Who Packs Your Parachute?

Charles Plumb was a US navy pilot, who flew 75 successful missions, before he was shot down. He ejected and parachuted into enemy territory, where he was captured and spent 6 years in prison. Many years later, having survived, he was out to dinner when approached by a man who recognised him. Startled he askedContinue reading “Who Packs Your Parachute?”

It’s Not Goodbye. It’s See You Later

The words captured on this photo, written by my son tonight. Today we lost a generous and kind human being. A husband; a father; a friend; a poppy. A man who enjoyed the simple things in life. An Aussie larrikin, who was always there to lend a hand. Today at 2pm, my father in lawContinue reading “It’s Not Goodbye. It’s See You Later”

Would I Change Anything?

If I knew then, what I know now Would I have chosen a different path? If I knew then, what I know now Would I sit in a different aftermath? If I could go back in time and change things Would it be, a different outcome? If I could go back in time and changeContinue reading “Would I Change Anything?”

This Untranslatable Word Teaches us Everything about Life.

Stumbled across this piece by a fellow writer on Elephant Journal recently and it really captures such a beautiful essence. More than a word it’s a feeling. “Saudade”. Written By: Nicole Baptista As a language lover and teacher, I have always been fascinated by words that have no direct equivalents in other languages. I guessContinue reading “This Untranslatable Word Teaches us Everything about Life.”

The Clusterf*ck that is COVID

I would like to say “here we go again” as Sydney Australia goes into another lockdown, however, I appreciate that we have been incredibly lucky in comparison to other parts of the world. Whatever your personal beliefs are about the virus itself and the vaccine, I think we would all agree the world has beenContinue reading “The Clusterf*ck that is COVID”

Fifty Two and F*cking Fabulous

A piece I wrote for the Elephant Journal a while back. Written from a woman’s perspective but relates to men also. Our physical age cannot be changed but the way we see ourselves, our energy, passion and how we choose to harness our gifts-absolutely can be changed. When you inspire yourself, you inspire others. IContinue reading “Fifty Two and F*cking Fabulous”

A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are

I refer to those closest to me as “my tribe”. A group of incredible individuals, all very different and all at varying stages in their life. Those that are there to laugh with. Those that are there to cry with. But most of all a tribe of authentic and compassionate people that share life, shareContinue reading “A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are”

Chasing Happiness- An Exercise in Futility

“Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will elude you”. We’ve all been there, thinking we can search for happiness, external to ourselves. We chase this and chase that, hoping it’s going to fill whatever void is within us- hoping we will find this elusive happiness and remain happy.Continue reading “Chasing Happiness- An Exercise in Futility”

Brene Brown’s-Anatomy of Trust

“Trust is choosing to make something important to you, vulnerable to the actions of someone else”. I have found this such a beautiful depiction of trust. Brene has broken trust down into 7 key elements- using the acronym BRAVING. Because when we trust we are BRAVING connection with someone else. Boundaries– there is no trustContinue reading “Brene Brown’s-Anatomy of Trust”