Reflecting on 2013

The last twelve months have been full of some exciting adventures, a few major challenges, the birth of a couple of ‘babies’ of mine, some significant losses and quite a lot of grief. It has also been a time spent with family, and trips overseas and interstate for friends, family and advocacy work. We cannot go back to it…

Slow down and be present…

We’ve had one day of family, friends and feasting, and to say my girth has grown ever so slightly is possibly an understatement! Yesterday was our family Christmas meal, also shared this year with a special niece and her fiancé and three special friends, so with our two boys,  one with his girlfriend, there was ten of…

My first virtual Christmas party

Today is Christmas Eve in Australia, and I had the fun of attending a virtual Christmas party via Facebook!  Woop de doodle, it actually was a lot of fun! In fact, this is the only party I personally have been invited to, and so it is even more special. As a girlfriend Robyn blogged The Christmas…

Would you like you, if you met you?

I published this image with a blog some time ago, and talked about how it is our responsibility to care for our own needs, happiness and health included. I firmly believe it is up to us, although looking in the mirror with complete honesty can be quite painful, and taking responsibility, for everything you feel, is often…

My thoughts on how to be a writer?

Start writing. Today, tomorrow, and the next day… Don’t stop, not ever. These are my thoughts on how to be a writer, and what works for me might work for you. The goal of daily blogging was my key to setting up the habit. The experts say it takes 30 days to set a habit, and 90…

12 Online Scams to avoid

As well as a haiku today, I thought I’d add these 12 tips to avoid online scams. We are all suspect to receiving them, and in fact I received about 5 emails yesterday that were Shipping Notification Scams, which had I not seen this and been reminded of the criminal, inhumane scammers, I might have fallen for their trap!…