It’s holiday season once again! Time to party with family and friends and celebrate the times we’ve shared through the year. Time to give thanks for both the blessings and the trials.

The last year has been massive! The natural world has been in crisis. Here in NSW we’ve seen flood after flood. We’ve seen almost unimaginable scenes of whole towns underwater and destroyed.

The human world is just as hectic. These are tough times, and a lot of people are hurting. Interest rates have risen eight times this year alone, and prices are rising across the board. Our economy is feeling the impact of a distant war and the pressure is still mounting.

During this holiday season I’m reminded of the importance of listening to the still, small voice within. The universe is always shifting, sending us down unfamiliar paths and priming us for our highest growth. One door closes and another opens.

One shift for me personally was that I’ve decided to let go of OnlyFans. In the end, the path did not feel right to me, but I’ve had a learning experience. It’s been a huge journey of discovery, and I’m so grateful to all of you who have supported me along the way.

On another note, I’ve done seven housesits over the year. I’ve been loving it, and it’s inspired me to consider going nomad on a permanent basis. Adventure time is calling! I want to cross the Nullarbor, and explore Perth, and generally put myself in the way of beauty. Soak up life’s treasures. I can almost hear Gandolf’s voice, “The world is not in your doilies, it’s out there!”

The message that keeps coming through for me this season is: Less is Best. We’re all a bit squeezed right now, but that doesn’t have to stop us from having a rich, joy-filled life and beautiful connections. Beautiful experiences.

There are so many little things that we can do that have a big impact on our lives, both saving money and improving our quality of life. We can purchase fewer presents, for one. Instead, we can share time with our friends and loved ones, or create things they might enjoy. Instead of going to huge parties or expensive outings, we could get in touch with ourselves by taking a walk along the beach. Or camping. Or house sitting.

Most of the things that make life worth living are free. And there are so many ways we can thrive in these strange and ever-changing times. We can show up for one another, to lighten the load and ease the journey. And we can show up for ourselves.

Having said that, I am still offering my services throughout the holiday season! There’s no better time for a relaxing massage to unwind and start the New Year off right. And nothing like a sensual massage to help release tensions and reboot. If you’d like support in these intense times, I’m here.

Have brilliant times this Christmas season, whatever you get up to!

In deep gratitude Taranga