Freedom…

Well hello! Welcome, it's lovely to have you drop by my friend...Today we are reflecting upon what freedom means to us. So, grab your favorite cuppa & a tasty treat of deliciousness to join me in this time of reflection. I'm having an Irish Cream tea with a gf passion fruit melting moment as a treat...we... Continue Reading →

Ticking Boxes

Welcome! Come on in..today we are going to reflect upon those dry & parched times when life takes on a same old, same old feel. Where going through the motions to do life is exhausting. A few years ago, a young Mama I knew commented that she felt like she was just ticking boxes in her life,... Continue Reading →

Contemplative

Hi there! Come on in, it's lunch time here so I have grilled cheese sandwiches with homemade tomato relish & I thought Japanese Black tea flavored with green apples would be the perfect cuppa to accompany lunch. The human mind is an amazing thing, don't you think? In recent years much has been discovered &... Continue Reading →

Lots Of Laughter!

Today we're going to enjoy our time together reflecting upon laughter! Years ago when I was new to texting, I couldn't understand why people were lol-ing on the end of their sentences! So I queried...the answer - it means laugh/laughter. So for years I thought it meant lots of laughter until one day my youngest... Continue Reading →

One of those weeks!

Hi ya! Welcome to my abode, where a cuppa is always on offer with a wide variety of tea blends & a home baked treat at the ready! I'm having a peppermint tea today with a dash of honey & a gf blueberry muffin. Grab your favorite cuppa, get comfy & join me in a... Continue Reading →

Peace amidst the chaos…

Welcome dear friend, grab yourself a cuppa so we can spend this time together over a comforting hot beverage. We are going to reflect upon a very important issue today... Our beautiful Jacaranda which I featured in the Tree of life… is dropping seed pods at the moment. Most landing on the ground wide open... Continue Reading →

Layers of disappointment

Do you find life can get awfully disappointing at times? Welcome my friend to a time of sitting together with a cuppa ~ why don't you grab one... As we reflect upon peeling back the layers of disappointment to get to the core issue. It's raining, cold & windy here today with glimpses of cheeky... Continue Reading →

The Nature of things…

Today, we are going to do something different, taking our travel mugs & treat with us for a walk...we are going to find a spot by the water to have our time of reflection together...adding to our physical activity for the week. As you may know, I have been trying to increase my physical activity...with... Continue Reading →

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

There's a freezing southerly gale blasting up from the Antarctic here today, in fact it has been blowing this way since yesterday & is also forecasted for tomorrow, without abating! We use these day terms to describe where we are in relation to time but there is a deeper nexus of time that often gets overlooked...This... Continue Reading →

Body Beautiful

Welcome to our time of tea & reflection together! Come on in...I have a lovely tray of treats & you can choose what your cuppa is today! I have a variety of choices either hot or iced! It's a beautiful sunny winter's day here, not a cloud in the sky & though it's a little... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Name

"JENNIFER!"... That sound always sends a surge of adrenaline through me, I know I need to pay attention as I may be in some type of danger! Can you remember your name being used in such a way that suddenly got your attention? Welcome to our time of tea & reflection today dear friend...Have you... Continue Reading →

Emotional contagions!

Hi ya, welcome to my abode dear friend, I have a lovely cuppa & treat ready for our time together. Our topic for today's reflection is Other's emotions that can become extremely contagious... It has been raining & cold here for days so the best spot for our reflection is indoors, we have moved our... Continue Reading →

Sleep strategies…

Welcome! Today we are going to reflect upon that necessary but at times allusive state...sleep, what it actually does for our body, mind & spirit with some useful tips to help us get that deep restorative sleep that we need... First, let's get our cuppa's ready...For this wintery Aussie day, with the winds blowing from... Continue Reading →

Who Are You?

