A tribute to Barb McAllister, my friend and guide. For seeing me; for inspiring me to emerge. My work. My life. My journey. Resembled in the image indelibly etched onto my body. Facing pain, this time of my own choosing, physical pain that becomes beauty on my skin. Taking control of my … More The Phoenix
How quickly life turns. Just a few short days ago I was marvelling at the experience of flowing with the rhythm of life. Today I feel as if my legs are kicking against the current, desperate to stay here and not move to the next stage of my metaphorical river. The river is about to … More Scared of life like monsters under the bed
Isn’t it so often the case, You’ve made that decision to make a big change in your life, to leave your job, or your home town. Long awaited, to shake things up. And as the date approaches things start to blossom that have never blossomed before. People turn up, opportunities come knocking, old friends resurface. … More It’s Time to Leave
When you have one eye on the past you only have one eye left to see where you are going. Doors close on us in life, some smash in our face others push steady and slowly, with creaks, groans and long sighs until we are finally and firmly shut out. However the door closes, sooner … More Closing Doors, Opening Possibilities
A year ago my body and soul screamed “STOP”. Well I suppose it started a lot longer than a year ago, probably with a whisper, a few polite nudges. ‘You are tired’. ‘You need to rest’. But in the end it left no room for manoeuvre or avoidance. I was out of function, emotionally and … More I refuse to reposition myself on the nail.