My two cents on … highschool haircuts

Oct 18

My two cents on … highschool haircuts

Recently Stuff ran a story on yet another student being in trouble for having a hair style that did not comply with the Principal’s interpretation of the school rules. New Zealand seems to have been having a run of issues around high school uniforms  – or more important the interpretation of the rules around uniforms. Most high schools – and more...

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The power of poetry: Kim Rosen

Oct 03

The power of poetry: Kim Rosen

There is, in poetry, a power to touch and transform our lives; a power so subtle it is almost magic.  Author, spiritual teacher and, yes, poet, Kim Rosen spoke to me about how  she uses the art form to help others transform their own lives. “That’s wonderful,” Kim laughed upon hearing how much I enjoyed her recently released Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power...

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Five Shades of Feline

Sep 22

Five Shades of Feline

A few weeks ago we received the sad news a Buddhist friend of ours had been involved in a car accident that morning and had not survived her injuries. Sandra had a special place in our hearts as she had helped us adopt our black slobradog, Fitzy – and when he passed away a few years back, I think she was as sad as we were. In the aftermath of the news of...

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Get It Together …

Jul 02

Get It Together …

Well girls and boys, here we are – exactly one week from starting my little Get It Together experiment. Fittingly it’s another dreary Wednesday and you may (or may not) be surprised to learn that I am still in my yoga pants and have yet to brush my hair. In my defense, I have a ton of housework to do today and housework, I’m sad to say, does not go...

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Get It Together: Day 4

Jun 30

Get It Together: Day 4

Yes okay technically it’s day *frantic counting of fingers* six – but we’re all friends here right? So if I tell you I simply had an extended Day 3 to allow everyone (including me) some breathing space, we’ll all be good with that right? Good – moving right along. Today was an odd day – it didn’t seem to matter what I did...

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Get It Together: Day 3

Jun 27

Get It Together: Day 3

m4s0n501 Well, nobody ever said change was easy. Or comfortable. In fact, by definition, change tends to be very uncomfortable. Especially when the change involves challenging habits and ideas you’ve been cultivating for quite some time.  Usually these habits are, in my experience, the ones that while comfortable don’t really serve any useful purpose. I...

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Get It Together: Day 2

Jun 26

Get It Together: Day 2

I have to admit I was a little surprised at the reaction to yesterday’s blog and my little experiment. To my surprise – and to some extent sadness – I seem to have hit a nerve. I have had a bit of feedback from men and women on the topic of a) fear and how it stops us from achieving and b) appearance.  Not only does Angsty Ange seem to have a lot...

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