Crossing a bridge with a friend and an emoji

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."- Helen Keller - Over the last week, in our journal community sessions, we’ve been talking about how change can sometimes be like crossing a bridge.  You can see where you want to go and for sure, the other side...

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Let your pen do the talking

“I don't know what I think until I write it down." - Joan Didion - A couple of weeks ago, I was asked why I journal.  10 years ago, I might have been too shy to honestly answer that question.  I sure did journal, even if back then, it wasn’t in the most effective...

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Celebrate Yourself!

“Celebrate your small wins.Only you know how far you've come." - Unknown - There’s been a whole bunch of changes for me in the last 3 months.  Some of them have been absolutely wonderful and others have been on the more challenging side of life.  Regardless of the...

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Life at a snails pace

“It's always the small pieces that make the big picture" - Unknown - Growing up, anytime there was a jigsaw puzzle on the go, I was drawn to it like a flower bending to the light.  It was always a challenge diverting my attention to anything else.  Over the last 8...

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Mid-Week Holiday Moments

“Balance is not something you find. It's something you create." - Unknown - We've had some gorgeous warm days in Melbourne recently, which has made for perfect beach nights.  Watching the moment the sun farewelled the day was just as incredible as the hour that...

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Self-compassion or Self-criticism?

“Why is self-compassion a more effective motivator than self-criticism? Because its driving force is love, not fear." - Kristin Neff - A while ago, my friend Sandra sent me a video on self-compassion.  Although I meant to watch it, I completely forgot about it until I...

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Are you at the Stage of naming your plants?

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience" - John Kabat Zinn - In these last two weeks, I’ve felt very connected, which seems funny when I’m home all day long!  I’ve taken advantage of video catchups via zoom which includes surprising a friend...

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Don’t think about a white bear!

“The mind is everything.What you think, you become" - Buddha - Last Saturday I started my journal community session by asking everyone to not think about a white bear.  If you haven’t already, try it for the next 10 seconds… I then shared a memory from a few years ago...

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Finding Calm in the Chaos

Do you have your own business, work in a business or are in the business of caring for young and fast growing humans (or are you juggling all three)?  When you’re busy and stressed or stressed and busy, finding time for yourself in the middle of it all can be a...

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Celebrate Life

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." - Oprah Winfrey Each year, on her birthday, my beautiful friend Agnes takes herself on a coffee date and writes herself a letter.  She captures the past year, sums up what she’s...

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Happy 2019 to you!

“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year, by believing." - Sarah Ban Breathnach Happy New Year! I wish you a wonderful 2019!  I hope it’s filled with bucket loads of joy and many beautiful adventures.  I know it’s already well into the year, but surely...

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Love your tears

“Tears come from the heart and not the brain." Leonardo da Vinci I’ll be honest with you, these last two weeks have been emotional!  This might be a surprise to some of you, for others, you’ll already be nodding as I tell you that I wear my emotions on my sleeve.  If...

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Perspective, sometimes it’s all that’s needed

"The world changes when we change our perspective" - Unknown Have you ever been to a storytelling event where you get the chance to be entertained, while at the same time, discover your own inner storyteller? That’s what the monthly Storytelling sessions at the RAW...

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A smile for a stranger

“A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet."   - Will Rogers A couple of weeks ago, I was on a train heading into the city. The woman sitting across from me was like a breath of fresh air. She was in her mid twenties and instead of being swallowed up by her phone,...

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Hello Lovely!

“Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures." - Bob Kerrey Two interesting things happened to me in this last week. One afternoon, I was happily writing in a cafe. As the person at the table beside me left, I noticed that his jacket was...

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What are your highlights?

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day - Unknown “What are your highlights of the day?” A friend and I often ask each other. Talking about our highlights begins a wonderful and interesting conversation that captures the...

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