In these uncertain times…

A Spring Clean for the Mind 2020

How are you doing right now… during this strangest and most uncertain time – globally – in our lifetime? It is overwhelming to know there is a contagion sweeping the globe. Perhaps you are still coming to terms with what is happening. Possibly you are in lockdown– or quarantined? Maybe you are still rallying against…

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Five Wellbeing Practices For Everyone

I am thrilled to have my story in the May edition of MiNDFOOD Magazine, especially to be able to share my top five wellbeing practices. These are five practices that have been invaluable to me on a daily basis, particularly in weakening anxiety’s grip and the ongoing management of living with cancer.   I have…

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We’re preparing a second edition of This Present Moment!

Second Edition of This Present Moment due for release in April

Thanks to the warm gratitude and kind feedback from our readers and supporters, the second edition of This Present Moment is being prepared for release in April. I am thrilled to be able to revisit and expand what has helped me cope during these past eight years. I have added a further five themes –…

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The days are long but the years fly by

“The days are long but the years fly by” was something my sister-in-law said to me when we were bringing up our toddlers. A day felt like an eternity at times as we struggled to navigate through those early days of minimal sleep and endless demands. Fast forward to 2017, in which my son turned…

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“When You Live in the Past It Costs You The Present”

This is the simple quote I extracted from the fortune cookie after a celebratory dinner for my Brisbane Book Launch at Avid Reader in March 2016.  It’s a classic fortune cookie message but what amazing synchronicity to find it on the launch night of my first book “This Present Moment”.  The essence of the book…

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A creative life is a rich life!

Creative Mindfulness

Feeling stuck? Need some fresh ideas or want to think differently about a project? Perhaps there is a work situation you are stuck on or a problem that needs an innovative solution? [spacer height=”10px” id=”2″] Creative Mindfulness can help! [spacer height=”10px” id=”2″] What is Creative Mindfulness? Creative Mindfulness is the process of applying focused attention and a…

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Reflections on 2016

In my previous post, I reflected on Grace and my self-funded book tour for This Present Moment. On this – the 30 day of December – I want to take a moment to reflect on other highlights of 2016;   Getting to speak at the Icon Cancer Foundation Gala, where I was introduced by the…

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A Tale of Three Cities

Twelve months ago Grace and I wrote, illustrated and published a book. The book came back from the printers two days before a special pre-launch party for family and friends at The Junk Bar. Artist Maureen Hansen launched our book and both Grace and I made speeches before Grace performed with her band, The Neon…

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Honouring Julia

Last year I had the great fortune to meet Julia Watson at her Brisbane book launch of ‘Breakfast, School Run, Chemo‘ at Riverbend Books in Brisbane. We had been communicating for a while prior to meeting via her heartfelt blog ‘Five Fairies and a Fella‘. We had a few things in common: both aspiring writers, both having…

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Has it really been a year?

This time last year Grace and I celebrated the release of This Present Moment: An Art Therapy Journal with family and friends at our launch party. This book has brought us so much joy and incredible opportunities to meet and connect with wonderful people like you during the last twelve months. We love hearing your stories and…

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