In time for Christmas and the New Year the e-book is 50% discounted between 16 Dec to 1 January 2023 via Smashwords: What Glass Ceiling? Patricia Julianne Evans (nee Morris) a memoir
Discounted from $US6.99 to $US 3.49 (approximately $5.10 Australian dollars)
Signed print copies are available for postage within Australia through https://www.suzanne-newnham.com/store/p1/books--articles.html
My talk at the Eurobodalla Health & Psychic expo was just by chance - I contacted to see if I could have my books for sale there and when I took them into the Moruya Golf Club on Saturday morning I was offered a spot on the (already full) program to talk about my Ethics of a Psychic Reading book, and then for Sunday too. I was put last on list of talks and then first today - which luckily for me also meant that if I was triggered by sounds I wouldn't be disrupting the schedule for others. I'm quite restricted because of a medical reaction to sound and have to always weigh up 'can I cope with the situation/event', 'am I prepared for, and is it worth, a decline in health for an indeterminate period of time'?
I haven't been doing readings at fairs or expos for years as I'm not well enough to cope with sounds, and it is too risky to commit in an unfamiliar space. Fortunately this weekend, there were no singing bowls, drums, chimes, or music to trigger a medical reaction.
Thank you to Nina and the Eurobodalla Health & Psychic Expo at Moruya for the opportunity to participate, and promote Ethics of a Psychic Reading.
Sunday turned into an amazing discussion with Anne-Veronica from Rainbow Light Reflections facilitating (in lieu of her talk – thank you for including me) and members of the audience asking questions, explaining their experiences, wanting to know more about how to understand more in the world of spirit when everything is either new or doesn’t make sense. The joy of learning and sharing.
I'll post my full talk shortly.
It's my double publishing anniversary: 10 years on 11 July for 'Ethics of a Psychic Reading'; one year on 8 July for 'What Glass Ceiling?'
I'm so excited marketing and promoting both books.
What Glass Ceiling? Patricia Julianne Evans (nee Morris): a memoir was launched on Sunday 25th July.
What Glass Ceiling? tells the story of Patricia Evans/Morris, one of the earliest women to work in accounting in Australia. Family and career, with professional and social expectations through each decade interweave her story.
Some of Patricia's achievements include: BORAL's first female accountant 1949; workplace family-friendly contract 1968; National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame 2017; recognised by BORAL for 2021 International Women's Day
Print books available via Bookstore page
E-books available in various formats: Smashwords; Scribd; Barnes & Noble; Apple; Kobo; Odilo
I'm so proud of my mother Patricia Evans who has been recognised today by BORAL for International Women's Day. At only 21, in 1949 she became the company's first female accountant. Highlights from Patricia's interview for Boral's 75th anniversary can be viewed at
Stay tuned Patricia's memoir "What Glass Ceiling?" which will be published later this year.
From 1949, a pioneer of women in the executive workforce, mentoring others to step out of society's expectations of women and the disadvantaged whatever their perceived handicap. Patricia Evans (Morris), my mother, didn't just break the glass ceiling for women in the workforce, for her the ceiling never really existed!
"Never underestimate what you can do in life" - Patricia Evans 2021
During one of my meditations in group this year a healing meditation was channeled through me - white light, golden gauze, lotus. At the end of the following information I offer this white light-golden gauze-lotus meditation as my gift to you after a challenging 2020, and wish for healing in a safe and gentle manner be available to all in the forthcoming year.
General disclaimer: The following are meditations recorded by Suzanne Newnham. Copyright and permission are required for sharing, copying, or distributing them in any form. You may direct others to this site so they can listen for personal use.
Suzanne has provided these meditations as self-help, self-improvement, learning, motivation, relaxation and de-stressing aids. They do not constitute a replacement for medical or psychological treatment and she neither expresses nor implies any claims to the contrary. Contact or go to https://www.suzanne-newnham.com/-contact.html for free access to password for other meditations.
Anyone with various conditions including but not limited to epilepsy, seizures, blood pressure issues, wearing of pacemakers, pregnancy, mental health issues, or those under the influence of medication or drugs, should not use these meditations without first seeking medical advice. Under 18 need parental, guardian or carer supervision.
Do not use meditations whilst under the influence of alcohol or other mood-altering substances.
Do not listen to meditations whilst driving, operating machinery, or when you need your attention elsewhere.
To start: sit on a chair with feet on the ground, unless an alternative option is given to stand or lie down. Please use your own discretion.
Ensure a quiet place, no phone or other disturbances. It is important in a group that each person is in their own space, respect that space and do not touch or bump another person whilst they are in meditation, and until that person walking around.
