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Hi there!

I'm Naomi, but you can call me Nai (they/she).

I live on the stolen land of the Yugambeh people with my non-binary child Cloud (they/them) and our puppy Fern. I am a writer, researcher and homeschool teacher. On this blog, I write about the things I love - reading, writing, growing and living. In doing so, I often draw upon my background in psychology, coaching and human rights - as well as my experience as an Autistic person. I am so glad you are here and hope you enjoy what you read!

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Waiting Room [POEM]

Trigger Warning & Note: I wrote the below poem after an awful past week in an ICU waiting room. When I left, after saying goodbye to a friend, I thought about my time in that room with those who loved him, other families who sat nearby awaiting news of their own, and the endless cycle of waiting and grief that happens within those walls. This…

Trigger Warning & Note: I wrote the below poem after an awful past week in an ICU waiting room. When I left, after saying goodbye to a friend, I thought about my time in that room with those who…

[BOOK] You Will Find Your Way

I am excited to share that my poetry book - You Will Find Your Way: Poetry & Musings - is now available for purchase as an e-Book or paperback on Amazon . If you order a copy on Amazon, I invi…

My 40th Year [Poem]

In my youth,       I used to always think,       that by the time I was 20,       I would be free:       Free to be who I want to be. In my youth,       I used to always think,       that by the ti…

The Little Things [April 2024]

Hi there, Last month (March 2024), I wrote about the little things that were bringing me joy, and encouraged you to respond and let me know what little things you were loving right now too. Here is …

You inspire me

You inspire me  to lounge under the trees;  to pause and appreciate the gentle breeze;  to practice presence and simply be;  thank you for unintentionally helping me see. [Initially posted on Insta…

The Every Body Book [Book Review]

One of the perks of homeschooling is you get to choose what books and resources you use to educate your child. As the mother of a non-binary, Autistic and ADHD child, this allows me to choose resou…

Moving in Nature

Studies have found that spending time in nature has a positive impact on emotional, cognitive and physical health (1-2) .  I've certainly been observing this in action of late because if I haven’…

xo, Nai