signs & synchronicities

The forefather of analytical psychology Carl Jung believed signs and synchronistic events come from the unconscous mind (our internal programming that holds a huge reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness ) and collective unconscious (beliefs shared by all peoples) . Whatever your personal belief is, the Universe…

candles & intentions

When you light your candle, it illuminates your intentions, and when you meditate on your intention, it releases a message and sends our energy out into the universe. On a symbolic level, lighting a candle represents the five elements: earth, water, air, fire, and spirit. The wick and base signify earth and are vital for…

balance harmony strength

“Strength is all about the balance between body and mind” Anna K Anna K writes “Strength represents the balance between the Virgin and the Lioness in us. the balance between body and mind, intellect and passion, rationality and instinct. If our Virgin part, the mind becomes too strong we become passionless, cold and too much…

male strength in weakness

I was in awe when legendary All Black, Sir John Kirwan came forward many years ago and spoke publicly of his panic attacks and battle with depression at the height of his career … a battle he succinctly called ‘freaking out’. Rugby in New Zealand is essentially one of the nations major identities which unfortunately transforms these remarkably talented rugby players into faultless ‘gods’. As in most sports…

turn your face to the sun …

 turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you Te tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti te ra kite ataata ka hinga ki muri kia koe – Maori proverb

ask Strala ~

It’s hard to be healthy when we keep practicing struggle and strain in our lives. We need ease. We need to feel, breathe deep, and get calm.

sobering words

Sir Paul Holmes a Veteran Radio and Television Broadcaster in New Zealand for the past 23 was often a controversial figure described as charming, challenging and entertaining who interviewed thousands, passed away this morning surrounded by his family, aged 62, after a long fought battle with prostate cancer. Known as an absolute workaholic who fronted his own television…

living hope, vladivostok russia

I realise money is tight for most of us but I wanted to let you all know about my favourite charity organisation run by New Zealander Rachael Hughes. Please feel free to re-blog her message and webpage to spread the word. She has done such tireless and self-sacrificing work for the past 16 years in…

quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking

So I’ve finally received the audiobook and I’m, so excited (geek me loves books and reading) … check it out and I’ll keep you posted on what I learn … YAY ! “At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who…

forgiveness … it’s medically beneficial

Dr Frances Pitsilis a Medical, Integrative and Holistic Doctor in New Zealand explains how Forgiveness is not just a conscious decision we make to ease our psychological pain it takes an enormous physical toll on our bodies too. Forgiveness and Health: “We have all watched as the family comes out of the courthouse with a…

kicking adrenal fatigues arse … very slowly and gently

Featured on Prayers and Apples It has been 8 months since my world pretty much came crashing down around me in more ways than one. For the past 10 years I have been living in a Chaotic mess. I seemed to draw Chaos to me. I had no idea of the toll that living a life, suspended in such a…