The days are long but the years fly by

“The days are long but the years fly by” was something my sister-in-laws 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 on 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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Do You Value Your Mind?

It’s a strange question to ask, but if you consider how little time we give to being reflective and ‘in’ our mind, you might realise you don’t give it as much time as other parts of yourself. When we’re hungry we eat, when we’re in love, we follow our heart. If our mind craves peace, what do…

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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? Creative Mindfulness can help! What is Creative Mindfulness? Creative Mindfulness is the process of applying focused attention and a non-judgmental approach to creative pursuits. The…

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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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