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Snapdragon nostalgia

I went on a road trip around the South Island with my Dad. I took a holiday from all my routines, except for writing every night. This is one of the few things I wrote that’s remotely fit for public … Continue reading

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blame, shame and forgiveness

I like pears. #relatablecontent

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Despair, fear, and the decision to hope. — Kōtukutuku in spring

My beautiful friend has pertinent words for these times ❤ I used to see myself as a hopeful person. I was always seeing opportunities to plant seeds of change. I had a dream for a future where we cared for … Continue reading

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Crash

It’s been over seven months since I moved out of my house with minimal possessions (which for a bellydancer means an extensive spreadsheet documenting what is stored at the houses of which friends and family members), not knowing where I … Continue reading

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Strengths

I know I go on about it a lot, but participating in Niyc Pidgeon’s Upgrade Your Success programme last summer was a great thing for me and has had all kinds of follow-on effects. One fun thing we worked with … Continue reading

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There’s always an elephant in the room and sometimes it’s me

When I was 17 I left my parents’ home and went back to the town where I was born and moved in to a student hostel. One early day I was walking to class, and one of my fellow hostel-dwellers … Continue reading

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Crystal synchronicity

Crystals are cool. I was really resistant to their alleged “powers” for a very long time, and slowly I came around via the idea of objects being an anchor for intention. They don’t have to be crystals. I have a … Continue reading

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the tyranny of ‘shoulds’

An always-timely reminder of the heart.

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Why my home practice isn’t cutting it

Written 12 July, 2016 This is about yoga, but it could equally well be about dance or Pilates or whatever. It’s also about being an introvert and being single, I guess. As I mentioned in my recent outbreak of navel-gazing … Continue reading

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Extra holiday drill: 10 minutes of yoga in beautiful Lyttelton

What do you do when you have time to kill in a little mountain town? Make your legs feel like wet noodles with extended holds of three yoga poses, of course! My thanks to my long-suffering partner for filming this … Continue reading

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