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It was in his Diary.

I’m holding my Dad’s diary. It’s really nothing very flash, just a little blue hard covered book. The front of the diary is branded with a corporate logo partially covered by a brightly coloured sticker from his favourite radio station. The year of the diary is 1993....

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YEP I’m still alive!

Come pay your respect – YEP I’m still alive! This week I’ve talked a lot about funerals through the story telling workshops I’ve run. We identified that a funeral is often seen as a most worthy tribute to the persons’ life. But once again it got me thinking…....

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Imagine if…..

Imagine if our DNA carried the memory of our father and forefathers. Imagine knowing from birth, what they knew. Imagine being born with ‘true’ cellular memory genetically handed down from generation to generation. Imagine the ability to develop that ‘cellular memory’...

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Hey. Where’s Mum?

WHERE’S YOUR MUM? Have you spoken to her today? What if Mother’s Day, next year, this is your answer. “Yeah, I miss Mum. I miss her endless lessons and voice of reason. I miss her judgment. I miss second guessing myself wondering what she’d think. I miss...

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Am I too old for Surprises?

I’m standing inside the house, just behind the front door.  I have my hand on the door handle ready to turn it. The little girl inside me has this tingly sense of anticipation and excitement, just like at Christmas, except now it’s April.  It’s Easter Sunday morning....

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Beam me up Scotty!!!

I’ve been transported back to my teenage years. This week Mother Nature handed me a gift in the form of one almighty cyclone dubbed Debbie.  For many on the east coast of Australia, we have been subjected to days of floods, no power, no internet, no phones.  Lives...

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The Shrills of my Sunday.

It’s Sunday morning. As the crunch echoes through my head with every bite of my morning cereal free of gluten, sugar, wheat, nuts and any trace of deliciousness; the high pitch shrills of the neighbour’s children ricochet through the quietness as they repetitiously...

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NO. It’s not your Story!

It’s not always about your story. Sometimes it’s more about the aftermath of your story, and how it impacted upon your life, that becomes the real story people want to know. In the last month, I’ve had the privilege to stand before maybe 200, possibly more people, as...

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Can I have your Autograph?

If someone handed you a book with a description on the back cover that read …. This is a book that will take you on a journey of adventure, discovery, heartache, true love, abandonment, joy, remorse, revival, music, drama, ecstasy, loss, pain, accolades, fear,...

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Bring the Hero out from under your Shirt!

You WILL become the HERO of someone’s bedtime story.  You WILL become the lesson to learn. You WILL become the example set.  You WILL become the hilarious moment shared amongst family and friends. You WILL become the flavour of the month when someone says… ‘Oh yes.  I...

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I’ve Got a Question!

I’ve got a Question! I talk to many people. It comes naturally to me. I’m so interested to hear their stories, share in their memories, discover the similarities we may have experienced in our past with places we’ve been, and people we’ve known. I’ll often ask a...

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Peeking through Lifes’ Telescope

Whooohoooo. Today we wake to a brand new year. To me, it’s like opening a Pandora’s Box of mystery and wonderment.  I feel tentative yet bold at the same time. I know personally, this will be a big year of change.  Just how much this particular year is going to...

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KNOCK KNOCK. Who’s there?

Do you remember the house you grew up in? The house that first held your laughter, your tears, your fears, your secrets? House; Home; Casa; Castle; Igloo; Yurt or Tent!  Whatever you called it, it was there you could unload the backpack of daily concerns and just be...

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Dear Santa. Can I have Christmas back please!

Whose last Christmas will this be, for someone sitting around your tinsel-ladenTree? LIFE, LOVE, FAMILY…three of the most precious gifts we can hope to find under our Christmas Tree.   But it can change in a heartbeat, literally. Christmas for me growing up, well into...

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What’s your Grandads’ Best Pick-up Line?

So you call yourself un-romantic? Well, the true fact is…we all originated from a Love Story! Mushy, gushy, unromantic or not… it has always been the classic story of boy meets girl, and the rest is history.   For some, that amazing Love Story may not be that of your...

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Bring back ‘INSTAGRAN’

  Bring back the Instagran! Instagram; definition: – photo sharing, video sharing through social networks either publicly or privately. Isn’t that the definition of a super proud, super loving insta – ‘Granny’? Pulling out the ‘Brag Book’ full of photos of...

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But when do I stop spelling Banananana?

Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Abbreviations, Paragraphs, Paraphrasing, Structure, Composition blah blah blah.  OML it isn’t that important!!!!! What is important is that you just get your words out in any way, shape or form you can. One of the concerns I hear with...

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Is your Mum in your Pantry?

How many LISTS do you have?  If you’re like me you have a list clipped to the fridge door, scribbled beside the bed, posted on the computer, crumpled up at the bottom of your handbag or left thoughtlessly in the bottom of the shopping trolley. So why do we make a...

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