Going home

‘Going home is like turning down the volume, so I can hear myself again.’ Steve Jampijinpa, from the documentary ‘Milpirri, Winds of Change’ Where is the place you can ‘come home to’, where the noisy volume of your everyday life is muted so you can become more grounded, gather your thoughts, hear yourself? When people […]

The Daffodils

‘For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.’ William Wordsworth     How many of us lie on the couch in a ‘vacant or in […]

Simplicity

‘The simple life is best.’ Popular saying If the simple life really is the best, then how come so few of us want to live it? I remember a documentary about a group of Mongolian nomads, and the excitement when they bought their first TV and installed it in their yurt. From then on, every […]

Appreciation

Karoshi, the Japanese word for death from overwork, is legally recognised in Japan and can be used in law-suits and compensation claims. In Australia, working hours are generally less extreme, but nonetheless, according to the ABS, almost 40% of us report feeling always or frequently rushed and pressed for time. People often come to mindfulness […]