End of Year Thoughts

I can’t believe that we’re coming to the end of another year.  This post-Christmas, pre-New Year time is a veritable cocktail of emotions as we look at what has been and think about what there could be to come.  I myself feel a mixture of pride for what I achieved, lamentations for what didn’t work…

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The Importance of Getting Lost

I went to a riveting panel discussion recently regarding our relationship with Nature.  We’re not talking about gardens here, or pleasure walks at the local National Trust: we’re talking about wild, non-cultivated, unencumbered, there-might-be-a-bear-in-the-woods Nature.  One of the speakers, Nina Lyon, made a comment about our inability to get truly lost in our home country…

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Adjusting to life back in an office!

So, as those of you who have been following me for a while know, I spent the first part of this year travelling around New Zealand.  What a FANTASTIC way to kick the year off with new experiences, adventures, new friends, new levels of confidence and a deeper understanding of myself. But, as we are…

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New Zealand: South Island Highlights

As many of you will know, earlier this year I spent a few months travelling solo around New Zealand.  What a powerful way to kick-start the year, and a very deep and personal inner journey too! That inner journey is still ongoing and very raw, and though I have already shared some of that with…

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An Interview With Jen Hawkins of Revive

I first met Jen when I attended one of her seasonal gathering workshops last Autumn and was quickly won over by her kind and loving personality, her knowledge, and her gentle style of teaching (read my post about the gathering here).  She has a deep passion for her aromatherapy craft, and for helping people achieve balance and…

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An interview with the T-Rex Runner, Danielle Cemprola.

I met Danielle in Auckland earlier this year when she asked me if I wanted to join her and her friends on a hike up Mt Eden.  I was quickly drawn in by how warm and friendly she is, and was massively impressed by her love for running marathons, fitness, hiking and exploring – a personal journey that…

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New Zealand: North Island Highlights

  New Zealand is an extraordinary place for an adventure. Between the lovely people and stunning landscapes, it is impossible not to fall in love with it.  I did A LOT of travelling around both islands over the last few months, and there is so much to rave about! But, here are my top 5 highlights from the North…

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California Dreamin’ for bella rae magazine!

I am so happy to say that a piece of mine has been published in Issue 4 (Apr/May/Jun 2017) of the Australian magazine, bella rae! This is my first piece to be published in print, and I was absolutely stoked to see it! Talk about an amazing and surreal feeling! This piece is all about the life…

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Body Love

    Arriving in Queensland, Australia to visit my family a couple of weeks ago, I had the unexpected treat of attending a talk by Taryn Brumfitt, founder of the Body Image Movement.  Although she is a well-known campaigner, writer and speaker, I had not heard of Taryn Brumfitt before that night, though I ended…

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Book Review: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

This book provoked a lot of reflection in me, not least because I was reading it whilst also on my own soulful adventure. It covers Liz Gilbert’s journey to heal her emotional pain and depression, discovering new and wonderful things about herself, finding friendships and love in the process, as she spends a year living and travelling around…

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