Category Archives: Life

The thing about love is…

I’ve found that since I split with my husband, as a young(ish) single mum, my love life (or lack thereof)View full post »

This life

Coats and hats. Fresh winter air. Muddy boots kicked off by the door. Socks on wooden floor boards. Hot cups of teaView full post »

When no one is watching.

I seem to find myself in this place every three to six months, questioning my use of social media, questioning theView full post »

Kickstart social change in YOUR community.

I talk a lot about social change, not just here on the blog, but in my day to day life. Having just finished a MastersView full post »


“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer andView full post »

Nothing New: The halfway point.

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside theView full post »

What buying nothing is teaching me about giving…

Bo and I are moving out of our place this week, we are moving into transitional accommodation as we continue toView full post »

A community driven by a mothers heart…

It took me a long time to find and become even a tiny part of a community that felt like home. After I returned fromView full post »

This life {in B+W}

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou I started writing again last week.View full post »

Dear Bo,

Dear Bo, It’s been more than three months since my last little letter to you. Not long ago though, you checkedView full post »

The juggler.

I’m beginning to finally recognise that what I have always believed is my greatest asset, is actually, perhaps,View full post »

Wabi Sabi

Have you ever heard of wabi-sabi? Wabi-sabi (n) a way of living that focuses on the beauty within the imperfections ofView full post »

Taking time.

Life in the past few weeks has been rushed and busy, feverish and at times overwhelming. With deadlines and work,View full post »

Room for it all.

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t reallyView full post »


“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.AView full post »

Define me

One of the first questions I am asked whenever I meet someone is, ‘what do you do (as a profession)?’View full post »

The myth of no time.

We live in a world obsessed with time. Obsessed. Everything has been streamlined and automated. Everything has beenView full post »

Be the change.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thingView full post »

10 ways to ease the weaning blues.

When I weaned Bo once and for all she was just a few weeks shy of two years old. It was a battle of its own. It wasView full post »

Nothing New: Week ten, the transition.

For a while I thought that I had this project figured out. Don’t buy anything new, it’s so simple.View full post »


One of the most precious moments of my day are the moments I find myself lost in a daydream. The funny thing aboutView full post »

Taking Stock

I’ve been floating around a bit recently, so many new projects and ideas, inspired and creative people aroundView full post »

This life.

“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions” ― Robin Hood. Tomorrow is another day…View full post »


Yesterday I spent the morning sitting in the cool white tiles of a Laundromat. We’ve been having one of those monthsView full post »

This life.

Last week we began the week with a thanksgiving celebration. A dinner that brought 20 members of my family togetherView full post »

This life… the Canadian edition

Oh hey jetlag… what’s up. I used to think the novelty of jet lag was fun, I mean who doesn’t loveView full post »

This life.

Hello crazy times ahead. With a mere two days before we get on a flight and get out of sunny (or not so sunny, as thisView full post »

This life (are you ok?).

We spent last weekend in Perth, surrounded by friends and family. Connected with beautiful people that I haven’tView full post »

Embracing the now.

Most of us were raised in a culture where we are taught to dream big, chase success, work hard move forward. This isView full post »

This ring is round it has no end, and that’s how long you’ll be my friend.

A friend of mine wrote this title in my end-of-year friendship book (did you have one of those? I still have mine)View full post »

That moment when you realise you know nothing at all.

It was about this moment that I realised… I know nothing. I was a determined teenager. I moved out of home at 16.View full post »

Live Inspired

I love to be inspired. There is nothing better than that moment where it feels like something has lit a fire deepView full post »

If only there was a birth-plan for life after birth.

Parenting advice comes in all shapes and sizes… and whether you ask for it or not, it comes. Some of it is good,View full post »

Our village home…

After days of scrubbing, moving furniture and generally trying to get settled in my mind is a little calmer. I couldView full post »

life begins… at the end of your comfort zone.

Yesterday Bo and I arrived in Indonesia and the end of my comfort zone. After a hectic week in WA introducing Bo toView full post »

the kindness of strangers

Some of you know that Bo and I are quite isolated at the moment. We came out here to this little town to stay with myView full post »

What if the newest “must-have” baby item was simplicity?

I read a lot of mommy blogs. I read a lot of posts by other mothers, new clueless mothers (much like myself) desperateView full post »

Responsible hedonism and finding bliss…

Because doing good feels good too. Hedonists have been considered historically as being self-absorbed egotists whoView full post »

Something borrowed, something blue?

When Bo was a mere 48 hours old, we bathed her for the very first time in the hospital. After her bath the midwifeView full post »

Good Baby/Bad Baby

Who, me? What the hell is a good baby? More to the point, is there such a thing as a bad baby? I’m not sureView full post »