Smashing Memoir: Eggshell Skull

Bri Lee speaks out for a Culture and Court System of Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault At the Sydney Writer’s Festival, a full theatre listened to Bri Lee, author of the memoir Eggshell Skull. Bri opened with these words, “I’m haunted by how many women don’t have everything I had. Are not so patient

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Improve your day with positive self talk and affirmations

“Be kind and generous to yourself.” Written on a small lavender card. It’s all I have left. Recently one of my mentors died. A colleague, a mentor, a wise, wise woman. She died at the hands of a sadistic killer. A killer with a preference for people in their thirties that ends their misery with

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Art for the Soul

Soul Card Collage is a sacred creative process to bring understanding and healing to the Self and the Soul. All that is required is trusting our intuition, our inner wisdom. Each Soul Card we create reflects an aspect of our essence. It is a simple collage process everyone can do. We can use the imagery

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Mental Floss: Simple meditations for adults and teens

How Meditation Helps Your Brain: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction It’s Saturday morning and I have so much to do. Decisions like shall I walk to the market or sit down at my writing desk. Accept that new job, make an appointment with the physio, help my daughter in her classroom? Life doesn’t stop just because

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Women’s Circles and tuning in to wisdom

Women’s Circles from the sixties My first introduction to women’s gatherings was in the sixties when my groovy aunt, the one with a Corvair and leopard print coat, took me to a Women’s Festival in the Slocan Valley, Canada. Mind-blowing for a Catholic girl with a lopsided fringe, three brothers, and a hockey card collection.

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Your Life, Your Way, Your Choices

Decision Making in democracy, overwhelmed by choice. I have to make some tough decisions. Two job offers, other potential jobs, and at least one offer means a move, which means more choices and changes. I’m weighing salaries, versus writing time, versus friends and family proximity, and even the location of my favorite yoga studio. It’s

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Of Chocolate and Freedom

A book review | The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth This weekend, I’m in an imaginary Berlin, curled up with Kate Forsyth’s delicious novel, The Beast’s Garden. It’s my favourite of her fiction so far, but as she’s the prolific author of some 33 and counting works of fiction, I reserve the right to change

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