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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

Making Sense of Mindfulness

Have you ever done a mindfulness program or tried meditation? Perhaps yoga or a wellness retreat?¬† I always have had an interest in most things that have the potential to slow me down but my fall back preferences seem to have a cork in the top or an airline ticket…

14 May 2020 | Living Well

The Importance of Bookending Your Day

How are you doing everyone? As the weeks roll by in our new Corona virus reality this is starting to feel like the new normal. We practice social distancing, check the numbers daily, wash our hands and stay alert to what’s happening around us. When the sun shines the world…

5 May 2020 | Living Well

Why Do We Hoard Toilet Rolls?

Did you do any panic buying at the start of the Corona crisis? I didn’t hoard toilet paper for the first 2 weeks of the Corona pandemic… but then I did. Well, “hoard” might be an uncomfortable word but as a one person and a cat household I have¬† enough…

17 April 2020 | Living Well

Working with the Energy of Autumn

Some parts of Australia are experiencing one of the most beautiful seasons of the year- autumn. While Brisbane glowed in 30 degree heat today, here in the Central Highlands there is no doubt that the seasons have changed. Cooler temperatures, rainfall, mists and the beauty of rust coloured leaves herald…

16 April 2020 | Living Well

Have Your Chocolate and Eat it Too

Happy Easter Everyone! We’re going to have to be very creative in how we’ll celebrate this year in Pandemic Land but there’s one constant that we can still enjoy…CHOCOLATE. Our Viva 70 friend from Yorkshire, Julia Richards has gifted us this wonderful article about the health benefits of eating chocolate…that’s…

8 April 2020 | Living Well

Elders As “The Vulnerables”……..Time to Change the Rhetoric!

Have you ever written a letter to a major daily newspaper, talk-backed on the radio or made any public comment? I haven’t. (Except the VIVA 70 forum which is a very positive, supportive community and very occasionally Facebook and Insta.) Writing a letter to the editor generates a mountain of…

7 April 2020 | Living Well