I’ve just been reading a few of the harrowing and heart breaking real-life mental health crises the activist and advocate Mike King has been sharing on social and traditional media. It highlights that we are a nation faced with a genuine epidemic, and I have so much respect for all those who share their stories. … More Reflection and Protection
There was a post that flashed by my feed on Instagram a few weeks ago. A beautiful young woman with empty eyes on the left, and the same face with soulful kind eyes on the right. Apparently nearly 20 years had passed between pictures but the soulful eyed woman did not appear much older if … More How Now
We are all connected here, intimately. We are a community, diverse yet similar on so many levels. We are the underdog that rises triumphant, time and again. We are temperate and volatile, and sit waiting the next shake-up, as we are perched precariously on the ring of fire. We are humble, we are brave, we are loud, we are quiet, we are busy, we are calm, we are beaches and bush and bathed in brilliant golden sunshine. … More Independence Day
Z energy, Wellington Electricity and ChargeNet truly are working closely together to bring a better tomorrow to all of New Zealand. … More Wellington First Fast Charger Photo Album
There is a cycle that takes place in a brain like mine. In an upswing, things can be thrown at me from a variety of directions. During such an upswing, I’ll nonchalantly grab seemingly impossible things, in an impressive catch a la wayward cricket or baseball that lands in the terraces/bleachers. Downswing? I catch nothing. … More The Week the World Did Not End.
I’ve made a very conscious choice to wear faults and failings, as I do my triumphs and adventures, on my sleeve. Sharing thoughts, experiences and feelings with the world; online and often, is commonplace for me. At worst, it opens me up to judgment and scrutiny from strangers and haters. At best it opens up … More Living Life Out Loud and Feeling a Bit Exposed…
Today, I was chatting with one of my best friends for nearly 20 years. P and I go back so far we can’t pinpoint when or how we actually met. We’ve been allies and friends through ups and downs. Which is strange to some people as, on the surface, we could not be more different. … More The Friendship Formula. Is There a Formula?
We’ve recently had a formidable run of big decisions, big opportunities, and big mistakes. Grumpy and I had a conversation that has been echoing around since we had it a few weeks ago went a little something like this: Dee: “Okay, so basically, we’re damned if we do, and we’re damned if we don’t. No … More Making Excuses – Damned if you do, damned if you don’t – but why not do it anyway?
Beauty – Part Two The human race’s obsession with attractiveness is probably, in essence, quite innocent. Displaying and acknowledging attractiveness can be argued to be a perfectly reasonable evolutionary mechanism employed by most (if not all) people to help determine health and vitality. We’re naturally drawn to attractive people as it is generally synonymous with … More Attempting to Unravel the Truth About Beauty – Part Two
Our children are all exceptionally lucky. They have been exposed in massive doses to their cultural heritages, here in New Zealand, in my native land Canada, and across the planet. They have trudged through the Grampians, visited the lochs, and picnicked along the river Dee in Scotland, all the while being told tales of their … More Raising Cross Cultural Kids