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Faith

  My word for 2018 is faith. For the past two years, my word has been obedience.  It did take me two years to get a grip on this, obedience does not come naturally to me.  Having lived with obedience for two years and seen miraculous, truly miraculous things occur in my life, it is…

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Your unique path

Finding your unique path and having meaning and purpose in life has significant benefits for your health and wellbeing. The questions who am I, where am I going and what I am meant to be doing are a great source of stress and anxiety for many people. An article published in Psychology Today in July…

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It’s time for a change

As we heal ourselves, so we can heal others and the world around us. Trauma is everywhere, subtle micro-trauma and violations to the sacredness of life, major macro-trauma of war, genocide, cultural annihilation and destruction, intergenerational violence, sexual violence and abuse. The sacredness and sense of reverence for life that we all deeply need and…

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Caring for ourselves and others

The world needs more compassion, care, kindness and love, and the first place to start with compassion is ourselves. Self-compassion is not only relevant but critical to living a healthy life. Words of wisdom from many traditions tell us we should love others as we love ourselves, do unto others as we would have them do unto…

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Wisdom

Be still, listen What is arising Breath moves Rises falls Notice the stirrings Disquiet The rumblings Stay here awhile Call upon your courage Do not run from this place   Stand in the darkness Behold Look up for the stars Feel yourself firmly Linger here and breathe   Be still and listen Feel the current…

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Wisdom of Māori Aotearoa

Life for me is extraordinary. It has been for many years, probably all my life, if I am available to notice. I would like to share with you some of the wisdom and beauty I have encountered since arriving in New Zealand in January this year. Andrew, my husband had been living here for two…

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Creating health and happiness with presence

If you are interested in health and wellbeing, or the brain and psychology, then neuroscience is the most exciting area you can explore. Scientific research in matters of the mind and brain has exploded with a mass of new and enlightening information, confirming what wise and influential thinkers have been saying for centuries. Health and…

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What we think matters

The research is in. Being kind, giving as a way of being, even doing unto others, are now all undeniably good for us. Thanks to the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology we now know that compassion changes the brain, improves the immune system, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and makes us happier. It’s…

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Our health in our hands

The world of health care has changed radically in the past 10 years. The capacity to take charge of our own health, improve our lives and be healthier is greater than ever. But health statistics don’t reflect this. The number of people taking medication for pain, inflammation, depression and anxiety continues to rise. Our society…

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Growing success

As a teenager I had several serious horse riding accidents, which led to the development of Scheumann’s disease in my growing spine. As a result I grew up experiencing huge amounts of pain, poor health and emotional stress.  After unsuccessful medical appointments, trials of medication, X-rays and testing, my wonderful mother located a Chiropractor and…

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