It’s my birthday in a couple of days. This year I decided to extend my holiday and spend my birthday with the people who created me!
My parents live in a tiny town on the coast next to a national park. Each day I’m here I spend the … [Read More...]
As the year comes to an end, I’ve started thinking about my year in review. Rather than setting goals and planning what I want to achieve next year, I decided to first spend time in gratitude.
Gratitude is such a simple way to access appreciation … [Read More...]
I consider myself a slashie... no not a model/actress but a city/country girl. I love living in the city but I’ll always have a yearning for the country. I notice that if I don’t surround myself with nature every few months it impacts my wellbeing … [Read More...]
In October 2015 I had my first solo exhibition and the opening night was incredibly life affirming.
Putting the exhibition together was at times challenging, but never stressful. Love.Honour.Cherish was a collection of beautifully woven pieces … [Read More...]
I love taking photos, particularly of sunsets, sunrises and my art. And what’s a photo if it isn’t shared? That’s why I love Instagram.
A few years ago I was walking through Rome wishing I knew which art galleries the locals love. Then I … [Read More...]
We talk so much about finding balance between work and home, but I think there is no such thing as balance.
I know for me, a few years ago I got to the point where I was starting to get burnt out by the intense pressure of constantly managing the … [Read More...]
I was recently asked to audition for the ABC TV show Gruen, which is all about advertising.
If you haven’t seen the show, it’s pretty bloke heavy, and they are looking for women to join the panel. (I love that the ABC recognise this and are … [Read More...]
Writing a book and sharing your opinion and expertise is an amazing achievement. But because there are so many non-fiction books available you have to seriously think about how you will market it - even if you have a publisher.
People do want to … [Read More...]
I never knew my lounge room was a stage, my balcony was the wings and my curtains were stage curtains. I just see a lounge room and a balcony but my five year old nephew sees so much more.
My sister and I spent Sunday morning in his dance … [Read More...]
I’m dusting red sand off my clothes and washing the smell of campfire out of my hair. I’ve just come back from a very special visit to the ‘Red Centre’ where I went camping and hiking in outback Central Australia.
I loved swapping my computer for … [Read More...]
We’ve all done it. Questioned our expertise and believed we weren’t worthy of putting our opinion forward, or standing up to be counted.
It’s what I refer to as the Expert’s Dilemma; it goes something like:
Your head is buzzing with a lot of … [Read More...]
My sister gave me a card around 14 years ago when I started my business. I have it framed in my study. I notice it most mornings when I’m getting ready for my day. It reads:
"And the day came when the risk to remain a tight bud was more painful … [Read More...]
This piece is from Koh Samui (when there were about two huts on it) when I was 13 years old. My parents took my sister out of school and we backpacked around India & South East Asia for 6 months.
I've kept it all these years. I remember being … [Read More...]
I have a habit of reading the news before I get into work. In winter, I get up grab my iPad from the study and get back into bed and read various news sites. I may walk out onto the balcony and take a photo of the sunrise on the way... ;-)
This … [Read More...]