The Hustle is Real

Yes. It's been a while. This Sydney winter found me internal and hibernating, hence why you didn’t see a new blog for the past three and so months. As much as I wanted my energy to be out, the truth was ‘it’ was in. Well and truly in. But now that Sprinter (Winter + Spring) has appeared in Sydney, blossoms and scent are all around. Already my roses are showing new shoots; tiny and tenacious, growing each day with the appearance of longer days, similar to my now outward focused energy. Mars went retrograde on April 18th at 18°54 Sagittarius, direct on June 30 yet the full transit was only complete on August 22nd-23rd when Mars returned to 18°54 Sagittarius. With Mars now expanding ...

Trailblazing in Amman

Whenever I meet a foreigner or a tourist in Amman, the first question I get asked is “How do you feel about life in Jordan?”. My most concise answer would be “its tough yet fulfilling”. Here’s why. Warmth and Moderation Amman my home, is the capital city of Jordan. The city has a mellow ambience, offers a relaxed pace of life where you don’t necessarily feel the pressure to keep up with too many events on the city’s agenda. This is not to say that there isn’t much to offer, but rather that there is just enough social and cultural engagement for all to enjoy. From local music concerts, to art galleries, to sports events and excellent food outlets everywhere, this ...

GlobalWoman April Round-Up: Women of the Revolution

I always thought Jane Fonda was a woman of the revolution until I learned that it took her thirty years to get feminism. But I'm glad and grateful that it's a revolution she eventually embraced.  “When I turned 60 and entered my third and final act, I decided that I needed to heal the wounds patriarchy had dealt me. I didn’t want to come to the end of my life without doing all I could to become a whole, full-voiced woman.” When an Australian left behind a surfboard in the Bangladeshi coastal town of Cox's Bazar 25 years ago, surfing became a thing. Then in 2013 a young local girl, Shoma Akthar, decided that she wanted to learn to surf. When she won $40 for third place in a local ...