Hip hip hooray #healthyhipsweek

When I was young, I would curse my hips because they wouldn’t make my legs and feet turn out like my amazingly beautiful ballet teacher. If they would only do their job then I would look just like her – despite the fact I had brown short hair, was a plumpa-lumpa and nothing like her … Continue reading Hip hip hooray #healthyhipsweek

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No fear to lend an ear

According to the World Health Organization, depressive disorders will be the leading cause of the global burden of disease by 2030. This was one of those statements which hit me with a great big sledgehammer in the chest.  I found it shocking. I felt the heaviness of infinite sadness settle inside me. The very same … Continue reading No fear to lend an ear

Missing Mother

Breaking News:  Reports of a possible missing person.  A stay-at-home mother from Sydney’s Insular Peninsula appears to have disappeared. The missing mother is known as a woman who quietly and boringly got on with her life as a housewife and children’s Uber driver.  She was not known as social, being as she was mostly stuck … Continue reading Missing Mother

Practising Kindness. Kind of.

My late rising New Year’s resolution is kindness. Be kind, show kindness, kind, kind, kind. It’s everywhere – the new catch phrase to counteract narcissism generated in our age of the selfie.  Me me me it’s all about me, verses Be kind to one another. I should have been an anthropologist or psychologist instead of … Continue reading Practising Kindness. Kind of.

A Wise Man and a Bright Star

The day began with the usual unsatisfying vomit; a dribble of bile in the cup of my hand and some in the loo. Not even Christmas Day, with all its miracles, could offer up a reprieve. I wandered out of our guest bedroom to see a quartet of teenage cousins slothing out of theirs.  Four … Continue reading A Wise Man and a Bright Star

An Ode to the Moon

My husband walks in, a deadly sombre look covering his face.“The astronomer, he’s....well, he’s pretty serious. Eccentric, maybe. The telescopes are worth over a million dollars each!” He shakes his head. “The kids.... I don’t know....” Now he looks sad, disappointed. My heart folds for him.  He’d booked this trip for us as a big … Continue reading An Ode to the Moon