Sunday 31 March 2013

Ageless beauty

Beauty is ageless.
As I embrace my dear friends I celebrate it.
The shy girl, yet to be initiated into womanhood, a young maiden beside her, two mothers and a grandmother.
All doing "women's business" : eating, laughing, sharing stories and love for one another.
(True) " is a joy forever. 

Thursday 28 March 2013

On the path to the heart of women's business

This is the path that we desert women will follow on our retreat in May. It circumnavigates Uluru, the world's largest monolith, located in the heart of Australia.

This is where we will contemplate our lives as uninitiated women, and review our women's business: our self esteem, our body image and self worth , and in particular our relationships with our first contacts, our mothers. 

It is here that, the protagonist in my book  (and alter ego), psychologist Dr Diana Verdi has the  revelation that will change the way she works and lives her life. 

You can follow her journey (and ours) in my book 'Finding Artemisia: a journey into ancient women's business.'

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Full moon smile

What is it about full moon that enchants us?

                           makes us feel romantic?

              makes us feel connected?

  makes us stare in wonder?

Is it the magical way it paints the ordinary

       and makes it... extraordinary

                          bathing us in its light?

Or is it the comfort of having such a big round ball reflecting its glow into the darkness of our night?

I love the moon, to me it represents the Feminine, the Ruler of the tides.

I enjoy lunar celebrations, Easter and Chinese New Year.

When I look up at the shining globe, I don't see a man in the moon. I see a smile, a smile that says:

the Universe is at peace.  What do you see?

Monday 18 March 2013

Rainbow Food

Just back from my local farmers' market: roses, honey, capsicums, red and yellow, eggs,
passionfruit, pineapple, limes, garlic, tomatoes, bananas, pineapple, ginger, eggs and honey.

Out of picture breads and nuts.

In the fridge: kefir, cheese, humus, beans, beetroot, spinach, sprouts, tempe, zuccini, squash.

Fresh, vital, colourful. For more Rainbow Food, check out my site 

Thursday 14 March 2013

Mothers need to supported, less isolated...

In NewYork a young mother plunges to her death with her baby strapped to her.

How isolated must she have been?


Undiagnosed with post natal depression perhaps.

So convinced she is a bad mother, so she writes in her  suicide note

What a tragic loss.

Women need to be specially supported in the early years of motherhood.

Please check out my upcoming Uluru mother's day retreat