The release of the Picture Healer signifies my big step in rebelling against the eating disorder’s demands to destroy myself. I am taking the power back from ED, taking it firmly in my hands and taking one step forward at a time. This is my decision, my journey, and I invite you to join me as I explore this path to freedom.

  • Thoughts on a page

    “It’s 11.41 pm on Christmas Eve.   Tomorrow is a mere 19 minutes away.  I really can’t believe Christmas is about to descend upon us.  For me, this means another year of elf antics has now..

  • Making the Unimaginable Happen

    Following a long drive home from the country, this morning I happily woke in the comfort of my own bed. Waking up to the familiarity and coziness of my own bed is one of the..

  • On the road with elves and homemade banana bread

    This year has been characterized by extremes of feeling overwhelmed and underwhelmed. I admit I feel challenged, coming to grips with the notion that my children (who have spent most of the year at home)..

  • Mayhem, peeing dogs and the bigger picture

    Time stands still for no-one. Time doesn’t care if you’re out of action with a bad back, feeling extreme exhaustion, facing a seemingly endless list of tasks. Many hardworking, well-intended mums and dads around the..

  • Confessions and my big WHY

    Today it’s confession time! BIG TIME! I’m about to reveal an expensive secret that I have hidden in my home closets. All will be revealed shortly. It’s a world-first. You might consider the announcement as..

  • The ELF Countdown Begins

    With December soon to descend upon us, Elf preparations have become my world. Shortly after deciding to grant permission of entry to our ‘clan of elves’ for Christmas 2020, came a harsh realization: the luxury..

  • Feeling haunted but the elves are set to return

    A cloud of questions is circulating in my head. The decision is one that only I can make, and I’m stuck in a deep state of procrastination.   Do I welcome the return of that clan..

  • Do you hear it? The sound of tiny feet

    ‘Wait! What? I glanced at the calendar and saw that word. NOVEMBER. Noooo! Let’s pretend it isn’t, so Sam and ‘it’ will go away. It doesn’t feel like THAT time of the year again! Surely..

  • Slow and steady beats the virus odds

    “You know how you feel when you don’t know how you feel? That’s how I feel.” Unknown This quote reflects how I was feeling when I heard the Premier’s announcement regarding the easing of COVID-19..

  • What will you be doing this Grand Final Day?

    At the start of 2020, I had not heard of COVID-19.  Any suggestion that the Australian Football League’s (AFL) Grand Final would not be played in Melbourne in September would have been laughed at. Impossible...