Car Parks

Last Sunday seems like a month ago! A great and full week. My daughter started a new job that she loves – I love it when good things happen for my loved ones.

I went for float #3 and I have to say it just gets better.  I had a massage as well, so I’ve been extremely relaxed!

 

I joined the 5th birthday celebrations of the amazing Paper Dolls last night and it was laughter, fun and good company. The Paper Dolls are are an empowering dance ensemble who practice in Morwell and perform all over Gippsland. ReActivate HQ space was transformed. Here’s a pic of the delightful Poppy Playdate training us to applaud at the appropriate moment.

 

This is my favourite clip from 2014 #GetSunflowered season. We’ve been getting heaps of enquiries about the sunflowers – fingers crossed for next season.

This week the carpark reality set in. The posters promised 90 new carparks but the loss of trees is a sad side effect.  Here is a before and after. Fortunately it looks like the plane trees will remain, but our courtyard will be less protected and need more watering.

This is what it used to be like:

This is now:

I have to wonder about carparks. I use them so before I complain, maybe it’s time to walk more.

 

It reminds me of the pop up park in Tarwin St. The loss of four carparks seemed enough for it’s removal.

 

I still love this great social media (satire) comment made by Alt_Art co-director Steph (who also started a new job this week-well done!):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This weeks local news:

http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/story/5203007/tarwin-street-institution-gone-with-closure-of-tanias-deli/

Things that make you go mmmmmm

The eclipse brought many changes and most of them were happy ones for me. The challenging ones have now transformed me and will bring the goods in the long run. The Leo eclipse was in my 8th house can you tell?

My favourite TED talk for this emotional eclipse week was:

The gift and power of emotional courage

 

 

Focus on

I love feeling optimistic. It’s one of my favourite emotions. I want to make more effort to feel it.

My children were both born during the last Saturn trip through Capricorn making it one of the best phases of my life.

There is a new moon this week on Wednesday in Capricorn. Make a wish.

Here are some good things I’ve read/watched this week, enjoy –

Something to Think About: The best weapon is kindness

Sue Jaye Johnson’s TED talk is less than 8 minutes. So often we hear about the dangers for children around sex, this is a different focus. I’m interested to hear if others found it as refreshing as I do.

 

 

Aries full moon 2017

Today has been a mismatch of wonderful things happening against a backdrop of bad news that sneaks in even when you don’t watch the news or read the paper. There are always those massive events that people need to process with others. Luckily this showed up in my inbox tonight from School of Life

On the weekend I listened to Brene Brown reading her new book, Braving the Wilderness. It was perfect for me right now. Read all her books and watch all the TED talks. It led to a lot of self reflection and recognition of ways I can do connection better, connection to myself first and then to others.

Today was great in real life. Lots of wins all round. Our crowdfunding campaign is going great. It’s important to us, not just for the funding to do a fun event (although that is pretty important), but to launch our Gippsland based crowdfunding platform. If we don’t fund our own projects it will be impossible to encourage others to ask.  ReActivate Base has been set up to give all the people of Gippsland a place to appeal to other Gippslandians a pitching voice about their passion projects.

There’s a full moon on Friday and if it’s keeping you awake – read some posts about it. These are both enjoyable reflections.

Early Friday (4.41am) the moon is full in Australia.

Aries Full Moon: Keep Fighting

Aries Full Moon: Born This Way