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
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
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
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
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
A couple of weeks ago now I shared my 40 before 40 quest and things have started off pretty well. I have read three books out of the 40 I am aiming for ( The Bell Jar, Handmaids Tale and Fault in our Stars) and although I didn't have a surfing lesson in Australia on… Continue reading 40 before 40 update!
In January 2019 I will turn 40. I am blessed to have made it this far in years and I am also very proud of how far I have come as a person (both literally and metaphorically) so I have decided to mark this occasion in a special way. I have carefully put together a… Continue reading 40 before 40 – a quest