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Anxiety is elusive. Sometimes there’s a clear provocation. A thing happens and you can point to it and say ‘ah ha! That very expensive bill or that difficult conversation or … Continue reading

September 22, 2018 · 4 Comments

The lonely island of normal

“What a lonely island you’ve been,” the therapist brimmed with compassion, her head tilted to one side and a small furrow forming between her brows. It was the end of … Continue reading

August 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Enthusiasm between friends

I grew up in a small town in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. It was a beautiful, if quiet, life. I had two or three good friends, a smattering … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

Commuting

I try to walk at least part of the way to work in order to feel present and purposeful in my day. Commuting is all squish and crankiness and blank … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

The work of writing

  The work of creative writing is not the words. Words, themselves, are easy. The brain never shuts up. It’s always using words to explain things to itself. Endless, inane, … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Five strangers in Florence

A few weeks ago, though it already feels like another life, I sat outside in the warm Italian sun with the cityscape of Florence before me. I was slowly getting … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why put a ring on it?

This blog post is on behalf of unmarried women everywhere and men who don’t understand what the big deal is. The romantic gestures of engagement and marriage are dying in … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

The power of faith

We can lift ourselves, inspire and support those around us to greater fulfilment, or we can drag ourselves down and limit what others believe is possible.

April 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joyful resolutions

Each new year, we decide to to be a better person in some way.  We take stock of our lives, where we are now versus where we thought we’d be … Continue reading

December 31, 2017 · Leave a comment
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