Living in Polarities

I am living a wonderful, dream-like life. I live in New Zealand, I go on adventures every week- just today I was surfing in a place called Riverton, southern NZ, when a couple of wild dolphins swam right up to us. This was after a weekend of sunset gazing from the glorious deck of our…… Continue reading Living in Polarities

Dealing with the weight of expectation (or not)

I’ve reached a point in my life where the person that I thought I’d be at this age and the person that I actually am are two very different people. Since a young age I knew I would go to university. I loved learning, doing academic things, writing and the feeling of achievement and progression…… Continue reading Dealing with the weight of expectation (or not)

5 Things we can all learn from my Great Grandmother

My great grandmother, affectionately known within the family as Nana Kitty, is a 92-year-old pocket rocket. I’m not kidding. The urban dictionary defines the term pocket rocket as: A petite, vivacious woman. And do you know what? Despite being in her nineties, she has so much vigour and energy for life itself we could all…… Continue reading 5 Things we can all learn from my Great Grandmother

Back to basics

In the whirlwind of life, it’s easy to get lost in the fog again, and lose touch with the most important practice of your day- gratitude. I’m not joking, it really is the most important, transformative aspect of your day. And it’s the most reliable tool you have, it will never, ever let you down.…… Continue reading Back to basics

I know why you’re not sleeping

I couldn’t sleep last night. Yes I know, despite all of my own tips, I found it terribly difficult last night to drop off. When I stopped trying to ignore the issues that were bouncing off the walls of my mind keeping me awake, it made sense. You see, I had tried to push down…… Continue reading I know why you’re not sleeping

Another happiness secret sussed

Having been keeping a very close eye on my emotions this year, and learning as much as possible about energy healing, mindfulness and all other holistic ways of remaining emotionally afloat, if not soaring… A very profound realisation has come to me. And perhaps you know this already, or perhaps you know this but have…… Continue reading Another happiness secret sussed

When things don’t go to plan…

Yesterday my plans were scuppered. There were mounds of fresh snow on the mountain and despite it being my day off I couldn’t make it up there. Usually the roads are cleared pretty sharpish after a dump of snow, but the storm kept giving and my little two-wheeled drive wouldn’t have made it very far…… Continue reading When things don’t go to plan…