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”,…

Your inner power…

The ocean at my favourite place is incredibly powerful. Rain, hail or shine it has the power to give life, take life, give joy and fuel fear. But no matter the weather, it rolls in every day. Lapping the shore, soaking the sand, leaving treasures behind and is either raging or calm. No matter the…

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…

My Daughter’s footsteps…

As I watch her walk along the sand in front of me, I wonder about my Daughter’s footsteps into her future. She doesn’t walk in mine, and nor would I want her to. But I created her, and I must show her the way. Because of my own footsteps, I can teach her differently. Because I…

To give love, one must feel love…

We all want love in our lives. We all love to be loved. We need to feel love and we need to give love. Love is everything. It all starts with our self love. If we feel love we give love. If we give love, we receive love. Love is everything… With love, Ali xx

The evolution of a boy…

Yesterday, I watched my 16 year old son, my middle child, play in his men's volleyball team and I saw a boy on the verge of manhood. Once my shy, sensitive, quiet boy with many anxieties  and fears is now accepted as 'one of the boys'. The teammates congratulate each other with the sportsmanlike pat on the butt and…

Why girls need girls…

  As women, we love to connect with other women. It starts when we are young. The bond of the "girlcode" begins as soon as we start interacting with groups.   We started whispering in each other's ears, sharing toys (or not!), and our mums started scheduling 'play dates', as soon as they connected at…

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…