Reflections from Middle Age

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.


My name is Sharlene. I write reflections of my life as a mother (without a manual), a middle aged woman, a traveller and a member of this strange species of primate we call humanity.

Here is what I know. Life will flow past you, if you are not careful. It’s precious and fleeting, and is not a rehearsal. But for a moment in the vast history of existence we have sentience, we can look around at the world, at the stars and at our own existence, and wonder. And in that wondering I find meaning.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.



Have you signed up to get these reflections in your inbox?

Latest Reflections

Can we talk about the M word?

You know, as in M is for Menopause. “It’s under reported” my swimming mate, 10 years ahead of me, comments in the changing room. That feels like the understatement of the year. It feels like a full-frontal assault on women by Mother Nature. She goes on to say, “I feel like I’m only coming out of it now.” That’s alarming.  She tells me her main symptom is anxiety. I think it’s currently mine too, so I’m horrified. I can tell you right now I can’t do ten years of this emotional roller coaster. The last month has been awful enough.…

Keep reading

The value of kindness

Kindness is not the default position of human beings, and I am no exception. But this year I made it my number 1 resolution.

Keep reading


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Previous posts

Africa african animals allergy friendly baking anxiety australian road trips cockatoo island consciousness Creativity death Dubbo Zoo egg free elephant good enough holidays western australia identity Ingwelala life lessons meaning of life mindfulness mother guilt motherhood Mudgee paris perth poem poetry road trip canberra road trips safari sharlene zeederberg south africa safari south of france spirituality sydney sydney and surrounds Sydney travel things to do in france Things to do in London things to do in Sydney travel notes travel South Africa travel Sydney Visiting London wellbeing zeederberg

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at