Forevability

Planting a seed to grow a glowing resource

Logo with a colourful flower — each petal unique — words say Forevability — Empowering Tales
Logo created by Tabitha J Page – http://www.forevability.org

To be seen
To be heard
For emotions to be conferred
To feel like you aren’t alone
Navigating the unknown
Finding words of another
An empowering way to discover
A circle of support and care
Challenges become lighter to bear
Energy left for healing
Instead of despair


Forev -a-bility


A home for enlightening infinite possibility


Along the trail of gathering feedback for Pete the Peanut and his mates, I came across Tabitha J Page.

When we seek, we find – right?

We shared an email and then a laugh over a Zoom call as I drilled for advice on releasing medical type books for kids.


Tabitha has authored five children’s books. Four of which feature characters with a long-term illness or disability — another one on the way!


By the end of the conversation, she told me about a project she had been thinking of.


Before the sun had set that day, she had a logo, a promo vid and a skeleton of a website in place!

Tabitha- well, she is a woman of action!

A week later and she has launched the site.


What is Forevability about? Well, the words directly from Tabitha’s mouth explain it best.


Created by children’s author and disability advocate Tabitha Page, Forevabilty aims to make it easy to find books, podcasts and more which focus on disability, illness and other specialized subjects. We hope to inspire, empower, teach and support.

Honoured to have a tiny hand in to help it on its way.

Amazing where a “quick chat” can lead!

AND…added to which, Forevability is excited to announce its first-ever Book Awards.

The list of judges and prizes is nothing short of amazing.

Submissions open on 1st November 2021… wooohooo!!


If you, or someone you know, would like your/their book to be entered into the competition OR listed on the Forevability website for free, please check out the submission pages for more details.

The Forevability Book Awards

Website Listing Submissions

A version of this was originally published on Medium

The Face of Allergies


POETIC RANT  | The fight for allergy-free foods

This is the face 
Of what so-called food can do

A mild reaction
Breath still in action

Allergens the trigger
No warning, no sticker

Producers fucking with food 
Untold processes skewed

Numbers with no names
GMO games

What is our food eating?

Feed grown in soils or sands
Laced with chemical strands

Grass or glyphosate 
Is it too late? 

Rage rises in me

Driving me to ask more
Who is this food safe for? 

Resistance still there

Do I run and hide 
Or chase the rollercoaster ride

Grow our own
Together or alone

What will become
For the food in our tums?


Rollercoaster ride initiated. 

One conversation at a time. 


Credit for the subtitle goes to this enlightening documentary released late last year — 

Fighting for Allergy-Free Food


Thanks for reading

Thanks for being you 


Please shout out in the comments or via allergyangst@gmail.com if you have a story you would like to share about allergies.
I would love to add them to the publication on Medium — Allergy Angst or reblog here on WordPress.

The power of sharing your story is what is driving me— so — 
NO writing or grammar police here. 
My sole wish is to read and learn.

Disclaimer — I have only the bare basics on how to run a publication and wordpress blog for that matter — but certain I will find my feet along the way. 

Feature Image – Matilda — 5 minutes after eating traces of eggs — sneaked a lolly from her sister’s party bag

Originally Published on Medium

Nature Knows

Are we ready to listen? | Abecedarian Poem

Abundant

Beauty

Clear for the eyes to see

Divinity beneath the leaves

Extending across the seas

Follow natures lead

Gold without greed

Harmonise to heal

Indigenous wisdom to reveal

Jungle jewels

Kingdom rules

Law of the land

Master plan

Nature knows

Opulence shows

Power to evict

Question not restrict

Reset our ways

Savour our days

Touch and taste

Uncover our waste

Valiant vision

Wiser decision

Xeriscape supplies

Yields in the dry

Zeros need not apply

Infinite reasons for us to simply try

Originally published on Medium

Photo my own

Humbling Words from a 3 Year Old

Turning grumpiness into laughter

Tonight my three year old said to me
Mum it’s ok just have a laugh
The grump in you will disappear you’ll see


That’s exactly what happened as soon as she spoke
Cleared expectations of being mum to share the joke

Releasing energy stuck in the land of what if
Back into the moment of now
Sparked by humble words my children gift



I was feeling grumpy tonight. My girls were being absolutely crazy. Overtired from the fun over the weekend and a day home from school to rest and tame some sinus related consequences from a couple of allergy reactions during the week.

It is prime time for injuries just before bed.

