How a Puppy cured my fear of dogs

Devi the Dog enjoying the sights and smells of Stradbroke Island I used to have an irrational fear of large dogs. Perhaps it stemmed from a scary experience as a kid on my bike involving 2 large doberman on the loose. The dog anxiety hit full throttle when I became pregnant with twins. During our […]

3 Spiritual Lessons of Sadhguru

Sadhguru is a mystic, yogi, humanitarian and New York Times Bestselling Author of “Inner Engineering – A Yogi’s Guide to Joy”. I was introduced to his free Isha Kriya meditation app at a lecture by the late Dr Wayne W Dyer. This practice has assisted greatly with overcoming my anxiety and improving my general wellbeing. This lead me to watching Sadhguru’s […]

7 Lessons Learned from “Taming Toxic People”

“Taming Toxic People – the science of identifying & dealing with psychopaths at work & at home” is a must-read for everybody living in western society. My husband and I were so impressed that we have both the electronic version and the hard copy of the book which we will use as a reference for […]

Connie Johnson Lives On In Our Hearts

“When you are dead, seek for your resting place not in the earth, but in the hearts of men” Rumi   High profile Australian breast cancer fighter and campaigner, Connie Johnson, left her body this week.  Connie touched the hearts of millions and raised almost $6 million dollars for cancer research so far.  It goes […]

How I Met My Divine Husband

  The story of when I met my husband is an interesting tale. With a string of failed relationships but bucketloads of bad choices behind me, I decided to move to Brisbane to create a new life for myself after living my 20’s on the Gold Coast and Sydney. After my most disastrous and toxic […]

Hanging out in India

 

Workplace Health & Safety in India

 

Building under construction in India

This was the view from my hotel room during a recent brief visit to India.  The men working on this construction took their lives into their own hands clambering around on the 12th floor scaffolding.  They worked seven days a week in extreme heat.  They would wash off in buckets on the ground and rinse their clothing there.  They seemed to be living in the building – probably a long way from home.

A visit like this really give us a reality check.  What do we have to complain about in Australia – this lucky country we call home?  Many immigrants must strive untiringly to get the qualifications required to earn the right to live in this country.  Since visiting India, I certainly have a new respect for the Indians and other immigrants who have recently managed to make a new life in Australia.

What do you think? Can you imagine working in those conditions?