February 7, 2016


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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June 1, 2014


going to church

A week ago I decided to go to church. Our tiny community has two churches. One is what we call in Australia “happy clappers”, a charismatic church, and the other is Anglican. There is a Catholic church about 15 minutes drive away. I chose the Anglicans. My husband, a Catholic through and through, was incredulous. […]

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