“Everything I have ever let go of has my claw marks on it.” David Foster Wallace When I first posted this BLOG back in 2015, I was living in Upper Beaconsfield on the outskirts of Melbourne. The serene surrounding did not match my turbulent world at that time. It was a fairly stressful season as I…Continue reading Letting Go
“Once you label me you negate me.” Soren Kiekegaard Sometimes they just creep up on you, don’t they? The associates of Prejudice never sleep. A few years ago, I was travelling home on the train after a very long day at work. I was forcing myself to stay awake even though I was exhausted,…Continue reading Challenging the Formidable Twins: Laziness and Stereotyping
“Stop Shoulding on yourself!” – Albert Ellis I don’t know how this tyrant found me. Somewhere in the more hazy, early years of my life, it arrived amidst whispers of fears of belonging and identity that are part of human existence. It settled like a squatter in the shaping of who I was becoming.…Continue reading A Tyrant called Should
“I am on this planet, not for myself, but for the betterment of humanity” – Mamma Tammye (Queer Eye SO2, EO1) It started a few weeks ago. The texts, that is … “Have you started Queer Eye Season 2? OMG!!!” “Ok – STOP what you are doing and watch Queer Eye Season 2, Episode…Continue reading In a World of Blind Privilege and Exclusion – Be a Mama Tammye
“When I was young I admired clever people, now that I am old I admire kind people.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel- Psychologists John and Julie Gottman spent four decades studying relationships. They set up a research centre at the Washington University and together with a colleague, Robert Levenson, analysed hundreds of relationships (now referred…Continue reading The Relationship Glue: Kindness
“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” – Anaïs Nin – In the last month, we have packed up our household, travelled two thousand kilometers south with three cars and two dogs in tow, and then unpacked what we had just painstakingly wrapped…Continue reading Your Life as a Deep Blue Sea
Today I am reposting a blog on dissent – may you stand tall, stay true and speak up. “Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.” Jacob Bronowski Dissenters are a real pest, especially in a nice, neat, and controlled environment. When the mantra…Continue reading Ignore or Silence Dissent At Your Own Peril!
“This is the reason I created the circle of trust – so we can discuss these things.” – Jack Byrnes What are your favourite movies? You know, those movies that you’ve watched a hundred times but if someone suggested a night that includes red wine and that movie, you would cancel the meeting with royalty…Continue reading Lessons from the Fockers: The Circle of Trust
“She took a step and didn’t want to take any more, but she did.” – Mark Zusak (The Book Thief) I have moved thirty-seven times in my life, or maybe thirty-eight?? I can’t remember – but I moved a lot. Today I was again knee deep in boxes, packing and reducing the evidence of my existence…Continue reading On the Move Again … !!!
There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away. – Sherman Alexie – In a recent conversation with a friend on the topic of liminality and religion, I entered a path of greater self-discovery. The question he posed that allowed…Continue reading My Addiction to Certitude