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Beautiful mindfulness for the year ahead!

September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Beautiful mindfulness for the year ahead!

The 2019 This Present Moment Calendar is now available from our online shop. Each month features vivid photography and original contemplative quotes from the book “This Present Moment” to inspire your days and plan your moments. The stunning photography captures moments over the past twelve…

Second time lucky!

April 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Second time lucky!
New Book Video

 “Is there a word that describes the delight of reaching into a cardboard box and pulling out a copy of your own self-published book?”   Meg and Grace are overjoyed to be presenting the second edition of This Present Moment to you this month.…

We’re preparing a second edition of This Present Moment!

March 15, 2018 | Comments Off on We’re preparing a second edition of This Present Moment!
Second Edition of This Present Moment due for release in April

Thanks to the warm gratitude and kind feedback from our readers and supporters, the second edition of This Present Moment is being prepared for release in April. I am thrilled to be able to revisit and expand what has helped me cope during these past…

The days are long but the years fly by

December 31, 2017 | Comments Off on The days are long but the years fly by

“The days are long but the years fly by” was something my sister-in-law said to me when we were bringing up our toddlers. A day felt like an eternity at times as we struggled to navigate through those early days of minimal sleep and endless…

“When You Live in the Past It Costs You The Present”

October 6, 2017 | Comments Off on “When You Live in the Past It Costs You The Present”

This is the simple quote I extracted from the fortune cookie after a celebratory dinner for my Brisbane Book Launch at Avid Reader in March 2016.  It’s a classic fortune cookie message but what amazing synchronicity to find it on the launch night of my…

Do You Value Your Mind?

August 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Do You Value Your Mind?

It’s a strange question to ask, but if you consider how little time we give to being reflective and ‘in’ our mind, you might realise you don’t give it as much time as other parts of yourself. When we’re hungry we eat, when we’re in love, we…

A creative life is a rich life!

June 28, 2017 | Comments Off on A creative life is a rich life!
Creative Mindfulness

Feeling stuck? Need some fresh ideas or want to think differently about a project? Perhaps there is a work situation you are stuck on or a problem that needs an innovative solution? Creative Mindfulness can help! What is Creative Mindfulness? Creative Mindfulness is the process of applying…

Reflections on 2016

December 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Reflections on 2016

In my previous post, I reflected on Grace and my self-funded book tour for This Present Moment. On this – the 30 day of December – I want to take a moment to reflect on other highlights of 2016;   Getting to speak at the…

A Tale of Three Cities

December 28, 2016 | Comments Off on A Tale of Three Cities

Twelve months ago Grace and I wrote, illustrated and published a book. The book came back from the printers two days before a special pre-launch party for family and friends at The Junk Bar. Artist Maureen Hansen launched our book and both Grace and I…

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