Friday, 16 March 2018


Dear Supporters and Readers of my blog,

Today is the day I sent my manuscript to the publisher. It is out of my hands and about to enter the cogs of society, and hopefully influence the world of people who only see their health problems as a responsibility of medical science. A place where they too form their mis-guided hope for restoring their health.

My path has proven to be so different. I only hope to inspire, and give many people the much needed belief in themselves in restoring their own health.

The Number One human weakness for our health problems is lack of discipline.
The Number Two is lack of knowledge.
The Number Three is belief in themselves.
The Number Four is hope.

Your health is your responsibility.

I can at least share with you this week the cover of my book.

Stay strong


Friday, 9 March 2018


Over the past few weeks, I have written about several mental blockages and barriers we give ourselves, which sabotage and limit our successes in the world.

What others do we need to uncover for you to shine and not be afraid to shine?

Whether it is cancer or another chronic health issue, you may face OR just everyday life being tiresome.

I would like to share with you the viewpoint and perspective I adopted, honed and practiced each day, till it became second nature and an automatic habit.

Substitute the word CANCER for your own personal hurdles, and the word applicable to you. It may be back pain, MS, Parkinson's the list is endless. Whatever is your bane.


According to the Collins Dictionary BANE is
“A person or thing that causes misery or distress (esp in the phrase bane of one’s life)

If you feel yourself being dragged down by a person or situation in your life and you have lost your spark and enthusiasm, it is no different to battling a health issue. It’s just the health issue may be a marathon rather than a sprint when it comes to measuring time.

I also mentioned that takes about 80% of mental attitude not to let cancer get the better of you, and that is to change your perspective of life. By harnessing and honing your visualization skills like an athlete, prepares us and gives us the mental strength to overcome and conquer many weakening and damaging attitudes. Being very aware of your thoughts and emotions is a constant stock take until you develop the habit of honing the following skills. There again the success is measured by the commitment and dedication of the individual.

Some people do this at night before bed, e.g., writing in a journal your frustrations or the ‘bane’ of your day. Whatever has sapped your vitality for life on that day? Often it may be a thought of a task on your list to do tomorrow, and you don’t want to do that task, or a commitment to meet an individual, that you don’t look forward to.

It is the accumulation of the little things, which can hinder us the most.

Some of you have heard my PIG story, and I will retell it again for the benefit of anyone new. With big tasks I don’t want to do or am fearful of, I always bring to mind the occasion we had a small farm with electric fencing. The bush pigs if they wanted to go through the fence into another paddock would back up and squeal, just before hitting the electric fence. They mentally toughened up to get over the pain threshold.

We create many of our own barriers, and invisible mental pain.

Using our wonderful mind and honing our skills we can mentally toughen up. Think of yourself as an athlete rather than a person in misery or distress.


HONING YOUR VISUALISATION SKILLS SOMETIMES NEEDS A GOOD WORKOUT. (this is the technique I use… you may find another way. Do what is right for you.)

Close your eyes focus on relaxing and become aware of your breath. On the IN breath count to EIGHT slowly and the OUT breath count to TWELVE slowly. Repeat this three times. (If you can’t… don’t sweat the small stuff… it may take practice. Do what is comfortable for you!)

Now gradually work your way through the following pictures By looking and then closing your eyes and bringing the picture to your mind’s eye. Visualise taste, smell, texture. Turn the image slowly in your mind’s eye, do you notice any other markings or unusual qualities?

The most powerful outcome of this exercise is being able to imagine the taste and bring into the physical reality the taste of the lemon on your tongue.

How does the chilli taste? Can you bring your mouth to feel the sensation of eating a real chilli?

Repeat the exercise by bringing the picture of the lemon or chilli, but instead of focusing on the taste of the item. Focus on the smell.

Repeat the exercise for texture.

Now we have our mind warmed up with visualisation exercises.

Let’s turn our attention to the bane of your existence and create an environment of senses that are positive and conducive to your happiness.

With the back ache or pain….. it is an unwelcome sensation, you are feeling in your physical body. Transform the pain, so that you control the pain, rather than the pain controlling you. Change the sensation in your mind’s eye to a shape, colour, texture, smell, size. Hold that image in your mind; make it turn and spin like a top. Make the image as real as you can. Then make it disappear by imagining the waves of water eroding the image, or have it slowly blow away with the wind, watch it gradually disintegrate.

I use these types of exercises to overcome anything that is proving to be the bane of my existence. The more you practice, the more skillful you become at creating the happy life you dream about. It helps to bring what you want in your life to become a reality, or helps to find the resilience to endure your current circumstance.

Stay Strong


Another one for FUN!

Friday, 2 March 2018


I love the garden and the gentle reminders as nature continually prompts me to be mindful and aware.

Colours, shapes, textures and smells! All growing and living in a similar environment, and yet each is so different and complex in their own unique way. People are no different.

Jewels in the garden

How many flowers can you see in the photograph?

How many judgments and perspectives, can you note from looking at the photograph?

Which flower grabbed your attention first?

