Time for our children: time WITH our children
Below is part of an article I have written for Barefoot - a parenting magazine here in Australia.
"The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow,
but th... Read more
We all have them...whether they are in our heads, or on the computer, or our diaries, or a scrap of paper somewhere under the pile of paperwork.
How do we feel about our to-do lists? We could be overwhelmed, or resigned, or actively procra... Read more
Crawling out of the cave
Crusoe turns 4 next week. I remember last year
, at his party, just how proud I was that I had lost 22lbs - and felt so good! Now, something around 80lbs lig... Read more
where has the time gone?
Hooley dooley - has it really been that long since I have written? I am so sorry everyone. I have (obviously) been out of it.
August is never an easy month for me, and I am only now starting to see a pattern. It is my birthday month. My... Read more
Moving past food as emotional escapes...
I haven't been very present lately so havent stayed in tune with how I am feeling about various happenings in my life...ALSO, this is winter, a time for withdrawal, hibernation and storing energy for a burst of renewal...so I can learn to sit in... Read more
ripples in the pond....
When we have a period when old fears creep in, add a little self pity and a few bumps by things not in our control....
It may not shout out loud, these few weeks of unpeace, but their effects have been felt. Never for one minute do I now t... Read more
Uluru is one of Australia's most sacred places...and I nearly didn't go see it because it is such a tourist cliche thing to do. But after a stint working as a governess some years ago, I was camping in the desert with friends and we decided to ... Read more
thanks everyone...ok. what's next...
I love this pic...it fills me with passion, energy, emotion, power..almost as much as listening to The Cat Empire, live...
Thank you to everyone for your hugs and well wishes...you know, I realised that even though some of you did not k... Read more
I went to Jerika's mother's funeral today. It was a catholic mass, totally done in sri lankan...
So I sat there, towards the back, and listened. I could hear Jerika, unsettled and upset in the front somewhere. SHe was tired. It was her ... Read more
setting myself new challenges for the next 7 weeks...(birthday goal)
(pic is Crusoe on top of the mulch mountain in my driveway...anyone need some mulch?)
Before I start this topic I just got a phone call to say that Jerika's mama passed away yesterday...poor little thing.
... Read more
cough cough cough
The dreaded chest infection is back again...Not enough sleep, I would say, that has run my bod down enough to get this once more. Oh well, I guess I need to face another lesson in looking after myself...
It is not getting to sleep that is ... Read more
Losing dependence on others, gaining trust in ourselves...
Leelyn, that was the second time today i heard the encouragement to TRUST myself. Thank you.
The anxiety attack is now over. Reasonable calm is back. I did not realise how much food and cigarettes had numbed out my fears along with ever... Read more
openness, warmth, sponteneity, trust
Anxiety can damage all this. What was it I have been allowing to come between me and those I care about?
I realised I have had some pretty high walls up all over the place...which others have been working real hard to scale and I have be... Read more
Slowing down to make sure needs are met...
If that is at all possible...
What I mean is, slowing down on the INSIDE. I really am not THAT busy; it is just that I get so busy in my head and have the subsequent chaotic thinking and ensuing stress, that I FEEL so busy I am overwhelmed... Read more
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(Cartoon by Michael Leunig. Printed in the Age newspaper, Sat 24 May 2008)... Read more