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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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The Power of Gentleness

We often forget about the power of gentleness in our daily business. This is often the case when dealing with people we perceive as ‘difficult’. Sometimes during our busy day…

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What Is Mindfulness?

Some describe mindfulness as a method of slowing down the mind to change the perception of traumatic events. Mindfulness as a wellness technique has definitely worked for me. However, I…

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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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The Path to Happiness & Joy

I have noticed lately that everything seems to lead back to happiness, joy and living in the moment. The past week has been like travelling along a ring road. Irrespective…

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I’ll be Happy When….

Many beings struggle with happiness. Delight is often associated with the achievement of an outcome. We spend much of our lives fantasising about how wonderful life will be when life…

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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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It’s All About Perspective

This morning, I headed out to Little Kaiteriteri at sunrise to do some photography. Once there, feeling inspired by the beauty, I got the camera out, ready to capture the…

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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…