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Kia Ora from New Zealand!

Kia Ora from New Zealand!

As I sit here typing at the computer writing this blog, I am very aware of how long in has been between visits. 2017 has passed and with it, we have reflected on the many memories made. Memories of flooding, grieving, waiting for test results, sitting bedside family after major surgery, rebuilding, replanting, returfing. Memories of bonds formed between neighbours, sunflowers on a pets grave …

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A Gratitude Post

A Gratitude Post

I have this annoying habit of being stopped completely by nature. I say annoying only because I can set off on what is planned to be a quick jog, or a brisk walk and have it end up being a very short jog with a long pause involved. The long pause being the time I spend just gazing at whatever it is that stopped me. …

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New Life & New Beginnings in the Garden

New Life & New Beginnings in the Garden

Reinstating some of our garden has been a massive revelation for me! I never realised how much my mental health had been affected by the loss of our garden until I had it back and my spirits were so lifted. Amazing. We had a bunch of friends come down and help us and for that we were extremely thankful, it is incredible how much you …

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Memoir of a Garden: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow…

Memoir of a Garden: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow…

      Once upon a time there was a girl who tried to grow things. First she tried seeds, but they didn’t grow very well. Then she tried a few basic herbs and had more luck. Those first few little attempts then became bigger and bolder as the years went on, from a couple of pots, to a small area of the rented backyard …

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Politics, Statistics and People…

Politics, Statistics and People…

So, recently I became a political activist. I’m not much into politics. In fact, I think you could say I am probably much like a decent chunk of our Aussie Population…somewhat blasé. I would rather watch toast burn than the latest edition of Q & A on ABC. I know that will totally put some of you off, and maybe you will stop reading now. …

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Murwillumbah: a small town with a big heart…

Murwillumbah: a small town with a big heart…

Have you met Murwillumbah? I met her a while back, as a journeyed the long road to Highschool in the late 90’s. She was the hotter, more humid neighbour of the beachside town I grew up in, often making sweat drip down your legs while sitting in class. Often zapping all of your energy while you were meant to be playing hockey on the sports …

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My Story From The Floods

My Story From The Floods

The dust settles (the silt, actually) and the news stations, photographers and journalists move on to the next big story. Here in South Murwillumbah, we keep doing what we are doing, moving forward step by step in our recovery. The unprecedented flood event left the worst of us homeless, some of us reeling in shock, and those unaffected in the wider Murwillumbah community rallying support …

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Sleep for Health?

Sleep for Health?

  Do we really need to sleep well to improve our health? That is the question…. Do you sometimes love to hate sleep because it alludes you? Do you sometimes wake up and wonder if you actually did fall asleep at all the night before? Do you ever lie awake at night, next to your blissfully sleeping partner and plot to kick them in the shin …

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Part 4: Putting it all Together

Part 4: Putting it all Together

    If your curious but can’t be bothered reading all the blogs in this series, this is your blog! It sums the other three up nicely! So…I have been harping on about these three concepts (Body, Garden, God), and my blog is categorised into these three concepts also. You might be wondering why I am so passionate about these three key areas and why …

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Body Garden God Series- Part 3: The God I Can’t Ignore

Body Garden God Series- Part 3: The God I Can’t Ignore

    If I may ask you to read one blog in its entirety, it would be this one. I want to be up front about God from the start. It is my deepest desire that anyone will feel welcome to be a part of this community, and I want you to understand where I am coming from with this. I hope that as you …

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