Heartbreak Harvey

I spent most of Sunday glued to the television, crying.   Feeling anxious after a sleepless night, feeling incredibly grateful, and truly amazed at the capacity and grace of the people of Houston.  Not much has changed in the days since then.


Magenta: My Anchor for Balance

Magenta Blues, is all about intentional balance, inspiring ordinary joy in everyday moments, and nurturing resilience.  For those times in life when stress, sorrow or disappointment are present, or everything seems overwhelming, the stories and ideas at Magenta Blues seek to provide comfort and connection in managing through those feelings.  

Magenta Musings

Magenta has become a positive thinking anchor for me -  it is symbolic of transformation, universal harmony and emotional balance.  It is the colour of strength and truth and peace.  I love the way magenta sounds, it reminds me of evocative words like magic, majesty and imagination.

Summer Beets

I have a special penchant for beetroot – it’s odd, I know, but there is an amity, a simpatico between me and the humble beet.  


The poetry of Jeff Buckley's songs still get me every time. It is twenty years ago today that our world lost this amazing artist. Grace was a pivotal soundtrack for me, and for my life. Read more…

Mother’s Day

I am childless. It’s not how I expected things to turn out. Not how I wanted things to turn out. But at forty-five, I am finally at peace with this. Read more…

Sleep – the foundation for resilience

This month it has been hard to miss the plethora of articles and blogs about Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Option B; not to mention the movement on social media of people courageously sharing their stories, their pain, their grief and connecting in new ways, to re-find joy and healing. The other focus I caught earlier this month was the ten-year anniversary of Arianna Huffington’s collapse that led to her life re-direction focused on sleep and thriving. Read more…