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 …

Size or Impact?

…This is in the context of giving and what we’re able to contribute.  I used to have a belief that this meant I needed to give more money. What’s clearer for me now is that whilst money can make a huge difference, being caring, connected and supportive can be literally life-saving. Without a doubt money’s right up there with oxygen, …

A Different Kind of Giving

In my book, giving used to mean some sort of financial contribution. What I’ve come to know is that for many people it’s not so much about the money; it’s about a sense of connection.   And actually, sometimes it might be time, attention, and energy that are short, rather than money.   Giving differently might be taking the time …

Giving From The Heart

I’m curious to hear the way ‘heart-giving’ sits for you. Let me explain my context. Having been globetrotting for the last few years, I’ve been privileged to experience and see so much.  I’ve also seen need. One vivid image I have is from Bali, where it’s an excepted norm to see single women on the streets with young, severely malnourished …