Necessary Nature

Elemental Waters Present

Nowadays I swim laps once a week. I don’t always feel motivated before I start, but I always feel refreshed and energised when I’ve finished. Sometimes I fly, streamlined, through the water. On other days it feels like I’m swimming through soup, the water feels dense and I struggle to stay near the surface. Those… Continue reading Elemental Waters Present

Necessary Nature

Elemental Waters Past

Lifeguarding is a vital job. Quite literally, many people owe their lives to lifeguards. These swimmers-and non-swimmers- are at the beach as much as poolside. Australia has a swimming culture, where everyone learns to swim. So much so that time in the water is an unspoken rite of passage for Aussie kids: a place to… Continue reading Elemental Waters Past

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Elemental Fires of Friendship

🔥 🐂 🐾 🌈 🧗🏼‍♀️🚘 🏕 ⛰ 🌄 🔥 There’s nothing better than to sit around a campfire with family and friends,  pondering the very essence of life itself. Sitting under the stars, watching the moon arc its way across the heavens, souls are directly connected to nature with no barriers in between. Gone are… Continue reading Elemental Fires of Friendship

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Elemental Fires of Fury

March marks the traditional end of the fire season in Australia. It’s a time to thank the fireys for another season’s physically- and emotionally-demanding work, battling dangerous fires on the ground and in the logistics centres: I myself was a volunteer firefighter for 15 years, although my number of turnouts was relatively small. I give… Continue reading Elemental Fires of Fury

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Sustainability of the Heart

1 July 2018 marked the start of the single-use plastic bag ban in Victoria. My question  is: why did it take so long? Every time I see newsfeeds of the amount of rubbish in landfill that doesn’t decompose, the number of marine animals which die from consuming plastic and other waste, and that huge whirlpool of… Continue reading Sustainability of the Heart