Category Archives: Life

The little things…

To say I was having a rough week, would have been a great understatement. I set up my study a few weeks ago, finallyView full post »

Tea to meditate to.

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, withoutView full post »

When you grow up

“When I grow up I’m going to be a princess farmer fairy… what are you going to be when you grow upView full post »

Starved by advice

I’m confused. Aren’t you? Our food industry is so saturated with fad diets and advice that I’m sureView full post »

Be less busy.

“Action expresses priorities.” ― Mahatma Gandhi When someone asks you how you are, do you often find yourself replyingView full post »

Taking Stock

I try to do this once a season. To take ten minutes to sit and look inwards, to catch up with where I am right now. IView full post »

Single {and parenting}

photo by the beautiful Emma Galloway A few months ago, when Bo was not yet three, we were driving back from the cityView full post »

For Mercy. For All.

The world can be a really scary place and the control the government has over the media circus is always cause forView full post »

A compassionate revolution.

We concern ourselves so often with how we look, with the hair on our bodies, with the colour of our skin, with theView full post »

The death of the dreamer.

I killed the dreamer. It occurred to me a few weeks ago as I was tumbling through the pages of The Alchemist thatView full post »

Listen up {Podcasts I love}

We’ve been living TV free for a while now. It’s great. I watch movies on my laptop when I’m in theView full post »

A certain kind of stillness

We live in a world where everything seems to not only be getting faster and more frantic… but louder. Perhaps weView full post »

Without words.

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ―    Jack Kerouac We spent the five days over EasterView full post »

pictures of you.

In the past 12 months I’ve been doing a lot of work behind my camera, it’s become a powerful skill thatView full post »


A couple of weeks ago Bo and I moved into our own home. A sweet little cottage with a greenhouse window in the kitchenView full post »

Transitional Living.

In July last year Bo and I moved out of our rental. As a part of our Nothing New Project I wanted to see if we couldView full post »

To listen is to learn.

There has been a lot of noise lately. A lot of it coming from me. I’ve spent the past 8 months of my lifeView full post »

The Economy of Human Connection

Four years ago I started my Masters in Social Change. I started studying this field seriously for a few reasons, firstView full post »

How the light gets in.

It was a few weeks ago now that I sat on the front porch of a friends home with the sun in my face and a book on myView full post »

Week 51: Christmas

We managed to avoid the shops completely this Christmas, with nothing to buy there was no reason for us to be anywhereView full post »

Just Jump

There are times in our life where we are standing on a cliff face, with our history behind us and a world of unknownsView full post »

The “No Buy” Gift Guide

It can be easy to forget that what we have in our lives is secondary, always, to WHO we have in our lives…View full post »


“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, itView full post »


“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have noView full post »

This life…

Isn’t life a beautiful thing? I sat and looked through my photographs from the last few weeks/months and IView full post »

Taking Stock

About 10 days ago I had a mini existential crisis. This isn’t unusual for me. I have moments of great self doubtView full post »


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thích NhấtView full post »


“Times are difficult globally; awakening is no longer a luxury or an ideal. It’s becoming critical. WeView full post »

Week 41: The art of living without shopping.

People often ask me how I can live without shopping. Both friends and family seem aghast at times that this is what IView full post »

Week 40: Back to Reality

Like any wonderful thing that you spend days or weeks or months preparing for – when it’s over it feelsView full post »

Calm + Connected

Last weekend Bo and I escaped our everyday life and headed north, picking up one of my favourite people in the worldView full post »

This {+Big News} life

For those of you who follow us on Facebook you will know that I have had some pretty massive news that I have been (notView full post »

Finding answers

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ― Dr. Seuss We’ve found ourselves in anView full post »


“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”  ― Charlotte Brontë As parents we spendView full post »

How do you determine the value of a life?

Perhaps one of the biggest problems that we face on a day to day as a part of modern human society is how poorly weView full post »


Once a month we head out to the farm that Bo and I lived on for a while when we first started our transitionalView full post »

This life

“I do not particularly like the word ‘work.’ Human beings are the only animals who have to work, andView full post »


I got divorced this week. On Tuesday morning I stood in regional family court in front of a magistrate, alone. NoView full post »

A simple exchange

“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” ― Charlotte Brontë I got a message from aView full post »

Week 29: The spaces between.

The ebb and flow of our days changes at a whim these days. Our rhythm shifts with the home we live in, our days areView full post »