The Land of The Long White Cloud

Aotearoa The common translation is “the land of the long white cloud”.  In some traditional stories, Aotearoa was the name of the canoe of the explorer Kupe, and he named the land after it. Kupe’s wife (in some versions, his daughter) … Continue reading

We Are Learning As We Go 


Yeah, the good old days for me are what they are. But at this stage in my life, I am happy to leave them in the past. All the good, the bad and the ugly. All the triumphs and mistakes alike.


I’ve made my share. Haven’t you?

I think it’s understandable because none of us have done this before. It’s all new. 

All brand new. 

Each day, each step.

And because we are experiencing a lifetime of firsts, we are in a constant state of learning.

Like students, life students.

And students are not masters. They make mistakes. 

But we’re all doing our best because that’s what good students do.

We might have to do a few re-do’s or retake a test or two.

Give yourself a break. Relax. Be kind to YOU. 

You’re doing your best.

Keep learning.

It’s all useful on your life journey.

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How to Eat A Frog and Make Your Life More Successful

Do you ever feel like you are sitting on the sidelines while others around you are making great leaps of faith and finding their lives exciting, fulfilling and successful? Are you feeling like you don’t have the energy to move … Continue reading

When The Wolf Becomes Real…

A Momma’s View shares this heart wrenching reminder of the struggle of recovery after rape in a world that is intertwined by technology.

A Momma's View

I saw this. I knew it would be heart wrenching. And it hit me. How hard must it be…

All that time you try to forget. All that time you try to work through it, try to find back to a “normal” life, trying to deal with the nightmares, the memories, the fear, the disgust, the shame, the pictures in your head

And then this happens.

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