17. October 2017
"If your eyes were all you could move, what would you say with them?" This is the cheerful slogan from a recent advertisement by the MND Association in the UK. My husband, Michael Lee, is a thousand times more than just his eyes. Yes, he is profoundly paralysed with advanced MND, spends most of the day on bipap (assisted breathing), his facial muscles and blink response have now deteriorated and usually his mouth just hangs open in a less than flattering expression, but he is more than what he...

13. August 2016
Many of us are actively searching for peace or trying to practice peaceful living as part of a spiritual path and yet we are besieged by an endless array of choices each day, each one of which has the potential to derail our attempts at peaceful living. We might start the day off well, with meditation or yoga or introspection, but then those first choices come up to meet us. In seeking to hold onto our peace, we often focus on our state of mind and the many things we can do, to support a...

27. September 2015
For many people, dating websites have become the first port of call when seeking love yet in their burning desire for a partner, children and all that a partnership appears to bring, they can sometimes forget the most basic of things; what do they actually have to offer a future partner? Time and again I have spoken to people who are searching for love, or stuck in an unhappy relationship and yet when I ask them what their interests are, they are often not able to list anything that they...

07. September 2015
You do have a choice. No matter how desperate it might seem, no matter how blocked in on all sides you might feel, there is always a choice to make. Even a citizen in a war-torn country, can make choices. Refugees are not victims, they are people who have seized control by refusing to continue living in appalling conditions. Peter Greste, the freed Australian journalist who spent 400 days in an Egyptian jail said when interviewed by the ABC 7.30 report on his release in February 2015.. "When...