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Time changes

By | 2019-04-08T09:58:17+12:00 April 8th, 2019|Family, Roundups|

It is April in New Zealand, and we 'fall back' with our clocks this season. This used to be a cause for celebration, getting an extra hour of sleep, but now I have to mentally readjust my distance from the Northern Hemisphere for the 3rd time (so far) this year. My difference from Pacific Time [...]

Working while weary

By | 2019-03-04T19:49:16+12:00 March 4th, 2019|Introspection, Roundups|

I'm working hard, and it's hard on me. When I’m working from home, I’ve found it helps me get more productive to change out of my pajama pants, and into pants with pockets and a belt. I guess it really gets my ass in gear. But I've had to work from bed many days in [...]

2019 starts swiftly

By | 2019-02-04T16:11:57+12:00 February 4th, 2019|Family, Roundups|

January is always a burly month; I've got a birthday or two to celebrate, plus my youngest son's birthday; there's new resolutions and annual reviews, habits quickly getting derailed, and clients off on holiday. This year, we also had family move to New Zealand with us! On my very birthday, they landed at the Wellington [...]

The Queen of Wands

By | 2019-01-07T14:38:24+12:00 January 7th, 2019|Tarot|

This year, for my birthday I have drawn a card of happiness, satisfaction, and fertility. The Queen of Wands is a card that could signify a plan to accomplish a large amount of work in a small period of time, a balance of the shadow and the light parts of ourselves, or a helpful, supportive [...]

New Years Resolutions 2019

By | 2019-01-01T18:36:04+12:00 January 1st, 2019|Excellence|

"There is nothing magical about the flip of a calendar," says Jason Soroski, "but it represents a clean break, a new hope, and a blank canvas." Making New Year's Resolutions presents us with an opportunity to reboot our lives, and reset our habits. I typically keep less than half the resolutions I make every year, [...]

Annual Review 2018

By | 2019-01-06T14:27:16+12:00 December 31st, 2018|Introspection|

2018 was a big year. I've worked harder this year than I ever have in my life (and that's really saying something). As I look back, I'm proud of what I've accomplished, and I'm also navigating the peculiar difficulties of slowing down. It's a challenge to achieve and accomplish things, and not work so hard, [...]

Summer Christmas

By | 2018-12-27T09:21:56+12:00 December 14th, 2018|Family, Roundups|

Having a summer Christmas in New Zealand is odd. Like the whole world is turned upside-down. Which, I suppose in the Southern Hemisphere, it is. The sun rises before 6 am, and sets after 10. The longest day of the year is next week. It's disorienting to have our traditional Winter holiday as the beginning [...]

Natural Healing Remedies

By | 2018-10-25T08:36:06+12:00 October 11th, 2018|Introspection, The Good Stuff|

As it turns out, working 60 hours a week for 9 months is not good for the body. I developed some startling symptoms recently, right about the same time I resigned from my day job, and decided to go back to running my business full time. To cure my symptoms, I used the natural healing [...]

The 2019 Desire Map Planner

By | 2018-10-12T09:39:56+12:00 September 1st, 2018|Introspection, Reviews, The Good Stuff|

I've been an avid fan of The Desire Map for years. The Desire Map Planner is a practical method of guiding your life and your task lists by what is most important to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV0EFOqJ-uE In the video above, I recommended that you should go through The Desire Map process first, to discover your Core [...]

Gutenberg is Coming to WordPress

By | 2018-10-12T09:40:44+12:00 August 12th, 2018|Blog, Business, Content Marketing, Entrepreneur, Geek Time, How To, Stellar Platforms, Web Design|

The new Gutenberg editor is the future of WordPress. I've decided to take Gutenberg for a spin in advance of the core update. Since WordPress website design is the foundation of my business, I'm always testing the latest tools and upgrades in advance, for two reasons: a) I want to make sure it doesn't break [...]

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