Listen to Land

Imagine a summer’s afternoon on the hills of a grassy Calabrian Landscape, watching the village below, surrounded by clanging of bells hanging from bleating goat’s beard. Lull to trance, gentle breeze massages the temple that frames squinting eyes- flickering in the afternoon’s soothing sun- suspended like time has stagnated, curdled, solidified- nothing to do but…Read more »

When you are prepared to suffer

I am interested to know what it is that we learn when we are prepared to suffer. Not by force. By choice. If I am forced to learn then the suffering Becomes resistance Blocks the flow of knowledge. If I choose to approach my difficulties, my weaknesses with a compassionate heart I’m ready to observe…Read more »

In the waiting room of discontent

My head A ball of clay Moulded by the wall Bang! Bang! Bang! An echo fights its way Back to longing And holds the threads of sound Tattered by winds, waves, worn song Cantilevered on the edge of knowing Will I jump? Or Will I fall? It’s now Here Me Seen at the lip of…Read more »

Allegory to the Sunflowers

It is the seed that taught me The power of intention That in my hands I hold wealth In my heart I weigh strength With my words the wind of truth Tears, salts strength quench seed’s bliss Be still to listen deeply to Earth’s gift that birthed me to which I will return Transformed and…Read more »

Quote about the work place

The corporate workplace is like this conglomeration of egos clashing against the walls and windows that we are not able to open The birds break their necks against their own reflection Falling down to the concrete – one last blow Flight taken from feathers worn

Autumn Sunflowers Taking Flight

I planted the seeds at the same time in the same soil, with the same amount of water. It’s as if they are all competing with each other, and at the same time standing proudly offering their faces to the sun and the beeline to pollination. It reminds me of the role of community development,…Read more »

It’s The Season to Eat Cannoli

The Calabrese sweets I grew up eating included thick heavy biscuits, cakes, toffee laden nuts and fruit, nougat, dried fruit treats, sweet breads, fresh fruit from the tree and warm ricotta drizzled with honey. Good solid sweets, carb dense, energy rich foods for hard working farmers. Never in this journey of desserts did we make…Read more »

How to live with intention

My anxiety has been a challenge to manage. It can impact my confidence, especially when I am caught off guard. I was co-ordinating a leadership course with a contracted practitioner who would not take responsibility for leading it. There was a lack of clarity about the form of what was to be delivered that made…Read more »