Elbow Room for the Soul

Elbow Room

Give your soul some elbow room. – Denise Sharp

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In love with life

For all of us, the key is to pay close attention to which activities make us feel most alive and in love with life – and then try to spend as much time as possible engaged in those activities. -Nathaniel Branden


Sometimes there are no words…

My words have been stuck lately, somewhere between my head and my heart. There’s change in the air. A deepening of focus, which feels both sweet and somehow simpler – all while leaving me quaking in my boots (that’s how I know it’s time). But it’s not. quite. ready to see the light of day, […]

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When all you can do is hold on

It’s no secret I like a peaceful life. Sure, I like celebrations and fun and the chaos that a house full of teenagers and their friends and our friends and all the extended family creates. But I do like to be able to sit in peace at the end of the day and breathe deeply […]


To spend this time with you.

I want to sit with you on our verandah, a scalding cup of tea in hand, one foot tucked up under me, both of us comfy and relaxed. We’ll talk. There’s no agenda. No list of things to talk about or get off our chest, just an expectation. That to and fro, here and there, […]


When the tide goes out

I sit in the dappled rays of early morning sunlight, the fog that rolled in earlier burning off quickly today. The tide is out, way out, and I can smell the mudflats on the rivers edge this morning. Earthy. Damp. Fertile. My mug of tea, clasped between my hands, is warming – inside and out. […]

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My Favourite Things

“…when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favourite things, and then I don’t feel so bad…” The chorus (written by Rodgers & Hammerstein for The Sound of Music in 1959) to this enduring song is so catchy. There’s something about our favourite things that has the […]

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At the Intersection of Your Work & Your Life

When you’re on a mission to change the world (or your little corner of it), it can be hard to juggle everything. Love, family, health, spirit, home, mothering, fitness, work. We start to rationalise away the disconnect we feel, the restless energy we cannot assuage. Yet this I know: We can stop seeing our lives […]


A Warm Hug from Your Home

There’s nothing sweeter than a warm welcome home. That feeling of peace, belonging and safety you get from arriving home and knowing this is the place for you. Home. Does your home wrap loving arms around you and welcome you in? Does each room greet you with a comfortable ease? Does your space reflect the […]

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Your Breathing Space for February

About Our Resident Artist Jules Dolly inspires and guides women to heal the way they see themselves, empowering them to look their divine self in the eyes by creating their Soul Portrait Muse, original hand drawn illustrations. Used as powerful totems in healing spaces, altars, meditations and visual journals, Jules weaves Reiki symbols into every […]