GATE VS DI: LESSON 1: FLOW

“The real troubles in your life are apt to be things That never crossed your worried mind The kind that blindsides you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday” Baz Luhrmann – The Sunscreen Song I was blindsided at 11am on an ordinary Monday morning when a rather large farm security sliding gate came off its […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR – I THINK!

I don’t want to sound like a Grinch, but I don’t really do the whole festive season thing. Each year it seems to get more crazy, more stressful as we go into a frenzy of shopping (buying 40 litres of milk “in case” we run out over the Christmas weekend, even though just about every […]

LOSING MY RELIGION

A question I am often asked is “what religion do you belong to?” (I find it interesting that people think it is OK to ask such a personal question of someone they hardly know, and I am tempted to reply “none of your business”!) But I don’t because I am a polite kind of gal and […]

HELPING….OR NOT?

Recently I was invited to be the guest speaker at local Business Women’s Association monthly event, their theme being “Helping & Understanding”. Quite frankly, I had no idea what I was going to say to a dynamic group of ladies for whom “helping” and reaching out comes as naturally as breathing. So I started thinking about the […]

MY MOTHER MY TEACHER

When I broached the subject of Mum moving back to White River to live with us, my thinking was that with all the self-development “work” I had done on myself over the years since she had moved away with my late Dad, I would easily be able to handle having her live on my doorstep. […]

THE END GAME

Every day we take a step closer to our (physical) death. Not that most of us know when that will happen so we have no idea how many steps we have left. I don’t mean this to sound macabre or maudlin. This thought bubbled up in my consciousness the other morning – I liken it […]

FINDING MYSELF (YET) AGAIN

If there is one thing I have learnt, over the years I have been on this journey, is that we never stop learning. We can never say “OK, I get it now”. Because it is in the very moment that you believe that, that you trip and fall. So when you are meditating/exercising/eating properly daily […]

THE ART OF ALLOWING

The world is filled with self-help teachers. Go into any bookstore and you will find shelves filled with books telling you how to live abundantly, find the perfect relationship, shift your baggage, release your fears……the message is generally always the same, just written in different ways. The Magic, The Secret, The Breakthrough Process, The Success […]

SMALL STEPS

In the feedback session at the conclusion of a recent “The Practice of Happiness” retreat that I was co-facilitating, one of the participants stated “From now on I am creating “Me” time every day. One hour a day is “Me” time. I immediately held up my hand and stopped her. “Please don’t” I said. “As […]

JOY IS IN THE LITTLE THINGS

After experiencing a very sleepless night lately I decided the following night not to go to bed early. It’s been a busy time and I found myself wanting to potter around the house, feeling the need to reconnect with it. Hubby had gone off to bed and I didn’t want to watch TV. I decided […]