Author: Strong Without Realising

Do you believe mothering uses our masculine qualities?

I have heard people say that being in the mother role is using our masculine side to lead our children. Well, it’s normally been women without children who have made statements such as this. (No hate, just an observation) In reality, or my personal belief, it’s our feminine side because our children lead us. They

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Finding yourself again

On the surface it seems an odd idea that you could actually be anything other than who you really are. But from the time we can talk, we’re being programmed to “fit in”. We find ourselves conforming in order to please the people we love, and who love us. But sometimes that means that you

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Don’t feel guilty

This morning I found myself feeling guilty for the amount of happiness in my life currently. How ridiculous is that? I did not think I had any remnants of tall poppy syndrome left but alas I apparently do. I found myself thinking I literally have nothing that has me feeling sad right now. There is

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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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