Are You Truly Living Your Life?

I subscribe to a wonderful website that sends out weekly articles of inspiration. Upliftconnect have given me permission to reproduce this recent article that I love. It totally resonates with how I have changed my life over the past 6 months – from Living a Life of Existing to Living a Life I Love. My River […]

The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth

I love sharing articles that really resonate with me…this is one of them. It gives a very succinct description of the stages of spiritual growth, moving from being a ‘victim’ and blaming everyone for your issues, through to true empowerment, where you take responsibility for your reactions and life choices. Shared with permission from The […]

Words with heart – from one amazing woman to another…

I have a new friend. Her name is Rachel and she writes the most amazing REAL words, straight from the heart – we connected immediately! She blows me away with her incredible words of wisdom from someone so young, a beautiful soul who’s light shines both inside and out. Here is one of her soulful […]

My Bali Tarot Reading Experience…

I’ve had a few Tarot readings in the past, generally around a time of uncertainty and change. They have usually been interesting but I’ve never had one that totally blew my socks off -until now… I had heard about this Tarot reader through my dear French friend Ibu Marie who organises spiritual tours to healers […]

The River of Change…

I’m torn to be writing this actually. Because there’s millions of people in the world that don’t have a choice. Their only choice IS to exist. To do what they can every day just to try and put food on their table and have a roof over their head (if they’re lucky). It’s an inside […]

2014 Reflections…2015 Intentions

I don’t know about you, but I find that how my New Year’s eve goes (particularly my attitude and intention around the stroke of midnight), definitely affects the outcome of the new year coming in. Definitely. And so, with another year almost done and 2015 knocking at the door, it’s time once again to reflect […]

Aunty and the Star people…

I went to the movies yesterday and saw one of the most humbling and inspirational stories I think I’ve ever seen. It’s a documentary about Jean Watson, a New Zealand woman, now 80, who has helped change the lives of children in a small area in India. . So much of this movie resonated with […]

Heart Mastery…

Sometimes you have the privilege of meeting someone who oozes so much peace, love and wisdom, you want to stay in their presence forever. I’ve been blessed to meet such a person who has now become a dear friend. Once you meet Rick Pursell you never forget him, he will touch your heart in ways […]

Learning Meditation and Yoga from a Fifth Generation Balinese Priest

So, after my profound healing experience with Mangku Mastra yesterday, he came back today to teach me his special Bayu Sura Yoga and Meditation. Since I don’t ‘do’ yoga (I find it extremely difficult and my back hates it so I don’t do it), this was going to be interesting… . Even though Mangku Mastra […]

Amazing Clove Oil – How To Use It

Cloves are one of the common spices used in cooking, but did you know they have an amazing array of other uses and health benefits? When I was in Bali in 2013 I stayed in Sideman and remember watching men climb clove trees to pick the tiny buds, and then while riding through local villages […]

Volunteer Teaching

In 2011 when I went to Bali to teach English and computer (primarily) to the children at Widya Sari Yayasan in Tianyar, I had no idea the impact THEY would have on my life.  It’s all very well saying “I’m going to Bali to teach kids English” but having no formal training in teaching, the […]

My Word is “Trust”…What’s Yours?

What is your WORD for 2013?  I came across this concept recently and thought it was a fantastic idea.  I was racking my brain to come up with a word that felt right for me for 2013 but I couldn’t at the time so I left it.  Then out of the blue one day I […]

Chinese New Year – Dragons and Snakes…

10th February 2013 marks the Chinese New Year.  The year of the Dragon draws to a close (so many of us have had huge challenges with 2012 and the Dragon’s energy!).  The next character on our doorstep is the Snake…lets see what it has in store…      By Alana Fairchild 2013 is the year […]

Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People)

This is a beautiful video that I just had to share…absolutely amazing – enjoy!


“You have the choice to create the life your heart is yearning to live”.  Yes, life is all about choices, moment by moment.  As 2012 comes to an end and 2013 is knocking on our doorstep, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the choices we made this year and start thinking about the choices […]