Trigger Warning!!

Nine years ago in my weapons training I was constantly being pulled up by the instructor for having my ‘finger on the trigger’, and he’d make me repeat a verse in front of the class (can’t remember it now) and repeat the whole pre-shot routine again.  Sometimes, the...

Embracing Diversity

We all have a perception of ourselves, our own little World, and how we fit into the wider World around us.  Our unique World (or bubble) has been shaped by the way we filter the 16 trillion bits of data per second that come through our 5 physical senses into our...

Working on my Handicap – My Mindset!!

I enjoyed sports in my younger years.  It provided an outlet, a space just for me – a place of respite doing something I enjoyed whilst enhancing my physical and mental wellbeing.  I played team sports including indoor and outdoor netball, basketball, softball, touch...

Influencing Social Change – are we there yet?

  “One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through...

Taking Time-Out Just to “BE”

Rest Day today … but not without the Guilt!  A couple of years ago, I completed the Clifton Strengths Assessment – it measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.  My top 5 strengths for this Assessment are:  Connectedness; Developer; Relator;...

Ahikaa – Shining Your Light

During my studies to become a certified Life Coach (a life work in progress), we were introduced to the “Lighthouse” analogy.  I love using analogies to paint a clear picture in my Mind, so I want to share this with you.  This is from the book, Attracting Perfect...

Nocturnal Wisdom

This poem was inspired by my new logo which represents Te Ruru (the Owl) as a reminder to all that even in the dark of night, there is Wisdom:   She dwells in the darkness this wise night Owl Bringing wisdom and messages from beyond the Veil With eyes that pierce...

About My Website – Ahuatanga (Essence)

WELCOME TO ĀHUATANGA  ĀHUATANGA has many meanings in our Māori language depending on the context of what is being said or written.  Some of the meanings are “aspect, likeness, attribute or phenomenon”.  For me, in the context of my website it means “Essence” –...

Embracing our Female Archetypes or Aspects

As we go through our daily lives, it’s natural and indeed important for us to embrace each of our female archetypes or aspects.  For example, wouldn’t it be nice if we could enjoy every day the innocence, fun, spontaneity and excitement of the Maiden child and...

Celebrity Book Testimonial

Vanessa Rare is a New Zealand film and television actress, film screenwriter and director.   She is of New Zealand Māori descent and belongs to Ngāti Pu, Ngāti Porou, Pukenga and Ngāpuhi Iwi. “Leepy… the 3 or 4 years we shared as teenagers and best friends, growing up...

My Nan – Ngauku Kaingaru

 I really want to share this poem that was inspired by my Grandmother – My Nan.  I never knew my Nan in her physical lifetime.  She passed away 87 years ago in 1931 a few months after my Mother was born, and 30 years before I was born.  Both our maternal and paternal...

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