Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

-Dale Turner-

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Everything fits just right...


Time waits for no one.

There are few moments in my life where I feel lost for words, peaceful, escaped from turmoil.  That isn't to say that everything I say and express is always negative and I guess I feel selfish of any negativity that gets out on here, or anywhere by me in public really.  Absurd feelings are always had when you look back on your former self, before a life changing experience.  I suppose this has occured to me often, after times of travel, happiness, hurt and everything wonderful and terrible that lies in between.  I feel so jaded, like my mind can't even seem to catch up.  It feels like pure exhaustion relief; something I have come to realise is a ridiculous feeling to have in a life so short.  I almost feel dramatic really but I would rather be just right here in comparison to anywhere else.  I feel naive, but this is what happens.  We become so concerned with bigger and more complicating things in life that we forget the essentials.  We forget pure and easy pleasure.  We always worry about not having enough to say, having too much to say; being too much of this or not enough of that.... rarely moments like these, honestly.

If I could describe how I feel it would be like sitting on a cloud.  I sit here in bed and wonder how many people get to feel this - how many right now?  How many will never be absent of stress.  I wonder so often what people are thinking in the moments they pass me.  I hope that everyone gets to feel this perfect, if only for one tiny little moment amongst the many they experience...

Mmm... People & their crazy lives...
Sometimes human interaction is so comforting to observe.
I had to put these up... makes me warm and fuzzy.



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Perfect night.

...and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life...

Monday, August 15, 2011


"The thing is that I want it all next week, right now, this millisecond. The leader, the instigator, the creator, the cold origination; life should sparkle and rush, burn with fire, hot like melting steel, like freeze-burn from a comet. Be seriously involved with growing, with your own development, and never fear. Be the kind of person who is naturally powerful, positive, ingenious, open, to the highest degree, but with no interest in coercion or pressure or power over other people. That kind of power is hollow. It contains nothing and brings you nothing in the long run".


“All flowers in time bend towards the sun, I know you say theres no one for you, But here is one”
- Jeff Buckley

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Epiphany #34984

Farm to fridge.

I know this is just one perspective among many good ones but it made me vomit.  My stomach is strong but I couldnt do it.  Beware before watching.




Friday, August 12, 2011



Miranda \m(i)-ran-da, mir(a)-nda\ as a girl's name is pronounced mer-ANN-dah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Miranda is "worthy of admiration". In Shakespeare's "The Tempest".

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Find yours.

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for
newer and richer experience." Eleanor Roosevelt


Colon Cancer: An Aussie problem

So as a nutrition student, time and time again colon/bowel cancer comes up and facts and figures are always shown, prevention methods are given and causes are always stated.  However it's actually fucked how many Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer.  It is so easily preventable with some good old resistant starch or probiotics added to the diet.

This whole blog has stemmed from a little book I started reading about disorders of the digestive system.  Admittedly the pictures were very pretty (I love microscope slides) but feel free to look at them and then read the rest of my ranting.

The Facts and the Figures:

Colorectal cancer

Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer,(1) colorectal cancer, commonly called bowel cancer, is the second most common cancer in both men and women in Australia. Eighty per cent of cases have no known hereditary genetic associations. Colorectal cancer is preceded by adenomas (polyps), which may become invasive cancer if undetected.

Incidence and mortality

There are more than 14,000 new cases each year. The risk of being diagnosed by age 85 is 1 in 10 for men and 1 in 14 for women. 

In 2007, there were 4047 deaths from colorectal cancer.

- From the Cancer Council Australia website.


How much fibre is enough?

Reports suggest you should be eating 30g of fibre each day, yet most of us probably eat around 10-12g.  A banana contains 1.8g of fibre, as does 1 slice of wholemeal bread.

How do you build fibre into your diet?
  • Replace lower fibre foods with high fibre foods.
  • Eat vegetables and fruit raw, whenever possible.  Boiling too long can cause up to one half of the fibre to be lost in the water.  Steam or stir-fry them, if you cook them.
  • Replace fruit or vegetable juice with the whole fruit – fruit skins and membranes are a particularly good source of fibre.
  • Always start your day with a bowl of high-fibre cereal – one that has five or more grams per serving.
  • Add fresh fruit to your cereal for an extra fibre dose.  Sprinkle wheat germ or bran on top of cold cereals.  Mix wheat germ or bran with hot cereals while they are cooking.
  • Add bran cereal to muffins, breads and casseroles.
  • Buy and eat only whole grains.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Not all who wander are lost.

Not all who wander are lost...

present participle of wan·der (Verb)

1. Walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way.
2. Move slowly away from a fixed point or place: "

Sometimes its nice to wander; to be free.
It seems strange really - not having to attempt adequacy.
I only have to worry about myself,
Everything else can just fall into place as it so chooses.
And although I wander, my path is still clear.
I know what I want and I will get there eventually.
Just you watch.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Sunday afternoon

Here are a few of my unedited pics from this afternoons photography mission.  Hopefully I will get some proper ones up with some touching up but I love how rough these are... gives a real feel for the type of afternoon it was and the beauty of the building at that time of day.  How I love afternoon lighting...