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discriminationlearninglimiting beliefsuncategorized

Never judge a book by its cover

My great school friend from the UK, Beets visited me in New Zealand a few years ago. I wanted to show him around so we decided to kayak and tramp the Able Tasman National Park with two mutual friends from …

enlightenmentfamilyhappinesspurposeuncategorizedworkwork satisfaction

Understanding the law of attraction

Entirely separately, through our own endeavours, we both stumbled across the law of attraction, the power of the universe and the power of positive energies.  At a low ebb for both of us, it brought us a sense of meaningfulness …

educationlearninguncategorizedwork

The point of music lessons

I’ve been teaching piano to children since I left high school 24 years ago. I always thought that each child should do heaps of practise every day to improve very quickly – almost expecting every student to become a concert …

uncategorizedwork

Overcoming my fear of retirement

I used to be a journalist and PR consultant in Canberra. I worked hard in the business and there was a lot of pressure: work pressure and financial pressure. I kept fearing retirement, wasn’t sure what I would do, how …

kindnessuncategorized

A small act of kindness

On a dreary, rainy, winter’s day I was standing at the bus stop huddling under my umbrella. A man was in front of me in the line, getting wet. So I stepped closer to him and moved my umbrella over …

empowermentuncategorized

Taking control of my power

A breakthrough in my life has been dealing with people that are personally critical. For most of my life there has been the odd person that has had the power to criticise me to the point of causing me significant …

finding yogahealthuncategorized

That time I found yoga

On this particular day I gave in to my stubbornness and rolled out my mat- I was apprehensive about doing something I had been avoiding for years. I must admit though, Yoga had been a practice I was curious about, …

compassionparentingsexualityuncategorizedyouth and teens

Coming out

When I was ten years old I ran into my mum’s bedroom, threw myself on the bed, and in between sobs I told her that I “liked” the girl next door. I was told it was normal to admire and …

uncategorizedwork

Allowing myself to think outside the box

I was managing a retail store in London when I was about 20. The two directors came in to talk to me and asked what I had done to increase sales or improve the business. I had little to say …