Category: Lifestyle

Mindless repetition

Mindless repetition

Photo by Aunt Owwee   Each person lives a life that they inherently choose to live. Unfortunately, most people live their lives in a state of groundhog day. It doesn’t matter what the day is, it’s always the same ol’ same ol’. These people feel uninspired. These people live their lives without actually living. They...

The value of volunteering

The value of volunteering

I attended Catholic schools all my life and “RE” or “Religious Education” featured heavily. As we entered into high school, we were expected to behave like good Catholic citizens and give back to the community. In Year 10, the “Community Development” program was part of our school curriculum and as a result, we were expected...

Political Apathy

Political Apathy

Photo courtesy of Mike Sansone Recently I have been following a discussion on-line and one of the commentators stated “they didn’t care” who won the election because both the “Australian Labour Party and Liberal Party didn’t give a f#@! about anything other than the $$$”…. BAD ATTITUDES LEADS TO MORE NEGATIVITY I’m not sure about...

For all you fence sitters

For all you fence sitters

There’s only a few more days to decide who you are going to vote for in the Federal election this Saturday and I’m surprised how many people are still undecided. So if you are a fence sitter, I can help. I’ll let you in on who NOT to vote for…. Don’t. Vote. Liberal. And here’s...

The Morning After

The Morning After

Photo courtesy of Joe Cashin Photography People use the excuse that they were drunk as if that helps the pain of what they did go away. They expect the people around them to forgive them readily and ask that they don’t think too much of what had happened, what was said, what was done the...

Christian Fundamentalists

Christian Fundamentalists

Photo courtesy of Brett Jordan   I was raised as a Christian and consider myself a Christian because I am a firm believer and try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and his message of love, forgiveness and compassion. So imagine my surprise when I get this email about the upcoming Australian federal election...

Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess: Part II

Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess: Part II

Photo by Alex Barth So where did I leave off? Oh yes, how each of us individuals can make a difference.. (this is a two part series and you can find the first part of Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess here. Well first off we have to stop hiding behind our fear, ignorance and...

Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess

Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty sorry for Planet Earth. All of our ‘human progress’ has created a chain of events that has really changed the balance of nature and has Mother Nature pretty damned angry. I watched Hurricane Katrina decimate New Orleans. I watched the tsunami kill thousands and thousands in South East Asia. I’ve...

Spreading Random Acts of Kindness

Spreading Random Acts of Kindness

My fiancé Ben and I were sitting up talking about a great blog post I had read about “Paying it forward – Random Acts of Kindness” (thank you very much Jane for your inspirational message) We were trying to remember if there were ever a time a complete stranger had helped in some way or...

‘Reality’ TV, give me a break

‘Reality’ TV, give me a break

Photo by o5com Surely I’m not the only one who thinks there is a little irony with people who claim they are watching what they eat only to watch them ordering a diet coke. So if you can see the irony in that, than you must agree with me when I say there is an...

Less Concrete, More Greenery: The Tree Change

Less Concrete, More Greenery: The Tree Change

I’m a little ambivalent about moving to the country side. And when I mean country side I don’t mean picturesque towns like the ones in the English countryside with luscious green meadows and beautiful white fencing with ponds containing ducks and other such animals. I’m talking about a remote town in central Queensland which looks...