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Tell me why I love you..

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I experienced a moment with my son a couple of days ago that will live me for the rest of my life. This is a story that I feel compelled to share with you, and I encourage you to do the same. As I pottered around the kitchen not long after having finished our breakfast, Julian approached me, and out of nowhere, asked for a hug. Naturally, I dropped what I was doing, looked down at his smiling face, and graciously smiled back. We opened up our arms to each other, and I picked him up.  As he wrapped his little arms and legs around my body, he puckered his lips and gently kissed my cheek. I squeezed him tightly, and my heart skipped a beat. It was at that exact moment that I needed him to know why I love him so much. So I pried his little body away from mine, and sat him on the bench top to look him directly in the eye, and asked him the following question.... "Baby....Why do I love you so much?" As gazed right at me, his response very expected. "Because you're my mamma

Dedicated To The Cause For The Greater Good Of You!

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If like me, you are juggling so many things from day to day, and you often forget what day of the week it is, then there is no better time like the present to stop, take a big deep breathe, and give yourself permission to slow down a little. We get pulled from pillar to post. There's work...meetings...deadlines...family...running a household...for some, there's study commitments...friends...and everything else in between. Where in all of this does looking after yourself fit? Your self-care is just as important...if not more...than all of the above. I am always being reminded by those closest to me who see me being extremely dedicated to all that I do, that if I don't look after number one, then everything else I do is not going to matter. When we stop for just a moment, and let this very sound piece of advice resonate with us, we really are hit with the truth of it. Nobody looks after you, better than you do! When I talk to people about self-love, I feel the energy in the r

Letting Go

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I'm not too sure about you, but I think these two words are the hardest two words to speak of, and act upon in life. Letting go of a job. Letting go of a house that was once a home. Letting go of a friendship. Letting go of a child. Letting go of someone you love. Letting go of a relationship. Whatever it may be that you are needing to let go of is never easy. The journey of loss and grief can be one of heartbreak. It can sometimes be lonely. And more often than not, all too consuming and confusing. Each step is confronting, as we navigate our way through attempting to understand the why's and how's. And it's important to realise that no journey of letting go will be the same as someone else's. Whilst letting go can sometimes be a painstakingly difficult process, associating it with the opportunity to change and transition to a brand new space can bring some comfort and solace. I have spoken of my belief in other post's, that everything we face in life brings wi

LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE... AND LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE! FIVE STEPS TO A HAPPIER YOU!

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How often have you said the phrase, “I just want to be happy.” Yet have you ever stopped, even just for a brief moment to consider exactly what happiness really is?   What exactly, is this happiness you are wishing for? What exactly, does this happiness sound like? Feel like? Taste like? And look like? These questions and many more really do matter. It’s exceptionally hard for your wishes of happiness to come true if you don’t clearly understand what happiness actually is.   Live the life you love. Love the life you live! My ambition in life is to live as holistically, and as whole as I possibly can. And I use the word 'possible,' because in reality, we are all busy, pre­occupied with trying to manage 10 projects at the one time. Running households, working, caring for others. And in all of that, doing our best to look after ourselves with whatever time is left over.   After facing a heartbreaking tragedy in my life almost 8 years ago, my journey to find true happiness was a ma

Holding On To Hope In Times Of Need.

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Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. 2020 has been derailed from the get go. Firstly by ravishing bushfires during our Australian summer, followed shortly after by the devastating onset of COVID-19. It's definitely difficult to see the trees through the forest, or the light at the end of the tunnel right now, when our days are all very much consumed with an overloaded work schedule, and daily breaking news updates that continue to heighten our confusion and frustration all at the same time. And I speak of this from the perspective of a well-rounded, educated adult. (Well at least that's how I would like to think of myself!) Imagine how our young people must be feeling?  Yes, I completely agree with the real fact that children / young people are far more resilient than what we give them credit for. However the craziness of the reality that we are all living is most certainly taking its toll. And quit

The Art of Listening

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Our lives at the best of times are non-stop. Our day's are filled with back to back meetings, chores, and places to be. We sometimes clumsily fumble through tasks just to finish them, and have conversations with others that lack meaning and substance. In amongst all of the chaos, we fleet in and out of active conscious thinking for a very small portion of our day, and spend most of our time in our sub-conscious mind that drives our habitual, auto-pilot approach to our daily activities. So where in all of this does one have time to really truly listen to absolutely everything that is said to them from everyone that crosses their path? The problem that many of us struggle with, is that we will only often hear what people say to us. We don't actually listen. It is here, in this space, that true lines of communication are tangled or lost. Listening for the most part of it, is what I like to refer to as an art form. It requires one to be consciously and actively engag

For The Love Of Our Strengths

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Creativity. Bravery. Persistence. Teamwork. These, amongst 20 other character strengths, and 6 virtues are what we as intricately designed human beings innately have weaved into ur DNA. It's sometimes really quite difficult to recognise and acknowledge that as individuals, we possess such unbelievably wonderful character strengths, and ultimately, collectively come together to form a society that could make such a positive difference in the world. If only we could consciously understand what our strengths are, and how we can put them to good use in our day to day activities. This could then become cemented in to our sub-conscious belief system forming a basis to infiltrate our habits. Oh....but wait... We can! This is where it all gets very exciting! I've always believed and preached that knowledge is power. When we are educated, then truly amazing things happen. We grow and flourish in many areas of our life. And we enable ourselves to expand our conscious