Healing Together: The 4th National Gathering of American Indians

Posted on October 18, 2018

How can you find peace and healing despite great suffering? 

According to the traditions of both the Native American and Australian Aboriginal cultures, we must gather together. Sing songs. Play instruments. Listen to each other. Hear each other.


As I flew from Australia to the 4th National Gathering of American Indians in Chicago, I wondered at how two cultures, separated by thousands of miles, seemed to be on the same page when it comes to finding peace.

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Attending the Nobel Peace Prize Awards: My Trip to Oslo

Posted on January 30, 2018

To leave sunny, summer Australia and touch down in snowy Oslo, Norway was an experience in itself. To be there for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Awards was surreal.

Like most people, I immediately imagine the Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel or Malala Yousafzai when I think of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Over The Rainbow

Posted on September 13, 2017

Give a child a pack of crayons and by far one of the most popular drawings is a rainbow. That elusive arch of colour is so exciting to spot! As we grow older we are taught that rainbows are present at all times, it’s merely certain atmospheric conditions that enable us to get a few glimpses of that other worldly colour.

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A Well Choreographed Dance

Posted on July 6, 2017

There is something so fascinating about watching a professional ballet company. Movements that would be impossible for you or I are executed flawlessly under the balance, direction and devoted skill of artists who spend endless hours honing their craft. It never fails to leave me wondering how I might be able to take my own performance to a new level.

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International Women’s Day 2017

Posted on April 3, 2017

This photo represents a culmination of many things to me: it was International Women’s Day and John Hollands, the legendary engineering company, was celebrating the women in its ranks. It was also the day we were launching Women of Worth, a program designed to empower women in their personal and professional lives.

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Empower Women and Reduce Domestic Violence With This Program

Posted on December 5, 2015

When was the last time you considered the age old questions of “who am I and why am I here?”

These questions are really about exploring our identity and the value that we each bring to the world. When we lose sight of those things, or when they get hidden away under everyday life, we can also lose a sense of our own worth and our own identity.

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