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Let’s Talk Mental Health

It’s the perfect storm for creating anxiety and fear, particularly here in Melbourne at this time, but also across the world. A summer of ” unprecedented” bushfires. Then an ” unprecedented” Covid-19 pandemic for which there is no cure. A predicted ” unprecedented” economic disaster and images of  Australians in…

3 September 2020 | Living Well

Invitation to a Lock- Down Party

Are you going stir-crazy? Run out of  crosswords? Sick of banana bread? I invite you to a lock-down party… When?  Now or now-ish Dress Code?   Fancy or not fancy Equipment?   You. The attached video clips Especially good when……. your energy/ mood is flagging Requirements… Just dance until the clips stop…hands…

2 September 2020 | Living Well

Ten Steps of Positive Ageing

” There is nothing older than not wanting to grow old. Our world presents us with a disastrous image of old age. We are afraid of dying badly, of ending our lives alone, unloved, perhaps dependent or suffering from dementia. Instead of confronting this fear, we ward it off by…

5 August 2020 | Living Well

Natural Ways to Manage Arthritis

A friend and I were having coffee the other day and comparing our fingers! Yes, that’s right the gnarled joints and sausage sized fingers that have become our ageing hands. We reminisced longingly about the small box of precious rings sitting in the cupboard, rarely worn, because arthritis has twisted…

22 July 2020 | Living Well

Inspiration for a Weary Soul

We’ve talked recently of inspiration books and the power of words and images to shift the mood and lighten the spirit. This morning my lake walk was magic. A frosty morning, with the sun tentatively making a shy appearance. The birds had none of this reticence and warbled wildly as…

8 July 2020 | Living Well

Take The Exercise Pill Instead

It’s 4 degrees outside and torrential rain. The mist won’t clear today and the valley is beautifully shrouded in winter’s cloak of icy fog. It’s great if you’re cosy inside the house looking out. There is absolutely nothing to recommend going ” Out There.” Instead I wandered the internet. I…

3 July 2020 | Living Well

Inspiration: How to access what inspires you…..

Inspiration…we all use the word, we search for inspiration, find it and then look for it again! Here are some questions for you to think about over a cuppa or perhaps to journal …………….. What is inspiration in your world? What does it look like? How does it show up?…

25 June 2020 | Living Well

Spice Up Your Winter

It’s here! Winter has arrived in Melbourne and the tights, boots and big jumpers are out… a great disguise for all that banana bread we’ve been baking..and eating. The frosty mornings, sneaky sunshine, heavy rains and cosy evenings by the fire are a welcome relief after fires,drought and pandemic. It’s…

4 June 2020 | Living Well

The Gift of Grand-Parenting

My son and 2 year old granddaughter  came to stay overnight. It was the first sleepover at granny’s house without mama being there. A big step for all of us. As the little one gets older, develops her character and I spend more time getting to know her, this clever,…

22 May 2020 | Living Well