Naked

I’m so in love with Ella Mai right now…and this song in particular! Advertisements

“believe”

6 years ago, while I was volunteering in Cambodia, I spontaneously got a tattoo that says “believe” in Khmer (which is the local Cambodian language). Little did I realise at the time how important this word would come to be part of my life. People always asked me what it meant, and why I got … Continue reading

Step up your game Australia

On a recent trip up to Airlie Beach, I became aware that people don’t have recycling bins at their homes. I was seriously shocked and appalled by this, especially considering Airlie Beach is the home of the Whitsunday Islands…which is possibly one of the most famous places in Australia – ergo – it attracts many … Continue reading

Perception is Powerful

Perception is EVERYTHING. I was contemplating the idea of perception and how it varies from person to person, and I realised how little we really value the notion that everyone’s perception is completely (or slightly) different. There is no such thing as true “reality”, because we don’t see things as they really are, we see them … Continue reading

Time Limit

Sometimes, there is a time limit on people being in your life. And when that time is eventually up, both parties need to let go; with no grudges, no anger, just acceptance. It might be upsetting at first, heart-breaking even; and that’s fine to feel those emotions. But sometimes people are not meant to stay forever. … Continue reading

Shout out to Cafe Nurcha

Yesterday mum and I had lunch at Cafe Nurcha. For those of you who don’t know, this is a vegan cafe situated in a shop in Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast (Australia). I’ve only been there once before, but damn I wish I could go more often. Or if we had one where I live. … Continue reading

I’ve moved!

Not very far though…just a small step to the side 🙂 My new blog address is http://www.locolivia.com (basically the same, without “wordpress” in the middle. Enjoy scrolling old posts, and get ready for some new ones coming your way!

Mantras for my 30s

Forget all the bullshit. Appreciate what you’ve got. Love the people close to you. Forgive the ones who’ve hurt you. Focus on things that make you happy. Smile more. Worry less. Let go – let go of anything holding you back and stopping you from creating your happiness. Embrace the weirdo within you. And never … Continue reading

Cracked

I feel broken. No, I take that back…I feel cracked. Cracked, and on the way to being broken if I don’t do something about it soon. But the thing is, I don’t know where I’m cracked. For example, I feel like a bottle with a crack in it, and all its contents is leaking out … Continue reading

Hmmmfff…

Dear blog, I’m sorry that I’m so neglectful of you. I have no excuses, nothing. I guess I don’t love writing as much as I thought I did. Or maybe it’s because I think I’m not good enough. Or even that my stories, ideas, thoughts, are worth sharing. I honestly don’t know what it is. … Continue reading

Life lessons…from a dog

Here are a few life lessons I’ve learned while observing my dog over the weekend: time doesn’t exist seize every opportunity  running brings great joy (so does rolling in the sand and/or grass) be ready for anything; at any time forgive  the past and the future are somewhat irrelevant  what you look like really doesn’t … Continue reading

We are Nature

Nature doesn’t try to be beautiful…it just is. Everything about nature is beautiful; from the surface, right down to the core. Sometimes nature doesn’t know it’s beautiful and may think it has ‘ugly days’. But even when nature has an ugly or a bad day that consists of a storm, a fire, an earthquake, or … Continue reading

Drive You Mad

It’s funny how someone can write a song that you feel as if it relates to you so much that you could have written yourself. I have this moment often. This song is no exception. Running away Oh, I felt like this yesterday And if there’s a problem, you’d want to know Who’s in my … Continue reading

My opinion on polygamy: take four

(This might be my last opinion on this topic by the way) But as I recently finished all 5 seasons of the show Big Love; which is a show about polygamy (surprise, surprise right?). After watching this show, naturally I gained another insight into the world of polygamy. (Refer to other opinions in amongst previous … Continue reading

Where does the time go?!

Firstly I can’t believe we’re in June already. Seriously, it’s bonkers how fast time goes as you get older!  Anyway, I really haven’t had the time; the patience; the mental ability to sit and write lately. I feel terrible. And none of this is an excuse, I know I really should put more effort in, … Continue reading

Holy moly!! Every now and again I’ll read something that really hits me because I can relate to it so much. Those times, I feel the need to repost the blog or article as I couldn’t have said it better myself.  So, here is another: Maybe I’m just not meant to be loved “She’s a … Continue reading

Things I find at the beach…

I have been lucky enough to visit and travel to several other countries, and I can safely say that Australia is quite clean in comparison to some; which I appreciate. However, we still have a bit of an issue with people disposing of rubbish in places other than the bins that have been provided in … Continue reading

Youth Insearch

I’ve been wanting to write about this organisation for a while now, but I can never really seem to find the words to do it any justice. I first heard about Youth Insearch about 6 months ago when I started working in the community service sector, and I was lucky enough to attend my very … Continue reading

Go Float Yourself!

Have you heard of flotation tanks? You might have also heard them being called sensory deprivation tanks? Anyway, they are these big tanks, or ‘pods’ that are filled with water and magnesium sulphate so that when you lay in the water, (you guessed it) you float! I’ve been wanting to try it out for a … Continue reading

New things

I made a spontaneous purchase the other day. Seeing as my laptop got stolen…again. Yes, for the second time, after getting it back from the pawn shop after it was stolen the first time…it was stolen again. Anyway, I was tired of not having a computer. So, the other day after work, instead of going … Continue reading

People and Change

I must say, this opinion of people changing really hits the nail on the head. So many people think and believe that “people can’t change” (or don’t change).  But I disagree.  I believe that change is entirely  possible. I’ve seen it with my own eyes…hell, I’ve seen it within myself!  I love learning and growing … Continue reading

Time out

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I’m back to being computer-less. And I hate typing blog posts on my phone; so unfortunately I’m going to have a bit of time out again until I get myself sorted with a new computer.  But for now, I found something that I want to repost because it punched me right … Continue reading

An adventure to Utopia

During my 10 day break over the Christmas and new year period, a friend came up to visit me, and we went on a little adventure to the Utopia Rock Pools. I had heard about them a few months ago, but wasn’t quite sure where they were, or even how far away. After having a … Continue reading