For nearly ten years I lived with this idea that I’m not Māori enough to be Māori. Not because anyone told me that, rather I joined all the Maori groups at University and then discovered the term ‘Plastic Māori’ and could never quite shake the feeling that I was one.
I was lacking protein in my diet. Yes I know, me, someone who often eats steak for breakfast was lacking in protein, but when you take into account the amount of physical activity I do and what my body is trying to maintain it is not surprising. So what did we do about it?
Health to me comes in many aspects, the food I eat, the amount I move and the thoughts I have. Of late from listening to podcasts, reading a wide variety of articles and attending seminars with Ben Warren and Dr Libby, the importance of gut health and what affects the gut have moved further and further to the top of my consciousness.
Right now I will bring in the idea of a simple grounding practice that everyone - no matter what their journey - can start with and implement everyday to help bring more peace to their lives, so more love and happiness can be felt, more frequently and for longer periods of time.
What can we learn from street art that will help us #LiveLit? It seems that Hamilton’s own brand of street art is not only about protest. It’s about celebration. The BOON Festival can teach us to find art where we are, in the here and now. To make art out of our everyday. To be the artists we want to see in Aotearoa.
My mission is to ensure all New Zealanders can access affordable and effective government relations services. If we all get a bit better at engaging with Parliament then our political leaders will be in a position to better respond to the will of the people.
Dream big and work hard, but at the end of the day, remember that this ‘race’ that we tend to get caught up in is only against ourselves. Pace yourself, set your own goals, and you’re already on your way to better living, loving and leading.
2018 is here! And with it comes a whole new year of inspirational blogging. Seed is proud to host a space that has become home to the words of writers, creatives, adventurers, sportspeople and leaders of all kinds. So we want our first post of the year to celebrate the incredible voices that have shared their thoughts and stories with us.
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.
The whirl of colours created in my minds eye transported me to another galaxy, with the vacancy of breath, thought and sound I was free to observe myself from outside of myself.
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.