5 reasons to add Watercress to your diet

I grew up eating Watercress but not in the traditional soups or salads. I am part Maori and traditionally, watercress is a staple in the diet, so every 2 weeks we would have what was coined The Boil Up. Fresh Wild Watercress was washed, removing the stalking bitter ends and then placed into a 7L…

skiing, beach bumming & organic sunscreen

Its that time of year again to hit the slopes here in the Southern Hemisphere. Organic and Natural sunscreens vary in organic percentages from 30 -70%. Make sure the brand you buy protects from both UVA / UVB rays and should be free from: Retinyl Palmitate Oxybenzone Benzophenone-3 PABA New Zealand and Australia have the highest levels…

out-n-about fashion favourites

I’m a big fan of the ‘Out-n-About’ kind of fitness. The thought of being stuck inside a smelly gym staring at the walls just doesn’t do it for me. I’m an even bigger fan of people who just slap on whatever clothes are clean and available at the time to go and play in. I’ve…

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

on one breath of air – william trubridge

Freediving is a sport where you hold your breath and try to go as deep as possible I caught the documentary Breathe by chance one day on the National Geographic channel. It tells the story of  William Trubridge training to freedive the deepest hole in the world – Dean’s Blue Hole located in the Bahamas – to a…

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…

Radiance Project NZ – he aha

I’m a seeker, a bit of a wanderer …  I study people, I try to understand them at their core and the experiences that have shaped them into who they are. For the past 15 years of my journey I have been laser and skin specialist, make up artist, teacher, dumping ground, friend and confidant working all the…