July 24, 2016

Periods, healing spaces and science. 

Posted in brisbane, health, interior design, life, Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 12:18 pm by Margi Macdonald


A new purchase, and an older one.

Lara Briden’s Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods

Esther M. Sternberg’s Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being 

Does the world make you sick? If the distractions and distortions around you, the jarring colors and sounds, could shake up the healing chemistry of your mind, might your surroundings also have the power to heal you? This is the question Esther Sternberg explores in Healing Spaces, a look at the marvelously rich nexus of mind and body, perception and place. 

As you’d imagine, there’s commonality between the two, which I’ll be exploring in the coming months and years.

What are you reading today? 

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August 12, 2009

And the winner is…

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:17 pm by Margi Macdonald

Peter from Brisbane!

Here’s our process for drawing prizes:

Each name was written onto a lovely upcycled piece of paper, and bundled into a secret little wad of folds.

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The hand-turned and colourfully etched wooden bowl contains our words of the day. We placed the little wads into the bowl, along with the words.

Prize draw Aug09 smaller file

We like these words… which amongst others include love, compassion, tolerance, clarity, forgiveness, trust, beauty, honesty, delight, benevolence…

My daughter Sophie drew the prize-winning name, and a word for the moment – freedom.

Prize draw Aug09 003 smaller file

Congratulations Peter , and thanks to those who joined in.

We’ll have another competition next month, to mark the beginning of our Australian spring.

And yes, you can see a little of domestic reality in the background there!

August 6, 2009

A competition! Win this book!

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:07 am by Margi Macdonald

CareoftheSoul1592

A hearty thanks to Marjorie Lim at Slim Ink Book Rental for providing this prize; a book which is one of my all-time favourites.

**This competition is open to Australian-based readers and visitors only**

You must have an Australian postal address.

With eloquently named chapters such as The Body’s Poetics of Illness, Gifts of Depression, and The Economics of Soul: Work, Money, Failure and Creativity Thomas Moore’s work informs the lives of many.

Here’s how you can maximise your chances of winning Care of the Soul

Entries close 9pm Wednesday 12th August 2009

For EACH of the actions listed below, your name goes into the hat for the draw

One action = one copy of your name goes into the hat. Two actions = two copies of your name go into the hat. One action = one chance.  Four actions = four chances. You know what I mean!

1. Join the Facebook Group: Fans of Some Energy Thing- Healing from the Natural World

2. Leave a comment on one of the posted topics below on this Ideas page.

3. Request to receive my eNewlsetter – email me at the address below to be added to the subscriber list. Remember to set your filters in your email account so you can receive email from me. I ethically manage privacy, and anti-spam policies, using an opt-in and opt-out platform.

4. Link this blog to your blog.

Once you’ve done one or more of these things, send me ONE email listing each of your actions to margi{dot}healing@gmail{dot}com


Good luck, and thank-you so much for participating!


Announcing the winner: The winner will be announced – first name only – on Thursday 13th August 2009, on this page and on the Facebook group page. This fortunate person will be contacted privately by email so we can arrange delivery of the book.

Slim Ink is also having a sale of book seconds, from many genres. Itty-bitty prices! Happy shopping, fellow book-lovers!

April 22, 2009

tabula rasa

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:44 pm by Margi Macdonald

but not for long

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