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Hi Wise Women and Welcome

Hope you had a happy week

My Week

I’ve been busy this week visiting healers.

On Tuesday I had my acupuncture treatment and on Wednesday I had some bio energy healing.

During my energy healing session my facilitator Betty, relayed a message to me from her guides concerning my hubby. The message was (in brief terms) that he was not living the life that he should be. He had been too giving of himself and had not given himself time to fulfil his own purpose in life.

I must say, it is difficult passing on a message to the male species who may or may not believe in higher beings. It was a tricky conversation, particularly when I said it would be a good idea to visit my Shaman to release any blockages that may well be stopping him from fulfilling his purpose. As he listened, he gave me a wry smile, however, I think that he may have taken in some of what I had said as he seems somehow – a little more relaxed with a new found sense  of freedom. It appears that the message had somehow lifted a burden; it had given him permission to do things for himself and for his happiness without feelings of guilt. He still hasn’t sought an appointment with my Shaman...but maybe he will soon.

Learn more about acupuncture

Find out what Shamanism is all about

My son-in-law celebrated his birthday last week and we dined out at a fabulous Greek restaurant.

I just love Greek food and the atmosphere was perfect this evening, Zorba was being played in the background as the wine was  generously poured from authentic jugs. The familiar sound of diners passionately engaging in animated and noisy conversation had my memory flooding back to previous trips to Athens and the Greek Isles. Greece is one of my favourite destinations in the world. I must go back again... someday...

We feasted on platters of authentic Greek food and even tried the Greek wine, Retsina, which I don’t recommend – but that is another story for later.

At the end of the night our stomachs were groaning with the copious amounts of food and wine we had ingested and Miss Charli was fast asleep on poppy’s lap. Although we could hardly move, we did have a fabulous celebration and we made it safely to bed by 3:30am.

Don’t even talk about the next day!

Read Gigi’s wonderful travel stories

A Blink of an Eye

Life can change at the blink of an eye. I visited my hairstylist today to discover that my gorgeous, talented, young colourist had moved back home to the country as her father was involved in a very serious motor cycle accident. Sadly he has endured horrific injuries and we can only pray for him and wish him well.

I just expected to see my colourist this morning as I made my usual 6 weekly visit. Isn’t it amazing what we take for granted? I was looking forward to our usual happy chat, catching up with each other’s latest news.

I understand her mother is a regular reader of wisewomansworld.com and my heart goes out to her and her family.

Our collective healing thoughts are with you all.

Goodbye to a Legend

Tragically, Professor Chris O’Brien an Australian leading cancer specialist and researcher lost his battle with cancer last night (4th June).

He was an inspirational man who saved lives, enlightened lives and
became a friend to his many patients.

Prof O'Brien's enduring legacy will be the Lifehouse At RPA cancer treatment centre. To donate to this wonderful cause log onto


He is a special and an incredible human being. Rest in peace Prof O’Brien, we wish your family strength and courage.

Dr Chris O’Brien’s inspirational book, 'Never Say Die' is a must read for anyone who has been touched by cancer or needs to be inspired.

Never Say Die By Chris O'Brien

Funny Moments

On a happier note – Do you enjoy reflecting back on funny moments in your life?

Many of my personal funny moments have also been embarrassing moments and I’ll share a few with you.

Recently my son, TJ, was hospitalised and I said I would pick him up from the hospital as he was expecting to be discharged. I drove to the hospital which was about a 30 minute drive from home and after a challenging time trying to secure parking, I was ready to collect him. As I opened the car door I realised to my horror that I was not wearing any shoes and I quickly thought – where the hell are they? Oh no, I realised in my haste, I had forgotten to wear any. It was raining outside, anyway, how could I possibly contemplate visiting a hospital ward in bare feet? I rang my son on the cell phone and asked him to call me when he was discharged and I would pull up outside of the hospital doors to collect him.

After 2 long hours, sitting in my car in the car park – I receive a call from my son, “Sorry mum, but the doctor said he won’t discharge me until tomorrow!”

I experienced a similar event a number of years ago, when I was working for a well respected promotions company in a major department store.

As usual, I was rushing to get to work on time, I parked the car and was about to step out onto the footpath when I noticed I was still wearing my slippers! Oh bugger!

The only thing I could do was to find a shoe store pronto and buy some shoes – luckily I had some cash on me.

I must say, I did receive some strange looks from shoppers as I self-consciously stumbled into the shoe store wearing – less than attractive bunny slippers.

