Tag: Mindfulness

  • Why camping is the antidote to modern life

    Why camping is the antidote to modern life

    Camping is all about the bush, but it’s also more than that. It’s a all-senses immersion that completely resets my sense of time and need.

  • The philosophy of growing caterpillars

    The philosophy of growing caterpillars

    Isn’t it funny how quickly things can change. Only a week or so ago, I was getting excited that our native Dutchman’s Pipe vine was still kicking on in the canopy of our tree, then a couple of large butterflies of both sexes were spotted multiple times. Today, the final part of the puzzle: caterpillars.…

  • After two years meditating, here’s what I’ve learned

    After two years meditating, here’s what I’ve learned

    Meditation has fascinated me for a long time, partly from admiration of those who engaged in it, and partly due to the beauty of Buddhism in Japan and other cultures. I started dabbling in it years ago, but it never really stuck as a habit until last year. While I’m still a work in progress,…

  • Growing dianella during lockdown

    Growing dianella during lockdown

    Like a lot of people, I became a pandemic gardener. I’d never grown anything from seed, but all the time at home* was the perfect opportunity to finally give it a go. Dianella caerulea are a local native and a staple in our garden. We use them in difficult spots that other things would not…

  • The mindfulness of astrophotography

    The mindfulness of astrophotography

    Photography is my favourite hobby. I’ve been dabbling in it for at least 20 years and it’s given me a lot of joy in that time. Within photography, there are a lot of different niches, and lately the one that’s hooked me is astrophotography. Those expansive Milky Way shots have captivated me for years, but…

  • Noise


    My brain is a noisy place. Lately, it’s been so loud in there I can’t hear one thought over another. It’s a frustrating state to be in and I’ve decided enough is enough. So, while all the world seems to be setting themselves 12 week fitness challenges and competition goals, I’ve set myself a meditation…

  • A new normal

    A new normal

    I’m surprised at myself. I spent a really great Easter at Bluesfest in Byron Bay, listening to some amazing musicians, marvelling at their skills, and admiring their many beautiful guitars. Music makes me very happy, and if it’s live all the better. Through all of this auditory bliss, though, one small thought kept creeping in:…

  • Wet season meditations

    Wet season meditations

    It has been raining today.