Resistance is Futile

We’ve been made fun of for decades, but Trekkies around the world recognise this phrase, first uttered by the Borg sometime in the 24th century… 🙂 Resistance is futile. Yet resistance is our natural reaction to … just about every change. And it makes sense. We’ve needed order, predictability, and the discipline of routine in order to feel safe and …

This took a ton of courage. But you made it ok :)

I’ve just experienced another milestone. It was five years ago on May 16th, at 8.06pm, that my lovely Gregory slipped away from this world after a four year battle with cancer. We had been married for three decades. The thing is that ‘Life After Greg’ is nothing like I imagined. One of the most unexpected things about it is how …

That LOST and FOUND Department of Life.

  Next week will mark the 5th anniversary of Greg’s passing. The 5th year without that peerless man, with whom I shared my life for nearly thirty years. Each time his anniversary approaches, the memories throw me off balance, the grief becomes fresh, I lose my way a little and I have to reach out and find my way back …

The Thing About April

April is a special month for me. It’s the month that both my mother and my daughter were born: Shantha and Mary, one born sixty-six years and sixteen days after the other. Both photographers. Both lovers of nature and animals. Both woman most responsible for turning me into me. I owe them my life. On April 22, 1992, the night Mary …

The Potent Power of Unkindness

The Potent Power of Unkindness I stood in the hardware store with tears streaming down my face and blood trickling down my finger. I had been loading huge, heavy sheets of fibreboard onto a trolley with great difficulty and one of them had slipped and landed on its edge, cutting my finger on it’s way down. I’m not proud of …

On this International Day of Happiness…

  Today is The International Day of Happiness. I discovered that just this morning. Ironically, I’ve also been engaged in a short but furious battle with myself that’s been making me anything BUT happy. Thankfully something changed today. What prompted that change? I’m not sure. It could have been a phone call from a friend. It could have been a …

Walking on Red Dirt

    “Courage is being scared to death . . . and saddling up anyway.” –John Wayne On my morning walks, it almost always occurs to me how difficult it is to walk and run on the red dirt of Western Australia. Nature trails here in the Perth hills are slightly treacherous: hard and dry and uncompromising. Covered in tiny …

To Boldly Go

I was sitting in a hall with hundreds of people. Suddenly, Greg walked in,  young and strong and alive. Within seconds he had the audience in the palm of his hands, just like he had a hundred times before. Stomp-Stomp-Clap. Stomp-Stomp-Clap. Then he started singing and very quickly, the entire hall joined in: “We will, we will, ROCK YOU!” Wooden floors …

Announcing a BRAND NEW WORKSHOP!

Wouldn’t it be great if approached our days with Clarity and Calm? If we had a blueprint for our journey forward instead of kind of lurching from one challenge to the next, coming up occasionally for air? If we didn’t keep making goals that we ultimately abandoned, but set intentions that gently guided us through the inevitable twists and turns stretching out …