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Being positive: The Oil Field is still Half Full!

October 15, 2010 – 6:15 pm | One Comment

There are two types of people in this world. Folks who believe that the Glass Is Half Full, and the others that prefer to think that the Glass Is Half Empty. Me, I’m …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#102 – Thirty Four Years Dinosaur

July 28, 2010 – 11:35 pm |

I’m relaxing after a hectic day of answering facebook happy birthday messages, relaxing in the sun while my friend told me not to do any work, and consuming appropriate amounts (ie bountiful) of food at …

YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

June 14, 2010 – 7:40 pm |
YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

I wish I could do this or I wish I could do that are not the most powerful of statements you can make to get what you want.
Wishing for sun on a dreary Winters day …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#55 – Feeling the Fear and Doing it Anyway (at Playcentre)

June 9, 2010 – 6:41 pm |

I have now worked out the true purpose of play centres: they’re training grounds for grown-ups!  Well, maybe more ‘refresher courses’ – on how to have fun and make stuff with your kid.  Today we …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#33 – Lessons from an Elder

May 18, 2010 – 6:56 pm | One Comment

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
Recommended music while you read this blog: Talk Talk: Life’s What You Make It [see below]
I got talking to an elderly lady today, and everything …

YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

May 17, 2010 – 10:02 am |
YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

Over the past seven months I have been following Australian teenager Jessica Watson on her solo and unassisted round the world yacht voyage. I actually started following her before she left because I couldn’t believe …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#26 – Preserve the Reserve

May 11, 2010 – 6:36 pm | 2 Comments

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
The Railway Reserve. Here in Nelson where I’ve been staying for the past few days, this path is the closest we come to ancient …

YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

May 10, 2010 – 9:20 am |
YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

Sometimes in the weekend I really just want to sit on my butt. Long weeks and lots of time driving will do that to anyone.
There is always stuff to do though and this weekend was …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#23 – Zen Baby Zen

May 8, 2010 – 3:41 pm |

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website to a subscription base of 100,000)
Well, we’re all a buzz here in the small city of Nelson, New Zealand as my family prepare for …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#22 – Persistence, Oh Glorious Persistence!

May 7, 2010 – 3:09 pm |
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#22 – Persistence, Oh Glorious Persistence!

“Serena, even before I read the bit about myself you had me in tears! Thanks, I really appreciate the reminder to be brave and keep asking ‘what’s next’? This morning I woke up, as usual, …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#20 – Goodbye Gorgeous Old Lady

May 5, 2010 – 9:00 pm | 2 Comments

…As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website
An unexpected thing happened today.  My groovy Grandmother Joyce died.  Now this may seem like sad news, and I’m sure a few of us have …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#19

May 4, 2010 – 9:38 pm |
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#19

I’ve just finished reading the highly popular ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Millions have enjoyed this book and for those who haven’t found it yet – it’s the story of a woman who came …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#17

May 2, 2010 – 8:01 pm |

Today. One woman. Alone. On the beach. Happy. I refer once more to the Tim Shadbolt line: ‘There’s something special about the place where the land meets the sea. …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#14

April 29, 2010 – 7:53 pm | 4 Comments

Right now, all I really want to talk about is food. I’ve got hot water boiling on the strove for rice vermicelli pasta, into which I’ll soon throw some fish and basil and tomatoes and …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#13

April 28, 2010 – 8:59 pm | One Comment

It’s time to ask the big question: what is hippydom? And how do you spell it? Today we’re chatting with one of Golden Bay’s big personalities – Annie Turner. She tackles the …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#12

April 27, 2010 – 8:59 pm |

Our first rainy day – hot chocolates on tap; apple crumble; stories under a rug; DVDs on repeat; time outside under a see through roof feeling the rain and the wind and the thunder booming …

Authentic Success; The Way of Simplicity

April 26, 2010 – 9:08 pm |

For the last few weeks I’ve been facilitating a 22 day process of transformation, building community and starting a new mentoring program for women leaders of the Whole New World, and that’s why you haven’t …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#11

April 26, 2010 – 8:44 pm | 2 Comments

Today I woke with the urge to be kind.  To give.  I felt inspired to surprise  someone with something good, just for them.  And I knew the person at the top of my list: my …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#10

April 25, 2010 – 10:37 pm |

Tonight I attended the HANDS (Golden Bay’s complementary currency system, see Rebecca’s recent article here) Harvest Feast along with around 140 other people. I’ve got to be honest, I felt really emotional to be there, …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#9

April 24, 2010 – 9:39 pm | 2 Comments

So I’m nine days into my 365 days of Fun and Chillaxation (whilst raising my son and growing my site to a subscription base of 100,000, yeah!) and I’m looking back fondly at Week One’s …

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