Raphaela’s Latest for Siren Empire


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I love writing for Siren Empire, a website that is visually magnificent and inspiring, offering different viewpoints. 

A story about a Living Rainbow

Reactive Depression.

When people are snowed under.

Reconnecting with your Tribe.

Banishing Shame.

 

 

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Siren Empire Stories


Here is a little selection of the stories I have been doing over at Siren Empire. I hope you enjoy them!

Here is what to do if you are caught by an energy-zapper! 

This is what it felt like to be in a coma.

Clothes, Shopping and Image.

How to embrace anger.

When alcohol becomes a problem.

This is what love is.

Loneliness.

 

Easter 2016


Firstly, I want to wish you a peaceful Easter. For me, it is a time of contemplation and restoration. I wrote the following for Siren Empire about the season, and what it means to me.

I took my daughter to the Royal Easter Show at Olympic Park yesterday. It was a glorious day; the sun was beaming down and we had to find shelter to coat ourselves in 50+ sunscreen. The Australian sun is unforgiving and you can burn quickly!

My daughter fell in love with these hermit crabs, which we simply had to adopt! The little shop ‘crab-sat’ them until we were ready to leave. They are amazing little critters, and can run fast when they want to!

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These pictures capture the mastery of the cakes that were on display. Aren’t they stunning?

  
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We had a tour of Sydney’s upcoming Metro Rail. It is spacious and well-designed, inspired by the system in Singapore.  I can’t wait to go on adventures on it!

 

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My daughter was entranced by the art on display.




We ate strawberries dipped in chocolate, talked to a myriad of fascinating people, and admired beautiful animals and fresh produce! The food on offer was too tempting, and I was as gleeful as a child when we reached the show bags! I now have enough toiletries, tea and snacks to last a year! Our Sydney Royal Easter Show has a proud history, and I love the feeling of connection you receive from being there. You meet people from all over Australia and the world. You can ask questions of authorities on anything from gardening to food security.

I love this city, and am proud to call it my home. It has at times, been a love/hate relationship. I lived in the city, though for the years I was a hermit, I didn’t engage readily with it. I was a hermit, in an(albeit colourful), shell, much like our hermit crabs. Sydney seemed cold and hard and unapproachable. Now it feels like home, and I feel like I have a place in it. At Easter, I tend to reflect on what has transpired; on the people whom I have loved and are no longer here. I think of survival, redemption and being rebuilt. I think of fresh starts and hope. I pray for peace. This Easter, may this peace descend on us all, and remain in place.

Raphaela’s Work on Siren Empire


Here are some links to some of my recent work on Siren Empire, in case you missed it!

I have an article on being your own best friend.

Managing Social Media.

My love of Gnomes.

The joy of gathering old friends together at a Wine Bar.

Discover why I was thrilled that our new home had a mass of bark chips (mulch), covering the garden beds!

 

Siren Empire


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Siren Empire is a fabulous website that has gone live this past weekend, and  I am thrilled to have been one of its writers. The editor is a visionary, and it has been a thrill to see the site spring to life. I have interviewed some amazingly colourful, vibrant and inspiring characters, and hope to do more profiles in the future. Here is a link to information about me.

Check out the inspirational Alessandro

Here is a piece about a dear friend of mine, who has made me lose any fear of aging, Dawn

Siren Empire is a wondrous mixture of colour, art, ideas, life and inspiring people. Check out the entire site!