Paperback Writer Podcast

Welcome back to Paperback Writer podcast, with Cathryn and Zack on radio Blue Mountains at 89.1 FM; Chandu Bickford joins us. Chandu talks about her background growing up in the bush and how it reflects her writing. Hear what she has to say about living in East Africa for 10 years and the international business […]

Self Care is a Secret Weapon

I’ve always considered myself a pacifist.
But there are some weapons that don’t involve violence, force or harm.
One of them is self care…


Becoming In the gully deep where the emerald moss curls thick and patches of sky, lie on slow moving water a silent invitation encourages us to shed our worldly cares,   to let them fall, like strips of bark from the gum outgrown last year’s skin and naked, slip like sunlight across the truth of […]


It’s almost two years since the first fires came through.The ground is still black in places.Scarred, charred, charcoal. I know we feel fear as the harsh fronts approach.Animals fret and flee.But I wonder about the plants. Unable to move or leave they bear the full brunt and burn. When the months of smoke had cleared […]

Finalist Women With Altitude

It’s been twenty years since I started my first business.I had no clue what I was doing or how to do it.Just a heart full of passion, a great idea and desire to help others. Since starting that tiny business supporting women in Africa I’ve- studied business and change- taught business and change and- started other […]


Hope So many times in life we find ourselves on the edge of the unknown. Letting go of the past. Having to open up to something new. The cusp of each ending and beginning can feel overwhelming. Can bring feelings of uncertainty and fear. And yet we cannot stand indefinitely at the door. If we […]

The Path

The Path The path is not always clear nor does the light always shine But when we wait expecting it to be so we will find our way.

Bed Mates

Brave Article Winter 2021 BED MATES – Does The Rise Of Working From Home, Bring On The Fall Of Our Boundaries? Small businesspeople are amazing. The way we leap from role to role – salesperson to stock-taker, policy writer to performance manager, chief of finance to cleaner of the office fridge. Our flexibility and creativity […]


Equinox And this evening I find such comfort in the quiet first turning of autumns leaves   as if summers, allowing acceptance of her own ending loosens my own fragile hold on yet another part of my past   and welcomes me to a subtle, deeper harvest of my own gentle heart.