Walking through forests is the best relaxation I’ve found. If you’re feeling stressed – give it a try
In 2009, I left work to homeschool my then seven year old son. It was a great year of discovery – from volcanoes to the solar system. And day-long picnics and games together with the three-year-old.
I now work on several websites and a business venture. Oh and of course I’m working on the book-in-progress
My four boys have taught me the value of living in the moment and the virtue of being happy-go-lucky.
I’m a former Features’ Editor for Fairfax Digital, Australia.
SOME ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS
THINGS I LIKE
My favourite food is Indian and fruit. A mushroom korma with a fresh mango afterwards and I’m in heaven.
I like tiny books, apparently. When I was seven or so, I spent my time making books so smidgy you needed a magnifying glass to read them.
Gyms. Actually, just the thought of gyms. I’ve never actually been inside of one.
Meditation. I’ve never done that either but I like thinking about it.
THINGS I DON’T LIKE
Clowns look evil - People with big fake smiles are trying to hide something. Circus clowns scared me when I was a kid.
Also, I dislike the dislike of clowns – because it’s become so common nowadays Seems everyone hates clowns.
It could be because repeated middle ear infection made my ears super-sensitive … but I have a thing about noise. People crackling packets of junk food at the movies. That sound of someone walking when their trousers are made of creaky material. Music in the morning. Arrrggghhh.
And voices – voices can send me to the verge of cringing, wincing, gut-churning violence:
Voices that can talk-under-water
People talking sl-o-o-o-wly – (unless they have a good reason for doing so)
People talking so fast all the words run together
Lazy speech – like ‘wardah’ for ‘water’
My singing voice – it sucks
I love the voice of Howard’s mother on Big Bang Theory. It’s harsh, it’s grating and somehow perfect
One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self.
Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.
Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.
Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.