I am super passionate about our unique human qualities and the inner strength we have. We were all created equal and it is only in our minds, that we disbelieve the potential we harness. Having spoken to many people from all walks of life through my coaching, I have taken to writing as a tool to help understand myself better and to open conversations about topics that seem to come up time and time again. I also talk from personal experiences and I share what I have learnt.
I’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t always realistic to shop ethically and locally all the time, but it’s worth considering. For this month’s blog post, I’ve chosen to profile a few local creatives who craft beautiful things that are worth sharing with your loved ones this holiday season.
If there is something I almost cannot live without, it's lists. And my favorite kind of list is the book list. So I have audaciously put together a list of 20 books that I think are worth picking up this summer. It's an entirely subjective list. But whether you're looking for a bestseller, a classic, something a little out of left field, or you're prepping for that next book to screen adaptation, I hope there is something in this list for you.
As a young Nutritionist, Healer and Wellness Coach in the Waikato I have been seeing a trend with all ages and sexes. People are becoming more aware of the importance of holistic health. That trend is a shift from the diet mindset to one of seeking a good relationship with food and their bodies. This has been a great step forward.
Every novel begins with a single word. Every experience is made up of seconds. Every decision follows after a whole bunch of littler choices. But because life is often at least a bit ironic, it’s the little things we always let slip through the cracks. It’s the small, daily joys that we take most for granted. The big question is: Why do we miss out?
While it is easy to bury our heads in the sand and assume that involvement is the responsibility of others, collective action is powerful, and through unity we can be a part of creating change and building community. My question to you is, what are you doing with your hands?
I’m the first to admit I’m a go-getter. A big dreamer. A doer. My laptop is on 24/7, my cell phone is glued to my hand. I’m juggling a million and one things on my to-do list, and I thrive on it. And whilst I will be the first up in the morning and the last to bed at night, I also make sure I make time for self-care.
A dreary day with chances of thunderstorms were our forecast for this week. Not ideal conditions for the #mondaycrew, but give us thunder and we’ll find a way to make thunderade. I think that’s how the saying goes.
Art is for everyone. Colours. Words. Music. Working together or standing alone they can connect with us. Make us feel something. Communicate a bigger purpose. We don’t all have to be critics and connoisseurs to experience the power of the arts.
Mount Te Aroha Rise and shine, the weekend’s over which can only mean one of two things... You have to slog your way through a rough day of work/study/chill orrrr you can get out there and climb mountains like the #mondaycrew. This week our crew celebrate a few minor (let’s be honest they’re major) achievements.
“Millennials will save us all.” That was the underreported subtitle of Joel Stein’s TIME piece, The Me, Me, Me Generation. Stein’s article is probably one of the most popular articles written about our generation. And since it was on the front cover of TIME it must be true. We will save the world.
So another glorious Monday rolled around and that tingling feeling returned, deep in the loins of the #themondaycrew. It was time to lace up the activity shoes, put unsuccessful tinder dates behind us (Ben), limber up, and slap on our adventure caps for yet another walk on the wild side of nature.
The world is speeding up. If you live in the Waikato you’re probably more aware of it than most. Odds are, you escaped some larger city just for a change of pace. But even in the Waikato we are doing more stuff in less time.
My name is Ryan O’Connor and I was born and raised in Invercargill, New Zealand, thus the nickname Stag. I have been involved in many ventures; sports, performing, speech, music, studying in Auckland and Dunedin, from this I have a gained a wide network. However, despite being involved with many people, when it comes to deep and meaningful friends, I have but a few.
We all want to live lives worth writing about. Whether you think your life’s a novel, a script, a poem, a song, or something more indefinable, you can be sure of one thing: we are all works in progress. Living Lit is a #humpday hoorah about finding inspiration in the stories that surround us. It’s about how reading and writing in the Waikato can help us to discover the epicness in others and in ourselves.
When you’re constantly on the go, with study, work and life in general, grabbing your wellness fix when you can is super important. From a good sweat session, to some mind-body connecting, to soul nourishing foods, here’s the lowdown on the must visit places in the Waikato.