New Zealand has long been known for it’s stunning scenery, world-class golf courses and thrill seeking opportunities. However, less well known nationally and internationally are New Zealand’s luxurious yet ethical wellness resorts. Located throughout the North and South Islands these resorts, lodges and retreats are perfect if you’re seeking relaxation and/ or physical challenges, inspiration,… Continue reading Aro Ha wellness retreat
Painful recent events have brought me to delve into important aspects of my life, security, health, love, work, money happiness... and what I found disturbed me. While dealing with some intense emotions which ranged from fear, sadness and anger, I found to my annoyance a negative underlying voice whispering that it's not surprising, as I'm… Continue reading Shame and vulnerability
Happiness is when there is nowhere else you would rather be or anyone else you would rather be with or anything else you would rather be doing.
It's been a while since I posted. Blame it on a break in the flow. We go through our days, lives, routines, on auto pilot. OK... I go through life at times on autopilot. But sometimes there comes a time when that deep seated discontent stops tapping and starts thumping. When physically the body starts… Continue reading Finding flow
Before humans arrived in New Zealand the bush rang with bird song, in particular with tui and korimako (bellbird). Cook wrote of the korimako song; “it seemed to be like small bells most exquisitely tuned”. Now however, the numbers of birds have dwindled dramatically and 33% are already extinct. Some disappeared as the forests were… Continue reading Bird song in New Zealand like it used to sound
It's NZ Book Month so I've been indulging in one of my favourite past times-reading. My reading habits are somewhat eclectic so beside my bed lies an ever changing assortment of books. At the moment there are about 10 that I pick and choose from depending on my mood. An old favourite is Wendy Cope's… Continue reading NZ Book Month is great excuse to read