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…

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…

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…