Snow flakes and searchlights on a cold dark night, A dark so deep, not a star in sight. Searchlights swaying, with a fixed stark light, Revealing only danger and plight. Snowflakes and searchlights in an ever moving maze, My mind slips into a swirling craze Nothing seems real in the searchlight blaze, Soon all blends … More Snow flakes and searchlights
Three coins for luck, ironically. Three Coins tossed for safe flight Three coins was all it took, Three coins became a plight. Superstition became suspicion A Mother-in-law obeyed, A dangerous wish And a flight that was delayed. Innocent or ignorant? A single coin would be enough Said an aviation professor For the engine to be … More Three Coins
From Fear to Celebration: I stood on a beach. Dogs galumphed and trotted, wagging tails and lolling tongues. Blissfully enjoying the freedom of an off leash frolic with their human companions. Not so long ago, this scene would have had me in a state of fear. Near panic and disbelief would have overcome me, and … More From Fear to Celebration: The Five Stages of Being
Summertime has come to my neck of the wood. With the trill of bird song at dawn, The deafening calls of the cicadas by day, Followed by the frog cacophony by night, Children laugh and splash BBQs and cold drinks sustain us We kick off our sheets And wish for rain. Read my … More Will 2019 see a shift?
The Journey began as I toddled around the yard The Great Beast lumbered toward me. Black. Huge. Unpredictable. Dangerous. Then it was gone. Just like that. What remained, the Memory, grew. And soon became a Fear. A Fear of Dogs. All. Dogs. The thing about a fear is, it is not rational. Whilst it may … More How I turned the Beast of Fear into a friend for life
Belief and fear often go together. Often long held, and unquestioned, our beliefs and fears can lead us to ‘solutions’ that may not actually be helpful. How do our beliefs and fear impact our approach to childbirth? Read More
There was a young woman name Eurydice, Who, by all accounts, was very nice. Funny and clever, Remembered forever, With the unassuming power of edelweiss. The Legacy of Eurydice is deeper than her death, and yet it is in her death that her voice is loudest. She is the 30th Australian woman to die by … More The Legacy of Eurydice
Fear: Forget Evidence And Rights.
When fear rules, we lose autonomy.
When fear controls our decisions, we forget evidence.
Understanding and compassion drive fear out. … More Fear for sale!
Whilst the far majority of people plan an assisted birth for their primary pathway when creating a birth map, the benefits of considering unassisted birth are undeniable.
… More Five Reasons to Prepare for Unassisted Birth
A Circle of Love – #Illridewithyou An outpouring of grief – what can we do? The intensity one man in his madness created, This crime was his – it was isolated, Not since Port Arthur has Australia stalled, For one man who leaves us appalled, What will the out fall of this be? And why … More A Circle of Love – #Illridewithyou