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When you choose a path to walk you cannot know exactly where it will lead you. At best we can only see part-way to where the journey will take us and the obstacles we will encounter. Adjust to the path as you find it and let it lead you where you need to go. Let the journey become part of you.

My friend Van, who writes the lovely Speed River Journal, invited me to participate in a positivity experiment: to post 10 good things that have happened to me in 2013. It’s been a big year for me, and it’s not over yet, but the Solstice is a good time to reflect on the challenges and rewards the year has brought. 1. The garden was a rich source of pleasure this year. It provided grounding when I needed… Read More

South Cape walk, Bruny Island, Tasmania I’ve been making the most of my sabbatical, but now spring is here. Hello!

Do you have a happy place? Somewhere you can go when the world gets too much, a place to re-charge and reconnect? I do, and I’m lucky that my very special place is practically on my doorstep. It’s one of the reasons I love Hobart so much and am loath to consider leaving. My happy place is Mt. Wellington, the dolerite peak that makes this little city so unmistakable. Hobart folds itself… Read More

Balance is an essential quality of living sustainably: prioritising activities and accepting limitations to reach your goals and avoid the pitfalls of over-commitment, burn-out and apathy. Balance is critical in managing our time, resources and health, maintaining momentum and juggling competing demands. It’s so damn important, and I’ve been so bad at it. I may have the best of intentions, but I over-promise and under-deliver. I take on too many commitments, throwing… Read More