Back to Blog

RESILIENCE as a means of coping impact Covid 19

We are all in this together.  Ironically, never before in our lifetime has the world been so 'connected'.  The COVID 19 pandemic sweeping the world is truly unprecedented. As individuals, as communities and countries we are being presented with a lot of 'firsts' right now - new routines, new news every hour, new restrictions, new challenges, and more uncertainty and fear about the future than many of us have faced before. What will see us through is resilience.  Yup, we are A...

March 20, 2020

Living Life on Purpose in Pictures

...

March 19, 2020

Enriching lives and being enriched!

On March 13/14/15 we hosted 8 incredible women at our home in Tamahere for our pilot Living on Purpose retreat workshop.  The courage, curiosity and compassion that was displayed and shared was very special.  We spent 2 full days together, exploring all the resilience and mindfulness tools, sharing stories (the good and bad) and enjoying delicious locally sourced and prepared food. I truly loved opening up our home and sharing all the wonderful spaces we have spent blood sweat tears an...

March 19, 2020

Worrying... don't worry, we have some strategies!

We actually have around 60,000 thoughts a day.  Which does make for a very busy brain.  Unfortunately many of these thoughts will be worries: About the past – “I should have said that, what must they think of me?”  About the future - an upcoming job interview, an exam, or a first date, not having enough money for Christmas.  We even worry about things in the present – traffic, weather, queues at the supermarket. Worrying is actually helpful when it prompts us into ...

March 6, 2019

Life lessons learned from my Mama's passing

Today I am sharing a personal story. It is one of Having a sense of purpose – life is all about people Unconditional love without judgment Listening (and actually being interested) Courage and resilience Generosity and gratefulness This week my grandmother passed away at a whopping 95 years and 9 months to the day.  Fortunately, I had the opportunity to see her two days before she passed, I was able to look into her beautiful clear pale blue eyes while she was still breathing.  We he...

October 12, 2018

Prioritise Tasks - DON'T Multi Task

“Well I’m reading this blog, but I have a presentation due tomorrow, I’m writing a board paper at the moment and I’m thinking about what to have for dinner and I’m keeping a list going in my head of all the things I need to talk to my manager about at my performance review next week plus I’m keeping an eye on Jackie’s whereabouts because I need to speak with her before she leaves at 4pm….” Does this sort of answer sound familiar? It’s just the way our mind works, process...

July 12, 2018

The benefits of Uncomfortable Learning

Can you think of a situation where you learned something at a deep and profound level - it may have been a learning about yourself or about someone else, where you gained an insight into a character trait or two that you hadn't witnessed or experienced before?  I am curious as to whether there was a level of discomfort in that learning.  I have recently been convinced that the most beneficial learning and self awareness occurs where we are truly challenged, and uncomfortable with ...

April 30, 2018

Having the courage to be IMPERFECT

How much of your precious time and money do you spend  trying to be perfect? Trying to look or be like someone else? Hiding the flaws in our skin, our body shape and our personality?  But what if, just for a moment - or maybe even the rest of your life - you embraced everything there is about you, the good the bad and the ugly, and accepted you are enough? Already.   You are smart enough, beautiful enough, kind enough, thin enough, unique enough, rich enough, clever enough, brave ...

April 3, 2018

Gift yourself some time and patience

We can spend half a life time sabotaging ourselves, being self critical, fuelling ourselves with food that isn’t nutritious… setting ourselves up perfectly for life style diseases and “unwellness” until we arrive at our grave.  Self-sabotage is a process, a complex and sad process, that pits us against our own thoughts and impulses.  We regularly do things which we know we shouldn’t…. Our bodies are complex, intricately linked systems, and the pain and s...

March 29, 2018

Achieving a goal AND enjoying the journey!

…Is all it takes.  Ever wondered if there is a theme attached to the reason behind you not achieving your health goals?  That’s just it – maybe you’re focused on the end goal too much, rather than the incremental, baby steps or changes, you need to make towards the goal.  Habits are actions or behaviours we do automatically – automatic functions like breathing and swallowing ensure we survive without having to schedule time in our calendar to remember to do them. &...

March 20, 2018

Getting out of the Waiting Room - finding joy everyday!

Happy people are more productive and achieve great outcomes at work and for their health and relationships. We are attracted to happy people! We all experience joy at some stage - but what about today - why not create joy for ourselves and others on a regular basis, every day? We are all in charge of our own happiness.  It’s an inside job.  We create it, we choose to embrace it and experience joy today... It’s about choosing to create joy, not hanging around in the waitin...

March 12, 2018

Celebrating life - with no deprivation or guilt!

I'm reflecting on celebrations - we've just lurched through Christmas, New Years, various anniversaries, Waitangi Day and tomorrow is International Women's Day (happy IWD to all you fabulous women in the world!). Life is short.  And we want to be fulfilled all the time, and happy most of the time.  We also want to be a better version of ourselves today than we were yesterday.  So how do we stay in control and not fall off the wagon? There are three options, which aren’t mutually...

March 7, 2018 Posts 1-12 of 12 | Page
 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT