Film Review – Utopia directed by John Pilger

Film Review – Utopia directed by John Pilger

Utopia is veteran and respected journalist John Pilger’s attempt to tell an extraordinary story, one hidden from the eyes of everyday Australians, of Australia’s first people. Pilger uses words like apartheid and hidden genocide to describe it. And the evidence he presents in this documentary is overwhelmingly convincing. It’s difficult to do justice to this…

Remember, don’t be frightened

“So don't be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why…

Claudia Six's Bewitching, Sweet and Spooky Forest Friends  

Claudia Six’s Bewitching, Sweet and Spooky Forest Friends  

I met Claudia Six (my online friend) via an inspirational online yoga community called Yoga with Adrienne. This YouTube channel is incredibly addictive because its founder Adrienne Mishler is so incredibly kind, warm and endearing. Gradually over time Adrienne has built up an enormous following of Yogis all over the world. These people all share a…

Happy 30th Birthday Darling

Happy 30th Birthday My Darling

I've been with you for more than 4 years now and on this day you've finally hit the big 3-oh. I would like you to know (and the rest of the world) that I love you and always will. You've made me incredibly happy and we've had some really fun adventures together. I hope for…

The USA along with 23 other countries say “Yes” to Love

Today is a monumental day for people in the USA, with the supreme court ruling in favour of same sex marriage. The battle was long and at times filled with frustrations. But with the world such an overall shitty place lately, I think it's so important that we embrace events like this that give a…

Just two guys and their dog

Just two guys and their dog

It's an early spring day in Köln. Walter Ledermueller, his boyfriend Emmanuel and their French Bulldog Junior cruise through the streets with the top down, the sun is beaming down on them as they sing and howl along to Elton John. If you've had a crap day or just feel a bit beaten down by life,…

Oprah Winfrey On The News And Why Spiritual Consciousness Starts With What We Focus On

Oprah Winfrey On The News, Gardening, and Seeing Your True Purpose

I think there needs to be a change of consciousness with the news ... to try to seek a higher ground. Why can't it be more representative of the way the world really is? I think we don't know what the bombardment of crime and violence does to our minds, I think we're in denial…

Seven Myths Dispelled About Greyhounds

The Truth About Greyhounds Part 2: Seven Myths Dispelled

Many people are surprised to learn that greyhounds make wonderful family pets. Considering that 9 out of 10 greyhounds don't make it into old age because of the racing industry, maybe you should consider adopting one instead of a retriever or any other popular breed? Still not convinced? Read on to have common myths about…

Seven Myths Dispelled About Greyhounds

The Truth About Greyhounds Part 1: Greyhound Racing in Australia

Following a shocking expose recently on television, the greyhound racing industry is hopefully going to be brought to its knees. Here are ten things you should know right now about the lucrative and revolting greyhound racing industry. 1. State Governments Keep it Afloat - Because After All, It's Profitable 2. Naturally Gentle Dogs Are Completely…

Happy Friday….Imagine that only the best can happen!

This lovely short film caught my eye and touched my heart. I hope you enjoy your friday whatever you are up to. This in the same sort of sphere as Amelie, but if you are anything like me, then this is the world that you prefer to live in. A hopeful, sweet and gentle world…

Motivating Giraffe: The World's Tallest and Most Uplifting Mammal

Motivating Giraffe: The World’s Tallest and Most Uplifting Mammal

Recently my blog was liked my a curiously named blogger called Motivating Giraffe. I don't know why I never discovered this treasure trove of inspiration earlier. I am glad she found me anyway. Here are some of her endearingly beautiful illustrations and inspirational messages. She has just won an instant fan! I hope you will…

The Art of Love With John and Yoko

I discovered this beautiful rendering of a classic interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. What a better time to post it than on Christmas Eve. This is a simple message but it's always relevant, fresh and immediate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmvmnYEy9NY I hope you have a great Christmas wherever you are. Love is all you need! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb2YSAVHmIE…

Caged Vs. Free Range Eggs // NZ Vs. Australia

Caged Vs. Free Range Eggs // NZ Vs. Australia

What hens do in their cages, or what humans make hens do rarely makes waves in New Zealand. Although across the Tasman it's a completely different story. The past decade has seen vehement protests and disgust by Australians at treatment of these creatures, kept in tiny cages in order to provision us with our daily…

Flight mh17

Hello Fellow Citizens of the Pale Blue Dot

I am so grateful to be alive today. When there is chaos and impending war all around us, that's about all we can say, in our own individual humble way. All of my posts this week and next were prewritten about a month ago. Before all hell was unleashed in both the Middle East, Russia…

Tony Abbott goes on an orgy of embarrassment

Tony Abbott goes on an orgy of embarrassment

Tony Abbott is the Prime Minister of Australia. He is also known as the Idiot Abroad or Tony No Friends because of his embarrassing behaviour in the US, France and Canada. His gaffes, stupid comments and obvious lack of integrity have become fodder for comedians across the world. Here's a brief run through of his…

Regret: Living a life of your choosing

Do you need a reason to get off the treadmill of mediocre existence and kick yourself in the ass? here are five. An Australian palliative care nurse recorded the statements of dying patients over the course of a year. Here are the five most common regrets of the dying. 1. I wish I'd had the courage…