"Could a calmer, more mindful population create a kinder and more peaceful earth?"

This Present Moment

- An Art Therapy Journal -

fully revised and expanded

Mandalas, Meditations and Musings in Mindfulness

This Present Moment contains heartfelt meditations on 20 important life themes, including Love, Hope, Courage, Creativity and Resilience, to give peace and focus through contemplation and colouring.

This unique book offers a place of peace amidst life's more difficult moments.

With a distinctly 'hopeful' flavour, Meg charts the pivotal moments that reflect each of the themes over the last ten years of living with cancer.

Featuring beautifully hand-drawn mandalas by Grace Cuell.

This Present Moment is for anyone facing a difficult diagnosis, a difficult relationship or any difficult situation. It is both a “how to” for navigating a path through the darkness and a wakeup call to jump into life.

If you'd prefer to browse the book in person you can find copies of 'This Present Moment' through our wonderful stockists >

Words by Meg

Kindness mandala
Joy mandala

The Authors

Meg is a Psychologist, lover, mother and breast cancer survivor with an interest in creativity and connection. Read more >>

Grace is a Fine Arts Student and musician with a passion for living in mindfulness. Read more >>

Illustrations by Grace

Gratitude mandala

What people are saying;

"Huge congratulations on getting your second book up! That's great, and will help many. As I mentioned at the time, it's what you have written next to Grace's beautiful mandalas that makes your book standout. Sharing the wisdom you've gained and the inspiration of others makes it utterly unique."

- Anna Taylor, Artist

"Meg...has been forced by recurrent illness and circumstances to face more than any of us would wish. Don't turn away, thinking that Meg is the kind of hero most of us couldn't be. Out of her suffering and fear and the immense intimacies and even the weird glorious moments of illness, she has insights to benefit us all."

- Stephanie Dowrick, Writer, Retreat leader, Spiritual teacher

"What a treasure. What a comfort. What a balm!"

- Catherine Deveny, Writer, Comedian and Public Speaker

"Like six weeks of therapy without having to talk to a soul."

- Maureen Hansen, Artist, Musician and Art Therapist

"While we cannot choose our circumstances, we can choose how we deal with them. This Present Moment: An Art Therapy Journal would make a perfect gift for anyone; especially those diagnosed with ill-health or working through difficult situations.

- Natasha Rae, General Operations Manager, Relationships Australia (Qld)

"This Present Moment is filled with sound psychology and spiritual guidance."

- Alison McKenzie, Chevalier Institute, Sydney

A warm hug for the future

28 Sep 2020

Every September I spend some time scrolling through photographs of the preceding twelve months. I search for both the special and magnificently mundane moments captured in time. These might include the setting of the sun glowing the most glorious purple, a rainbow of light glistening on a piece of cut fruit, or the time I…

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Mindfulness in the time of COVID-19

26 Jun 2020

How do we cope with COVID-19? Last month I was honoured to present to National Disability Services staff about using mindfulness to help cope with COVID-19. National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing over 1170 non-government service providers. Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with…

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In these uncertain times…

30 Mar 2020

How are you doing right now… during this strangest and most uncertain time – globally – in our lifetime? It is overwhelming to know there is a contagion sweeping the globe. Perhaps you are still coming to terms with what is happening. Possibly you are in lockdown– or quarantined? Maybe you are still rallying against…

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Introducing our new ‘This Present Moment’ 2020 Calendar

12 Oct 2019

Begin the new decade with our This Present Moment 2020 Calendar! Each year four-time cancer survivor Meg Welchman documents moments of her life as a testament to living in the present. She snapshots both the mundane and the extraordinary and collects quotes and inspirations to magnify her love for this big beautiful, messy, difficult, courageous…

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Five Wellbeing Practices For Everyone

16 May 2019

I am thrilled to have my story in the May edition of MiNDFOOD Magazine, especially to be able to share my top five wellbeing practices. These are five practices that have been invaluable to me on a daily basis, particularly in weakening anxiety’s grip and the ongoing management of living with cancer.   I have…

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Songs in the Key of Hope

11 Apr 2019

Meg Welchman was featured in the QWeekend published on Saturday 6 April 2019. The piece was written by Elissa Lawrence and covers Meg’s diagnosis with Stage IV aggressive breast cancer and the writing of This Present Moment, her positive outlook nurtured by her parents, the love story between her and her husband Simon and the family…

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