The Goodness of Gardens

The Goodness of Gardens

I went to Trent, the hairdresser, in town today, and he gave me a pretty ‘do’. In my old life as a city girl, my hairdresser would say, ‘I hope your husband is taking you some place special for dinner tonight.’ Instead of a glamorous outing, in...
Essential Shopping

Essential Shopping

I’ve never complained about it. Maybe it’s even a sort of restraint. But here is the thing: it’s no good trying to do retail therapy in Taree.  Maybe I’m just a snob, but what’s on offer in our small burg is déclassé, outmoded, and el...
This Moment

This Moment

My housemates have gone off to our community choir practice. I opted to stay home. I’m tired and didn’t think I could generate upbeat energy this evening, despite the general cheeriness of the group. I thought I’d listen to a new download of an MSIA...
Unity in Everything

Unity in Everything

I’m going to be in Sydney for the next 4 days, mainly to present at and participate in the Divine Feminine Conference. More and more I now find it difficult to leave the beauty and peace of our country place for the city. It is so superb here: wet, vibrant with...
What to do with excess energy

What to do with excess energy

You would think that would be a good problem, having so much energy that you have to invent crazy, wonderful and awesome to utilize it. That’s what kids and adolescents do, isn’t it? Sometimes scaring the oldies to death! Here’s an example of someone...
Yoga = Stress Reduction

Yoga = Stress Reduction

Is yoga really the same as stress reduction? Well, perhaps not according to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, but according to popular understanding it is. Doctors recommend yoga for helping relieve tension in patients.  The general public read articles in the newspaper...