November gathering of Heart Choice Families

This month four families gathered and the activity we shared was cooking puddings in preparation for Christmas. A few of us usually partake in this seasonal tradition with our blood relatives, but hey, this feels like family too. It was a beautiful day of mild, fine weather and so we did all the preparations outsideContinue reading “November gathering of Heart Choice Families”

Heart Choice Families fun on 3rd Sept

  Abundance from the garden led us to a cooking activity this month on our afternoon together.   Cherie and Dan yielded a huge bunch of chard from their garden. Then many hands made light work with slicing the chard, leeks, zucchini. Everyone joined in again with stuffing the wilted vegies into the cannelloni shells. TheContinue reading “Heart Choice Families fun on 3rd Sept”

OUr DiveRsity is our StrEngtH

“Our diversity is our strength” – this was the Harmony Day 2016 theme. On the day – 21st March – all of us in the Happy Hearts Hub team – Elizabeth Ellames, Sue Lohmeyer, Gail Glastonbury and myself – were pleased to be hosting our pop-up at the “One Mitcham, Many Cultures” fair.  The fairContinue reading “OUr DiveRsity is our StrEngtH”

Well-being and Widening Horizons

Here I pick up again on the story of my friend “Catherine the Sailor” having shared previously about how her dream of launching a major sailing endeavour with her husband was cultivated and achieved.  This long distance cruising they have been doing for the past 8 years seems such an adventurous lifestyle to a landlubberContinue reading “Well-being and Widening Horizons”

Community and Commuting

I must admit that I depend on my car for transport a lot.  Too much really – as my workplace and local shops are within easy walking distance.  This year I’ve been having fun with changing my routine around a bit and driving my car less.  My aim is to walk to get to localContinue reading “Community and Commuting”

An upcoming conversation with the current Australians of the Year….

Flagging here an upcoming conversation to tune into on Aussie television on MONDAY evening 13th July. A great interviewer – Annabel Crabbe – will facilitate a conversation with all 4 Australians of the Year – who this year are all women. Am sure valuable insights into community wellbeing will emerge from their perspectives. And youContinue reading “An upcoming conversation with the current Australians of the Year….”

It’s time for another conversational event…

Creating time to start a new conversation about our life or life in general is more valuable than we think!  Bringing time for community connection and for some well deserved self-care to the top of the ‘to do’ list is important. Sometimes we just have to press the pause button and have a real conversationContinue reading “It’s time for another conversational event…”

A World of Music and Dance in 2015!

This year we had the joy of going to Womadelaide for one glorious day and evening.  The photo here shows some of the beautiful banners that claimed Botanic Park as a “world of music and dance” for the weekend. Once again, Mother Nature provided the perfect park setting for WOMAD. Here we gathered in aContinue reading “A World of Music and Dance in 2015!”