May 19, 2016

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going bush

Ever since I was a kid I have wanted a bit of land that I could have for my very own. Land that I could look after. It has been a very strong longing. I turned 50 this year, and lately I’ve been thinking that if I don’t do this thing I will regret it. […]

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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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