On another occasion, my daughter’s christening, I realised the day before the event (Saturday) that I hadn’t yet bought a christening cake. I immediately rushed into the large department store and eyed the pretty christening cakes on display. I asked the trainee shop attendant if the perfect looking christening cake was a fruit cake and she replied, “Yes”. I asked if I could purchase the one on display as the christening was being held the following day (Sunday) and in those days the shops were not open on Sundays.  To my delight she kindly packed up the cake for me and I happily headed back home feeling very proud of myself.

The following day, the Christening celebration was going perfectly and the time had come to cut the cake.

The beautiful pink iced cake shaped like a crib was admired by all. I held my 6 month old daughter’s hand as we began to cut the cake smiling broadly at the camera.

Suddenly the knife began to bend, and I naturally thought that the cake might be a little stale so I continued to hack away without success.

Mr J removed a piece of the icing to check what was happening and realised that the cake was made of polystyrene...it was fake!

My face quickly reddened as my guests burst into hysteric laughter –

I had bought the dummy display cake!

My final funny and totally embarrassing moment was at a party; our "BEST FRIENDS" had invited us to a fancy dress party at 8pm on a hot, summer Saturday night. We arrived on time and were surprised that so many guests had arrived before us as their cars were parked in a long line that stretched way up the road.

We knocked on the door and noticed that the host was not yet dressed in costume. We entered the living room and people jumped out from everywhere laughing and screeching. No-one was wearing fancy dress!

We soon realised we were the entertainment! I was dress as a biker in a black garbage bag tethered with chains and Mr J was dressed in my clothes, a ladies wig, stilettos, make up - the lot...of course he was dressed as Tootsie!

I am still trying to think of a way to get even with our "FRIENDS " after all of these years.

Share some of your funny moments with us -

Visit Gigi

Gigi has had a very busy week and her stories are as interesting and as enticing as ever. She also wants to talk about our sex lives – you won’t want to miss this girls...

Wise Words

This is something we should all read at least once a week:

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

When in doubt, just take the next small step.

 Life is too short to waste time hating anyone... 

Until Next Time Wise Women,

Be happy and work towards fulfilling your life’s purpose.

















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Hi and Welcome Wise Women

I hope you have been happy, healthy and making time to have fun.


My Week

Me at "Wise Women Talk"

I've finally recovered from our fabulous "Wise Women Talk" night. What a fabulous evening it was!

Our presenters included Phill Morandini - Oriental Therapist, Geraldine Georgiou -Celebrity Dietitian, Leigh Sargeant - my Personal trainer, Janice - Lorraine- Motivational Speaker and Michele and Sharon-Del - Absolutely Fabulous Stylists Team and our spectacular fashion parade from Blue Illusions Miranda. Our audience was very receptive and they were a great bunch of "wise women". 

The evening couldn't have been more enjoyable with our fantastic MC - Camille Vallo from Professionally Speaking at the helm.

Gigi, Camille and Lana

I'll let you know when our next one will be girls!

Here's some of the wise women.

Last week I was invited to give a motivational speech to a group of lovely ladies completing a "Life Experiences" course. I was looking forward to the day and was busy getting ready when I received  a message from a long time friend that her husband was in the hospice. I hadn't seen him for a couple months and I thought that his brain cancer was in remission, however, his cancer had worsened and he was now bedridden and unable to even speak. I was devastated!

Life can change in a blink of an eye can't it?

I don't know how I manged to motivate anyone that day as I was just so mortified at the terrible news.

I visited my distraught friend straight after the speech and we just held each other and cried. What else can you do?

My husband and I visited Bob that night at the hospice and was in disbelief at his deterioration. My husband sat at his bedside and held his hand. Their eyes were fixated on each other and I think it was a meeting of souls as that was their only form of two way communication. It was a beautiful union.

It was so difficult for us to leave him that night, as his life is near the end and we realised that it may be our last opportunty to share time with him.

How precious is our life? How special are our friends? 

It made us take stock of our lives and realise just how fortunate we are to be here and to enjoy good health.

If you are going through illness or are grieving at this time, I send you strength, love and healing wishes.

PS Please pray for my friend Bob.

Visit Gigi 

Gigi is currently travelling through China and I'm sure she's having a wonderful time.
Can't wait to hear her travel tales when she returns.

In the meantime, take a look at her description and photos of our  "Wise Women Talk" night. 





Wise Words

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.


~ Mother Teresa ~


Until next time wise women,



Remember you are 100% worthy 100% of the time.


Love and light,































Lana ! | Monday, April 04, 2011 | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0) | Permalink | back to top


Where are you Lana? hope you can find some time to write a blog...
Posted: 29-Sep-2011 04:12 PM | Maria |

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