Getting Cliterate

An article I wrote in 2019 for a client. I started this project with the intention of writing a blog expressing frustration at how Australian schools don’t include information about the clitoris in sex education. As I began to research the topic, I realised I was the one lacking in education. At the age of…

Dream A Little Dream

So, this one is going to be a little sappy. I really love my husband. Stop now if you can’t cope with that. I’m inspired to write about it today as the result of a something my husband probably saw as insignificant. I want to preface this anecdote by saying that I believe, in a…

Soul Spark

When I listen to TED talks, I let the app randomly select ones for me. I’ve stumbled across incredibly inspiring and informative talks this way, many that I’d probably never have selected for myself. Today I listened to Elizabeth Lesser‘s ‘Say your truths and seek them in others’. Halfway through, I realised that I’d heard…

Bearing Witness

My husband got glasses this week. He’s always been proud of his 20/20 vision, gently teasing my rapidly deteriorating eyesight. He’s a builder and consequently has the occupational hazard of regular splinters in his hands. Over the past year, his arm got too short for him to focus on the tiny shards of timber, much…

The Midlife Unravelling

There is no coincidence that so many people reach a point of acceptance about many aspects of their life when they hit ‘middle aged’. I just paused to Google what constitutes ‘middle aged’ as I do still struggle a little to use that term for myself. Oxford English Dictionary describes it as being between 45…

For My Daughter

I’ve had a nostalgic morning browsing through tubs of old photos. I’ve always been known as that one who takes endless photos. Even before digital cameras, I was constantly snapping away, large chunks of my money spent on developing film, only to discover that you had just 3 decent photos out of a roll of…

You Do You Boo

I’m sitting high above the world today in one of my favourite places to retreat to, Montville near the Glasshouse Mountains. My son is having a Zookeeper experience at Australia Zoo and so I’ve got 5 hours all alone to wander these quaint streets and write with a spectacular view. I’ve been ruminating on a…

Time to Embrace

I wrote this article two years ago, in anticipation of seeing the documentary Embrace. It came up as a memory today on Facebook and reminded me of how drastically things can change in a short time. Two years ago I was still at war with my body and trying desperately to find a way to make…

Hiking, Unicorns & Belonging…

Fifty-two kilometres of rugged, undeveloped, Australian beauty, accompanied by twelve dynamic women. Hiking all day, followed by yoga and belly-dancing sessions then a glass of wine with dinner. What more could you ask for? Over four days, we traversed fifty-two kilometres of spectacularly diverse coastline in Yuraygir National Park in northern New South Wales, with…

Marriage & Mental Health

Pete and Kylie met in their thirties, set up by mutual friends. Both had been married before and Pete had children from a previous relationship. They fell in love fast and hard. Within the first few months, Kylie noticed behaviours that gave her caution, but in her own words, she was already in love. Pete…