Ideal Timing To Be More Present

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One perspective when it comes to the lockdown period that many of us have found ourselves in, is that this is an opportunity. For me, and for many of my family, framily (friends I call family) and clients, it’s been proving to be an ideal time to reflect, pause, to tune in, and even to disengage from a level of …

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 …