Waikato

Kirstie Dawson-Smith - The Freedom of Failure

There’s a sense of liberation that comes with embracing your “failures”. Just say it out loud, and breathe. Acknowledge it, and the impact that it has had an you as a person. See it as another stroke on your canvas, a page in your book, or a stitch on your shirt.

Gemma Major - Birthdays and Fluffy Clouds

Anyone who has ever met Gemma Major knows that this young woman is a change maker. This year, Gemma has once again generously led the way by pledging her birthday to raise funds for Seed Waikato. In this interview, The Good Registry speaks to Gemma about her story, the Seed Waikato story, and the joy of giving over getting…

Kia Kaha

The past week has been a chorus. The voices of Aotearoa are one, strong, and stand together. This is what has been proven. We are one. We are strong. We stand together.

Today the Seed Waikato bloggers add their voices to the chorus echoing up and down this land which we share. We sing of support, of love, of our common humanity. Kia kaha.

Kia Pai To Ra: Journalling

One of the most common questions I have been getting back from podcast guests and followers on my Instagram has been around: “what is my daily process when it comes to journalling?” Like Blogging or podcasting, the short answer is just to start. However like most things first off; the ‘Why’ followed by ‘Where’ and ‘How’ are key points to execution.

Mandy Huser - Healing

Sometimes you need to take the journey from your head into your heart and just feel - the layers, and layers, and layers of feelings. Not just the surface level - not just the ones you have words for, but the deeper emotion, the ones that are hidden that you aren’t able to explain. Sometimes you need to exist in the messy space of feeling all of those things, but not try to understand them just yet. The barista at Coffee Culture reminded me of that.

Guillermo William Revelo - Rediscovering Auahatanga

When I found out about the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” exhibition at the Waikato Museum, I knew that this was the perfect opportunity to restart my creative journey. I was excited to discover some of the most iconic images ever captured through the magic lens of a camera.

Kendyl Morris - #NewYearNewMe?

In order to seize this new year; to begin anew, we must be ready to make changes to our lives that are brave and courageous and have a positive impact on our well being and the well being of those around us. It is now, as a new year folds out in front of us, that we must take stock of the year that was.

Kendyl Morris - Dear Millennials

The millennial generation is a young one, and we are building this plane while we are flying it, our stereotype will no doubt change and shift as our generation grows, sometimes we will be met with negativity, sometimes indifference, sometimes excitement. This is the magical thing about being a Millennial, we really can be apart of the change we want to see.

Kendyl Morris - Unity in Diversity

At the center of this bold new world is finding unity in diversity. Unity and diversity. Two words that completely contradict one another in a literal sense. So how can both of these ideas co-exist? How can we find that balance? How do we make sense of this proverbial yin and yang?

Mandy Huser - Forming

Recognize the circumstances you were situated in when you were forming - the patterns, responses, ways of existing that you need to unlearn to show you that there is more to life. You are worth taking the time to begin to understand the patterns. You are worth doing the work to slowly, delicately, rewire them with grace, and you are more than them. There is so much more out there.

Jared Ipsen - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

You may be envious of jealous of the lives that you think that others have, but if you talk to anyone for long enough, they’ll show you their scars. We’re all struggling just as much as you are. Maybe if we were all open and honest about how much our lives suck, we wouldn’t all have to pretend that everything’s good all the time. And all it takes is to just look around.