Category Archives: Meditation

7 Ways To Rise Above Painful Emotions

I met with a friend and colleague recently to discuss the idea of the two of us co-writing a book about raising resilient children.  We’d worked together a couple of years ago delivering an 11-week course in resilience skills to 4 grades of teenage boys at a Flexi-School on the north side of Brisbane and we very quickly realised how like-minded we were in our approach to the program and in our understanding of emotional development.

As we explored the topics we wanted to cover and the philosophies and practices we wanted to include in our book, we both agreed that the most important thing any of us can probably do for ourselves, and possibly the only thing we have any real control over, is
to consciously raise our own vibration to such a degree that we literally vibrate above the drama in life.

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How Important Is Spirituality To A Rich, Juicy Life?

In today’s blog I am asking the question: How important is spirituality to a rich, juicy life?

Now most of my readership is made up of women and it is not too difficult, as a general rule, to get a good discussion going about spirituality and explore the impact it has on us girls.

In this day and age however, I might lean toward thinking that our male population might benefit more from exploring this topic than our female population, but whether you are a male or a female, it is definitely something worth exploring if you want to know what it’s like to live a richer, juicier life.

Why?  Because a rich, juicy life has depth and it has purpose or meaning.  While spirituality, on the other hand, answers the age old question we seem to ask in our darkest hours which is ‘what’s it all about’?

And, because in the words of Socrates, ‘the unexplored life is not worth living’.

So today’s blog is all about getting you thinking and helping you to find the right answer to this question for yourself. Continue reading

My Top 5 Meditation Styles For Beginners


In my last blog I talked about how NOT taking time to meditate daily was actually making your life busier.  This week I want to share what I believe are the top 5 meditation styles for beginners or anyone who doesn’t know where to start.

There are many different styles of meditation and many more reasons why someone might be inclined to try it, so the first thing a beginner has to do when they are looking for the style that best suits them is to get clear about what he or she wants to get out of meditation. Continue reading

How NOT taking time to meditate daily is actually making your life busier

After my last blog about reducing stress, MEDITATION seemed like the most natural topic to follow up with.

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There is an old Zen saying that goes like this: You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you are too busy; then you should sit for an hour. 

I love it.  Anyone who has practiced meditation for any length of time will know the wisdom in this and while it sounds ridiculous, there is an unexplainable yet undeniable truth that not meditating for 20 minutes a day is actually making your life more hectic than you realise.  Continue reading

Who Do You Think You Are?

As I was meditating this morning,and reveling in the joy that I always feel when I go to the stillness,

I wondered why more people didn’t practice meditation regularly.

I love meditating.

This is the space where I am all things and no thing all at once, and I remember that


I am not what I do.

I am who I am, and who I am is astonishing, amazing, limitless, joy, love, powerful, peaceful, magical, pure, whole, and so much more.

So, who do you think you are?

Need a Break?

Feeling tired, stressed, overworked and underpaid, anxious, uptight, frazzled, overwhelmed, depressed, worried, over-committed, not enough hours in a day, over-sensitive, can’t cope, need a massage, need sleep, want some space, need help, want some relief, need a holiday, want some peace and quiet, or just want a break away from the everyday grind?

Many people think that as soon as they have less on their plate, they’ll feel better.  If they could just find the right vitamin pill, or have that holiday they desperately need then they’ll renew their energy levels and everything will work itself out.

Others get sick – some quite seriously – before they give themselves permission to take a break. Continue reading