Sunday, March 28, 2010


Today I felt so alive and happy, everything I set my mind to and put a bit of action behind seems to manifest for me... Well most things...

My new salon is up and running and is fantastic, the space is still really big and that is taking a bit of time to get used to. But the feeling and the energy is starting to feel homely and peaceful, and creative.

There are times during the day, where I feel so creative like there is a force within myself that is just buzzing with creative, healing energy. And is just busting to get out into the world and create. But create what???

I ask myself often, new colours and cuts, I don't think so because that just happens easily. I feel the urge to create something that takes a bit of courage, and purpose. Something that will be remembered long after I have gone. Something that will help others navigate their way through this wonderful gift called life...

But what? Not sure it will come to me I know that.

I may have written this before here on my blog, but to find out what your life purpose is, is to do whatever made you happy as a child. The time where we were most unaffected by others thoughts, opinions, and ideas. A time where we were free to dream, and tell stories, and simply be still. I also know that our purpose is to do with serving, serving others less fortunate than us. In whatever way feels right for you it may even be as simple as saying a prayer for mother earth, or helping someone laugh!! I am rambling now aren't I...

Well goodnight my dear friends in cyber space Lisa x

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My path this week was interesting....

This week so far has sent my emotions, scaling from one way to another high highs and then crashing right down into the lows!!!

I don't usually feel or even speak about things in a negative way, but this week I lost all the info from a computer at my business. My whole work life was encased within the plastic container of the computer and it was gone.... never to be seen again, or so I thought.

My salon opened in its new location everyone was on a high everything was flowing well and bang!!! bang bang all gone.

After lots of phone calls and driving all over Brisbane, Dean sorted the whole thing out, and for that I am forever grateful, that he kept his usual cool, calm, collected self and simply found the solution.

The reason I am sharing this is because underneath all the craziness, I stopped myself and took my mind back into the space I was in when I was doing yoga teacher training. I was detached, knowing that this to will pass, knowing that everything happens for a higher good, knowing that if this is all I have to complain about that I am the top 10% of human beings on this planet to be even able to have a business, a computer, a home, a committed fully devoted partner, a wonderful family, to have my breath, to be about to breathe deeply, simply to be alive at this time in this wonderful country.

And to have learnt how to take myself there in the midst of this seeming chaos, was a blessing.

Everything did work out at the salon. It always does, but for a brief moment I felt lost, and realised that life isn't just about my work, my clients, my girls. It is about something so much bigger, and now that we are up and running I will be able to find the life / work balance again, and relax a little. As I just re read that I realised that my life and work are one, I try to be present in each moment and enjoy that my life happily blends the life / work thing... Lisa xx

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New journal

I bought a new journal today. I had filled my last one right up to the last page a few days ago. The excitement I felt this morning on the way to the shops was exhilarating!!

I love looking through the selection of crisp paged shiny new journals. All the pages unmarked, almost begging to 'take me home' I want to hear your stories and be loved and cared for by you...

Crazy I know but I love new stationary, new pens, new anything to do with jotting down the many thoughts that flow through my mind all day..

It is quite beautiful, a creamy off white, with old fashion calligraphy writing all over it, lined pages waiting to be impregnated by my dreams, desires, hopes, stories, lusts, loves and life.

Friday, March 12, 2010


I feel a little like the light that is shinning in the beautiful candle, that I have just photographed. I feel alive and happy, and burning with desire. I know that we have been put down here on earth to fulfill a purpose, and often our passion is our purpose . Well that's how I see it.

My passion is my little/ now big salon and making people feel relaxed happy comfortable and good about themselves. I am also passionate about doing and teaching yoga even though lately I haven't carved out the time to do it, I will.

I have noticed that in the cycle of my life, everything goes around in one big circle and keeps spiraling. I keep coming up against the same issues neither good nor bad, simply issues and depending on how much I have grown as a person is how I respond to it. If I find I am feeling uncomfortable, then I know I still have work on myself to do, if I can let it easily slide by then I know I am done with that.... I hope that just made sense...

For a long time I thought hairdressing wasn't enough, I felt like I wanted more and I searched and searched and what I realised was that it had nothing to do with what I did on a day to day basis, it had to do with the attitude I bought to it everyday.

And I remember clearly feeling like my job was grinding away at me, my sense of self. Until I stopped myself got a bit of distance and came into the salon and also into my life with a fresh shiny attitude. So far it has worked beautifully in my life. I live a amazing life where things quite easily fall into place for me...

night all xx

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity | Video on

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity Video on

A amazing talk on creativity by Elizabeth Gilbert.....
It really made me think about creativity and how it comes to us enjoy x

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More of my 100 photo challenge

I have been feeling as though I need to re connect with myself lately. I need to take a few moments to quieten my mind and my body and revel my stillness.
I find that as I type away on my blog and look at other blogs I do that.
I de-stress, relax and find that the stories and photos re charge me. Motivate me and fill me with inspiration. So thank you to my fellow bloggers for becoming my muse...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My dream came true..............

Well if you have been following my blog you will know that I just moved into my new salon!!!
Yay it has been a dream of mine for so long, and it's happened. I spent the day in there today unpacking things, cleaning and getting a feel for the space.

We didn't have a back door at the old salon so for 7 years I never felt a breeze blow into the shop.
Today it was lovely to open up both doors and feel the rush of fresh cleansing air gently blow through the salon. Building this new shop has completely taken over my life, all my thinking space has been consumed by thoughts of the coming space, which now holds my precious shop.

The doors open for clients in one day, after that I will have some space in my life to get back into taking photos and catching up with friends, and a bit of time to myself.......

I do live a charmed life and for that I am so grateful. Until we next meet Lisa x