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

A Hole in the Desert Sky

Four and a half thousand kilometres away, in Perth, Western Australia, the man who would become my husband a decade later was also a planet-nerd

Bitter with a Soft, Sweet Centre. 2016, You Surprised Me.

I come back to the present with a start and look at the empty seat beside me and that’s when I start crying into my coffee.

My Year of Burning Hands

“Would you mind swapping places with me? I’m feeling a bit scared about sitting on the edge!” she asked.

Why I’m So Much Like My Old Dog.

My little dog Layla is 14 years old. That’s 98 in human years. She’s partially blind, quite deaf and she often trips over nothing.

My Greatest Teacher.

Mum has Alzheimers now. I see her about once a week, and we have hilarious conversations. She never tires of observing.

Return to Love

This is my ‘month of letting go’. I have been letting go of a lot of things, physical and emotional.

The Three Kinds of Courage

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

What I learned from Greg about Living as he was Dying.

I’m sitting in Greg’s chair looking out at the spectacular garden in my backyard … the garden that he never really got to experience.

My Top Five Regrets of 2015 🙂

Oh I tried and I tried. But I didn’t learn how to neatly *schedule my day*. (Or my week. Or my month. Or my year). I simply didn’t become of …

When You Go to Target, Always Remember Your Underwear.

Many, Many Amazing Things happened this year. Among the Many Amazing Things that happened was being interviewed a few times. Most recently, by Connie Solero of Dirty Footprints Studio in …

One day, when I was publicly humiliated.

  You know when you’re all excited that you’ve made something and you want to share it? And you asked someone their opinion of your beautiful offering, the one you …

How to Win At Life

DISCLAIMER: I have the most non-competitive psyche you can imagine. I hate the idea that to win a game, the other side has to lose. I totally do not get …


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