The importance of being earnest…

On Friday I posted an honest Easter reflection, in part about losing my Christian faith. I have already been judged by some people I know, a couple to the point of saying they admire the work I do, but have now lost respect for me because I don’t believe in ‘their God’, and I quote,…

Fear, dementia and blogging

“Stop hesitating. Stop wavering. Stop questioning. Tell the voices of opposition to shut up. Refuse to be ruled by Fear. And then, get on with what you were born to do. What is Fear? Fear is avoiding a tough conversation you need to have. Fear is asking for advice when you already know what to do.…

SPAM…

No doubt most people my age remember this product, the meat when there was no fresh meat, cooked and served in all sorts of ways to made it vaguely edible. Fried was always the best way to eat it, served with peas and mashed potatoes, and lots of tomato sauce, or dead horse as we…

Blog stats… what do they really mean?

WordPress sent me some statistics about the last 12 months of blogging, and I have added some of it today… The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year.  It would take about 3 days for that many people to see my blog if it was an exhibit at the Louvre Museum. It was a…

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…

Change is in the air…

It feels as if I am being pulled by a stronger force not to publish a blog some days, a vaguely conscious decision, but one coming from somewhere else. There is no valid reason not to blog every day, and there is also no valid reason to do so either. The value of writing privately or publicly, is…

Seeking change

Next Sunday I will be heading to Sydney to meet up with Gill Phillips, the creator and owner of Whose Shoes. Not so long ago, she was one of my axe murdering Imaginary friends!! We are working together in three states, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide towards creating change in practice, in particular in the area of…