The hand that rocks the cradle …

We have all, at some point in our past been ‘parented’. For many of us, the experience was sometimes misshapen, hopeful, desperate, chaotic and other times loving, patient, kind and wise. The experience of being parented is the way in which human beings transmit knowledge and skills for our individual and collective survival. It is…

Sons of Fatherless Sons ~ The Legacy

So I have delayed writing this, due to the uncertainty as to whether I possess the necessary intellectual dexterity. In other words – because it is hard to write. But now that I come to it – I am finding perhaps it not so hard. What’s begun is half done. It is always ‘the before’…

Some Enlightened Zen Nonsense …

I find everything about Zen – hilarious and enlightening. I think a community of Zen Monks abiding in their infinite nature is my idea of a rollicking good time tip toe-ing between the form and the formless … here’s some Zen delights! ZEN KOAN “One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out,…

The New Flower Essences …

… Combining Ancient Technology with Future Science Flower essences are a profound form of energy medicine and have long been part of the tradition of Earth-based and Shamanic healing. For millennia, healers of all descriptions have accessed and utilized the intelligence inherent in Nature for a variety of purposes, particularly personal transformation. From Ancient Egypt,…

Big Girl! You are Beaut-iful!

Dita Von Teese, a Feminist? Who’da thunk? The pursuit of Authenticity absolutely requires creativity for without creativity – how can you reveal yourself to yourself sufficiently that your wings can dry and you can fly? A creative curious mind is a beautiful thing and requires openness to emotion, to experience, to ideas and possibilities. In…

Couples in Conflict

So everybody in relationship with another person – could be child, sister, brother, colleague, neighbour, father, mother, partner – doesn’t matter what kind of relationship it is – will eventually experience the erruption of conflict. Conflict is an inevitable consequence of being human, of being individual and seeing things from a unique perspective. None of…

Introductory Course in Mindfulness Self Kindness

WHAT? The group is for people who have already developed a mindfulness practice and will introduce people to the concepts and practices of Mindful Self Compassion as developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. WHO? Trainer John Julian WHERE? Magpie House Upwey WHEN? 7:00 – 9:30pm Week 1 – 25th September week 2 – 9th…

The Keys to the Kingdom …

I thought I may as well, as not post the FULL MOVIE VERSION of “What the Bleep Do We Know?”. It will change how you understand yourself, your world and the world we all share with each other. So voila! Then, for the keen and in case you want more – my mind is all…

Do you still feel ~ Wonder?

My friend sent me this clip … it is about you and me and the vibe between us that makes ‘we’, it is about the only experience we can ever be completely certain of – what is happening right ‘now’, this very moment. Sometimes I forget to ‘be’ in the moment, to let my mind…