Are We Done Yet?

Here in Sydney we’re into our 4th week of lockdown and it’s getting worse. Today they announced greater restrictions. During this time we’ve also had more rain than usual, and it’s winter so the rain makes it colder than usual as well. I’m going a little stir crazy. On a sunny day I’ll go for…

Free and Fortunate

Ah…freedom. Such a delicious idea. But are we ever really free? Sometimes we seek freedom from the daily grind. We percieve our responsibilities and obligations as tying us down or preventing us from doing what we want to do. Sometimes we think we don’t have enough time or resources to really live freely. We seek…

Brave Healer

We have to be brave to heal. Whether it’s a physical illness, injury or emotional trauma it takes some degree of faith in ourselves and our ability to transform the pain and suffering into something meaningful or valuable. We learn through the process of being sick, injured or emotionally hurt and then healing. But it’s…

Changing - collage

Emerging and Magical

I am emerging, slowly and cautiously, from the deep realms of grief. Gradually discovering what I didn’t lose, what’s still there, and that there is so much more. Life is truely magical, it ebbs and flows like the sea. There is always more to discover and feel joyful about in this crazy, mixed up but…

Dreaming and Making Changes

I got inspired recently to make some changes in my life. Dreaming is good, but action has to be taken if dreams are going to be fulfilled. There also has to be some realistic review of what’s actually possible. Possibilities change with age, health conditions, financial circumstances and even the world’s situation. While the pandemic…

Grief Released

I don’t think anyone can comprehend what losing your life partner is like unless you’ve been through it. Grief has no timeline, it can’t be measured, quantified or qualified. It is whatever it is for the person going through it.

Happy Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day in Australia and tomorrow it will be in the US. We had a nice family facetime this morning from 3 different time zones, my older son on the US east coast and my daughter in the west. I’m very grateful that my youngest son is here in AU with me so…

Unique and Integrated

What do these words mean to you? As I walk around my world, wherever I might be, I think everything I see in that moment is unique. We love novelty but it needs to be integrated with our expectations to some degree or we wouldn’t feel safe or happy.

Intuitive Collage by CSRoth

A Lifelong Struggle With Decision Making

I am not exactly what you could call a decisive person. I see so many possibilities, both good and bad. I struggle with a lot of insecurity too (not sure why). I prefer to let things play out without taking sides. There are so many points of view and who knows who’s right? Decisive This…