Friday, January 28, 2011


I watched a really interesting documentary last night called How the Other Half live. It was a U.K show and basically they take a family who are poverty stricken and a wealthy family and get the wealthy ones to help out. It was humbling to watch.
Something the little girl of the wealthy family said into the camera made me really tear up.

Today's Quote is that line:

"I asked my dad what poverty actually meant as I hadn't heard that word before."

Today's Question:

How can you help someone who is in need this week?

A Bit About Me:
Sometimes I feel like because I work in a Not-For-Profit and I help people everyday, that I really don't need to help anymore but I just can't help myself. It is as much a part of me as my eyes and over the years I have come to realise that I do need to say no gracefully sometimes as then I end up being a doormat and that is no fun.
In the past I have helped old ladies cross busy streets, cuddled strangers, smiled at people in the street, given someone (who was just about to put money into the parking meter) my ticket which had time left and much much more. I don't tell people about the good deeds I do but they make me feel so great I wanted to share with you.

P.S The picture above has nothing at all to do with the post but I think it's pretty....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Worthy of LOVE

Today's Quote:

You can search the whole universe

and not find a single being more worthy of love than yourself. - Buddha

Today's Question:

How do you show love to yourself?

A Bit about Me:

I show love to myself by buying myself fresh flowers as I love looking at them in my home. I slip into my PJ's whenever I know I will be in for the day (my husband says he has never seen anyone change so fast). I now tell myself nice things about not only my physical appearance but how my personality helps others. I exercise every single day therefore showing love for my body and I also treat it with nourishing food, which it thanks me for.

Most of all I show love by being myself everyday.....

Now tell me a bit about you...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Yoga teacher

My yoga teacher sent me a Hafiz poem as part of my 30 Day yoga challenge...

Today's Quote/poem:

"Your Mother and My Mother" -- Hafiz

Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living in better conditions,
For your mother and my mother were friends.

I know the innkeeper in this part of the Universe,
Get some rest tonight,
come to my verse tomorrow,
We'll go speak to the Friend together.

I should not make any promises, but I know that if you pray
Somewhere in this world -- something good will happen
God wants to see more love and playfulness in your eyes
For that is your greatest witness to Him
Your soul and my soul once sat together in the Beloved's womb
playing footsie.

Your heart and my heart
are very, very old friends.

Today's Question:

What can you do to bring some Love and Playfulness in your eyes?

A bit about me:
I do many things to bring love and playfulness into my eyes. I smile at strangers, put words into feelings with my patients, give love to anyone who will receive it and smile in wonder at sunsets and how small we seem here in comparison to the world surrounding us.

I bring love into my eyes whenever I gaze at my husband. We have been married for 10 years in July and if it is possible I feel we have shared the same gaze forever in many different forms and who knows maybe even played footsie with one another's souls......

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Today's Quote:

"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.~ Eskimo Proverb

Today's Question:

How do you deal with loss?

A bit about me:
Sadly one of the patients I supported passed away at the weekend. I found out today. I am deeply saddened by his passing, he was far too young with a beautiful family and gorgeous soul mate who will miss him dearly.
I find these situations difficult to deal with. I am a feelings kind of girl (it's why I do the job I do) but gosh it can be challenging.
I did what I always do and had a huge cry for his sad passing and sent him peaceful thoughts and his family love and I picked myself back up and did some yoga,check it out at here.
It gave me quiet time to bliss out.


Sunday, January 09, 2011

Listen to the whispers of your soul

Something a bit different today...I am branching out and being slightly creative. This is for my husband......❤

Hear it
That is my heart telling your heart that it loves you
That is my heart opening wide enough for the whole world
I love everyone
I love you

My skin breathes you in and out
My thoughts go to you endlessly
Can you hear?

I dream you
I wish I could stay inside you like you do
I wish I could curl away inside you and watch the world from there

I swim in the ocean that is your love for me
Freely with no cares

I love you
I always will

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

All smiles

Today's Quote:

"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day." ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr

Today's Question:
What happens to you when a stranger smiles at you? When might you be going through your day oblivious to those around you who may need one?

A bit about me:
I smile a lot. It is in my nature. In fact, the picture above, that's me....smiling away. I love when people smile at me.
Sometimes when I have a sad day at work which can be rather too often, I forget to smile but you know what....I am reminding myself to smile at something every day, even if it's the tiniest thing because I don't know how long I have left in this world and neither do the people I talk to everyday who live with blood cancers but they still find things to smile about and I learn something from them daily....their smiles bring warmth to my very essence and that is something to smile about....

Decisions Decisions

Today's Quote:

"Why don't you be the artist and make me out of clay, why don't you be the writer and decide the words I say." ~ Ellie Goulding (Lyrics from The Writer from Album Lights)

Today's Question:

Where are you letting other people decide for you?

A bit about me:
I am a bit weird with this. When I am about to make a decision I turn to my husband (if he's not there I phone him) and I ask what he thinks I should do. He always tell me to do what I think... This can be about smallish and big decisions. Mostly small though. He told me the other day that I really should just decided on something then do it and not garner the opinion of people around me. I recently made a decision I am very happy fact no, make that quite a few decisions.
  • I chose to change our apartment (when he was in Perth) and this has turned out to be the best decision I think I've made whilst in NZ. Picture above is the view from our balcony.
  • I chose to book a little trip back to Melbourne on this break which was awesome.
  • I chose a new chair for our lounge which is the comfiest thing I think I have ever sat on.
I made all of these decisions and didn't want anyone to decide for me and you know what?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


Today's Quote:

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." ~ Muhammed Ali

Today's Question:

Where are you taking risks?

A bit about me:
I take them, I have moved country twice now, yet I play safe with other areas of life once I move. I dabble in risk taking, you could say. My intention is to take more risks in parts of my life like my career.....

Your turn.

Non Judgement

Today's Quote:

" Non Judgement creates silence of the mind" ~ Deepak Chopra

Today's Question:

What other practices have you found that creates silence in your mind?

A bit about me:
I have been away for a while. It was a tough year last year with many changes and giving more day to day than I ever have of myself. I felt I just simply couldn't give any more, even to write a blog such as this.
However, I did so miss the blogging community and when I logged back in I felt rather joyous.
I am back and I am not saying I am going to give a quote daily...I will aim for that but I know myself and I don't want to disappoint you or me with false promises.

Please enjoy today's quote and question and use it as a tool to grow like I do....

Much love,


P.S Today's photo is of the
Pōhutukawa tree.
(Taken from Wikipedia.....)

Renowned for its vibrant colour and its ability to survive even perched on rocky, precarious cliffs, it has found an important place in New Zealand's culture, both of the European settlers and Maori - being venerated for spirituality, strength and beauty, and considered one of the "chiefly trees", the rakaurangatira.