Strength: Editor’s Letter
"We really have no choice but to lean into whatever is next with love, grit and determination."
Passion Project: Vashti Whitfield, Bondi
"For me to actually slow down only ever means one thing – and that is to BE in the purity of the moment…"
Strength I Don’t Have: Felicity Loughrey, Brisbane
"After some failed press ups, the gym instructor told me: “You have no upper body strength.”"
Open Book: Jono Fleming, Waterloo
"At the end of the day, if I don’t tell myself to take that moment, my body eventually does…"
The Ringmaster: Lauren Kozica, Paddington
"Nothing is ever perfect, especially when it comes to parenthood!"
The Cha Cha: Danielle Cross, Caringbah
"I have learnt… that this thing we call art is high risk, high reward."
Ebb & Flow: Tahnee Carroll, Burraneer
"It’s not what stands in front of you, it’s who stands beside you…"
Joy: Editor’s Letter
"Sure, we can’t escape the load of our lives, but we can bloody well find the time to joy ride – and do it often."
Rainbow Maker: Magdalena Roze, Byron Bay
"The grass isn’t greener on the other side, it’s green where I water it."
The words of a healer: Jeannie Bourke, Paddington
"Hand it over to the universe and wait, just wait."
All the moments: Emily Berlach, NSW Central Coast
"Nothing pulls life...into perspective like being grateful for all of the good."
What does it mean to be joyful? James Pillion, Bellevue Hill
"Savouring the present...was the answer to my riddle."
Float: Stephanie Wood, Coogee
"Sometimes I think that I have never seen anything as beautiful as the explosions of bubbles that spring from my hands as they cleave the water – champagne, diamonds, sequins, comet trails."
Get Grounded: Jacqui Lewis, Byron Bay
Q&A “We need to get clear on what it means to care for ourselves...”