Our Wedding Vows

I have decided to share our wedding vows here so that they are forever noted in the internet world. Please enjoy reading them and I hope you can feel a snippet of what we felt when writing and then sharing these ❤️ First up are my vows ❤️🥰 Devotion, Love, Harmony I choose these things

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It is safe to be

Feeling tender Heart asking to be witnessed Fear of falling Or fear of flying? Listening but not wanting to Not wanting to but needing to Stay grounded she reminds herself Stay open she reminds herself But the cracks still appear. “You haven’t failed” she quietly whispers to her tender heart. “You are succeeding in more

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Listen to the experts! They know best!

Yes in many cases this can be completely true. However in some it can be untrue. For example – if I had listened to my GP instead of trusting my gut, my sons cholesteatoma would have grown to who knows what size and potentially worst case caused paralysis because he thought it was just an

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Love is…

Love is an action word. A doing word. A verb. This love we have could be authentically described as a magnetic soul interconnection that materialises when two people meet and look into the mirror of their own souls. It’s insightful to see all you have tried to escape reflected back at you in the eyes

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What is your destiny?

What did you want to do as a child? Remember how it felt to fully believe that you could be an astronaut, the President or Prime Minister, an Academy Award winning Actress, an Olympian, or if you are like myself – a makeup artist? Helen Keller made this suggestion to people as they worked towards

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The grandmother initiation

I have been trying to figure out why this feeling as a Glamma is so different to any other feeling I’ve ever felt. This Aroha truly is a love like no other. There have been moments of tears where I have had no idea what I was feeling, yet coming to realise that it’s because

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Want to develop a motivated mindset?

From time to time, each of us will find ourselves in a rut of boredom and disinterest. We seem to lose our zest for life and feel tired, irritable and unmotivated. We want to hide under the covers rather than face the day. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, or sad about the pain and

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Is there something wrong with me?

Sometimes I question if there is something wrong with me. I witness other peoples actions and wonder why I can’t do the same. I literally don’t know how to. I can’t say things if they aren’t true for me. I can’t feel things that I don’t feel. I can’t unsee what I can see. My

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Struggle with remembering? Use these tips!

If you ask most people who know me they will tell you I have a great memory, especially for details. In school my friends would give me a random number and then ask me what it was a few days later and I would remember it. For many centuries now, memory techniques have evolved in

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Ceremonial placenta burial

This week we got to bury my first grandchild’s whenua/placenta. 😭 In New Zealand, within my Maori culture there is an ancient practice of burying the placenta after birth which is seen as a ‘gift’ to Papatūānuku – Mother Earth . I didn’t get to partake in this practice with my children. But now I

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A healthy brain is a happy brain

For todays post I want to share with you, my 3 top tips to look after your brain. The brain is one of those organs in the body that we can tend to forget when it comes to fitness. Ask yourself – “Have you neglected the grey matter for too long?” If so, these tips

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The pendulum swing

When I hear people say they can’t feel my husband because he doesn’t share his deepest feelings on Facebook it only tells me how little they actually know him. If you were at our vow renewal last year you know exactly what im talking about. You can see a small snippet via the photos even.

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Are expectations creating your life?

“Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.” Ralph Charell What are your expectations for your life? Are you excited about your future or are you facing it with apprehension and fear? For most people the future holds too many uncertainties and the fear of what

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Teen thoughts could have ruined my life

I’ll never forget the day, as a 15 year old, that I told my family I hated them and I wanted to get a gun and shoot them all. I wanted to die and I wanted to take everyone with me. Carrying remnants of a war between families that dated back to the early settlers

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