Have you ever been lost? Were you lost in the forest of someone else’s shadow or perhaps lost in the company of familiar people dancing to a beat you could no longer hear? Have you ever had a brush with God? Did it happen when you were at the top of a beautiful mountain, or did it happen when you came face to face with a rapist? … Continue reading We are ALL One – Just a Reminder
Not that you’re seeking some sort of validation. H3%ck no, we’re too old for that! Continue reading People Fatigue – WTF? I know, I know!
I had to dig deep this week. So bloody deep this week. For patience. For strength. For resources. …and it was my little people who held me with their warm apple pie, fresh out of the oven, as I put my feet up after having held a sacred space for friends who lost their mother and had to bury her within 24 hours, in keeping … Continue reading I had to dig DEEP this week
They were terrified of being called gaslighters, drama kings and queens, liars or being told that they were bringing up old secrets that were best left under the dirty carpet. Continue reading The courage to tell your story
How’s your week been, friends? I have so much to be grateful for. My children tried something new and their enthusiasm has been so inspiring! (Particularly my daughter, who has a love affair with her duvet). They’re been working out twice a week with a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) trainer. He has them doing squats, lunges, karate kicks and sprints. Just when I think they’ve … Continue reading The Little Things
List after list
Deadline after deadline
Anxiety Continue reading A Monday “Accident”
Dear Kids Whilst no parent has all the answers and whilst this mama is constantly, still learning, know this for sure: You are never alone Travel is the best teacher “No” is a good word. Use it often. It’s particularly lovely when there’s a dead silence and you offer no explanations “Please” and “thank you” never goes out of fashion Water heals. Oceans. Tears. 2 … Continue reading Dear Kids (A reflection from a greying Mama’s Heart)
My 2 year old took a tub of black eye shadow and sprinkled it all over our cream bedroom carpets. He didn’t spill. He sprinkled. Liberally. I was very upset. And the look on his face told me that he understood how I felt about his “magic dust”. After I calmed down, I took a small Persian rug and threw it … Continue reading Sweeping Things Under the Carpet (A story about leading by example)
Our seafood platter arrived and it was spectacular! I grabbed a fat king prawn, downed it and chewed hard on the shell, spitting the crushed muck into my cupped right hand. Next, I broke off a piece of sweet lobster and sucked hard, making sounds my mother would not have been proud of. Then, just as I reached for that second scoop of lemon butter … Continue reading Something Fishy (A story about value judgement)
Have you ever felt like you’ve been kicked in the gut?
How did the breaking of your heart sound? Did it grind, wring and burn corners of your chest that you had long forgotten? Continue reading Have you ever? (A deep and personal reflection on life revisited)