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Shine On.

8 Apr

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If the light within you is greater than the darkness around you, you are a star. Matshona Dhliwayo.

The full, ‘pink’ super moon which just so happens to be the brightest and boldest of the year, is not the only thing with the power to illuminate. We can all be light filled agents of change who spread love, generosity and kindness into the world. 

Let’s brighten our day by peeking into the positives.

  • There are extraordinary experts who are keeping us informed and shedding light on what matters.
  • Inventors and makers are busting their butts, accomplishing amazing things that contrast the black backdrop of virus doom.
  • Investors are donating dollars to incentives.
  • Growers are keeping food and jobs alive.
  • Food producers and suppliers are finding delivery options making sure we stay nourished. 
  • Entertainers are shining a light on various new ways to connect us with their art.
  • Front line and essential workers are beyond heroic right now.
  • Bored children are inviting parents to be brighter versions of themselves by joining in with their fun activities.
  • There’s a glow of gorgeousness that radiates from tiny toddlers trying their hand at all kinds of stuff. 
  • Reporters and newspeople are out and about shining their light into what we all miss the most, which accentuates the things we value and highlights what we need to feel secure.
  • Positive, online community pages light us up with laughter, shared culinary delights, and helpful blogs.

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The Wild Calms A Child.

4 Apr

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Our backyards are a natural source of wonder, with no electrical sockets in sight.

Gather up your child/children. Make sure to ask their imaginary friends to join you in the backyard, otherwise known as the wild, where you can

  • run faster
  • jump higher
  • squeal louder
  • lay out a blanket to read fairytales
  • paint rocks
  • search for frog princes
  • draw with chalk
  • make a walnut bed for Thumbelina
  • bug hunt
  • chase butterflies
  • make play dough food for a pretend picnic
  • find shapes in the clouds
  • plant a magic beanstalk
  • go on a scavenger hunt
  • create a sellotape nature bracelet

…and my favourite of all, make a magic petal potion where you gather, mash, mix, stir and sniff and turn into any creature you wish.

Let the wild rumpus begin!

(Thanks again to Libby Clews – doesn’t she just have the cutest carnivore kid in town? And to my beloved Wolfie for creating my day by day images.)

10 Ways To Feel Better About Yourself.

27 Jun

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1. Exude confidence

2. Practice serenity

3. Make room for the divine

4. Melt away your troubles in candle-lit baths or fragrant showers

5. Sniff wildflowers

6. Speak your truth often, even if your voice shakes

7. Throw out your raggedy undies, gowns and cloaks

8. Don’t make assumptions

9. Laugh heartily

10. Nurture  your creativity

Have a fabulous fun Friday! I would love to know what you love to do to feel better.

Thanksgiving.

29 Nov

I give thanks for love, family, nature, angels, friends, magic, Giggles the pig and opportunities. What do you give thanks for?

Magic Deeds.

20 Sep

Your life becomes better by making other people’s lives better.

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Happy birthday Hayley over at www.feijoadesigns.co.nz

  • Be a surprise in disguise for someone in need.
  • Be a good fairy and secretly grant someone a wish.
  • Go ahead and nurture others.
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When I Grow Up.

11 Jul
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Finley French (Age 6)- Awesome artist. Image Copyright. This is his ‘Monster Girl’

When you were six:

Did you think it was possible to draw monsters all day for a living?

Did you wish you could marry a prince or princess and live happily ever after?

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Fun Friday.

18 Jan

Fun Friday

For date night I made a new kind of cake, adapting my carrot cake recipe to a rhubarb and ginger cake and I invited some crazy guests to join us.

Why Inspiration Is Everything.

12 Oct

Whether we trip over it by accident, or intentionally seek it out, inspiration is one of the most fulfilling ingredients of life. It invites a deeper sense of connection, a stronger sense of belonging and throws us a lifeline that links us to our particular tribe.

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Fascination beckons us to step closer, to lean in, to listen, to look, to drink in the beauty, to marvel at and become enchanted by. If we keep paying attention, something will eventually roar right at us and resonate with the raw passion that lives within. You will know when it awakens, it will make your heart sing, give you goosebumps, bring a tear to your eye, make you giggle with delight and leave you hungry for more.

Inspiration arouses interest, enriches and enlivens. It’s like a relay race. We take what we get given, put our own slant on it, burst forward with productivity and creativity, and pass it forward which in turn inspires others.

Bite size pieces of inspiration are like dragon food. They feed our starving souls and fiery imaginations and drive us forward on our own passionate path fueling us to further engage in new possibilities, to create more ferociously and love more fiercely.

What inspires you?