Unlocking abilities from our ancestor...

Unlocking abilities from our ancestors
Honeybees dance together. They have a number of dances. One dance helps them share with each other how far away a source of good pollen is. They will wiggle their bottoms. The direction of the wiggle will tell the others the direction of the flowers and the frequency of the wiggle will explain how far. [...]

A New Day

A New Day
I’ve been so tearfully moved by the outpourings of the hearts of millions of women in peaceful yet incredibly powerful expressions of solidarity, justice and love in a time of great need. Today I found myself yearning for this outpouring of the hearts and souls to be an enduring transformative social process. There’s been a [...]

May shares with us

May shares with us
In the introduction to my book “Nudges from Grandfather”, I shared a story of when my daughter May was four years old, and how she connected to an incredible deep spiritual understanding that taught me important lessons about caring for ourselves and the earth. Now she is a young woman. Today she shared this post [...]

The morning after the election

The morning after the election
Although feelings of grief and sadness were pretty intense yesterday and still linger like a hangover, I woke feeling quite clear headed this morning. I was sharing a dawn cup of coffee with my beloved wife Lisa. We were talking about what happened yesterday and I had some further realisations. Before T-Day, it’s not as [...]

Inspiring lesson on Trust

Inspiring lesson on Trust
This week I was teaching a few courses in the Bachelor of Community and Social Development which is offered in block mode to Aboriginal students from around the country. One of the students kindly offered to drive me to the airport. On the way, there was a traffic jam. She expressed worry that I might [...]

Book launch and workshop in Canberra ...

Book launch and workshop in Canberra this coming weekend
Book launch: Nudges from Grandfather: Fri 16 September, 5:30pm @ Harry Hartog Bookshop, Woden Plaza Spirituality and Social Transformation Workshop: Sat 17 September, 9:30am- 4:30pm at Mary McKillop Conference Centre, Archibald St, Lyneham ACT Workshop Registration: $65 Student; $80 Concession; $100 Adult How can we actively value Indigenous cultures in the 21st century? This workshop [...]

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I’m an author. My first book was Nudges From Grandfather, Book 1 in the series Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Technologies.  I have a PhD in Law on “The Protection of Indigenous Medical Knowledge: Transforming Law to Engage Indigenous Spiritual Concerns.” My father specialised in Indigenous Psychology and we lived and worked with several Native American communities. Read More...