After meditation: Have a drink of water afterwards, you may wish to write some brief notes, and wait until you are 'grounded' (not in the super-relaxed post-meditative state) especially before driving a vehicle. Some people are lightheaded afterwards & if this happens please ensure you have something solid nearby such as a table or stable chair to sit in to stop you falling.
Once fully back, smile, and enjoy the uplifting difference meditation can make to your day.
You are invited to the launch of a new anthology Oz is Burning on 13 September hope to see you there
I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my story ‘Firestorm Sounds’ in the new anthology Oz is Burning. The January 2020 bushfires for my husband Mick and I posed more than the threats of life and property engulfed in smoke and flames, Because of our ‘Black Summer’, an exacerbation of my potential life-threatening condition of extreme hypersensitivity to sounds meant I had to continually find new ways of coping as well as trying to minimise additional stresses on Mick. I’ve never wanted to be defined by my health conditions, but unfortunately as daily living is already a challenge for me, their constant presence since 2007 is a necessary aspect to consider and try to pacify when all seems against survival.
Nine years ago, Mick and I moved to the beautiful and creative-inspiring NSW South Coast, fulfilling my lifelong dream of living between mountain and sea. I look at the river and now give thanks for not only its beauty and the serenity it offers, but also its role via the water planes in helping to subdue the flames raging in communities and forests last summer.
A portion from the proceeds will be donated to help the Wildlife Rescue Service, WIRES, do much needed restoration and care of animals and habitat following the disastrous bushfires. I hope that donations are bountiful from sales of ‘Oz is Burning’.
I extend a huge thank you to firefighters, emergency and essential services, and volunteers for your dedication and courage over an extended period of time to help our communities, including my own. Since September last year various parts of Australia has been affected by bushfires of vastness and intensity never before experienced; now floods, hailstones - and communities rallied. Months ago the world looked at Australia and what was happening to its people, animals, plants, waterways and offered support and practical assistance - for that, thank you to you also.
Many stories are being told of tragedy, fear, that sliver of hope realised, tenderness, and even laughter and joyful moments in the midst of despair. Thoughts of a Black Summer, the summer that wasn’t, circulate and press upon memory. All have a story of impact. Some seek solitude to work out what to do next when everything seems lost or changed; others write, paint, listen to or play music or sing; some people garden - tilling the soil in one's own yard, or replanting for the future. While for others being involved with community assistance groups such as Blazeaid, and sewing pouches for animal rescue is what matters and gives purpose once again.
Emotions raw of survival, of loss, of friendship and community, of a future unknown, of counting your blessings – I hope that everyone is getting the support and comfort in ways that will help you, your loved ones, friends, and community.
If you or someone you know is having difficulty coping the following support services are recommended by https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/bushfire : Lifeline Bushfire Helpline | 13 43 57; MensLine Australia | 1300 789 978; Beyond Blue | 1300 224 636; GriefLine | 1300 845 745
https://www.bushfirerecovery.gov.au - for practical information.
Electricity is limited & intermittent, but as the Moruya Hospital needs grid-connection (generator only had about a day's diesel left) the electricians and others did a fantastic job of getting services working again. Moruya Evacuation Centre allowed charging of phones or devices to enable communications and this also helps put less strain on 'find people' and what's happening where' websites. The intense scale of fires means keeping fire websites sufficiently updated is an impossible task.
Southerly winds on Saturday night from south east across the water rather than from fires in the south west. Our house has survived its second emergency day in less than a week. 😊
Earlier that day my husband stayed at home to put check for spot fires. While I, along with my 93yr old Dad-in-law and his 17 yr old dog went to the Moruya evacuation centre, & found a place to park. Friends had a van (no tents allowed to reduce risk of spot fires taking hold) so we set up our blow-up mattress under the van's annex instead of sleeping in our car. The dog, confused and fretting with no normal routine, unwound his tethered lead and ran away and I only realised he was missing when at 2.30ish am I took Dad for one of his late night walks to toilets. I went looking for the dog, tripped over the 'only tuft of grass for kilometres' in the evac centre's temporary campground and fell heavily. My leg and foot were misshapen, an ambulance was called and I was taken to Moruya Hospital. Swollen & bruised left foot, right shin, right hand and finger (xrays came on at 10am, insufficient power for CT or other scans) Left ankle & right shin fortunately showed no broken bones. With fire threat diminished I was home just after midday Sunday.
In the Emergency Department instead of people just waiting we conversed, mainly where are you from, what's happened there? Many stories of loss.
Now it's overcast, orange grey sky & smoke, lots of ash & burnt leaves. Just waiting and hoping for rain.
Dad's dog was found by an evacuee about 9am and reunited with him.