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Reframing the picture

ShareTweet My husband heard a beautiful story the other day about a woman just about to embark on the trip of a lifetime to Paris. Fortunately, the leg she had broken just weeks earlier had healed just in time. But en-route, making her way through the airport terminal she tripped…. and succeeded in tearing all […]

Compassion

ShareTweet There was rage inside of me today. Pure rage. I didn’t know what it was at first. I just felt rage at the hardness of heart that lacked a complete understanding of what it is to experience cancer. A complete lack of compassion. One human being unable to even imagine walking in another’s footsteps. […]

Stress spreads cancer

ShareTweet There’s some great stuff on Catalyst and the episode on stress and cancer is no exception. An interview with the Australian researchers who’ve worked out at least one of the ways in which stress helps cancer to spread. And there were a few things in particular that grabbed my attention. The first… The beautiful […]

A little ray of sunshine

ShareTweet Vine ripened. They’re kind of special, aren’t they. They taste better. They look better. Better colour. Better texture. So it seems kind of funny this fear we have of the sun. It’s a bit like being afraid of life itself, isn’t it. Because without the sun, there is no life. And yet we are […]

Seek first to understand

ShareTweet Sometimes the darkness still comes calling. And I know it’s not fear. Much more a grief. A deep sadness for all that has been lost. The first month it happened it shook me. It was so unexpected. But now I have come to recognise it as my new normal. Descending just a couple of […]

(Not so) Great Expectations

ShareTweet Have you ever had the experience of something so profound but you didn’t actually realise it at the time? It’s only in looking back, that you notice it, isn’t it. A moment in time that seems to chart the course of your life. It was first year psychology for me. UNSW. And an experiment […]

Outside the square

ShareTweet Einstein said you can never solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it. And so often we find our answers when we look outside the square, don’t we. There are many times I’ve found myself in situations that don’t seem to have any answers. But I’ve come to realise that […]

Clearing cobwebs

ShareTweet They were there again this morning. I haven’t seen them in a while. Cobwebs, backlit by the sun in the paddocks. And as they brought a smile to my face, I felt a different energy move through me. I took a moment just to breathe. Because it’s been a challenging week. But there they […]

Stuck in a rut… no more

ShareTweet Sometimes I just get so excited I feel like I’m going to burst! And that’s how I feel right now. I’ve just watched Redesign My Brain Episode 2 and it’s brilliant. Ordinary people learning to do extraordinary things with their minds. And I love it that this information is becoming mainstream. No longer just […]

Baptism of Fire

ShareTweet She met me at the door Tuesday afternoon. And the look on her face told me something was gravely wrong.’I want to go back tomorrow’, she said. And I wondered what she meant. It is her first full week of high school this week. Now a small fish in the big pond. At first […]