Why wait, to learn to live?

It was early on a Tuesday morning. I dropped my daughter at training at 7.00 am and I went to my usual spot at a local cafe to write and sip coffee in the hour I could enjoy to myself before I needed to leave for work. Tuesday mornings have become an opportunity for me to write,…

Sliding doors…

Do you ever reflect back on your life and consider the potentially huge magnitude of those sliding doors moments? I do. I sometimes think about the “what if’s” and the alternative pathways that could have been. Some bad and some good. My husband, Phil, and I were sitting at our favourite spot enjoying lunch together recently…

Meditation, is it time to try it?

  Attention busy women of the world, who spend their time overthinking!   If you are not already familiar with the practice of meditation, you have probably heard a bit about it and have seen stories and articles about it popping up everywhere. Well keep reading, you need to hear this… If you haven’t jumped on…

A call for help…

I have to be completely honest. This is a call for help, for me personally. This could possibly be the most vulnerable I have ever been in my entire life.  And it feels very uncomfortable. Let me explain what I mean… When I started writing my blog, I called it by the name “Raw and Completely Beautiful”,…

The true cost of Cancer…

Two years ago today, we received my diagnosis. It turned our world upside down. It was just the beginning of a huge journey. During those two years it has been just as much ugly as it has been beautiful. Behind our smiles and strength is our truth of the real cost of Cancer. Cancer has cost…

What I learnt from falling down the stairs…

Picture this… Last night, Friday night.  A quick pizza dinner with my two youngest cherubs and then rushing to get out the door and get them both to their volleyball games. Thankfully they were playing at the same place at the same time! I was rushing up and down our stairs grabbing a jacket, scarf, beanie and my sheepskin lined…

Are you a failure, or a student?

Are you a failure? I am. Many times over. Many! I have failed at my job, in business, as a parent, as a partner, a friend, and as an every-day person. Even more the point, I have failed at being a healthy every-day person. But how lucky am I? I am incredibly fortunate. Am I…

C = MT

Chemotherapy is horrible. There is no other way to describe it, other than with my newly developed unofficial formula of C=MT… Chemo is the equivalent of being hit by a Mack truck. I am no scientist, nor am I medically trained, but I am certainly experienced. Unfortunately, many others are too. After I was diagnosed…

The Promise…

Are you like me, and sometimes make promises to yourself that you don’t or can’t keep? You know, the whole New Year’s resolution scenario that we always have the intention of sticking to but never do? We like to promise to ourselves that we will eat better, exercise more, spend less, drink less, get healthy…

To my Mum, for Mother’s Day…

As I sit here, at your spot in the cemetery the day before Mother’s Day, the only tangible place I can visit you, I wonder… I was 16 when you died, and you were 46. I am that age now. I wonder what it was like for you to be that age and be my…