• Life,  reading

    A Balancing Act

    Once upon a time, I fancied myself becoming a Naturopath and began a journey in that direction. Life happened and I didn’t keep going in that direction but I did learn a lot in that time. The biggest thing I took from my study was the term Homeostasis. In our body, this is a tendency towards a stable environment, something that our body is striving to do all the time. In life, we are always trying to strive for some kind of equilibrium too. Humans are living on the edge of a knife. In this fast paced world, it’s hard to decipher what is good for us. We no longer…

  • Telling Your Story,  Work in progress

    Writing for Spoken Word

    Last week I had fun at a workshop facilitated by spoken word poet, Krystle Herdy, at the Society of Women Writers Victoria. I have written a poem or two in my life but it isn’t my preference. That doen’t mean that I don’t appreciate it. In fact I encourage writers of prose to dabble in poetry of some form because it will add a lyrical quality to their work. It’s also a lot of fun to play with words. At first the group was a little shy about getting up to read their work but they soon found their way and were belting out poems within an hour. Once they…