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How a simple jar and paper can change your life

How a simple jar and paper can change your life

On the last day of 2015, I attended a casual New Year’s Eve party with a small group of friends. We sat about chatting and the conversation shifted to our highlights of the past year.  The first things that sprang to mind were those that had monetary value, holidays, new cars, pay rises and a new house. Happy times indeed, but were they the best moments of our year? Were we so conditioned by society and its consumerism that we no longer valued authentic connection? 

And so I announced I was going to write down the highlight of my day, every day, for a whole year. Who knew, such a simple practice would have such a profound impact on my life.

Just before bed on New Year’s Day, I found a nearly empty jar of pickled onions...

Would you like some sex on your pizza?

Would you like some sex on your pizza?

Women liking, needing or enjoying sex, an oxymoron if you are to believe what societal conditioning and gender stereotyping have taught us.

The perception around female sexuality is largely predicated by what we've been exposed to via our parents, family, church, social and peer groups, media/entertainment, and now, influenced largely by the porn industry. It's regurgitated, misogynist, objectifying nonsense and frankly, it needs to stop.

Turn Your Toes Toward What is Possible

Turn Your Toes Toward What is Possible

The show had a big job on it's hands.  I wasn't in the most inspired mood (I had been travelling internationally with my two year old, and I was jet lagged and exhausted). I also arrived late with my extended family (including four kids between the ages of 15 months to five years old - one of whom had princess slippers that lit up every time she moved). It goes without saying that I was not the ideal audience member when I walked in...

Last night a dating app saved my life

Last night a dating app saved my life

On Mothers Day 2014, my world was turned upside down.  I found out, quite by accident the day before, that my husband of 17 years was having an affair. 

Boom! I was unprepared, suddenly alone and scared beyond belief. Ever since, I've been walking through my life in a state of shock, dealing with a myriad of emotions. 

How my children saw me react weighed heavily on my mind. I have always been...

ARE YOU IN LOVE OR IN FEAR?

ARE YOU IN LOVE OR IN FEAR?

A few months ago, I was living in a quietly (but profoundly) desperate way - trying to be perfect at everything but always feeling completely inadequate.  I would sacrifice sleep, to cross just one more thing off my to-do list, but kept adding things as well.  I was completely addicted to "doing" but rather than helping me feel better, it was making me feel more and more harried, beaten down and worthless.  I was beginning to feel depressed and anxious, and it was a cycle I felt completely trapped in...

EPIPHANY. A MOMENT IN TIME THAT CHANGES THE STORY.

EPIPHANY.   A MOMENT IN TIME THAT CHANGES THE STORY.

Overcommitted, overworked, and overwhelmed- over everything. We’d been coming from a place of fear, and that wasn’t serving us well.

Something had to give.

We’d met at university, where both of us were striving to feel a sense of accomplishment and actualisation by gaining our masters degree. It was a rich and rewarding experience no doubt, and one we value having the privilege of attaining. Yet, it became apparent a degree doesn't necessarily provide the balance and fulfilment we were seeking.  There was still something missing.