I was scared in what ifs of heads hitting the tiles or bed heads.

Running low on the zzz’s all week.

A perfect recipe for me to get my grump on.

I know, I know better.

But, I am human after all, and my limits were pushed.

Futile attempts to calm them down were unmet.

My expectations not even being heard.

I was growing more and more frustrated for not getting my own way and I had a tantrum.
Yep, I admit it. I have them from time to time.

It subsided as soon as my three year old calmly sprouted her humbling words of wisdom.
She responded consciously to my unconscious reaction.
Have a laugh Mum and let it go.
Come back and share in this moment of now with us.

Simple as that. She forgave me and calmed me down.

Smiling. Laughing. Grump monster completely disappearing.

As always, my biggest teachers.


“Life is a long lesson in humility” J.M Barrie


Thank you for reading
Thank you for being you

Into the Wind

Thrown up into the wind
The kite rose as children grinned
Up up into the air
How high, not one care

Giggles and fun on the ground
Bare little feet running around
Perceived control of its direction
Where it will land is the question

Whoops, it crashed into a tree

Higher up than we can be
Clever pulling of the string
Yelled advice of how to bring
The colourful kite into reach

Life lessons for it to teach
Persistence and patience pay
The reward gifted is more play

The kite rose as children grinned

Off it goes back into the wind

Originally published on Medium

*Photo my own

Letters & Words

To be or not a bee
I see a sea of c’s
I before e except after c
A weird rule to me

Some sum to add an s
But geese and mice don’t end with s
Neighbour and neighbors
Kerosine and kerosene
Depends where you learn

Practice to practise
License to licence
Colour and Mum

Oh! English is such fun

Thumbs up for lower case b and d
Big D spins from left to right…weee!
p and q are thumbs down
Capital Q turns round

Silent letters
Known to numb
Its’ it’s it is like
Cinnamon and synonym
Twist the tongue


Accept except quiet quite


Enough!


I know no
Their there they’re
Many more to make aware
So sew it seems seams
Rules consistently broken

Words written or spoken
Perceived meaning only a token
Intention and meaning awoken
Depends how our ears are open

Experience and beliefs masking
The answers to questions we’re asking
Communication with clarity
A sparkling gem of rarity

Echo chamber or original thought
Rationality can not be taught
Hear and read with an open mind
The meaning for YOU, for YOU to find

Based on who you are in that moment of time

Oh! What an infinitely divine and confusing paradigm

*Photo by Nathaniel Shuman on Unsplash

Originally published on Medium

Superpowers Unleashed

Abundance of superpowers has to come first to quench my infinite thirst
Balance and peace, to make the race cease
Clarity for all, consciousness will have a ball
Dreams to aspire, drama to expire
Empathy eradicating evil egos
Freedom of mind, for us all to find
Gone the guilt that society built
Honest and transparent systems in place, consequences for those in power to face
Inspiration narration, frustrations cessation
Judge-less, support more
Kindness curing blindness
Love — what else needs to be said — love or above bred
Magical miracles for the masses
Nature being nurtured
Opulence outdated, simple simplicity rated
Positive panda, not propaganda
Qi the key
Respect for all
Sentient beings
Trust each other are doing their best
Understanding for the rest
Vision for humanity, not insanity
Wisdom on tap, no trace of a cap
Xeniality the reality
Yielding fields wields hunger shields
Zealous living forever giving

Superpowers that can be free for any of us to use, any time we choose.

Originally published on Medium

Key

Are you willing to unlock the door?

Who holds the key
For questions to unfold
The answers untold

Who holds the key
To make a choice
And use a voice

Who holds the key
To make dreams reality
Take steps with clarity

Who holds the key
To ecstasy
And destiny

You

You hold the key


You hold the key to unlock the door

Are you willing to open it and explore?

Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels

Originally published on Medium

Wake Up

We’re All One And The Same

A seed of source energy within us all
Connected within a world so small
Sentient beings infinitely unfolding
Beware the production line of molding
Choice rippling consequences
Vibrating from all our senses
The time to wake up is now
Before tools of our making allow
An environment beyond all repair
Reverberations overwhelming despair
Expanding consciousness the only way
The change the world needs on display
Each of us willing and able
To lay our cards on the table
Play our best hand whatever‘s dealt
Together we amplify the impact felt
Harmony and peace will realign
Nature’s balance all so fine

Photo my own

Originally posted on Medium