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?”

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”

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”

Grieving the loss of a pet- Goodbye River Boy

I’ve lost a few beautiful and much loved pets in my life and today I lost my beautiful Dalmatian, River. I cannot express the pain and grief I’m feeling right now and the tears will not stop flowing. I had to re-home River a few years ago when my husband and I separated, as IContinue reading “Grieving the loss of a pet- Goodbye River Boy”

Dealing With Loss

“Grief is just love with no place to go”. Today I received the sad news that three people I know had passed away. None of them were related and I wasn’t close to any of them but three precious lives were lost. Three families and three lots of loved ones will now commence their journeyContinue reading “Dealing With Loss”

Some Hard Truths You Learn as You Grow Up

As the years go by, some people understandably become tired and maybe even jaded. Sometimes the more you know and learn the more disappointed you become. But while you go ahead and try to build a wall around you, as a protective armour, against the cannonballs life can launch at us, it pays to rememberContinue reading “Some Hard Truths You Learn as You Grow Up”

The Forgotten Pandemic- The Decline of Mental Health

“Just because nobody else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone” Today I want to write something close to my heart a) because I have suffered b) I have loved one’s who have suffered c) there’s still a huge stigma and lackContinue reading “The Forgotten Pandemic- The Decline of Mental Health”

My List of Letting Go

Letting go can be hard, but it’s so much harder to hang on. We always hear the mantra “let go of what no longer serves you”. Sounds simple, I mean why would we want to hang onto something that does not serve us? That causes us pain, sadness, or simply blocks us from growth? People.Continue reading “My List of Letting Go”

A Year in Review

Has this past year just flown by? Or is it just me?! Wow what a year it has been. A kaleidoscope of emotions. Monumental growth off the back of significant life changes, that just kept changing. Sometimes I reflect and I feel a wave of emotions, for where I was, where I am and whereContinue reading “A Year in Review”