THE POWER OF RITUAL

Recently a friend commented that even though she was busy and loved her work, she had a nagging emptiness. This was due to her son now being at ‘varsity and she felt as if her purpose in life had been taken away. This is a common complaint and the “empty nest” syndrome is very real. […]

LEARNING ZONE VS COMFORT ZONE

For the past 6 months most of my attention has been taken up with recovering from Gate vs Di. Confined to the house mostly, having to let go of life as I knew it up until the 24th April, handing over responsibilities to others – mostly my amazing husband who stepped up to handle the […]

GATE vs DI LESSON 2: RECEIVE

Shortly after Gate vs Di I booked to attend a mind/body/soul retreat facilitated by the fabulous Fairy Godmother Donna McCallum. I figured as it was some 5 months ahead I would be well on my way to full recovery. As the date drew nearer I became more anxious. I wouldn’t be able to walk far, […]

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 […]