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365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#7

April 22, 2010 – 6:23 pm | 3 Comments

This is what I moved here for.
You know that saying ‘it takes a community to raise a child’?  Let me reassure you.  In bold type.  It’s true.
If anyone thought they could ace the whole …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#6

April 21, 2010 – 6:45 pm | 2 Comments

Today I ran.  Did I run for love?  Yes.  Did I run for the sheer joy of being able to run? Yes.  Did I run for freedom, for free expression of my firey energy and …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#5

April 20, 2010 – 9:15 pm |

Happiness.  We all know it comes from within.  Right?  There’s a book I have called ‘The Astonishing Power of Emotions‘ by Abraham Hicks. It draws attention to the significance of our emotions, and …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#4

April 19, 2010 – 9:10 pm | 2 Comments

When in doubt, bake ginger nuts.
Today it hit me.  I’ve moved to Golden Bay and left my old life behind.  Whispers of sadness crept through my heart, through the excitement and the  joy of relocating, …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#3

April 18, 2010 – 7:52 pm | One Comment

Today, two small yet significant events made me smile – just little things, yet definitely worth ‘writing [to you] about’. Firstly, check  out this harvest!  How blessed am I?  And that box of tomatoes and …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#1

April 17, 2010 – 4:47 pm |

Well. The first thing that I want to say is our house is silent and WITHOUT A TV! Ahhh! This is something I’ve decided to do for the year. DVDs are allowed, …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – The Blog – by Charlotte Squire

April 17, 2010 – 4:18 pm | 7 Comments

The Low Down – I’ve moved to back Golden Bay – my original home. Over the next 365 days I’m going to blog about my year in Golden Bay, raising my gorgeous son Kahu, and …

Humour Works – by Pat Armitstead – Book Review

April 14, 2010 – 9:43 pm |

On the cover of this book it says: “Pat commits the cardinal management sin of spreading joy and making people smile …”.  Immediately after reading it, I found myself feeling cheeky and cheerful and naturally …

Tips for Success: Tip #Two Be Generous

April 11, 2010 – 12:00 pm |
Tips for Success: Tip #Two Be Generous

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of …

Going Green? How to Chillax and Enjoy Yourself

April 11, 2010 – 11:08 am |

This is the second in a series by Charlotte Squire on Sustainable Environmentalism.
Go on, enjoy the process! You deserve to feel good while you create an exciting environmental future
I’ve got news for you: it’s O.K. …

YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

April 5, 2010 – 11:13 am |
YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

This morning I was thinking about Easter and what I was going to write for the MondayMotivator. The phrase ‘new beginnings’ popped into my head.
The question I asked myself was: “Is Easter about new beginnings?”
Someone …

Sustainable Environmentalism: How to Apply the Law of Attraction to Positive Environmental Change

April 4, 2010 – 1:37 pm | 5 Comments

The Law of Attraction, do you believe in it? According to this premise, what ever you focus on and emotionally engage with, you will attract more of. Does this ring true? Or perhaps it seems …

Today’s minimotivator – Glenn Edley

March 30, 2010 – 6:09 pm |
Today’s minimotivator – Glenn Edley

Jacob A. Riis said, “Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.  Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split …

A Story on How to Build Resilience From the Joyologist

March 26, 2010 – 8:49 am |
A Story on How to Build Resilience From the Joyologist

Once upon a  time, back in around 2001, I applied for a job with Jim Gilchrist from Team One.  Some of you may know Jim.
Jim said to me, very kindly  ” I love you Pat …

Retro Idea Gets Refit to Help Save the Planet

March 24, 2010 – 7:49 pm | One Comment

Winners of Earth Hour’s eco-design competition announced
Last month creative design students from Massey University in Wellington spent three frantic days dreaming up ways to save the planet – with a new take on the humble …

The Passionate Nomad – Heather Hapeta

March 19, 2010 – 1:53 pm | One Comment

1.  Tell me about this travel writing workshop you’re presenting …
It’s a week on an Fijian island where people who want to learn or improve their writing – whether they write travel for the printed …

Guerilla Knitting – Get Your Needles Out!

March 18, 2010 – 12:42 pm | 10 Comments

There are many crafty types out there who will happily sit at home/ in a café/ in the Doctor’s waiting room with their needles and yarns at the ready; creating delightful, often functional and highly …

Dream to Reality – Share Your Dreams!

March 16, 2010 – 5:54 pm | 5 Comments

When you share your dreams with the world, the amount of unexpected support that flows to you is astounding. Until recently, I didn’t like sharing my goals and fantasies with other people. I think this …

Tantrums for Grown-Ups + Poem

March 16, 2010 – 10:56 am |

Editorial
Do you ever feel a little impatient because your dreams aren’t manifesting as fast as you’d like them too?  I know I’m good at making things happen, but yesterday, I felt stuck.  No matter what …

Today’s minimotivator – Glenn Edley

March 10, 2010 – 6:57 pm |
Today’s minimotivator – Glenn Edley

Joann C. Jones wrote, “During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz.  I breezed through the questions until I read the last one:  “What is the first name of the …

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