Hi, welcome to our time of tea & reflection dear friend! Today we are reflecting upon a very important topic which is relevant to all! I have just recently completed a University course on its prevention so I will share an updated summary on what we can do to considerably lower our risk for this... Continue Reading →

I feel judged…

Hi! How lovely of you to drop by... The above statement is voiced by most of us at some time in our lives...which sparks rather passionate reactions from all quarters, so I thought we would explore this controversial but not so modern issue in our time of reflection today... I have my cuppa ready, do... Continue Reading →

Concern, worry & anxiety…

Hi ya! You're just in time to join me in a lovely cuppa. But before we get started I thought you would like to know a little about today's reflection...today we are looking at what concern, worry & anxiety do for us & to us... Now shall we get our cuppa's ready...I was given a... Continue Reading →

Awareness…

Hello my friend! Did you know that awareness is the first step to education? There are many issues that need greater awareness in our global society, to hopefully bring a deeper understanding & empathy for those who are greatly impacted by these issues. As a part of my professional portfolio, I regularly brought awareness to... Continue Reading →

Restore…

Welcome! Today we will be reflecting upon restoration...& its deeper meaning for the rejuvenation of our body, mind & spirit... I have my cuppa at the ready...Do you have yours? Today we are seated in a sunny spot in my garden, the birds are happily tweeting & chirping, flitting in & out of the bushes... Continue Reading →

Mama seasons…

Let's celebrate motherhood in every season. Welcome to our time of tea & reflection together...dear friend... I'm doing something different today, I'm brewing two tea blends in one pot! I have Lady Grey & French Earl Grey teas... It's amazingly good, with a slice of toasted gf banana bread topped with butter & a drizzle... Continue Reading →

Life after Trauma

Hi, I thought we would reflect upon this important topic today as it has some interesting facts for us to contemplate. Especially for those of us who have experienced life changing traumas. First, let's get our cuppa organized...today I thought a Japanese Apple blossom tea sounded exciting & as an accompaniment a yummy Coconut Ice... Continue Reading →

The Green Eyed Monster

Welcome! I thought we might tackle an emotion that isn't often discussed today but none the less is very much alive & well in our modern world. Today we are reflecting upon the Green eyed monster of envy. To begin, let us have a lovely cuppa together, I thought I would try a new blend... Continue Reading →

ANZAC Day

Today in Australia & New Zealand we remember & honor our brave men & women who came against the tyranny of evil in every war since the 1914 World War & whom gave their lives for the freedom we now enjoy... ANZAC = Australian & New Zealand Army Corps (all dept. of defence) From the... Continue Reading →

The gift of a Rose…

Gifts are wonderful things...They are practical symbols expressing the love, grace, fondness, affection, appreciation or gratitude of one to another. Welcome to our precious time together dear friend...Easter is always a special time for me for some very important reasons, some may surprise you... I have a new tea blend to try today Ginger, apple... Continue Reading →

Inner Narratives…

There are many fascinating narratives in the world about so many different topics...But there is one narrative that is continually being narrated... Welcome dear friend, I have a tray of delights ready for our tea time in the garden as we enjoy our beautiful autumn weather here in Australia. Our tea is an Indian Spice... Continue Reading →

Tea under the stars…

Welcome! Tonight we are going to have some fun, you see I love looking at the night sky! I love seeing this amazing universe that God has created with all its suns, planets, solar systems, moons, asteroids, meteors & galaxies... I thought we would have a hot cuppa under the stars together while making some... Continue Reading →

A Marathon?

Welcome to my abode! We are going to have a wonderful time so grab yourself a hot beverage, make yourself comfy & join me... I have a new tea blend to try today, it's a fruit tea with Passionfruit, Mango & Orange. My treat is a gf fruit bun, toasted, with real creamery butter melting... Continue Reading →

Empathy v Narcissism…

Today we are sitting by the water, it's a glorious sunny day in the first weeks of autumn here in Australia... The breeze is just beautiful, wafting that wondrous salt air in from the ocean... We are watching a flock of Australian Black Swans, called a bevy with their offspring called Cygnets, floating gracefully upon the... Continue Reading →

Traveling Grace road…

Grace is such a powerful word, in fact, I believe one of the most powerful words in the universe... Welcome to my Study where I like to be creative & also take time to be reflective, will you join me in a cuppa dear friend while we enjoy our time of reflection together... Today, I... Continue Reading →

I know the plans I have for you…

Welcome to our time of tea & reflection...Today we are traveling down memory lane...to the sunny tropics... For this journey I have prepared a mango flavored iced tea with a plate of delicious Lamingtons...which are bite size cubes of sponge cake dipped in a chocolate glaze & then rolled in coconut, in keeping with our... Continue Reading →

Retreat! Retreat!

Today we are having a mini retreat by retreating into a big comfy chair & putting our feet up...enjoying a large cup of our favorite beverage & munchies, mine is a mug of Earl Grey & a bowl of salted caramel popcorn! I need to just sit & have some time out... Don't you? Time out... Continue Reading →

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