My entire family is crammed under my and my sister’s double-sized bed. There are five of us – my parents, who are in their late 30s. I’m 10. And my brother and sister are eight and seven. We have dragged blankets and pillows with us so we can get as comfortable as possible on the… Continue reading In memory of a mango tree
Saturday night was a big night. For this 41-year-old introvert anyway. My husband and I were out celebrating his good friend’s fortieth birthday in a private dining room at a fine dining restaurant with 20 other people. Sounds lovely? Yes, it was. And the food was divine. However, it started at 7.15 pm, and by… Continue reading Guilty for enjoying time alone
The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi This year has been a year of trials and tribulations. This wasn’t something I had anticipated, but I’m not sure whether one can anticipate such things. I felt these challenges were thrust upon me, coming left of field, yet it was me who… Continue reading The hard lessons of 2014
“Life. Be in it.” is the mantra of an Australian campaign, promoting healthy, active lifestyles. To me, something big underlies this motto: possessing a zest for life. Unfortunately, for most of this year, I lost mine. After reaching two milestones earlier in 2014 – launching my ebook in Feb and turning 40 in March –… Continue reading Life – be in it
I’ve just finished reading A man without country by Kurt Vonnegut. I'd love to quote the whole book, but that’d be plagiarism, so here’s a quote on creating that stood out for me: Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human… Continue reading How often do you create?
Melbourne’s weather is hinting spring. And, indeed, it has sprung. With it, I’m getting the urge to clean and declutter. Not in the typical sense, but, rather, the things we cannot see or touch, and that unconsciously become a part of us. Like negative thought patterns, and the digital stuff that takes up more of… Continue reading Spring cleaning that creates inner space (and calm)