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Find Your Passion, Live Your Authentic Life

February 12, 2010 – 12:00 pm | 5 Comments

I have recently been in awe of two Takaka locals and their achievements – Sam Miles scaled Mount Cook and Claire Prebble had her costume design skills used in the smash hit movie Avatar (which …

Wave of Community Support for Christchurch Girl’s Walk for Hector’s Dolphins

February 11, 2010 – 4:26 pm |

Fifteen year old Christchurch girl Aescleah (said: Ashley) Hawkins’ decision to make a personal stand to protect New Zealand’s endangered Hector’s dolphins has created a wave of support throughout the Christchurch community.
Twelve Christchurch residents from …

Pure, Golden Wax …

February 9, 2010 – 9:04 pm | One Comment

One of the wonderful things about owning a TopBar hive full of industrious bees, is the abundance of beautiful, clean wax you have left after draining all the honey out. It is so much nicer …

Humour, Engagement and Positive Psychology

February 7, 2010 – 7:59 am | 3 Comments

We are experiencing a new wave of connection that is going to herald the way we do business from here on ! This new and positive way is contributing to both individual and team productivity as the following demonstrates. A productive workplace is created when we can engage with others in such a way that we support people to improve enthusiasm and morale, boost their individual performance and optimise their attitude. This degree of connection or engagement contributes to improved personal work satisfaction, creates a sense of belonging, and renewed confidence around engaging with others. This is across the board and includes peers, managers and clients alike.

The degree to which we can achieve this is based on our capacity to remain good humoured in the face of the life events that shape our experience. I should insert here I believe to be good humoured is to be appropriately responsive.

Savasana (Corpse pose)

February 3, 2010 – 1:53 pm |

At a first glance you seem to be lying on the floor. Not much to it, right? Turns out savasana is a deceptively involved pose. Rather than relying on your strength or flexibility, instead you …

You Are the Gift

January 22, 2010 – 11:00 pm | 5 Comments

People often say to me, “I’d love to be living my passion but I don’t know what my passion is.“ How do you know what your unique gifts are?  That’s a great question.  And what …

How to Retire in Twelve Months – The Tale of Serena Star Leonard

January 16, 2010 – 10:30 pm | 2 Comments

You’re sitting on the deck of your mud-brick home enjoying a cup of tea. It’s dusk. You can hear the Tui calling to each other as they bed down for the night. You …

Creating A New Story

January 5, 2010 – 10:38 am |

When I discovered Happyzine a few months ago I was happy! It seems very appropriate that Aotearoa-New Zealand has a vehicle for spreading good news. When I first arrived in Aotearoa …

Organic Health Supplement of the Month – Lifestream Certified Organic Spirulina – Review

January 3, 2010 – 5:36 pm | 4 Comments

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Lifestream Spirulina
I’ve been a fan of spirulina for years and …

YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

December 28, 2009 – 10:01 am |
YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

Like a lot of New Zealanders I am writing this from a beach. In fact I am sitting in exactly the same place as I was at this time last year.
I noticed the holiday hasn’t …

Domestic Daddy

December 27, 2009 – 9:37 am |

Due in part to the financial obligations of today’s society, fathers often miss out on spending valuable time with their children.  Certainly, there are mothers who must fulfill these obligations, yet more often it is …

Boxing Day – or Should I Say: New Potatoes Day

December 26, 2009 – 3:49 pm |

As I write, a pan of brand new potatoes, harvested a slender twenty minutes ago, are being boiled and then lightly sauteed into savory perfection with oil, garlic and onions. They’re for our Boxing …

Today’s minimotivator – Glenn Edley

December 24, 2009 – 6:50 pm |
Today’s minimotivator – Glenn Edley

Ellen Goodman said, “We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we …

I Have Come a Long Way Baby

December 20, 2009 – 5:06 pm |

It is so easy to turn away from our life difficulties. To turn our backs, put up walls and shields and hold fast, defenses up. It is much harder to turn those …

Creativity for Transformational Change

December 7, 2009 – 8:03 pm |

There exists a sacred space, a space created and held by Golden Bay visionary Trudi Fersterer. Every Wednesday morning during the school terms a group of women meet, myself included, to open up, tune in …

100 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immune System – Tips 20 – 26 – By Herbalist Malcolm K. Harker – MHD

December 2, 2009 – 8:12 pm | One Comment

with Malcolm K. Harker MHD
‘Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity’
There are prime natural substances Nature provides that are effective in controlling pathogens and poisons in ways that antibiotics cannot. This is good news in …

The Yawn

November 28, 2009 – 1:09 pm |
The Yawn

Yawning can be quite a useful tool, whether you realize you’re using it, or not. It’s a great technique to use when you need to calm down and ‘let off some steam’.