Friday, December 14, 2007


"Saying no can be the ultimate self-care"
Claudia Black
With all the rushing that we do during the Christmas season, we often forget to take time for ourselves.. This year take time to slow down, 'smell the roses' and do some thing for yourself. Often this can mean saying 'no'. It could also mean saying 'no' to other things as well.
hugs and rainbows my friends.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

It is beginning to feel a lot like christmas

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity" Albert Einstein.
Life continues on even when your heart is aching. We have experienced many highs and lows over the last month. Along with the passing of my darling father-in-law we have had the break up of my son's long term relationship. There have been family illnesses and the worry of transporting by plane the ones who are ill. We have had the joy of dancing concerts and School Formal and the stress of exams and assignments. The delights of the new additions to the family ( animals). Yes, life continues on even when your heart is breaking and you want it to stop.
To all my friends, I thank you and send you Hugs and rainbows as always.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thank you

To all that sent message s and rainbows to my family during our recent difficult time, I say thank you. Hugs and rainbows to you all.

Chinese Proverb

If there is light in the Soul,

There will be beauty in the person.

If there is beauty in the person,

There will be harmony in the house.

If there is harmony in the house,

There will be order in the nation.

If there is order in the nation,

There will be peace in the world.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sending you Rainbows of Healing and Love

My thoughts are with those with family members who are seriously ill.

I send you peace, love and rainbows from my heart to yours.

Feel free to add names to my Healing List either here or on BigPond.

Milton, Shirley, Ken, Valerie, Alan, Matt, Helen, Margaret, Kathy, Dean, Leah, Mariah, Mandy, Madeline,

Friday, November 2, 2007


"Vision is not seeing things as they are but as they will be."

Hugs, butterflies and rainbows from my heart to yours.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Today is a sad day. It is the third anniversary of the death of a friend of TAD (teenage daughter). She has come home from school and gone straight to bed. I noticed that she was cuddling her teddy bear; bear has not been out of the wardrobe for years.

You want to protect your children, hold them tight, not let anything or anyone hurt them in anyway. HOWEVER, you cannot and you feel helpless as a parent.

I remember at my talk last Sunday I was asked what my reaction to death was and how I felt about it. They wanted to know if I could shrug off death and because of my beliefs concentrate on the fact that the person who has died is in ‘a better place’. No, to me death is still painful. I am not frightened of my own death but when a friend passes, I still have the pain that I do not have that physical touch with them anymore.

As one who comes from a family where many children have ‘passed over’, I feel the pain that the family & friends will be going through today. My heart still aches over our losses. There will always be the unanswered questions. The Why, the what would they look like now? The 18th, 21st birthdays that would never come, the marriage and of course the grandchildren.

Tears pour down my cheeks, it now too painful for me to continue. Yes, I do have my faith and I know that the Spirit of the child will always be within my heart , but a death of a child is so very painful.

Last Meditation Class for the year

Tuesday night was our last meditation class for the year. I will miss our Tuesday nights together but I do look forward to seeing them next year. I know that some of them read my blogs BUT never leave a comment. To my students, who have become my friends I say thank you for the wonderful year of learning, you have taught me so much. I will also miss the banquet that Ross managed to cook each week. Tuesday, we had homemade iced coffees- with a great deal of ice-cream and cream! We had his pasts dish and of course those healthy chocolate biscuits. Maybe now I can lose some weight!

Thank you to all who have viewed my blog & left a message! Thank you to those who have helped me with all the problems.

Love, hugs, butterflies ad rainbows to you all.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Near Death Talk

Yesterday Hubby & I ventured over to the beautiful suburb of Caringbah where I was to give a talk about my Near Death Experience. Tad (Teenage daughter) chooses not to attend this time, which saddened a few people.

To all those who attended I say thank you.
I was welcomed with smiles & a wonderful hug from Patricia (who had invited me to speak).
The atmosphere was friendly, peaceful, caring, loving and I instantly felt very much at home.

Although I do not believe in coincidences, I was astounded to meet people that either knew of my story or had heard me speak 11 years or more ago!
One beautiful lady, Margot (whose age I will not reveal) remembers TAD & I from the Sunday Life Magazine ( The Sun- Herald lift out magazine- dated 25th January 1998) in which TAD & I were the main feature article.
I was also to meet Kathy again, who was at a talk I gave at Burwood 12 years ago (?)
To Jill, who cancelled her own speaking appointment to come & hear me speak again after 10 years (I hope I did not let you down).
To Christine, Rose, Colleen, to Patricia’s grandchildren, to all who came I say thank you from my heart to yours. Your tears touched me.
You all gave far more to me then you will ever know. Please stay in touch with me.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

My Book

ISBN 0975725300
My Book is avaliable in Australia through me.
$29.95 (AUS)
P.O. BOX 5231
OVERSEAS- avaliable through
or internet bookstores.
Disabled mother of three beats odds to publish own book

Despite blinding headaches, severe epileptic seizures and difficulty reading and writing, mother of three, Joanne Calman, has just published her own book. She is on a mission to tell others about her extraordinary near death experience.

Fourteen years ago, Joanne and her husband had bought their first house, were expecting a third child and her husband, a council worker, had landed a promising sales job. After years of struggle, they were riding high. But it all came crashing down when something went terribly wrong in the birth of their third baby. Joanne nearly died three times and was left with shocking chronic disabilities.

For more than thirteen years, Joanne has endured headaches that medication barely touches, epilepsy, visual and balance disturbances and incomplete paraplegia. But the nature of her near death experience was so powerful she felt compelled to write it down. Her book The Causeway- the bridge from here to there, a near death experience, records the fascinating journey which has given her a unique insight into the purpose and meaning of life.

What makes her story exceptional though is that in her near death experience Joanne met people who she was told would help and guide her when she returned to earth. In the years that followed she went looking for them and found them – people like the artist who has illustrated her book.

Joanne’s story resonates with people who have had their own near death experience, are facing a life of disability or death itself, or those who simply want to understand life’s purpose.