4 tips to loosen tech’s grip over your life

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I caught myself on the phone too much this weekend. I knew I was doing it yet it had it’s grasp on me. You know when you are scrolling and you just can’t stop? I saw the kids around me, looking, waiting… “interrupting” yet I was the one zoning out and it should NOT have been my focus. It’s so not fair. I have got pretty good with my boundaries these days. Working in social media I have too. I … Read More

Falling into your child’s arms

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    Words can’t begin to describe the feeling of falling into your child’s arms. Here I rested for what felt like eternity. Collapsed from sickness, an injured knee and 21kms running and walking in the pouring rain. I had made it. She ran along the finish line with me, clasping her cardboard sign drenched from the wet weather. There was no way she was going to stay home in the dry with the others today. She was there at … Read More

What they don’t tell you in biz || PART 5 ||

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Things evolve and never stay the same.  When you take the time out or take part in planning exercises…. sometimes it’s the beginning of HUGE shifts in your life. “OLD WAYS WON’T OPEN NEW DOORS”     Although I plan regularly and teach planning to my own clients, there comes a time when you need to go deeper and get very real. What is it that YOU want to do in 2018? Actually stop, pause and ask yourself this.   … Read More

REVIEW: The Apron Cafe, Whangarei Airport

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|| CAFE REVIEW || The Apron:  Check them out on Facebook for more info!  Some days you just need a business owner date with a good friend and with little people tagging along on a Willow Wednesday this was more enjoyable because of the set up at this new local cafe, The Apron. Because, let’s be honest, it’s hit and miss when you dine with kids. I knew it was going to be good here. There was no doubt, given … Read More

Willow Wednesday

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  For a long time now, I have guarded my Willow Wednesday. Time goes too fast and this is one way for me to hang on a little longer.   To the small dimpled hands. To the smell of marmite on cheeks. To the voice following me around the house as I hang out the washing.   These times silently evaporate when our backs are turned for a moment. When we are too busy to notice. I’m choosing to fight … Read More