Life Doesn’t Turn Out As We Expect It

What did I expect? I expected I would be more successful, according to the ways we define success in our culture. Basically, that I would have more “stuff”. At the least a house, actually several, in a few exotic locations, probably a lot more money, even a relationship. I expected that from the outside view I would fit all the categories of a successful self-made woman. I would be famous and wealthy.

The Archetype of the Strong Single Woman

Often I have wondered why I am still single as I approach my half century. I’ll admit that the older I get the less I worry about the why and the more I observe my single state with fascination. I do not have any peculiar habits (other than running long distances quite regularly very early in the morning), I am … Read More

Kairos Time – perfect time may never feel perfect

This thing I call Kairos time. Not a moment too soon, not a moment too late. That I do believe there is some divine music playing that knows intrinsically when the melody peaks to crescendo, or falls into long spaces and darkness.

Emergency Tool Kit for Maintaining Personal Sustainability

We all have times when out thinking, emotions, feelings and life in general are not moving the way we would like. We may be in a down spiral of negative thoughts, our emotions may be frayed, and life might feel stuck, or horrible. We may suffer from anxiety or depression. It is in these times that we need an Emergency … Read More

Pandora’s Box and the Audacity of Hope

The myth of Pandora and her box is as relevant today as ever before. Pandora and her mate Epimethius lived in a world of bliss. There was only happiness and ease. No disease, no trouble. The archetype of Adam and Eve in the garden before they ate from the tree of knowledge. Life was rich and plentiful, full of wine, … Read More

Emerge Through Emergency

Emerge through Emergency– the words are my constant companions of late, flickering thoughts trying to chase fear away. (The following is an extract with additions from a letter to a friend written on Saturday 22nd November 2008.) My daughter Nat’s very last ever school function was last night and it has been a very emotional week for both of us. … Read More

Massive Action Now – Because Tomorrow is too late

Why Massive Action Now? If you are like most people, you are feeling the earth shifting under your feet, unsure about your next step and whether it will land on solid ground. Having a sense of security is becoming an elusive memory. Uncertainty rules the day. Even if you are in a very secure situation, you cannot but help feel … Read More

Freddy Mac, Fannie Mae, and a little town downunder

Today in the local paper- (to put this in context, I live in a beach resort community of 450,000 people, in a country with only 21 million people), the headline was “Rescuing Freddy and Fanny May Save our Jimmy’s”. Our little town as a premier tourist destination for local Australian’s depends on development of high rise resorts and hotels for … Read More