The Heart of a Pioneer – a world without maps depends on an inviolate compass

Last weekend my daughter and a friend climbed Mt Warning, Northern New South Wales, a 1,156m mountain that looks across at the most easterly point of Australia, Byron Bay. The climb gets tricky towards the top, with rocks and mud and slipperiness. It requires intense concentration and a good dose of courage. I wonder at those people who forged paths … Read More

The transformational power of beauty

When we allow beauty to be fully present, we are transformed. It really is that simple. Beauty is natures way of saying yes to divine order in chaos. To a harmony and frequency that transcends our comprehension. We humans try to reduce things to the explainable. To scientific sequence. We rationalise. Measure. Seek to make sense of. But beauty outfoxes … Read More

On being called a Bitch and Hard to Work with. Hell yes to that!

We live in a world split between politically correct egalitarianism/anti-hierarchy, and Donald Trump and Vlad Putin. These two men (if I can call them men), who have managed to pull off world domination, have done it through base male expression. Blatant lies, aggression, outright exaggeration, deception, cruelty, dismissal and of anyone who doesn’t fit their world view…but in particularly women, … Read More

What are you devoted to? A gift for this holiday season.

Devotion…a words that rolls, plump with deliciousness, off my tongue. Not devotion in a religious sense, but devotion in its origins, to formally vow my attention to something. Vow my attention to something…? What is that something? Is it the daily urge to stay buried in social media? The reflex of needing to check my inbox? Is this devotion? Or … Read More

Are you late because of traffic or because you are traffic?

Are you late because of traffic or because you are traffic? I read this last week and stopped dead in my tracks. A subtle level of recognition of responsibility, that when spoken, removes our entangled connection to being a victim. And we are constantly, usually without realising, occupying the territory of victim hood. (Where we place the blame outside of … Read More

Thought pollution – embracing Fierce, using Love as the weapon

A few days ago I passed 56 revolutions around the sun. One would hope that with time and experience on Earth we would also grow wiser, kinder and more compassionate? But to do so takes work, for as we get older we see faster through the BS. As I wrote recently, I have become aware of my anger. Simmering like … Read More