Thai Red Curry Pumpkin Soup
I made this up this morning; it was so yum that I thought I better write it down before I forget it. What better place!
Perfect for a head cold! Fairly spicy hot, but not so I couldnt taste it.
1 med pumpkin, peeled, seeded and ch... Read more
Crusoe's winter Lantern Festival
Two blogs in one day - I am catching up!
But I had to share with you My experience watching 20 three and four year olds walking down the street carrying their little paper ... Read more
The Grounding Nature of a Concrete Goal...
Yep. The trick worked. Today I woke feeling far more clear and present and grounded than I have for maybe 4 months, or even more.
Phew. Now, to continue taking things a step at a time. Thanks to Lance, last night, as we were chatting about ... Read more
A concrete goal. Finally.
I have my English Cousin and her daughter comi... Read more
Shaking off the monkeys
The monkeys on my back...
You see I have these little monkey friends called self doubt and in-decision. They keep real close, and when they want to play, they play something... Read more
I am free of the car for a little while, and finding out all sorts of things about my life.
One is that now I have to factor in time to walk, bike, run, or bus to whe... Read more
just doing this to increase my mindfulness.
I needed to do it 18 months ago when I first started this particular journey, and my practice I neglected and needless to say, my ability to stay mindful decreased, resulting in well, everything that... Read more
bits and pieces
I am finally writing again. You would think that if I am studying writing, that I would be doing more blogs! Grrrrr. That's just the process of where I have been...too much in my head and not enough being HERE, with a... Read more
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
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