Years back, when I was an enthusiastic, amateur gold prospector, I had undertaken several trips to outback N.S.W. to a small town and its’ surrounding gold-field.
A group of fellow prospectors were organising a […]
Remembering all mother’s this Mother’s Day
As Mother ‘s Day approaches, my thoughts turn to the one who has held me, in one sense or another, since I was a cluster of cells within her womb. Even as a grown w […]
Our lost loved ones are never far from our thoughts. At times it seems like they are all around us, and the memories come thick and fast, as if bursting out of our tear ducts and rolling down our cheeks, each tear […]
It is ANZAC Day in Australia on the 25th April
Originally this was the day to commemorate the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) involvement in the First World War, however with the passing of time it […]
As I sit and reflect on the Easter holiday weekend just past, I feel a sense of irony around the marking of this most important date on the Christian calender. As a death fearing society, we seem so afraid to talk […]
I did not learn of my father’s death until two days after he died.
I was in hospital giving birth to my first child, and had been there for a couple of weeks due to high blood pressure. My father (who was a […]
“Breathe”.. Is the first part of the statement tattooed on my left shoulder.
“The left side of the body is often regarded as the feminine side, the receiving side, where you take in. It represents, among other […]
This story is about my Nan, but not exactly, it’s about a pair of earrings that were given to me after she died. She was born in another time, 1905 to be exact, in hot and dry Narrandera in New South Wales, […]
When a child dies it must be one of the most unthinkable and unbearable experiences of life, and the ramifications and fallout can be felt across generations.
As a psychotherapist, I have on many occasions sat […]
As a baby of the sixties, I was a young adult of the eighties. Although I was not a child of free love, I came of age during the sexually carefree eighties. I enjoyed the liberty this time offered, until AIDS came […]
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