40 before 40, mental health, Thoughts

#40before40 – A ‘Ta Da’ list of celebration

Tomorrow marks the end of the 40 before 40 challenge I set for myself a year ago. I haven't achieved everything on the list but as I wrote about earlier this month, I have already decided to 'extend' the challenge and continue working on the goals I still want to achieve. Like any aspirational list,… Continue reading #40before40 – A ‘Ta Da’ list of celebration

40 before 40, Thoughts

Theme for the year – Extension 

One of the steps that has really helped me over the past few years is to have mantras, words and phrases that help bring me back to my overall goals and intentions if I am going a bit astray. Almost every day, I remind myself and our girls of the mantra - try your best… Continue reading Theme for the year – Extension 

40 before 40, Reflecting

#40before40 – Paint a Picture

When I came up with my 40 before 40 list, I tried to include a mix of goals that were aspirational such as walking 1000 miles and those which on paper should have been easy to accomplish. Painting a picture fell into the latter category but it has taken me nearly the full year though… Continue reading #40before40 – Paint a Picture

40 before 40, Life in New Zealand

40 before 40- coffee shop challenge

Number 25 on my 40 before 40 list = Drink coffee in every coffee shop in Howick. Our love affair with lattes began almost 13 years ago when on a trip to Toronto in chilly October, we popped into assorted coffee shops to keep warm as we explored the city. Ever since, coffee shops have been… Continue reading 40 before 40- coffee shop challenge

40 before 40, mental health

40 before 40- an update

As the end of May quickly approaches, I thought it would be a good idea to give an update on progress against my 40 before 40 list. I have managed to check a couple of items off the list completely. I completed the Auckland coast to coast walk with a lovely group of year 10 students… Continue reading 40 before 40- an update

40 before 40, mental health, Thoughts

Head stands and bridges

It is easy to take our body for granted and focus on what we would love to change about it, but more fun to embrace it and focus on what you wouldn't change for the world! I had a difficult relationship with my body for a long time. For years and I literally mean years,… Continue reading Head stands and bridges