Peacock Dreaming

Waiting to Fly High with Courage

This afternoon, I sat watching a kārearea gliding above treetops. As the bird spiralled effortlessly on the air current, I mused how easy things are when conditions are perfect and…

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A Time For Renewal

Easter is more significant for me this year than it has been for a very long time. I have leapt off the cliff at an ending, and I’m floating toward…

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The Importance of Being Me

You’re never going to be everyone’s cup of tea. What matters most is that you find joy in being you. I enjoy being me. I always have. Going to the…

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False Expectations

When we place expectations on others, it can only ever lead to disappointment and self-inflicted frustration. When placing expectations on another person, we stop focussing on what we contribute to…

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The Legacy of Prejudice

As a professional project manager within the construction industry, overcoming prejudice has been a mighty hurdle. The other day something happened that prompted a realisation. Even though the same dynamics…

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Battling the Fires Within

With the fires taking hold around the Nelson Tasman region this past week, people have been tested to the very core of their being. Whilst there has been a lot…

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Honouring Yourself in the Circus of Life

How often do you make resolutions to care more for yourself and then renege on these promises when the going gets challenging? When the pace of life gathers speed and…

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Honouring Your Uniqueness

I started a new job this week. Surrounded by strangers, I initially felt quite vulnerable and a little cautious as I observed and listened to conversations around me. I was…

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Taking Responsibility

Responsibility (noun).  “The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone” or “the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for…