Category Archives: Inspiration

Review of Daughters betrayed by their mothers by Holli Kenley

This book is the report of a qualitative research project, exploring the lives of seven women, each of whom grew up with a damaging mother, and each of whom achieved a wonderful, remarkable recovery. Whatever your source of damage, if … Continue reading

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A farewell speech from the heart

Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Senator from Western Australia for the past 16 years, is retiring. Wherever on this planet you live, you will find her speech to inspire you, and feel good to share the planet with this wonderful lady. … Continue reading

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Review of Angel of Aleppo by Jon Cocks

A story of genocide just has to be terrible. This story is, and I have all too much empathy, but once I started, I couldn’t stop reading. Everyone knows about the Holocaust, but history has largely ignored the earlier, equally … Continue reading

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Review of From Misery to Hope by Robert Palmer and Kary Youman

Robert was a musician with considerable fame and achievements spanning over 40 years. However, he suffered from bipolar disorder, and used illegal drugs to deal with the pain. Then he died. He returned from clinical death a changed person, as … Continue reading

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People I am honoured to share the planet with

Today, I received an email from a friend who has been unusually quiet, and a Guardian article about Leonardo DiCapricio. My friend, who I am sure doesn’t want to be publicly honoured, is over 80 years old. She lives in … Continue reading

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Beautiful essay about a beautiful man, who is dying

The essay is by Donald McRae in the Guardian. Its subject is a man I’d never heard of, who was a star in a sport that doesn’t interest me. But, thanks to Donald, I am now an admirer of Rob … Continue reading

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Book by homeless youngsters transforms lives

Years ago, I had the honour of editing Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness by Jay Levy and Robin Johnson for the publisher, Loving Healing Press. The link is to my review. Ever since, I’ve maintained an interest in homelessness, and am … Continue reading

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The benefit of refugees

Last night, my local branch of the Australian Greens had a guest speaker: journalist Iain Gillespie, who spoke with passion about asylum seekers. Some years ago, The Age gave him the task of reporting on the activities of the Asylum … Continue reading

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How to confront the double standards of misogyny

No one would have paid me to work as a topless waiter/waitress. I don’t have what it takes. But if I had used some such legal job that does no harm to anyone to earn some money, so what. It’s … Continue reading

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Passionate wisdom from Kevy Michaels

I was notified that Kevy has started following Bobbing Around. As I always do, I visited his blog and left a friendly comment. Here is Kevy’s response: I must meditate & pray every day. It gives me the ability to … Continue reading

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