I entered late, a dishevelled mass of rushed energy and parking problems, my poise and composure trailing some way behind me. Feeling far from my most elegant, I was both comforted and intimidated by the heart and beauty I saw in each woman that my nervous eyes rested on. Beauty that was amplified by the stunning venue... read more
Would I Still Judge My Body the Way I Do Now?
I know it’s philosophical. I know there are people on earth. But isn’t that the point of reaching true authenticity? Being who we are when no one else is watching. The more I scroll Facebook or accidentally catch some mainstream news, these cosmetic surgery thoughts pop up. They’re persistent little bastards, too. Can you honestly say they haven’t occurred to you? This is a total body love hack... read more
This is a call to arms.
L’enfant Terrible: that delicious French expression, meaning a child who shocks and embarrasses their loved ones with outlandish and anti-authoritative behaviour. Artistically, it conjures up visions of the unorthodox creative genius, wantonly breeding revolution and thought change in society; gorgeously permission-less. And I am asking us all to invoke ours. Now... read more
And How to Embrace More of Both
I remember clearly the first time my body was heading towards orgasm. Being still young, I had no idea what was happening, and despite my perfectly adequate sex education, I was quite unprepared for the feeling. How does one explain to another what having an orgasm physically feels like? Why do so many people fail right at the moment they are about to reach their highest peaks... read more
3 solutions for creatives.
Sometimes, having the ability to do anything you want is not all it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes, being able to choose anything – any career, any partner, any way to spend your time, anything to have for dinner, can be incredibly exhausting. I have a whole, giant crap-ton of gratitude for the fact I, by virtue of where I was born, happen to be in the top 8% of the world’s wealthy, even if I was working for minimum wage.... read more
Consciously Creating to Leave a Legacy.
This idea impressed upon me the need for artists and creators to have a wide angle view of their craft, and to expect a little world-shaking to come out of them in this lifetime. Thinking about creating, in the same way that this guy thinks about his team’s daily tasks, is what will literally change the course of society and the lives of our future generations... read more
Maybe, just maybe.
Pressing send on a book proposal to a publishing house you respect and knowing they will actually read it is something akin to bungee jumping, blindfolded, with a grizzly strapped to your back and your Mum watching. It’s like the poster child for the phrase, “not for the faint hearted”. And I, my furry friends, have done it... read more
Embracing grief and growth.
One week ago yesterday I lost my only aunt to aggressive cancer. If the slow degradation of a loved one’s body and their brutal battle with resistance to the inevitable is something you have witnessed for yourself, you know how this feels. If you have not, no paltry words I can string together can possibly convey the convoluted package that is the slow death of a beloved... read more
Musings from the Hay House Writer's Workshop, Day 1.
The first speech of the day, by Leon Nacson of Hay House Australia, broke me right open today, and I spent the rest pouring myself onto my pages all day instead of really listening! It was offhand. It was just a humorous aside to the story he was telling of publishing his first book - but he said this; "I couldn't prove anything I'd written. I had no evidence. It was my own thoughts and ideas and it didn't need proving."... read more
Musings from the Hay House Writer's Workshop, Day 2.
Well! Haven't all my fear based behaviours all been under a spotlight today?! We all hear "being of service", and some people get what that really means (that does not always include me!) - but today I got a new insight into how it actually works. I tell you, it was effing exciting... read more
Driving into the face of fear.
I have an important date this Wednesday. For the first time, at 31, I am sitting my test for my driver’s license. This may seem pretty run-of-the-mill, but it is a step that has been a long time (13 years!) coming. And it is teaching me all kinds of incredible lessons about avoidance, burial of trauma and what that trauma can truly cost us over a long period of time, if not addressed. It is also teaching me to honour my own personal timing... read more
From me to you.