An Open Letter To My Daughter on Her 9th Birthday

Last night, somewhere between your tsunami of tears, and the loud thunderous claps of laughter we shared; I realized something: You are poised on the precipice of puberty. God help us both my baby girl. You are strong, kind, resilient, brave, bold, gentle, elegant, funny, enthusiastic to please and at the tender age of 9… More An Open Letter To My Daughter on Her 9th Birthday

Southern Hospitality

My parents have the three older children in Auckland. Grumpy, my mother in law and sir-smiles-alot James nipped down to the South Island to meet and greet local lines companies, EV community and council members. Grumpy and MIL and baby James have flown home to the big smoke and I remain here till tomorrow morning.… More Southern Hospitality

Johari Window: A Step on the Road to Being Self-Aware – A Tool – (Helps Me Try and Curb Tendency to Over-Share)

Good morning! I wonder how many people about to read this are familiar with the Johari Window? (for those of you who don’t know, the different coloured words will take you to a really great link if you click on them, this particular link is a PDF on the Johari Window I found on businessballs.com,… More Johari Window: A Step on the Road to Being Self-Aware – A Tool – (Helps Me Try and Curb Tendency to Over-Share)

Advice on Advice

Advice. (noun) guidance or recommendations offered with regard to prudent action. Synonyms include: aid, encouragement, instruction, input, judgment, lesson, suggestions, help… I realised a very long time ago that I am often much better at offering sound advice than following it. Any given day you’ll hear me spout off about the importance of kindness, patience,… More Advice on Advice