The once-a-year habit that keeps me sane

My happy place has undulating hectares of tall, golden grass marked by wire fences and wide, welcoming gates, generously dotted with cow-pats and little shrubs, clusters of tall eucalypts, and a tranquil dam that shelters a family of black swans and other birds, frogs and crickets.

I’m doing a humility experiment this October – want to join me?

I know we’re not there yet, but let me sing October’s praises for a sec. It is just the BEST, firstly because it’s mid-spring in Sydney, which is always glorious and a little taster of heaven. I also have a significant birthday this October (yes, that’s code for ‘I’m turning 40’), my husband and I…

Why I Won’t Tell My Kids They Can be Whatever They Want

Image by Bruno Cordioli/Flickr* “What would you like to do when you grow up, kids?” I asked our children the other day. Work as a basketball player, a vet, a detective, a teacher, and a lolly shop owner were answers I got back from the older three. “I want to be an adult when I…

Peace, judgement, culture of life

My column published recently in The Catholic Weekly   I’ve been following lately an excellent book study on the Interior Castle by St Teresa of Avila run by author Connie Rossini on her blog Contemplative Homeschool. I highly recommend this Doctor of the Church’s teachings on prayer and the nature of spiritual growth. Like with…