Hello! I'm Malini! I share my stories here of creativity and life's lessons. I hope you find inspiration for your own journey!

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One Dozen Things I’m Really Bad At.

Let me list for you the top twelve things that I really struggle with… Using new technology. Any kind. I needed 2 tutorials (with notes) to learn to use an …

To Love More, And Be Happy.

“On my morning walk today, it occurred to me how difficult it was to walk and run on the red dirt of Western Australia. Nature trails here in the Perth …

Lessons from Another Species.

My Ruby Dog is ageing very fast all of a sudden. One minute I had a beautiful, agile Kelpie who could outrun almost anyone and anything, and the next, she’s …

Through a Different Lens

It’s Father’s Day in Australia. I wrote this to honour my larger-than-life dad, Chellie J. Sundram. He passed away twenty-seven years ago. My father loved gadgets. His home office had …

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Diamonds, Buckets and Tears.

When the sun comes out, drops of rain hanging off the eucalyptus leaves sparkle like diamonds. I look out my window and feel the forest around me twinkling and smiling. …

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The Highs And Lows of Life. (warning this post contains references to dog poo)

  For most of my life, until I discovered visual art, I was a singer. Back in the 70s, when it was all peace and love and marching for social …

What are we Morphing into?

  MORPHING Meaning: “undergo or cause to undergo a gradual process of transformation.” ————————————————— When a guest walks into my home one of the first things they notice is the …

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My Mother’s Laughter

My beautiful mother, Shantha Mary, has been the strongest creative and spiritual influence in  my life. She passed away three years ago. Remembering Mum on Mother’s Day… ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ When I …

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Tipping the Balance in the Universe.

One of the chapters in the book I’m writing is called Life is Made of Small Good Things. It’s one of my favourite chapters, and one of my favourite chapter titles. I …

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The Scent of Peace and Possibility

I remember that first day. I had left what I thought was my ‘new life’ in Fiji, to start my ‘new life’ in Australia. It was my third Big Move …

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Imagining myself as a … succulent.

Shortly over a year ago, a friend kindly offered to “lend me some succulents” to complement my art at my first exhibition in my new home. After the show, I …

He asked: Why NOT me?

Jan 24th is the anniversary of my late husband, Greg Parker’s birthday. It’s been nearly six years since he died.  During our three decades together, Greg taught me a great …

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