Blog

New blogs are published every month or two. Select from the category list or scroll down to see what interests you.

The Best is Yet to Come

19 May 2024

The Best is Yet to Come

Post publishing blues are a real thing. Writing and self-publishing a book is an achievement in itself, yet many authors experience this.

Hurry Up and Wait to Publish Your Book

13 Apr 2024

Hurry Up and Wait to Publish Your Book

Whether it’s your first publication, the third in a series or a future best seller, ‘hurry up and wait’ is what it takes to publish a book.

Making the Most of Life Before and After Stroke

10 Mar 2024

Making the Most of Life Before and After Stroke

We never know what life will throw up next. So live life to the full while you can with what you have right now.

Enhancing our Capacity for Change

18 Jan 2024

Enhancing our Capacity for Change

Habits are so ingrained that they are difficult to shift, especially when we want to replace unhealthy habits with healthy ones. With patience and persistence we will get there.

Creating Your Own Manifesto

17 Dec 2023

Creating Your Own Manifesto

Unlike the Holstee Manifesto which has stood the test of time, my personal manifesto keeps changing and evolving.

Embarking on a Poetic Journey through Aotearoa

23 Nov 2023

Embarking on a Poetic Journey through Aotearoa

Another book is on the way. And what an illuminating journey of discovery it has been so far!

Ten Tips for a Seasonal Refresh

10 Oct 2023

Ten Tips for a Seasonal Refresh

Are you ready for a seasonal refresh? The arrival of spring or autumn may be the nudge you need to take care of your health and wellbeing.

Reconnecting - Easier Than You Think

11 Aug 2023

Reconnecting - Easier Than You Think

When we lead busy lives, it is easy to overlook friendships and connections. We overestimate the challenges and underestimate the benefits of connection.

Finding Beauty in Imperfection

23 Jul 2023

Finding Beauty in Imperfection

In nature and in art, there is beauty in imperfection. The same is true for humans. That's where we find connection.

Growing an Adventurous Spirit takes Courage and Curiosity

20 Jun 2023

Growing an Adventurous Spirit takes Courage and Curiosity

Having an adventurous spirit goes beyond stepping outside our comfort zone on stretch challenges.

The Warrior Waterfall

16 May 2023

The Warrior Waterfall

Waterfalls illustrate the beauty, power and indestructability of nature. Waterfalls remind us falling does not hurt us, when we are flexible and adaptable.

Ten Self-Care Tips when Caring for Others

19 Mar 2023

Ten Self-Care Tips when Caring for Others

Self-care is essential for taking care of ourselves, and for taking better care of others in our care.

Finding stability in times of uncertainty

27 Oct 2022

Finding stability in times of uncertainty

In turbulent and uncertain times, finding stability and focus can be elusive. Perhaps lighthouses can show us the way.

Connecting with Self on Solo Adventures

06 Oct 2022

Connecting with Self on Solo Adventures

Reconnecting with your inner world happens on solo adventures, with more time to reflect and reset your course direction.

Living mindfully at each life stage

08 Sep 2022

Living mindfully at each life stage

Ageing mindfully is about being more aware of changes happening within us and around us, understanding and accepting that each life stage is different, and flowing into rather than resisting the next stage.

How Being Adventurous Leads to Growth and Boosts Resilience

10 Aug 2022

How Being Adventurous Leads to Growth and Boosts Resilience

Being adventurous takes courage, curiosity and a positive mindset. Confronting our fears on challenging adventures builds confidence and boosts resilience.

Shared adventures strengthen bonds and build new connections

27 Jul 2022

Shared adventures strengthen bonds and build new connections

Keeping friendships vibrant and rewarding takes time and effort. Going on outdoor adventures and trying new experiences together strengthen bonds and build new connections.

Staying Active and Connecting with Nature

13 Jul 2022

Staying Active and Connecting with Nature

Being physically active boosts our energy and confidence levels. We can sustain our mind, body and spirit at any age.

Six vital questions for living an authentic life

28 Apr 2021

Six vital questions for living an authentic life

Authentic people live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives. They know who they are and how to make the most of their talents and abilities. So how do they do that?

Seeing Pic Picot in a Different Light

18 Nov 2020

Seeing Pic Picot in a Different Light

A loss of sight is one of the biggest life challenges a person can face. Pic Picot, the visionary leader of Pic's Peanut Butter, shares his experiences and tips on how to deal with vision loss.

Ocean adventurer finds new calling in Nelson

16 Aug 2020

Ocean adventurer finds new calling in Nelson

After 15 years at sea an ocean adventurer founded Age to Age, bringing older and younger generations together to learn from one another.