winter, wealth and a wild life

Winter, wealth and a wild life

I tell you, it’s been a tame Winter so far. I’ve barely left behind my cold outdoor showers amongst the orange blossoms and unearthed my Uggs. That’s just how it is in Queensland. Divinely Winter. Coffees with the girls across from the river in soft mellow sunshine are just...

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A Case for Blue

I felt the thrill of possibility when the editor of Vogue Living Australia announced this month that blue is the new white. Neale Whitaker said it was having a marked collective moment across fashion, art and interior design, and illustrated his point with glamorous homes in sexy cerulean, from...

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The Muse, all Mothers and Me

The six of us have had a beastly power struggle this weekend. Me the writer, the Mum, the business owner, the wife, the daughter and the friend. It’s not new, it’s the way it is, of course. It’s just that some days it’s a wretched battle for top dog...

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Last yummy thoughts for the year

With a new year just hours away, what was, what is and what will be, took me on a little mind stroll. And there were some yummy discoveries. Thoughts came and went on my last-day walk in the cool green of the Kenilworth State Forest and then I pondered...

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Turning 50

Turning 50

I’m officially a quinquagenarian – a person who is 50 years old or whose age is between 50 and 60. This new category doesn’t conjure up much glamour right off the mark. Well, I’ve danced a fair bit around this subject lately. I’ve checked out the health goddess, Elle McPherson, and gazed at Elizabeth Hurley...

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Why August was essentially awesome

I recently read a book called Essentialism by Greg Mckeown, which invites you to edit the choices you make every day towards a better life. To work out what counts. First thing: 8 hours of sleep a night or thereabout is essential to well being. Then it urges to pare...

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Not Just Tennis

Emotion washed over me as I waved off my 21-year-old son. His tennis bag was checked in with fragile items and his portable racquet stringer was carefully packed in his hand luggage. His most precious items. He looked just like a regular dude about to board a plane, but...

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Hey kiddo, have you loved enough?

I’m journeying beautifully on my Noosa Camino. Every day life has given me an invitation to experience something new. I’ve melded into the places, the mental spaces. The vigour of being outdoors and creative surge have stippled routine. It has made me want to go further into the reaches of my day. To...

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Into The Dawn

I’ve never been a great morning person, but waking before dawn to pursue my Noosa Camino this week has been quite refreshing. I recently heard psychologist and spiritual teacher, Wayne Dyer (another Rumi-lover) extolling the wonder of early mornings which is when he writes. He’s up at 3am to be precise,...

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