Day 24: Reminisce. Oh and Merry Christmas!

Wow.  I made it to day 24!   The past month has made me realise how many great things there are to do, that help contribute to positive health and wellbeing. Sometimes people think you need to be doing something big, showy or expensive to have a great experience.  This is not true at all.  A lot…

Day 23: Behold, Auckland!

If you want a stunning view of Tāmaki Makaurau, then go visit the Arataki Visitor Centre in West Auckland.  Seen as the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, the Centre has fantastic information about the 16,000 hectares that surround the area.  It features breathtaking lookouts of the city, interactive displays, video presentations, maps and charts, and…

Day 22: Take a sweet walk

Sweet as. That’s how I would describe the walk I did today around the Chelsea Estate Heritage Park.  Set on the site of the historic Chelsea Sugar Factory (can’t miss the big pink building as look across the Waitemata Harbour), the estate covers approximately 45 hectares of bush, trees, birdlife, ponds and walkways. My friend…

Day 21: Think about your word of the year

According to The Public Address the word of the year is Jacindamania, with the runner up #metoo. Other notable mentions are “fiscal hole”, “Metiria”, “let’s do this”, “te reo”, “covfefe” (one of my faves), and “alternative facts’.  Yes, politics well and truly dominated and influenced our vocabulary this year! So here’s my challenge for you…

Day 20: Be nurtured by nature

The task is simple.  Step outside and find some trees, bushes, flowers and water around you.  Wander around allow your senses to to take over.  Remember how amazing it feels. Below are some photos from my quick wander around Albert Park today. #xmascountdown2017  From 1-24 December I will blog daily suggestions with tips and advice on…

Day 19: Track down some street art

I love art in all it’s subjective glory.  How lucky are we to be surrounded by a symphony of colours, shapes, symbol and images.  Art is now so accessible that it truly has moved beyond the confines of galleries and house walls. There is a plethora of street art in Auckland that I encourage you…

Day 18: Read the book ‘Wonder’

You are beautiful no matter what they say Words can’t bring you down You are beautiful in every single way Yes words can’t bring you down Normally I’m not one for schmaltzy sentimental songs, but this empowering Christina Aguilera tune is quoted in the book ‘Wonder’ and really sets a strong tone for the story….

Going back to school… fresh start in 2018!

Next January I will officially begin my new job as the lead Careers Advisor at St Peter’s College in Auckland.  This also happens to be my old high school, so I will go full-circle and return to my educational roots! To love and to serve.  It was serendipitous as to how I ended up pursuing…

Days 16 & 17: May the force be with you

I got a bit sidetracked this weekend, so you get a two-for-one instead! So may the force be with you. In case you haven’t noticed, Star Wars The Last Jedi, is now showing at cinemas across New Zealand.  I have enjoyed the Star Wars movies from the past 3 years, loving the epic adventures and…

Day 15: Reflect on your work successes

As we head towards Christmas, it useful to look back on the year and to reflect on your work challenges and successes.  Not only does this give you a sense of what has been achieved over a significant period of time, but it also allows you think about opportunities you may wish to grow and…