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Swimming with sharks

This past week has felt somewhat like my last diving experience 20 years ago.  My husband and I had learnt how to dive during our time down under while living in Australia.  We took lessons, did our requisite deep dives … Continue reading

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Life without calculation

Driving on the highway last night to visit a little patient and his family I see weekly, I found myself musing about the nature of faith and hope.  I rarely travel this road but it has become a weekly ritual … Continue reading

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Close up and intimate

Being deeply loved… gives you strength, loving deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu   Those of us who work in the field of paediatric palliative medicine often have the experience that children with terminal illness, close to death, wait for … Continue reading

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Stepping on landmines

When war ends, when a surrendering of sorts comes into effect, there is always a time of assessing, gathering, integrating, rebuilding, and finding a way to move forward, to live back into our every day lives.  Sometimes this war has … Continue reading

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Know your ripples

How well do you know the ripples of your life?  Have you paid any attention to them?  How curious are you about the tides that continue to flow and ripple?  The ripples that have gently, and at times not so … Continue reading

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Vast ocean of I don’t know

When I embarked on this journey of befriending the world of I don’t know I had no idea how deep or vast this ocean would be.  If I had known, that after more than ten years (well, maybe a life … Continue reading

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Outside, looking in

September 11th.  Not possible to not write about this day.  A day etched and hardwired into my own memory, as it is in that of so many others.  A day of shock, confusion, grief and loss.  A day that precipitated … Continue reading

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Trust in the difficult

So today these are definitely just musings.  Musings of something I have little experience with other than my personal, and cannot give any specific advice about. I am just musing about that which is here.  For me.  Right now.  I … Continue reading

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Dreams of a Dung Beetle

If you have been to one of my presentations these past few years you will recognise this photo.  I use it constantly and like to tell the story of the dung beetle, a scarab.  How it finds a nurturing environment … Continue reading

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The day your worst fear is true!

Each day demands that we show up with courage and humility, for it may start off well and end up in a completely different place.  One that we could not even have imagined and we may have little control over … Continue reading

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