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Wondrous Wednesday: give thanks for your strange and wonderful true self

October 14, 2015 – 4:00 am |

“There’s no one like you, you know?”  My Dad used to marvel at this as he tried to drum into me that I could do anything I wanted with my life, and I was utterly …

Wondrous Wednesday! There’s so much to give thanks for

October 7, 2015 – 4:20 am | 3 Comments

  It’s that time of the week again, when we pause to take stock of the things that really matter. Did you know that the more we give thanks for the beauty in our lives, the …

Trusting in life, even when it all seems a bit wild and crazy

October 1, 2015 – 11:05 am |

  This morning I faced up to the fact that being a control freak has its draw backs.
Thank goodness for the incredibly inspiring, mind blowingly wise people out there who teach lessons about creating our ideal …

Wondrous Wednesday: What’s rocking your world today?

September 30, 2015 – 9:14 am | 2 Comments

Yes it’s that time of the week here in the world of Happyzine.  Gratitude leads to more of the same, so it’s worth investing time and focus in.  The whole point is makes us feel, …

Do the world a favour – be yourself today

September 29, 2015 – 9:37 am |

It’s not always easy being awesome. There have probably been many a moment where you learned it was best to fit in and keep your intuition and your wisdom to yourself. But today I’m asking …

Wondrous Wednesday: name five awesome things in your life

September 22, 2015 – 11:18 pm | 10 Comments

 Five awesome things in my life?
The Motupipi River – nice and clear so I can see her belly.
My street – full of friendly people and trees.
My seed babies – thrusting eagerly up through the soil, …

Who are YOU grateful for today? Me? My Gran (plus a song I wrote for her)

September 16, 2015 – 9:42 am |

 I remember the smell of her – sunlight soap and sunscreen, apricot oil and china paint. She wore a pink spotted floppy hat as she gardened and the skin on the back of hands was …

Mojo Monday: This is a great week to use some of those superpowers of yours

September 14, 2015 – 9:46 am |

  This week, I challenge you to allow some of your natural super powers to emerge. Whether it be work, home or play, if you’ve got it: use it! You were born with these special qualities …

Mojo Monday: Enjoy life on this side of the fence this week

September 7, 2015 – 4:00 am |

Guess what?  The only thing standing between you having a good week or a bad one is: your attitude.  What ever you’re doing this week, choose make it work for you.  Even if you’re not …

Weekend news hug: Tune into the joyous, heart warming, thought provoking radio World of Leopold Bloom

September 5, 2015 – 12:23 pm |

Ok, here’s a radio based news hug.  You may have never heard of Leopold Bloom, but if you have the time to listen to this multi-award winning show (perhaps while you make some kai?) please, …

To celebrate Wayne Dyer – watch his movie The Shift for free

September 2, 2015 – 5:48 pm |

By Charlotte Squire
As some of you will know, best selling self-help guru Wayne Dyer passed away over the weekend.  Wayne sold millions of books world wide, with his first book Erroneous Zones being described on Wikipedia …

What’s wondrous in your world today?

August 26, 2015 – 8:23 am | 3 Comments

  Kia ora,
Appreciation really does lead to more good in life. I for one know I have much to be grateful for. So Here’s a small list in the hope that it might inspire you to …

Weekend news hug: Meet Kevin McCloud, he’s unhooked himself from the frantic pace of 21st century life

August 8, 2015 – 11:53 am |

By Charlotte Squire
I have a ‘thing’ for green design.  I also have a ‘thing’ for getting back to nature.  And then there’s my optimism.  This is why I fell in love with the series ‘Kevin …

Weekend news hug: Everyone needs to hug somebody, at least once a day, say Spearhead

August 8, 2015 – 11:20 am |

By Charlotte Squire
Ever open to the next hit of inspiration, I have just discovered this new song by Michael Franti and Spearhead.  Just in case you haven’t heard of these guys: Wikipedia describe Spearhead as a “band …

Dreaming our rivers cleaner and greener

August 3, 2015 – 12:36 pm |

By Charlotte Squire
Hi there,
Today I want to remind you about the amazing power of visualisation, or imagining things as you’d like them to be, because if more of us used this incredible tool in our …

Pope Francis’s letter on the environment could lead to major change

June 30, 2015 – 2:02 pm |

Is the tide turning on public perception around climate change? Happyzine reader Claire Webster got in touch with Happyzine to say: “I’m not Catholic and this letter from the Pope rocks!”
She was referring to his recent …

Is it Better to Party or Starve for Social Justice?

June 8, 2015 – 7:52 pm |

By Ange Palmer
A comment by someone dear to me in response to my call for support for a wonderful event in New Zealand called Climate Karanga prompted me to write this post. They said
“not doing anymore last …

Blog: holding a flame of hope in the face of Gaza

August 12, 2014 – 9:59 am |

Tami Wyness talks about reclaiming her optmism despite following the news on Gaza.
The other day a friend stated she wanted to hear the news because she thought it would be a good idea to know …

Cleansing the Body, Cleansing the Mind

May 12, 2014 – 7:59 am |
Cleansing the Body, Cleansing the Mind

I’m currently on a rejuvenating health cleanse with a group of Golden Bay women, led by nutritionist and wholefoods chef Linda Ross of Eartheart Nourishment.
The transitional seasons of autumn and spring are the two most …

Youth with disability push their boundaries in Marlborough Sounds epic kayak

April 10, 2014 – 9:10 am |

For Recreate NZ, 2014 has been the summer of sea kayaking on our ocean inflatable kayak. Over the years we have run many kayaking sessions mainly during our youth camps and adventure weekends with the expert guidance …