A/N - I' m delighted to have Bob McInnis as my very first guest blogger. Right – wrong: is it a matter of perspective? While I believe there are some absolutes, I am less certain about a lot of things. I read voraciously, listen attentively, think deeply, reflect and synthesize. The condensed product bears a … Continue reading Being True to Yourself Series – Part 3. Right – wrong: is it a matter of perspective?
Whilst I have enjoyed every moment of being in Europe and have loved teaching, mentoring and coaching, it is time to return to Australia – at least for a while. I have cherished being in my little apartment and not having to worry about anything except myself and meeting a few deadlines. Well, OK, more … Continue reading My European interlude is coming to a close
I've dreamt of visiting Granada since I was a young girl reading novels set in the days of Muslim rulers, and then in the period of Isabella of Spain. My dream is finally coming true! Getting organised to make this trip has been no mean feat! Student timetables had to be rejiggled so I could … Continue reading Granada – here I come!
Looking after yourself. Taking care of number one. It doesn't always come easily. However, it's also absolutely essential we learn to practice this on a regular basis. In today's electronic age it's too easy to always be 'on', to feel the need to check emails and answer mobile phones with little regard to the day … Continue reading Self care – an essential
When I was a child a year seemed like an awfully long time. It was an unbearable wait till Christmas rolled around each year. At boarding school the terms seemed to drag on interminably whilst I counted down the days until school holidays. I think that's pretty normal for kids, approaching life with gusto, keen … Continue reading Living in the moment
The rights of the individual, the topic of our informal conversation class last night, provided for a stimulating conversation. We always begin our informal sessions with one of the students, introducing the area they’d like to talk about, and as this is a vast topic the scope is enormous, with the choice being very much … Continue reading Education – a key to change
It's already Australia Day but, where I am, here in my little flat in Ecija, Spain, rugged up in 4 layers of clothing with the heaters on, it's not yet the 26th. I am however reflecting on my journey to becoming Australian. I wasn’t born in Australia, but then again, neither were so many others … Continue reading HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY
The New Year is a time when people often make resolutions that are not kept so rather than make resolutions I find that this a fabulous time to have a personal planning session with myself. I use this as a time to clean out and sort out in both the physical and also mental sense. … Continue reading Action Plans
I’m currently sitting at home, in Darwin, outside by the pool but under the cover of the roof as the first day of 2015 has begun with a wonderful tropical rainstorm. The dogs, Janie and Mollie, are curled up close to me, one at my feet and the other on the outside couch. We are … Continue reading Reflections of 2014
I’ve been here two months already, the time has flown past and two weeks today I’ll be boarding a plane in Madrid to head back to Darwin for Christmas where I’ll no doubt swelter and instead of the heaters will be lazing about in the pool to try and keep cool. I’m very pleased to … Continue reading December…..first week