Happiness – Stretch That Comfort Zone!

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be really, really scary.  It’s only natural that when we step into unknown territory fears arise because we have no idea what we are doing or what the outcome will be.  But the more we stretch our comfort zone the more we grow and the fantastic thing about […]

Multiple Sclerosis – a story of loss and awakening…

This is such an amazing and inspiring story of courage by Amanda Campbell, who, at the tender age of 24, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Her shear determination turned her life around and now she shares her knowledge, passion and purpose with others to help them do the same…this is Amanda’s story… Looking back, […]

Early Menopause at 29…

At the age of just 29 I was diagnosed as post menopausal…it seemed to happen overnight, sneaking up silently without warning…back then (1993) there were few options and even less support, but everything happens for a reason even if we don’t know what the reason is at the time… “Your test results show you have […]

Healing Trauma and Changing Lives in Jordan

Leonie Blackwell is one of those amazing, inspiring women, who, out of the depths of their own healing crisis, reach out and help others. Leonie has been drawn to Jordan – to help refugees cope and deal with the trauma of being displaced from their homeland. I interviewed Leonie about her quest and am just […]

Are You Truly Living Your Life?

I subscribe to a wonderful website that sends out weekly articles of inspiration. Upliftconnect have given me permission to reproduce this recent article that I love. It totally resonates with how I have changed my life over the past 6 months – from Living a Life of Existing to Living a Life I Love. My River […]

Moving into body-acceptance – Is it possible for you?

For many of us (actually, probably most of us), there’s always something about our body that we don’t particularly like or would like to change. How can we not, when there are advertisements everywhere showing us how we are supposed to look, of course we are going to compare – it’s human nature. But the […]

Sunscreen – Natural Alternatives…

Hands up who remembers slathering on the suntan oil and literally baking yourself in the Summer sun…my hands are up!!  These days I wouldn’t dare – the harsh NZ and Australian sun turns you to a crisp in no time!  Thing is, I hate putting on sunscreen…all those nasty chemicals and they block very important […]

Dying for a Diet Drink?

Do you use artifical sweeteners to avoid sugar?  Do you drink Diet Coke / Coca Cola Zero or similar to avoid sugar? Do you look at the ingredients list on the back of products to see what they actually contain?  One of the most common ‘sweeteners’ in products is Aspartame (code 950/951).  This toxic substance […]

The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth

I love sharing articles that really resonate with me…this is one of them. It gives a very succinct description of the stages of spiritual growth, moving from being a ‘victim’ and blaming everyone for your issues, through to true empowerment, where you take responsibility for your reactions and life choices. Shared with permission from Upliftconnect.com The […]

Words with heart – from one amazing woman to another…

I have a new friend. Her name is Rachel and she writes the most amazing REAL words, straight from the heart – we connected immediately! She blows me away with her incredible words of wisdom from someone so young, a beautiful soul who’s light shines both inside and out. Here is one of her soulful […]

My Bali Tarot Reading Experience…

I’ve had a few Tarot readings in the past, generally around a time of uncertainty and change. They have usually been interesting but I’ve never had one that totally blew my socks off -until now… I had heard about this Tarot reader through my dear friend Ibu Marie who organises spiritual tours to healers and […]

Everything Happens for a Reason…

I know there are a lot of people out there who are going through particular life challenges at the moment and for some reason there seems more than usual… My path has crossed with a number of kindred spirits and we all seem to be sharing a very similar path at the moment in relation […]

Overcoming Perfectionism…

Ok, who’s a perfectionist? I know I am for a lot of things. I think perfectionism can be a good thing (in moderation), because we then do a quality job (or is that the perfectionist coming out in me?) But it can also bring so much pressure to ourselves when things aren’t seen as perfect […]

Under Pressure…

You know what it’s like, when all of a sudden you have taken on too much and it all has to be done by a certain time.  That feeling of pressure, of overwhelm.  Where do I start? What do I do first?  It paralyses you and you end up procrastinating and not doing anything…and then […]

5 Big Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

Wanting to be healthy is really hard these days. You’ve been told you need to consume heaps of antioxidants, take your multivitamins, reduce your red meat intake and eat more fresh produce. But what if I told you there is a simple way to get optimal energy without cutting out the foods you love or […]