Each morning I talk to my tongue when I wake. She tells me her story. I see how the past shows up. How physical, emotional and environmental toxins display themselves overtly. She is shy, yet friendly and enjoys a good clean like any other part of the anatomy. I think about the land and how [...]
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Rocks are forming part of my art practice here at the art residency in Skagaströnd, visually defining a feminine aesthetic. I see them, I walk on them, I feel into them. I draw them. I dance on them. I am one, because I am a mother. Walking to the studio, along the cliff edge or down [...]
‘The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another’ WILLIAM JAMES Three weeks on and with great gratitude to Bindu, who I met on the trail, I now have a record of the Great Crossing through the southern highlands of Iceland (my camera became waterlogged on day two). In awe [...]
As the summer days darken, keep circling in breath and body...
Quite a delight to visit the newly renovated swimming baths in Reykjavik. Sundhöllin, is the oldest of the public baths in Iceland and a real treat. Taking a bath is to enter into a delicate, well considered, wholesome experience. So I found Sundhöllin, next to the Church, as it happens, to explore the ins and [...]
Walking has been a part of a daily practice for some time. It has required an openness to go slower, to engage more fully in my surroundings and to keep expenses to a minimum. I am walking off my angst in a difficult year. Whether it be the streets and beaches of Fremantle, the fence lines [...]
Is balance an unattainable pipe dream? The search for balance between work and life is a losing proposition and a potentially destructive one. Absolute balance is an illusion. What appears to be a state of balance is an act of balancing, something quite different. To long for ‘balance’ is to use the noun, but [...]
To feel the skin is to be vulnerable. It is vulnerability that moves the edges, morphing and haunting the boundaries, emerging and retreating, being present and absent, building and unravelling, free from over-coding and over-riding the pathology of that which is ‘unfeminine’. How can we develop a ‘maternal feminine aesthetic’, one which [...]
Walk, breathe and draw your way through the labyrinthine rhythms of Bali. Restore truth in balance in the peaceful surrounds of Gaia Abasan Mountain Retreat9 – 16 July 2017Find inspiration and rejuvenate with a drawing workshop, twice daily yoga classes, Ayurvedic/sattvic inspired meals and the beautiful salt water pool with uninterrupted views of the mountain. [...]
10 Day Early Morning Yoga Immersion 20-31 March 2017 with Madeline Clare Renew your intentions for the year, energise and build a practice of yoga each new day! Open to all levels. VENUE: Yogaveda, North Coogee www.yogavedawellness.com Earlybird $175 by 10 March 2017, Latebird, $200. SIGN UP!