Stripped Bare and Heart On the Line in Dead Man’s Shoes

October 22, 2010 by  
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“I’ll surrender myself to you and do whatever you tell me” were the words Kim Cheshire told his producer when he handed over his heart in the form of songs for his new album Dead Man’s Shoes. “I feel like I’ve put my heart on the line here and it scares the hell out of […]

Breathless, Feral, and Jigging…

September 22, 2010 by  
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Tired, a tad grumpy and somewhat lethargic from all the shallow breathing I’d been doing in my stressed state; I read all the wonderful articles at The Calm Space this month and instantly felt much better. Breathe they all wrote; breathe in life and love and all the goodness that surrounds us. As hard as […]

Happiness is… (and what do TimTams have to do with it?)

July 22, 2010 by  
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Happiness for me in this moment is one of a quiet contentment; a middle-ground if you like where there’s no extremes. I’m also finding happiness lies in laughing at silly, playful things, like seeing people stuck in boring conversations when you just know they’re desperately looking for an ‘out’. The antics of Mr Bean also […]

Putting Together the Puzzle of Your Life

May 24, 2010 by  
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I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honourable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. ~Leo C. Rosten Every artist creates and writes with purpose; to share a message […]

How to Get You On Your Feet and Dancing When You’re Feeling Stuck

April 22, 2010 by  
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I sometimes forget how inspiring music can be when I’m in a rut and feeling stuck. Fortunately I’m surrounded by incredibly talented people so a boost is never too far away. I’d felt quite unsettled and impatient which I certainly don’t enjoy – I call it cabin fever. The ridiculous thing about it is that […]

The Soundtrack to the Journey of My Life: A Playlist for Freedom

March 22, 2010 by  
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Rainer Maria Rilke once wrote “The only journey is the journey within” and boy were they right! For me it’s been a constant discovery of who I am and looking at lessons I’ve learnt (or avoided) along the way. Sometimes it would be simpler to recall the journeys around Australia or Italy but that’s what […]

Gently reminding us of the simple pleasures in life: Nick and Liesl

February 22, 2010 by  
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When the cherish theme was first announced, I admit to having some trouble choosing an artist that would adequately reflect all the things I cherish in my life – my family, my babies (The Pupstars aka two dogs), friends, good health etc. Little did I realise at the time that the universe would provide me […]

Noticing Beauty in the Ordinary Moments: Luke Vassella

January 25, 2010 by  
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Ah…. Sweet sweet possibility; even the word itself sounds exciting, fresh and invigorating! If I weren’t so entrenched in holiday mode I’d be jumping out of my skin! Possibility also just happens to be my chosen theme for 20-10 instead of taking on a New Years’ resolution (at Karen’s suggestion) and using it to berate […]

Ceremonies, Rituals, Songwriter Quirks and Weirdness…

December 22, 2009 by  
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When I hear the word ‘ceremony’ I immediately have the chorus of an 80’s band float through my head; well, not float as such as it’s by a rock band but that’s another story. But, when I stop to notice the world and its simple pleasures, I realise there’s more ceremony and tradition around me […]

Celtic Inspiration for a Milestone Birthday and Beyond

November 16, 2009 by  
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I truly was in need of inspiration this month to plan my upcoming 40th Birthday. I’ve never been a big fan of the ‘milestones’, preferring to live in the moment wherever I could, (or stick my fingers in my ears until it went away J) and not wait until… Forty to have my life mean […]

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