Top Ten Things I’m Doing With My Time Since I’m Not at D23

#10 Telling myself it’s too crowded and I wouldn’t like it over and over until I almost believe myself. #9 Deciding I need to write more about Disney and less about those other things I write about that actually earn me money. That way I could justify spending the money (that I’d no longer be…

Yoda Soda for Adults

Happy 4th of May and May the 4th be with you! Last year my son and his little munchkin friends got hyped up on syrupy green Yoda Soda while the adults made do with beer. But this year I’ve decided we need our own Yoda Soda. A quick perusal of the random bits of bottles…

Guided Meditation to Help Young Children Fall Sleep

The following is a meditation that I wrote a number of years ago when my son was only five. I’ve swiped it from my old, now defunct blog, as I think it is still relevant and helpful for parents with wee ones. It’s based on Loving Kindness meditation which incorporates a spiral out from yourself…

The Rise of Skywalker: The importance of Rey

Does anyone who grew up on Star Wars not feel emotional when they watch this trailer? This saga has followed us from childhood to adulthood and many of us are on the cusp of the big five oh. For me, watching the trailer with its references to endings, emotive music, images of destruction, sounds that…

Tail on fire

So, why the name you ask? You probably know what a phoenix is, that mythical bird that is self-resurrecting from ashes. At the very least you’ve seen one in a Harry Potter movie, right? Well, that’s my life. I’d devoted over half of it to a person I realised was psychologically abusing me for our…