To My Dad on Father’s Day

Yesterday I called you for Father’s Day. Confused, frazzled and tired, your frail voice trailed off at the end of a 30 second chat. There is no energy. You curl up on your bed sleeping all day and night. This is who you are now. It’s hard to reconcile that the father in my head is not…

Thanks For The Big Fish

In March 1990, I had this super weird dream that simply haunted me for days. Without the influence of any illegal substance, I dreamed of myself walking in a forest under a waning moon, stumbling across a large dog standing on its hind legs happily pissing on a grand piano. A tall olive tree beside…

Hello 2017

Manny consider that 2016 was a simply terrible year and regard it as quite the Hollywood blockbuster. Look at all the BRAND experiences that changed the face of our geopolitical landscape this year – Monsanto, ISIS, Vaxxed, Syria, Climate Change, Global Warming, Climate Change Hoax, Climate Challenge, (Make up your mind J) EU Debt Crisis,…

The Creative Balance

Everyone of us has carefully constructed patterns and cycles to use in the vast human behaviour that we call our lives. One cycle that we each play with is the Create and Destroy cycle – in essence a cause and effect pattern – perfectly balanced and a real pain in the butt at face value.This…

Waste Not Want Not

There is too much stuff in this house – 25 years of four children, various guests, pets, businesses and endless activity. It just had to go – I needed to truly release SO much of this “stuff” – this was a clearing of Hollywood proportions. The skip was filled to the brim and so we…

Planning for No Customers

I was at a day spa last week. It was early in the morning and I was the only customer so far. The owner was working with me and became was very distracted by his staff who were chatting and giggling and playing in the absence of customers. I asked him if he had a…

I Am We are

I hold the Earth and stand firm. I nourish my Love will flourish and grow. I set roots deep in the ground. I grow tall. The OAK tree within me gives shelter, shade and protection. As this OAK I gently bend in the breeze. I embrace Air and flow and float and refresh and rejuvenate….

The Wisdom Of The Sands

This ancient Sufi story of a stream who couldn’t cross a desert because it didn’t want to give up being a stream really give us a glimpse into life doesn’t it? People, every culture, age, belief system, geography and socio economic group experience the challenge of facing identity and greatness while remaining unwilling to let…

I Want To Know

I didn’t call you into my life to mend repair or nurse me back to health. I want to know if you can see my strength without the need to heal or fix me. I didn’t ask for a Guru to guide lead or direct me out of the darkness. I want to know if…

It Begins With Love To

Love. Everything begins and ends with Love. We begin and end with Love. Love – the coming together of two bodies making love – creating friction – resolving tension – calling in a spark of life – making babies. Love – that invisible link we have to our children that makes us feel so accountable…