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 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…

Day 14: Be an angel for someone

Ooops, this is a day late, but better to be late than never! The prompt is simple.  Be an angel for someone today. Brighten someone’s day by doing something kind, generous, fun or thoughtful for them.  It’s doesn’t have be a big thing, or could even be the smallest gesture such as paying them a…

Day 13: Be inspired through real stories

Have you heard of the Auckland Humanity Project? If not, then I’m mighty glad that you’re reading this now! The Auckland Humanity Project features videos of Aucklanders responding to a single question.  The responses are shared via their Facebook page and other digital channels.  According to their website: together your experiences tell a bigger story and…

Day 11: Check out a movie for $10 or less!

I LOVE movies.  If money and work wasn’t an option, I’d be at the cinema everyday!  My first movie outing was to see ET at age four.  My parents took me to the Starlight Theatre in Papatoetoe to watch it, and apparently I perched myself on the armchair and cried out loudly for ET not…

Day 8: Connect with friends over dinner

One thing I love about the festive season is that it provides an opportunity to catch-up with friends before the end of the year.  Even though you know you will see them in the New Year, the positive vibes of Christmas fosters a need to be social (well, I know that to be true for…

Day 5: Get wet!

  We are so lucky to live on an island in the South Pacific.  We have easy access to beaches and waterways and usually do not have to drive far to access water.  Given the dry spell we’ve been experiencing lately, a planned or spontaneous trip to the beach is a must!  Just remember to…

Show gratitude towards others at work (everyday!)

I absolutely adore this quote.  It represents the hope in our lives, providing the energy that keep us connected, grounded and kind. Showing gratitude puts you in a state of reflection where you see things, actions, people and memories in an appreciative way.  When you express gratitude towards others, your face softens and you become…

Pacific perspectives on career development

Talofa lava, Kiaorana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo ni, Kia ora koutou and greetings.  Last week a panel discussion focusing on the Pacific Perspectives on Career Development featured at the CDANZ National Symposium in Auckland.  The panelists included: Fa’anānā Efeso Collins (Samoa, Tokelau) , Councillor – Auckland Council Dr Jemaima…

A drive to remember. Thank you Bic Runga!

Dear Bic Congratulations on the 20th anniversary of your first album, Drive.  I attended your concert at the Civic last night and my breath was truly taken away by the experience.  There was something so beguiling about hearing songs so familiar, yet so new when played live again. “Rain fall from concrete colored skies, no…