Judge, jury and executioner

I have been contemplating over the past week or so what it would be like if I didn’t judge a single thing. Not the goings on of the current American President, not the way my friends and family tackle certain aspects of their lives, not the local shop owner who never smiles, not the unfairness…

Like comfy old shoes

Went to pick up our son from the airport last night after his 9-month work/travel adventure in Europe. He is back for a few months (to resupply his living-the-life piggy bank) and then will be off again for another year. I had spent the week or two leading up to his touchdown in Melbourne creating…

Whats my number

I was with my 9 year old niece recently and she was reading to me from one of her Choose your own adventure books (which I remember from my childhood and which I absolutely loved). She is reading and understanding pretty complicated words for her age. When I told her how great I thought her…

Winter loves

I find it quite amusing how much time we spend wishing things were different to what they are. In the middle of summer on those stinking hot days we dream of winter and snuggling up under the doona at night. The moment the temperature drops and boots and woolies get pulled from our cupboards, we…

Will the tears stop?

Have you ever had that feeling that if you started to cry that you might not ever stop? I have that feeling at the moment and I’m not even sure why because everything in my life is so ridiculously, insanely amazing right now. And I mean AMAZING! I have not a single reason to be…

Letting go is not hard

Letting go is not hard to do, it’s friggin impossible. You give birth, you give up your sleep for them, you teach them to walk and talk and read and write. You catch vomit in your bare hands in the middle of the night to avoid having to change the sheets. You wipe their snotty…

Love who you are

We all have things that we don’t like about ourselves. All of us. Yes, even the super-models who appear to look perfect all the time. I guarantee that they look in the mirror and go ‘eeekkkk’ at something. And if it is not their appearance then it is something else – ‘Do people like me’,…

Entrepreneur by nature

It is in my bones. I can’t help it and believe me I have tried. It’s not easy trying to run a business while raising two children, keeping a marriage alive and running a house. But I have worked for other people before, I have been an employee but was never satisfied in these roles.…

Mumma – that’s me

I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, occupational therapist or nothing else ending in ‘ist’. I am not a social worker, a counsellor or a doctor of any kind. Although I should tell you that I have started studying psychology  twice now – once when I was 18 and had no idea what I wanted, except…

The gentle revolution

Had a great chat with Kim today about a whole lot of stuff (as always). Can’t remember exactly what we talked about and am clear that it doesn’t really matter as these conversations have a way of seeping into my life in ways that would not be possible if I was actually trying to do something.…

Learning to relax

I am finally learning to master the art of relaxation. My need to be constantly on the move – doing, seeing, experiencing, working, striving… is falling away. Replaced by a contentedness (is that even a word) with simplicity. We are now day 6 of our Thailand trip and the past two days have been spent…

Good day, bad day – what’s the difference

Just got my ascension meditation homework for this week and as always it got me thinking about what attitude I bring to each day. Often when we hear the word ‘attitude’, what comes to mind is miserable, smart ass, righteous, arrogant, angry… all somewhat negative! Or at least that is the way that it is for…