When Less is More Than Enough

Is it just me? I’m noticing a slow-down and a trend towards the simple; an unstuffed life. People are choosing more stillness, minimalism and meaning in a world hinged on consumerism and increased productivity. There is a steady aversion to a life of frenzy and constant achievement with no...

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Love in 2017

This theme of love keeps showing up. It’s everywhere, and often in disguise. It makes me sigh and smile. Yeah, hello there again, you’re rather nice, thank you. But when it lands its light into a greyed-out hour, my soul bubbles with relief. There you are, what took so...

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awesome life

Anatomy of An Awesome Life

The water supports me like a delicacy it has found, and considers from all angles. The odd fish flashes by, nonchalant at sharing its home with me, this haven I have chosen for my mind. The sparkling waves and colours of the low sun spritz warmly over my consciousness...

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on the road

On the Road

We’re on a shimmering open road that smells of Summer, careening to some future place that pulls us forward, my youngest son and I. I’m fixated on him as he drives us, his cut jawline, runaway curls and strong hands on the wheel.   Bush, trees and blue skies fly...

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Her dance. My song. Our time.

I heard of a woman whose moment of overwhelm in a supermarket choosing yoghurt, became a metaphor of an unlived life in which she didn’t know herself at all and couldn’t go on in a job she despised, that made her feel sick. I learnt of a woman, who...

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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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