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Lobsters – and what they can teach us

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LOBSTERS?! It never occurred to me that they can teach us a lot about stress. I’ve heard this analogy twice today- totally independently. It provides an interesting perspective for us to look at stress. As we know, a lobster is soft inside with a hard outer shell that can’t expand much at all. As it […]

Psychiatry – Friend or Foe?

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    “Psychiatry : Friend or Foe – The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry”,  was premiered last night at the Sydney Opera House, hosted by CCHR Australia. It was indeed an eye-opening and compelling documentary. The statistics and reality of the situation are disturbing to say the least. And there is a similar story globally, […]

Let every day be Christmas…

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 “Let Every Day Be Christmas” – Norman Wesley Brooks * Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.  Peace on Earth, good will […]

Dance for Health

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“Dance is a conversation between body and soul” It was a pleasure to recently attend a “Dance for Health” masterclass at the Sydney Dance Company, conducted by UK professional ballet dancer, Andrew Greenwood.  Some years back, in response to a friends diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 37, Andrew started giving him dance classes […]

See the Moon

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“Barns burnt down, now I can see the moon”    –    Mizuta Masahide, 17th century Japanese poet and samurai Following last nights wonderful lunar eclipse with the “red moon”, it reminded me of  this quote.  Simple as it may sound, it certainly provides for much contemplation and can have several interpretations. If negative events occur, there is […]

The Power of Silence

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“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.” ― Rumi   Isn’t it interesting how SILENT and LISTEN have the same letters in it? Still feeling zenned out  (yes, that is a word!) following  a retreat in Byron Bay, this is a particularly apt time to reflect on the beauty […]

Thoughts on FEAR, COURAGE AND FAITH

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Exactly 14 sleeps to go before the London Marathon! For those of you who haven’t seen the tears and sweat over the last few months over here in beautiful Sydney,  I have been training for the London Marathon –  it’s my first (and last!) Marathon and the big day is nearly here…whoopee! I guess I […]

PROMISE YOURSELF

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I thought I’d share  “Promise Yourself” , an inspiring piece of work  by Christian Larson written  in 1912.   Also known as “The Optimist’s Creed”, it is great in that it encompasses so much about life – inner strength and resolve, health and happiness, family and friends, excellence and living in the now. So yes, just a […]

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TEN GREAT BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

Photo: Dawn in Uluru- Utterly blissful! I have been meaning to write on this topic,  but a recent  Meditation day has finally got me to put pen to paper! The Meditation day was delivered by Dr Ian  Gawler, an amazingly  inspirational human being,  totally  encompassing the mind body medicine concept. He is  a long term […]

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