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There’s nothing silly about New Years goals – Seniors on the Coast January 2017

I love beginning a new year. My favourite public holiday is New Year’s Day. Christmas is done and dusted, summer is in full swing, people are still in a festive, relaxed holiday mode and the Universe gives us a fresh canvas. It’s a cosmic dose of hope and love [...]

By | 2018-02-23T00:03:41+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Families, Newsletters, Relationships, Success, Youthful ageing|Comments Off on There’s nothing silly about New Years goals – Seniors on the Coast January 2017

The Timing of Life Lessons – Kidz on the Coast Dec 2016

As I write this today, Trump has just been elected and my eldest son today turned 17. The leader of the ‘free world’ has a new President Elect.  The first-born in our home is almost a man.  I don’t know how either of these things just happened! Both have [...]

By | 2018-02-23T00:04:36+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Families, Newsletters, Relationships, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Timing of Life Lessons – Kidz on the Coast Dec 2016

Life & choices into ageing.

Seniors on the Coast Article - June 2016 There was a recent episode on SBS Insight about new approaches to aged living, and in particular, broadening the options to more holistically and individually cater for the needs and wishes of families.  It was heartening the conversation was being aired [...]

By | 2018-02-23T00:05:11+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Families, Health and Wellness, Relationships, Uncategorized, Youthful ageing|Comments Off on Life & choices into ageing.

Looking for a Marriage Miracle?

From Kidz onthe Coast Magazine - 2016 April - May Issue I’ll get straight to the nitty gritty. In your marriage has the spark gone? Are you growing in parallel silos or unevenly or in different directions? Not talking anymore or only about the kids and home chores?  Are [...]

By | 2018-02-23T00:05:49+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Families, Relationships, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Weddings|Comments Off on Looking for a Marriage Miracle?

Peace on earth begins with your family

Kidz on the Coast (Dec/Jan 2015) When I interview couples for their weddings, and I ask about the importance of their family, this phrase is almost word for word repeated countless times, “my family is my world”. I think this is even more true than we know….even for people who [...]

By | 2018-02-24T13:59:51+00:00 December 13th, 2015|Relationships, Spirituality, Success, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Peace on earth begins with your family

Spring Weddings in Review – Congrats to all my couples

Wow....I have enjoyed a cracker season of weddings in Spring.  It pays to book your key wedding suppliers in advance because September, October & November are definitely peak months (along with Feb & March). Congratulations to all my couples: Mr and Mrs Halliday, Mr & Mrs Monaghan, Mr & Mrs [...]

By | 2016-04-10T14:05:41+00:00 December 13th, 2015|Uncategorized, Weddings|Comments Off on Spring Weddings in Review – Congrats to all my couples

Dying to have the conversation

Article for Seniors on the Coast - August 2015 Death is a profound rite of passage that escapes no-one. Facing the end of life process – whether through illness or old age, disease or accident – can be made meaningful and bearable by creating the appropriate rituals and celebrations. End [...]

By | 2015-09-18T11:17:46+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Grief, death & loss, Relationships, Spirituality|Comments Off on Dying to have the conversation

Suzanne and Chris’s magical community bushy love festival wedding!

My 2015 Weddings Season, and my second decade as a celebrant began with a joyful first ceremony of September for my dear friends Suzanne Grant and Chris Halliday. In between the Friday and Sunday rain and gloom, Saturday the 5th emerged with warmth and gorgeous sunshine. It was a big [...]

By | 2015-09-19T16:26:53+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Relationships, Uncategorized, Weddings|Comments Off on Suzanne and Chris’s magical community bushy love festival wedding!

At end of life, consider the difference my unique, bespoke and holistic funeral & pastoral care services can offer.

It is a sensitive service I offer and hard for me to 'advertise' but please know I can be available to you or any family in need leading up to, during and after a death of a beloved. My craft as a funeral celebrant and pastoral care practitioner [...]

By | 2015-08-08T17:22:54+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Families, Grief, death & loss, Relationships, Spirituality, Uncategorized|Comments Off on At end of life, consider the difference my unique, bespoke and holistic funeral & pastoral care services can offer.

The Parenting “Condition”

Sometimes however, in this tough gig called ‘parenting’ not all our interactions feel ‘unconditionally loving’ simply because the child/parent dynamic is full of ‘conditions’ of engagement. We have to say ‘no’ a lot. We disappoint and discipline. Kidz on the Coast article –August 2015 As parents the love [...]

By | 2015-08-08T16:42:17+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Families, Relationships, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Parenting “Condition”