I’ve lost my superpower

So, I got my blood test results back. My cholesterol, glucose and iron levels are all perfect. Go me! But … it turns out I have a vitamin D deficiency. It’s not easy for a redhead to have a vitamin D deficiency. Our lower melanin concentration mean we’re meant to be better at producing Vitamin […]

Happiness more or less

We’re a bit spoilt with our holiday these days. And by “we” I mean my nearest and dearest, because I know our reality isn’t everyone else’s. As a kid, I went to Surfers Paradise a couple of times. The rest of my school holidays were spent at my grandparents’ place in Hawks Nest. And I […]

Better late than never

It’s been a pretty crazy 24 hours. I went to the doctor yesterday morning because I was sick of feeling sick. She said I have a “resolving” sore throat – you’d want it to be resolving after a month, but geez it’s taking its time; weariness; and dermatitis in both my ear canals … sexy. […]

It’s a matter of trust

I thought I found dope in my 14 year old’s bedroom over the weekend. Argh! I was clearing out the dirty dishes so rats don’t take up residence in there. There was a little ziplock bag sitting on the desk – not hidden at all – filled with what looked like a bag of marijuana […]

Talking taboo stuff

As I weave through the months following my 50th birthday, I wonder when menopause is going to ambush me. I thought it was stalking me a few years back, when my lady plumbing went totally haywire. So. Much. Blood. Since my embolization and ablation procedures there’s hardly any blood, which makes it harder to know […]

Why I’m kind to my ex

I was fascinated to watch Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project, on the Today Show last week, discussing why so many kids are struggling with anxiety. Click here to see the segment. Cuylenburg believes the keys to happiness are gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. He thinks we’re too focussed on what we don’t have […]

Going it alone

I love a good sunset. DD and I watched a glorious one yesterday as we ate fish and chips at Watson’s Bay ferry wharf. Then we popped our Gelato Messina cherry in Darlinghurst. It’s been widely hailed as Sydney’s best ice cream. DD stayed in the car and sent me inside to choose something yummy. […]

Eating chips in an igloo

I ate hot chips in an igloo last night … as you do. Actually, you usually don’t, but my life tends to have a slightly surreal quality to it. So I did. I can sense you thinking please explain … so I will. DD took me to a function that his corporate travel agency – […]