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

Fire Season

Large chunks  of Australia have been in the grips of severe drought. Some farming communities have not seen rain for many years. Yet in the north we very recently had torrential rain and severe flooding. Destruction of property and loss of life from two very different extremes – fire and water. The state of Victoria … More Fire Season

When I Grow Up….

She stood on the edge of the cliff overlooking a vast expanse of blue green water.  Below her, she could hear the pounding of the waves on the rocks far below. An ocean breeze stirred her tresses, tickling and teasing her face.  Lifting her arms up high up to reach for the sun, she took … More When I Grow Up….

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

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