Nurturing a meditation​ practice with Insight Timer

One of the practices I wanted to take on board last year was meditating. My learning took me down the path of wanting to do short meditations to help me sleep and de-stress and the sleep sounds on the Relax Melodies app were not working. I looked at apps like Headspace; Calm; Stop Breathe Think … Continue reading Nurturing a meditation​ practice with Insight Timer

Thursday Thort: Decoding experiential understanding

I could watch hours and hours of Masterchef Australia. But that doesn't make me a better cook, let alone a MasterChef. Watching, thinking or reading about something is not enough. I learn best by doing or from my own experience. Experiential understanding...

An exercise in re-framing the past

This year has been an introspective one for me. A time of re-acquainting myself with “me”. A time to be a student of my own life. Lots of time alone. I’ve done a lot of reading. A lot of personal growth courses. I’ve felt up and I’ve felt down. Recently, I decided it was time … Continue reading An exercise in re-framing the past

Thursday Thort: Not real

The magazine image had called to me on a deep enough level to engage my emotions.  Writing "not real" was the physical manifestation of my emotional reaction. The message in the "Little Miss Perfect" essay. The validation I felt.  They needed my conscious attention.  Why?

Living joyfully: My Simple Abundance Journey

Have you ever read a book that you come back to again and again? "Simple Abundance: A daybook of comfort and joy" by Sarah Ban Breathnach (pronounced “Bon Brannock”) is the non-fiction book that I return to over and over again. Read about my relationship to this comforting book.

Living joyfully: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

I love how the English language works - it's rules and inconsistencies, it's rhythms and cadences. I love that it's a hodge-podge of words "borrowed" from other languages and how new words are constantly added to it. John Koenig makes up his own words to help us express our unarticulated feelings. Read more...

I don’t need to do that anymore

Whilst having lunch with a friend from Australia, I apologised for not eating the tomatoes in my salsa. She remarked, "you know, you don't need to do that anymore". "What do you mean?", I asked, laughing. "Apologise for not wanting to eat something." "I’m 60. I don’t need to do that anymore” She went on … Continue reading I don’t need to do that anymore