It Starts with moi

Ever feel like you know you need to change things although you’re stuck for where to start? My take is that the buck starts – and stops – with me. An example that pops to mind is from back in about 2005 when I visited an island called Tiri Tiri Matangi just off the coast of Auckland in New Zealand. …

Is it Just Woo-woo?

I think we all know it’s good to do the right things, like being helpful and generous. I credit my mum and dad with being my early role models for being helpful, polite ‘good citizens’. I remember mum insisting that we’d be hosting several foster kids during the summer holidays, and how much I felt that I would have preferred …

Time to Get Real

This is something I’ve been musing on since my recent re-read of You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. She talks about our identity and how our understanding of our own identity can impact our belief system.  I hadn’t made that connection, and it’s a goodie. For example, I recently recognized a gap between my ideas in my head about …

15 Years in the Making

Even though this miracle was fifteen years in the making it’s definitely worth the wait. So here’s the scoop. About 15 years ago, I was fortunate to be traveling in Hong Kong with a dear friend, Mandy Beverly. Mandy knows the city inside and out, and took me to a beautiful area with gorgeous jewelry shops. Now whilst jewelry isn’t …

Get To or Have To

For me, this is a question I ask myself often, as part of my journey of conscious living and putting into practice one of my values of learning for life. Some of my most challenging life-lessons have come when I was in full-on resistance.  And when those challenges came, I certainly felt very hard done by, like things were really …