How fear robs us of living free

For those of you who know me, I have spent a good portion of my life terrified of cats. I would go so far as to say I had a cat phobia

Sounds stupid, doesn’t it. Who is afraid of a cat? Me. Well, I was and to be completely honest there is a bit inside of me that is still a little ‘unsure’ when I’m around certain cats. However, for the most part, I would suggest that those who know me well (family and close friends) have seen a transformation in me when it comes to cats and fear.

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The Message of the Table

A number of years ago my parents made the big decision to move from our farm and family home into our small, very quaint town. As many of you know, a move like this is huge. With well over 30 years, 4 children plus countless family members and friends who have created memories in the home and on the property, it was a big task. Read More


Princess Cruise for a Day

I am heading off on a three-day cruise next week without the company of my family. Instead I am travelling with a friend of mine that I have known my entire life! We are celebrating our birthday on the cruise as we share the same day. For those interested, you’ll see some of our adventures on social media (Instagram & Facebook) because like any good social media girl, I’ve bought the deluxe drink package + wifi!!!! Disconnected yet a little connected.

For now, allow me to take you on a trip back through time to the first cruise experience we had as a family. It was a massive joint family endeavour; the five of us, my sisters family and her three kids, my brothers family and his four kids and my mum… Enjoy!

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Without Vision…

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I’ve heard it quoted and, sadly, I’ve witnessed it happen. Where there is no vision, people perish. I’m not talking about physical eyesight here, rather that internal drive that propels us forward. Some call it vision, others intuition, motivation, a sixth sense or just a knowing that comes from within. The dictionary refers to this kind of vision as:Read More


The Book Project

 I Want to Hear Your Story

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 2.40.40 pmWell friends it’s happening and I’m calling it ‘The Book Project’….  I am committed to crafting a book with the goal to present authentic responses to the challenges that women face in this 21st century world. I’m working with a significant publisher, and the aim is to release this book by Christmas.Read More


Off the Beaten Track – A Guide to Raising Boys

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I have three amazing children – two girls, whom I write about often, and a beautiful teenage boy. All of them are an enormous blessing to our family and I am endlessly grateful to have them. My girls – Sophia (16) and Ella (9) – make the world a better place every day, and my son Gabriel (almost 14) is bright, cheerful and adds spark to our family.Read More