The traditional rose, beautiful smells and velvety texture - accepted in nearly every society and environment. To have them thrive can prove they can be fussy and high maintenance plants, depending on the environment. Liking acidic soil and are prone to black-spot, with our humid and wet tropical conditions. I nurture them differently according to the environment they live in. I give them a hard prune around March because I know that is when the black-spot hits them hardest. They are bright and produce beautiful roses in our temperate winters, giving me healthy flowers.

I have given a rundown on shape, texture, scent, acceptability and which environment and season it will thrive in. People are similar with their clothes, hairstyles, colour, perfume, all the external views are accepted or rejected. BUT what environment are they being nourished and renewed in internally? So they too can produce a beautiful life and give pleasure to those around them?

The other end of the spectrum is the black bat plant. For starters the colour? Who likes a flower that is linked to darkness, mourning and death? Or absolutely loved because it doesn’t fit at all? Embraced because it is different, it doesn’t conform, exotic, unusual a spectacle in itself. It is fussy, on what environment it can thrive and where it grows. It flourishes in my greenhouse over the hot humid summer months and no flowers are given in winter. I love it because it dares to be different!

The thoughts which flit through your mind when gazing at the arrangement of flowers.

The whiskers on the bat plant?
The colour is black?…… for a flower?
Texture is different?
These are all differences we perceive, and then we accept or reject.

Both the rose and the black bat plant have long stems. One is scented the other isn’t. Depending the stem length when trimmed depends, on which flower will tower over the other or how they are arranged in the vase.

Then you have the dwarf ginger, no scent, grows rampant in the wet tropics shooting out everywhere. In the tropical environment it is considered common - almost a weed. You can appreciate the flowers in summer when the rose bushes are not producing beautiful rose buds. It could be perceived as a nuisance.

The texture is more waxy, not soft and gentle to the touch like the rose petals.

Then finally we come to the geisha, soft flowing, providing a gentle grace to the eye. Submerged in the background and used as a filler in the vase. Providing a glimpse of small purple petite flowers. The geisha plant producing soft gentle flowers which bend and wave in the wind. Happy to flow anywhere you put it. The foliage of the leaves grab the attention, closer to a lime green colour rather than the dark green foliage of the rose.

It does not strike the unusual end of the scale and it does not strike the beautiful end of the scale. It can be passed by and not noticed.

Then finally we come to the following

No matter where you put these exotic beauties or what environment, whether a vase or room. The colour catches your eye, even though they have been displayed in a plain wooden vase, their beauty still shines through. Some people are like the orchid. Their inner light and exuberance for life shines through IF within a protected room BUT is no different to the other plants. Where the orchid grows still requires a specific environment, to produce these beautiful flowers and brilliance.

When I pick the flowers in all their beautiful colours and forms, and I notice the uniqueness of each one of them. I am reminded it is only our perceptions and judgments on whether they are beautiful or ugly. I like to put them together in a vase, to show they can all come together in my environment are loved and accepted despite their differences.

They follow their own inherent nature, not conforming to anyone's expected standards, rules or beliefs. To love them is to care for them a nurturing way, giving them an environment where they can thrive. They reward me and grace my environment. The flowers nurture my perspectives and beauty in the world.

Stay Strong


Friday, 23 February 2018


A mixture of little gems today. For your body, mind & spirit.

1. To nurture yourself
2. Take a breather from the outer world.
3. Creation - this is where the real you and the freedom to express the essence of your soul.
4. Become more aware of the hidden dangers in your foods.

1. What do you do to feel nurtured?
 - Hot soak in the bath with Epsom salts?
 - Reading a good book?
 - Having lunch with a dear friend?
 - Paying attention to your hair, nails, etc.?
 - Walking in the garden/s?
 - Hiking?
 - Picking flowers? (not the neighbors!)
 - Walking along the beach, with no thoughts in particular?
 - Crosswords and puzzles?

Most of these activities are done alone with no outside distractions and demands on your attention. Which flows onto Number 2. A pause, and breather from the outer world. You can be lost in your own thoughts, many a time a wonderful idea or thought will flow. This idea will create an urge to create and express your uniqueness. Sit and ponder..

2. Sigh… Relief.. Expansion…Freedom of thoughts....  Releasing….
Give yourself permission to let go. Let the cares and worries slowly fade….. and dissolve.

Using your mind renewed.

3. This will open the gates of your thoughts to merge into number three.
Creation ahh…. to express yourself, to show the real you.
(I will post an activity below, if you have difficulty of coming up with an idea.)
Your creativity can be expressed in so many ways. Feel free to post how you express your uniqueness.

- Drawing, painting, sewing, embroidery, woodwork, pottery, gardening, writing, poetry, photography, journaling.

Close your eyes, and the colour/s will pop into your head. Images will show and express themselves.
Go with the flow…. There are no judgments, NO RULES, no right or wrong, no good or bad.
Only freedom of your expression.

Courtesy of Digital Buggu 24

To deal with truths, especially emotional truths which are pushed aside because they are too painful. I found the following exercise useful, where I could express my emotions honestly, but it wasn’t in an earth shattering way. It was allowing myself to feel any emotion, without judgment. A way to express myself creatively. Maybe this technique will resonate with you?


