National Day of Thanksgiving

Did you know we have a National Day of Thanksgiving, and that it’s today? I didn’t until yesterday – I clearly haven’t been paying attention, because it’s been going for the last 12 years! It was initiated by the Australian Prayer...

A new day

So today was a bit of a weird day. Just one of those flat, unmotivated, alone kind of days where I couldn’t get into anything and just wanted to hide in a corner. It took me until 3pm to remember that I knew how to shake the grey mood that was descending, but it can...
Feet are weird looking. But very useful. 

Feet are weird looking. But very useful. 

Hello! I love walking around barefoot…but then I do take my shoes for granted. Did you know that having shoes can make a huge difference to kids in the developing world? Having shoes can improve health, access to education and confidence. That makes me very...

Smell the roses (or the coconut tarts)

Hello everyday gratituders! This morning I read a piece by the lovely Pip Lincolne called Why slowing down (or stopping) is the new speeding up. There’s lots of good stuff in there. Particularly I liked what Pip says about “Savour the doing, don’t...

Friday five shot

Hello everyday gratituders! Pardon me while I get a little deep here. I’ve spent the last few days researching and writing about the end of life, about palliative care and how to live well right to the end. Today was also Andrew Chan’s funeral, and it was...