Create the Day eBook

In the early days of my blog I created a series of posts called “Create the Day”. These posts were based on my philosophy that we are the co-creators of our lives, so with love and intention we can create a better life and a better world. Recently, due to my continued study of inner…

Changing and Envisioning a Better Future

I’m always amazed at how these weekly collage prompts reflect my current state of being. Although life seems pretty dull at the moment due to the COVID lockdown, I’m busy making changes to prepare for whatever the future holds. Those are mostly internal changes – mental, emotional and psychological – but from my viewpoint those…

Fun Can Be Dignified

I like to have fun. Who doesn’t? My kind of fun is active, exciting and adventurous. But quiet things like going for walks, photographing nature and making collages can also be fun. I know I need a balance of different types of fun in my life, as I imaging most people do. But what I’m…

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…