If you could not think of a creative way to express yourself, or let those tightly hidden emotions out.
I will try to walk you through my thought process and maybe it will assist.

I looked to nature, and the elements found in nature. Water, Fire, Wind, Earth, Wood, Metals.
Then take your emotions and express yourself as though you were nature expressing itself, in its wildest, free and abandoned way.

This then leads me to create the following

4. Finally, this brings me to harmful additives in our foods. The hidden dangers.
Often, when our health fails us we add potions and formulas and supposed miracle pills to make us feel better. I do the opposite; by removing various processed foods or products from my life, has restored my health in so many ways. Therefore it is not just about changing our addictive behaviors and eating habits. Less is More =  less bad habits and foods, for more health.

We may not know of how they can affect us. Only you will know by not eating any foods with preservatives. In a month or two, see how your health and body is responding. Then when you introduce a food product back into your diet. It will be easy to see the difference. For me it can take up to 10 days or more before I notice the difference. Either positive when removing the processed foods or negative when re-introducing the processed food type. 

Many of the additives are slow acting and hard to pin point which ones are affecting me. Therefore back to my rule nothing out of a can or a packet. Until you have taken the time to study your body and reactions.

The additives I am focusing on today, is linked to cancer, MS, asthma, memory loss, diabetes, weight gain, headaches, brain tumours, migraines, Parkinson’s disease and Lupus.

Many of the additives found in natural flavorings, seasonings in packaged foods, beef and chicken stock, are damaging to our health by stealth.

Aspartame is added to many foods and beverages, and sweeteners also known as Equal, NutraSweet Chewing gums have these sweeteners.
Many people consuming large quantities Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi are more prone to develop MS. 

I would like to recommend you do your own research and try to see what foods with the additives are affecting your health. It will be worth the effort if you treasure your health and wellbeing.
Again, I am only giving you an insight of the area's I changed in my life to restore my health. 

You are your own magician!

Stay Strong


My Wayward Crepe Myrtle

Friday, 16 February 2018


When news from the outer world, impacts on my perceptions and thoughts become dim and dark. I realise and become aware of how it impacts on my peace and inner serenity.

I cannot shoulder the world’s pain. Therefore, my proactive approach is to immerse myself in inspiration and motivation. This week I was drawn into the life of Gertrude Bell. A movie has been made and called Queen of the Desert, played by Nicole Kidman. As usual, I ignore the critics reviews and form my own opinions.

The movie did not receive rave reviews, but I look beyond, to see the courage of a woman in Tehran back in the early 1900s. Gertrude Bell diaries are out of copyright and can be found on the internet, another free gift from the universe.

Great acts of bravery and courage are inspirational and motivational. I like to know and learn about people, who were usually way ahead of their time. They have proven to be forward thinkers and pioneers of our world.

This leads to the question… What inspires you or motivates you? When you realise you are struck with apathy or overwhelmed with gloomy events of the world, or current health problems.

Exercise time to lift the spirits!

What movie or book would you like to take the time to immerse yourself in?


Which movie you may want to watch again you haven’t seen for years which inspires you?

Learn of other people’s great heroic accomplishments. Their stories will show you they are normal people like you or I. Who usually had a different perception of the world and they accomplished great feats. Many were lead by their intuition or a great sense of longing, to do something out of the ordinary.

Many magnificent and inspirational photographs can be found on the internet. Allow yourself to take the time to sit and immerse yourself in a picture, this exercise has the power to transport you to the scene. You can lose yourself when you close your eyes and imagine the sounds, scents and smells belonging to the scene in the photo. Bring the picture to life in your mind’s eye. Create a beautiful inspiring story to go with it. Feel yourself relaxing as you create.

You have just accomplished a goal!
You have a problem you don’t know how to solve.
Picture in your mind’s eye what the problem is and you have overcome and celebrating! Let yourself enjoy the emotion of inspiration and accomplishment.

When you close your eyes. Can you bring and hold that image in your mind’s eye? How long before your thoughts stray onto a niggling worry or another problem is in your sub-conscious?

These exercises will let you become mindful of your thoughts and how you have control, over your outlook and perceptions in life. The news and media rarely show us inspirational stories to motivate us.

Create your own inspiring thoughts. Motivate and inspire yourself with the beauty of your imagination. If you feel you are lacking in imagination, like anything it just takes practice. Be patient with yourself, and create nurturing and healing thoughts - No Big Sticks Allowed!

There are many beautiful and inspirational photographs to be found. Allow yourself to sit and immerse yourself in a picture, let it have the power to transport you to that place. You can set aside today's worries, when you close your eyes and imagine the sounds, scents and smells belonging to the scene in that picture. Bring the picture to life in your mind’s eye. Create a beautiful inspiring story to go with it.

Using this photo, close your eyes and picture yourself on the street about to enter the Cafe.
Imagine the sounds, sights, smells the textures of the picture coming to life.
Are you meeting someone there?

Just Create... Relax…Enjoy! …..Uplift your spirits!

Stay strong!