Down Under and Other Things!!

Australia, I was there for about 3 weeks, staying in the forest,

In the forest!

In the forest!

at retreat centers that were all magnificent, and all very different and unique, I also spent a week with my lovely friend Barbara in Melbourne, which I love, it is very livable city (it reminds me of Vancouver). There is loads of culture of every description; art, theatre, dance, etc., which seems to be well supported by the community. In contrast Sydney, I found to be very harsh and quite rough and very different than I remember, I think the awful incident last week, will make it even tougher! One of the most unique visits I made was to “the Sanctuary”, where Robin and Michael have developed this place which has all the amenities of a beautiful resort, out in middle of nowhere, with an amazing Bathhouse,

Stunning Bathhouse at the Sanctuary!

Stunning Bathhouse at the Sanctuary!

with all the bells and whistles, where you wake up to find wallabies at your door and window. I traveled all day on bus and a train to get there from Sydney! Thanks to Barbara, Robin, Michael, Phillippa, Sally, Jacqueline, David, Carmen and most of all Charlie Hogg for making it all happen!!

Friends, Barbara, and Carmen in beautiful Melbourne Park!

Friends, Barbara, and Carmen in beautiful Melbourne Park! 

Plus a whole bunch of other people that took me places, found things for me, made me magnificent meals, etc., and to the many new and old friends! It was amazing in so many ways!!!!

Australia has also become quite expensive over the past few years, and the PM Tony Abbot isn’t well respected and probably won’t last long. He was quoted in the paper last week as saying he had given wrong information because he had hangover (to people in Toronto that may sound familiar).

In closing, all I can say is how lucky I am to have all of these opportunities at this stage of my life, this journey of mine is always new, creative, and keeps opening my eyes (never boring). I have no idea where it will take me or when it will end, but it doesn’t matter! I have outlived my parents by many years already (it is all a gift).

Off to Hobart Tasmania, one of my goals is to see the movies nominated for the Golden Globes!


About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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3 Responses to Down Under and Other Things!!

  1. nick says:

    Dear Betty…it was nice talking and having a coffee with you today at Salamanca…
    …safe travels,

    nick and johanna

  2. Yes that is Carmen!
    Love B
    Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

  3. Kathy says:

    Happy Holidays, Betty! Sending all of my love to you and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year and that love extends to all the Brahmans worldwide as well!!! You mention Carmen and Australia is that Warrington? If so please pass on my sincerest thanks to her. I listen to her meditations daily. Safe travels and have a wonderful trip! Miss you!

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