has been a goodly time since we last gathered around  Gramp’s rocking chair for story time. But here we are, back again in that familiar, cosy setting. As always, the fire is burning and crackling, playing shadow puppets on the walls of the humble little cabin by the lake. The familiarity of Gramp’s nightly … More Methusela’s Musings – the story of One Eye the Cat

Bouncing back

Flexibility, pliability, suppleness, plasticity, springiness, spring, give. Resilience = the ability of a substance to spring back into shape; elasticity; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. I guess the notion of springiness or elasticity can be applied to people. I can think of quite a few I know who seem to have an … More Bouncing back


A Guided Meditation  Find somewhere quiet where you will be undisturbed for half an hour or so.  A sacred space where you feel calm and peaceful.  Take three deep breaths. Relax your mind and your body. Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Spine straight, arms and legs uncrossed. With each successive breath, feel yourself … More COURAGE

I’m Hungry!

  I published a post the other day on abundance. Today I want to focus on the lack of it. I’m hungry must be one of the most heart wrenching words for a parent to hear when they literally have nothing with which to feed their children. Some months ago I read a story about … More I’m Hungry!

December 2015 Newsletter – trauma and resilience

  The still burning but now controlled devastating bushfire here in South Australia has caused me to stop and ponder human nature. Stories are beginning to emerge of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. In this newsletter, however, I want to focus on the qualities of courage and resilience. The dictionary defines courage … More December 2015 Newsletter – trauma and resilience


    South Australia is in the grips of a nasty bushfire. There have been two deaths.  Untold numbers of livestock have died. Loss of wildlife is yet to be determined. Loss of properties is devastating. Many farmers have lost everything. It is hard to imagine what it must be like to be caught in the … More Bushfire