This morning I woke up from a dream with the word ‘Patience’ ringing in my head. In this dream I was told by what I took to be a parenting coach, standing in my kitchen, that me being patient with my children is not about teaching myself the skill and gift of patience (although it …
Making soap for me is addictive. It’s mathematics, it’s chemistry, it’s cooking, it’s art and it’s a liiiiittle bit dangerous – look out! I think the main reason I love it is because it requires my entire focus, therefore, it’s a form of meditation. I am a practicing meditator, every morning I commit myself to …
So, last weekend I spent my spare time making soap. I had decided to make a green tea and ginger soap, using green tea in my lye solution, bong-bong – fail. I turned the lye solution brown and the smell, hideous! However, I changed course mid-way and still used the lye solution, added some vanilla, …
In April 2008 my incredible body delivered (via cesarean section) a perfect baby girl cub into my world. For nine months, I had been creating this divine creature inside me. I know the science of pregnancy but to me it feels like total magic or alchemy. I will never cease to be amazed by women’s …
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