February 7, 2016

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whitewashed

I am mostly smiling on the outside. But I am screaming on the inside. I have learnt to listen to this scream. Finally. It has taken me 50 years to give ‘the scream’ its dues. I used to blame myself when I heard the scream. What is wrong with you? Why do some things have […]

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February 7, 2016

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becoming a chaplain

Last year I qualified as a Chaplain. It was a lot of hard work. I was the square peg in the round hole – Aboriginal, not overly religious, questioning. We had to do three-day intensives every few months. I became so overwhelmed on the first intensive, I cried a lot. Most of the fifty people who attended the […]

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January 2, 2016

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infinite worth

. I watched this video five times and got something different out of it each time. I had the good fortune to be in a training group conducted by Kent Hoffman about five years ago. What he fails to mention in this talk is that the work he has been doing for the past 20 […]

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April 27, 2015

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here i am

I haven’t visited this place since August last year. Lots of stuff has been happening. The Universe does indeed work in mysterious ways. All of the balls that I had thrown into the air are starting to fall into place, some gently, some with a thud, but all in surprising ways. Limits are being stretched. […]

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August 3, 2014

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stop. think. respect.

Here is a new advertisement created by BeyondBlue to generate awareness of  discrimination of Indigenous people. It’s very well done. My youngest boy burst into tears when he saw it. I feel so sorry for the fella on the bus. . . And here is a commentary from the actors on the advertisement… . .  

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August 2, 2014

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departing from Kissing The Limitless

OK, I’m up to the part of the book where I am required to do many different types of breathing exercises in many different types of ways – with candles, with water, with visualisations, with exercise. And this is where T Thorn Coyle has lost me. There are 45 exercises in Kissing the Limitless. This is where […]

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July 13, 2014

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who is your mob?

This week has been NAIDOC week in Australia. NAIDOC stands for National Aboriginal & Islander Day of Celebration. It’s so big now that it’s not a day but a whole week, but no-one has changed the name. It’s probably the busiest time in Indigenous’ people’s calendars. There are a lot of events for children and families in the […]

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July 12, 2014

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visiting Awabikal country

In the last week of June, I had to travel to deliver a presentation at a conference. It is hard for me to leave the kids. My husband is more than capable of looking after them, but my guilt at forsaking my duties as a mother is palpable. I was away for two nights, three days. […]

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June 9, 2014

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place and truth

It has been an interesting week. I went to a meeting at my children’s primary school during the week. This year, a new programme was introduced into the school, funded by the Federal government. The programme employs Aboriginal  Elders to come into the school every week to teach Aboriginal culture to the students during class time. However, […]

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