WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: A Good News Bushfire Story

Over 50 bushfires have been burning for the past three weeks along thecoast from Sydney tothe north of Noosa in Queensland.The news has been consistently stark and depressing to read and watch. People have lost their lives, homes, livelihoods. The devestation to the wildlife population is extreme and especially impacting the Koala habitat around Port… Read More WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: A Good News Bushfire Story

WeAreTheWorld Blogfest: A Change of Clothes Can Change the Mind

“For the apparel oft proclaims the man” Said Shakespeare so perspicaciously – and we all know its true. Just about all of us, either when feeling slightly low or deeply depressed, reach for a different outfit or look to add an uplifting touch to our wardrobe. That’s why I love this good news story about… Read More WeAreTheWorld Blogfest: A Change of Clothes Can Change the Mind

WeAreTheWorld Blogfest: Dogs Who Heal Trauma

Even if we won’t consciously admit it, at some level we all know that connecting with animals heals us. That’s why I was so touched by this story in the Australian news this week of dogs who worked with trauma victims in the Victorian court system. https://www.9news.com.au/good-news/2018/02/22/06/25/dogs-to-support-victims-of-crime-in-court Dogs are set to assist victims of crime… Read More WeAreTheWorld Blogfest: Dogs Who Heal Trauma

Singing an Ancient Song of Feminine Power

Recently I visited the extraordinary exhibition “Songlines:Tracking the Stories of the Seven Sisters” at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Its a timely yet ancient story of journey, power, trauma and transformation. The Indigenous peoples of Australia used songlines to find their way through the different tribal lands which make up the continent. As… Read More Singing an Ancient Song of Feminine Power

After the flood

” Sorry, we dont stock that line since….the flood” “They’re not here anymore but have moved out of town..to Goonellabah (the hill above the town)” This was a frequent refrain from residents of Lismore, the Northern Rivers town which suffered major flooding in March 2017. It’s only a little over six months since it happened… Read More After the flood