Ella Rose – A 15 Year Old’s Journey To Wellness…

I love the way this world wide web is so inter-twined with fantastic, inspirational people and experiences.  I was sent an email by a friend, with a link to a very inspiring video of a young 15 year old Kiwi girl and her amazing recovery from debilitating illness.  It moved me to tears and I […]

The River of Change…

I’m torn to be writing this actually. Because there’s millions of people in the world that don’t have a choice. Their only choice IS to exist. To do what they can every day just to try and put food on their table and have a roof over their head (if they’re lucky). It’s an inside […]

Writing a book is like fine wine…it takes time…

I’ve dabbled in writing over the years, mainly journalling, and in the early years, certainly nothing for anyone else’s eyes! In 1995, when I had my first overseas trip at the age of 30, and before the internet, email and Facebook were on the scene, I kept in touch with family and friends with long […]

Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

There is a lot of confusion out there regarding Coconut Oil.  In the past we were told to stay away from it because it was a high in saturated fats.  It’s now believed that the studies were done using partially hydrogenated coconut oil – i.e. coconut oil that had been chemically altered into trans-fats which […]

Words have power – what’s your WORD for 2016?

As the current year draws to an end I start thinking about a word that resonates with me for what I want the intention for the new year to be…the energy I want to bring to that year to fulfill my dreams. . . I’ve been doing this for the past 3 years and it […]

Synchronicity – messages from the Universe

You know, sometimes you have crazy moments in life from the most unplanned and innocent situations. Moments where you shake your head and go WTF? I recently had such a moment and it was so synchronistic I have to share it. noun: synchronicity the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no […]

Through challenge, comes reward…

  How often are you still? How often are you still enough to see the beauty around you? Sometimes it’s easy, especially if you’re in nature, or somewhere where beauty jumps out and slaps you in the face – maybe for you, it’s a gallery or a fashion show, or your child doing something that […]

Courage or Comfort?

How often do you get stuck in the decision-making process? Especially the BIG decisions. Do you mull over, ruminate and regurgitate, doubting yourself that you’re making the right choice? I know I certainly do at times! But I also know, that those times that I’ve stilled myself enough to REALLY LISTEN to my gut, my […]

Why We Do What We Do: 4 Steps to Changing “Bad Habits”

Bec Robbins is the ‘Happiness Guru’, I enjoy her video blogs and emails about finding and sustaining happiness.  There are 5 basic biological needs that we have, things we take for granted until they aren’t there…so, here’s Bec’s article, which I resonated deeply with, I hope it helps you too…     Everything we do, […]

10 Reasons to say YES!

I recently had the opportunity to go away for the weekend and meet up with family at a holiday home none of us had been to before. My niece and her husband were off to a wedding and my brother and sister-in-law were going with them to baby sit their grand daughter. They asked me […]

Gluten Free or not to be…this is the question…

What’s all the fuss about gluten? Should you only avoid it if you have gluten allergies or intolerances, or should you avoid it regardless? There’s a mine-field of information out there and in this fabulous article, Michelle Harris lifts the lid and tells it like it is…plus she gives us an awesome recipe for our […]

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself…

Many of us spend huge amounts of money on self-improvement – books, DVD’s, workshops and coaching. Coaches help us to gain clarity and keep us accountable, workshops help us find new ways of viewing life, and both give us new tools for dealing with things. . They all have their place, but at the end […]

Health Benefits of Super Food – Avocado!

Good fats, bad fats, it can be really overwhelming what to believe! Weight loss and nutrition expert, Maria Scarpato shares her expertise around this confusing subject and gives us the low down on the wonderful Avocado!   Health Benefits of Avocado – And Why It’s The Most Underrated Super Food I must admit I was […]

Help! I’m allergic to semen! Surviving human seminal plasma hypersensitivity

People are allergic to all sorts of things – food, chemicals, essential oils…but how on earth do you cope when you are allergic to your husband’s semen?! Leonie Blackwell has had to deal with this heartbreaking, physically painful and potential life-threatening syndrome. Here is her story of strength and courage… My body is meant to […]

2014 Reflections…2015 Intentions

I don’t know about you, but I find that how my New Year’s eve goes (particularly my attitude and intention around the stroke of midnight), definitely affects the outcome of the new year coming in. Definitely. And so, with another year almost done and 2015 knocking at the door, it’s time once again to reflect […]