trusting your gut instincts

Those who know me, know that I am often led by my intuition. Which can drive people close to me a little crazy. I trust my gut instincts a lot, we all have had those moments where we have made a decision and it just doesn’t feel right. That’s your intuition talking loud and clear. Doesn’t mean I always get it right though. Nonetheless I’m paying attention to it more than […]

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do you believe in signs?

8 years ago I had just returned from travelling solo through Greece, Turkey, India and the U.K for a year. Instead of returning to my job as Account Manager for Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Disney), I embarked on a whole new direction into Natural Medicine. I worked part-time at Disney and studied full-time at Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT) to […]

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our giant leap of faith

What does sky-diving, Hindu Mythology and Yoga have to do with Chiara and her diagnosis? everything it seems 😉 I was driving along Punt Road on the weekend when I noticed 7 skydivers floating down from the sky underneath their parachutes. I wondered where they would land safely amongst tall city buildings and crazy Punt road traffic? I’ve skydived twice, […]

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love and loss

Before we became a part of the “special needs world”, I had no idea just how many families actually lost their child from a particular disability. Beforehand, I would read stories in the paper, or see something on the news from time to time. Yet now, it seems common place… being linked into many Facebook support groups of special needs associated with Chiara, it saddens me when a mother or father shares a post that their child has passed away. This is too common in the world of Polymicrogyria… I read this post (see below) from “Mitchell’s Journey”, different condition yet this moved me to my core – a father writing so eloquently with such depth, honesty and love… so many profound insights.. thank you for sharing… THE LANGUAGE OF HEAVEN It’s been said the only bad photo is the one you didn’t take. Although this image is out of focus and not properly exposed, I am glad I took it. To me this is a beautiful moment in time I will never get back and I would rather have a blurry image than no image.  It was May 2003 and baby Mitch was a chubby little toddler. Our kids were so young back then; it feels like yesterday, but a lifetime away. I knew something was wrong with my little boy but I couldn’t put my finger on it, I just sensed he would have a short life. But I didn’t […]

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Mary and Miracles

I’ve always had affinity with Mother Mary, ever since I can remember going to church as a child… her image would always captivate me. Often walking on the way to primary school, I would stop in at St. Dominic’s Church to sit at the feet of the beautiful Mary statue next to the alter. Many years later, I still find […]

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