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    It has been both a challenge and a privilege to bear witness to my father’s decent into the world of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Syndrome – a degenerative disease similar to Alzheimer’s. It…

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    Years ago when my kids were still at our small community primary school I met a woman named Butterfly. She was a thin woman, tall with long curly brown hair that reached down past…

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    Luka Book Launch

    My first novel Luka has been a labour of love; a passion that I have followed up mountains, down gullies and through years. I am thrilled to announce that it is now available in…

  • Move your body by Sarah James

    Move your Body

    Physical wellbeing is not just about what you eat, even though your local health food shop might like you to think it is. It is just as much about movement. We all know this,…

  • Outside by Sarah James


    Last summer school holidays I conducted an experiment. I decided that every hour to an hour and a half I was going to go for a walk in the forest for fifteen minutes. I…

  • Everydayness by Sarah James


    During Pete’s illness what I missed the most was the everydayness. It wasn’t the holidays or the dinners at restaurants, it wasn’t the concerts or live theatre, it wasn’t the thrilling successes at work.…

  • Falling upwards by Sarah James

    Falling upwards

    We spend our lives hiding in fear, scared that the unthinkable might happen, that something might go wrong, a tragedy might befall us, our world might not remain in the safe little structure that…

  • Recipe for happy healthy teenagers Falling upwards by Sarah James

    Recipe for a healthy happy teenager

    I love having teenagers in the house. I’ve loved every stage of my children’s growth, I was probably one of those women who was always meant to be a mother, but I particularly love…

  • Teenage boys and the pull of the wild by Sarah James

    Teenage boys and the pull of the wild

    We live next door to a rock pool with a cliff face that juts up out of it. Hot summer weekends sees the car park crowded and you can hardly see the green water…

  • Surfing in old age by Sarah James

    Surfing in old age

    I’ve taken up surfing. I don’t own a wet suit, or a surfboard. I don’t have any wax or a leg rope and by ‘taken up’ I mean I do a surfing lesson once…