Lots of sunshine and no rules!

I’m sitting in the sunny garden of the Auckland hostel where I am staying. It is a beautiful day – hot, yet peaceful. A few other travellers chat softly in the garden, which backs onto Western Park with its lovely expanse of trees and greenery.  I’m contemplating my next moves: decisions which have caused me more…

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An Interview With Haley Hoffman Smith

Ivy League student, entrepreneur, author, girl power advocate and a beauty with brains. This 20 year old woman is already creating waves in the world of female empowerment.  She is an inspiration to me, and I am so excited to share her words with you.  Take note, world – watch as this star rises! Haley…

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An interview with Emily Atkinson

A couple of weeks ago I said I was going to start sharing the love of other empowered women and soul sisters who have inspired me by shining their light into the world.  This week I am lucky enough to share with you the wise words and wonderful story of Emily Atkinson, Founder of Fly Living and…

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The Strength in Surrender

“You don’t have to figure it all out, you don’t even have to be ready, you just have to trust yourself enough to take the first step.” – Kristin Lohr As you know, in January I am packing my bags and heading off to New Zealand on my own for a while – months, a couple…

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An Interview With Michelle Gordon

As you know, I think women coming together to support each other in unity and sisterhood is a beautiful thing! I decided that it was time to celebrate and help spread the word about some of the wonderful soul sistas that I have come across, and who have inspired me in my own journey. So,…

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Free to be you and me

I read a wonderful blog post by Mel Wells in which she said that dissatisfaction in our lives actually comes from a desire for the freedom to be exactly who we are.  I found it really poignant, and it struck a chord with me. “The reason most of us aren’t satisfied is not that we’re not grateful for what…

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A Colourful Life

Spring is here, bringing it with it the vibrant and beautiful blooms. The bare trees are now covered with clouds of pastel blossoms, or the lime green of awakening leaves. From the ground spring tulips, daffodils, bluebells and many more flowers whose delicate petals add vibrancy to our days.  With each unfurling bud, we feel our…

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What is ‘Success’?

No matter what anyone says, I don’t believe there is one definition of ‘success’.  Success looks and feels like different things to different people. I was reading a book the other day and it asked me to consider my definition of success. I thought about it for a few moments and then one word came into my mind:…

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Autumn and the Chakras

I absolutely adore autumn; it is my favourite season of all. I love the smells, the harvest, the clear blue skies and crisp air.  But, most of all, I love the colours.  And it seems (from my Instagram feed at least) that nearly everyone else is captivated too! “Autumn is a second spring when every…

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Be Your Own Sunshine and Make Your Own Rules – The Beginning of the Journey

It is like the Universe is giving those of us who aren’t listening properly a rough shake back to our senses: it disturbs the equilibrium of your life, like a giant boulder in a stagnant lake, but once the undulations cease you can see everything a bit clearer. And, like the giant boulder which is a new, intrusive presence in the lake, your new insight won’t go away – you can’t ignore it, so your only choice is to act on it, no matter how scary it is to push forward.

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