Best Boob Forward

Every year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) hosts a week long global event that aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding around the world. And I guess if you’re not a lactating mama or don’t know one, it may have escaped your attention that it runs from August 1 – 7. I was…

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Reporting Live From The Couch

Nursing a fractured ankle gives you far too much time to think – and yes yes, plenty to write too. The very best part of writing is the thinking, turning thoughts and words and wonder over and up and down in my mind. I have spent days gazing at this beautiful view. It is nearly…

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International Women’s Day

Oh International Womens Day, here you are again gifting at least half the world’s population just the one day every year to officially fly the sisterhood flag. In the face of gross gender disparity, unequal pay for the same work and the lioness’s share of emotional labour across the board. I find myself unusually stumped…

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The Box of Darkness

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. ~ Joseph Campbell And this morning, as my 44th year nearly draws to a close, I finally opened my Box of Darkness all the way. Sarah Durham Wilson (on FB as Do It Girl and Instagram as @themotherspirit) has invited healers and teachers, witches…

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Astro : Venus into Aquaria

Trumpets please (or at the very least the Dali equivalent) as the Capricorn party dissipates and gives way to the forward thinking airy daring realm of Aquaria. Our Lady Venus is first cab off the rank as she slips, right about now, into the water bearer’s mansion. Venus in Capricornia certainly showed us our limits….

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Not Before Times Up

Life changing moments don’t happen every day. We long for them and pray for them. Sometimes we don’t recognise them until hindsight kicks in and we can see clearly just how much and how far we were moved. We end up with a colourful clutch of them, having been gifted their unique medicine even if…

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Venusian Cazimi : You Too

At the beginning of this week Venus conjoined the sun. This astrological magic is cazimi, a gorgeous Arabic word that means in the heart of, in this case, the sun. It is effectively a rebirth of planetary energy as our lady Venus takes her place in Capricornia between the sun king (our masculine principle) and…

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Slow New Year

My year rarely takes a newly discernable shape or form in January simply because the calendar says so. The new year new me exhortations, the compulsory vision boarding and manic planning are up there with the singles / diet / detox ads that suddenly choke our world. They are about as useful as drunken midnight…

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Me Too

For those not living in Australia the #metoo ripple has finally hit our pond thanks to the spectacular journalism of Tracey Spicer, who has long fought the battle for equality. One of our “national treasures” (we also place meat pies in this category) a powerful media man who became a superstar TV gardener couldn’t even keep his…

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Cheerleader Tryouts

Everybody needs a cheerleader of their own. Especially on the days when we find ourselves holding our own hand as we battle the monsters and motherfuqers about us. As I often bang on about to my beloved clients, we are spectacularly craptastic at being our own best friend. Consistently, our own best friend. First. Last….

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