retreat to move forward

When Mary went into the Wild Unknown of death 13 weeks ago, I went into the Unknowing. The Unknowing requires patience, a deep quiet internal listening and a weird kind of external antennae open to opportunity, serendipity and curious synchronicity. I adore complex patterns of information and ideas – teasing out and knitting connections and…

If I had 50 more years to live …

I love some of the gorgeous magazines that are created in Australia. John gifted me with 2 of my favourites today – Dumbo Feather and Womankind. Mary had subscriptions and we used to love reading the articles together and exploring ideas. Both magazines inspired me in many ways. I’m starting a creative reflection/writing challenge for…

The Why and How

” If we have our own why in life, we shall get along with almost any how.” Nietzsche
Dancing to a different drum isn’t always easy, particularly when the big drums of our culture seem to worship consumerism, technology and a kind of economic rationalism that kicks humanity to the curb in favor of financial profit for a small elite.

The loneliness of loss

I’ve never had anyone I loved die before. 3 months ago my best friend Mary died after all the crap that goes with leukemia treatments killed her. In January 2105 I returned to live in Oz after 22 years in Ireland. I left my beloved dog Coco behind with her new Mum and fabulous pack…

into the wild unknown

Tomorrow I farewell my best friend My wonderful Mary Del Casale died last Monday and I’m bereft. She’s gone into the wild unknown and exploring with the wonder she brought to her life. You can have a soulmate who isn’t your partner and Mary was mine so there’s a great big hole in the world…

Seduce: to entice and lead astray

Seduce yourself It’s all about the senses. Taste Touch Sight Sound Scent Stop right now. Use one of your senses and savor – enjoy it to the full. Lolling helps as well when you want to savor. I like the idea of wandering astray because that’s part of creative foraging – the serendipity wander with…

Perspire without losing the plot

Why is it important to perspire? Lolling is my love and it inspires me. Inspiration is what keeps me deciding to stay alive. Perspiration is the effort to action that’s needed when I want to creatively forage and turn insiration into reality. Passion without some kind of action/effort is just talk and can start to…

Inspiration is my oxygen

Breathe inspiration When I feel stuck in a rut I seek out inspiration. It’s a serendipity thing where I wander through galleries, streets, online, offline and in words. Art and design give me a visceral thrill when I’ve been thinking too much or caught up in the grains of sand. I adore ideas and thinkers…

Let’s look at Lolling

Lolling is my passion It’s where I muse, imagine and wander. If there was an Olympics for Lolling then I could represent two countries in a lolling decathalon and get Gold. Forget meditation – lolling get’s me into the zone. I have never understood the cult of Busy. The Busy Bees filling time with movement…

LIPS living

When life needs a recharge  I’ve given myself a year. A year to inspire myself. A year to see what new pathways can be created for  my life. A year to bring the things I love with me and throw the shit away. The last year has been horrible in a way that’s not visible….