Wellness – using a new pair of lens β˜€οΈ

Kia Ora my dear readers ….as the rain pours down with an incessant beat, I decided to make time to connect with you all. Thank you for taking the time to read β˜€οΈπŸ€

The purpose of today’s writing is to share my thoughts on accepting the not so pleasant occurrences in each of our lives πŸ›Ά

But why ?? and How ?? And What for …should we consider welcoming and accepting the less fortunate experiences. πŸ™ƒ

Firstly – being willing to explore into unpleasant or negative experience -can be a learning and teaching point in itself . We can choose to grow from it if we look at this as a life lesson about being strong, kind and brave πŸ˜Šβ˜€οΈ

Secondly challenging experiences comes to us all in some form or the other – He waka eke noa – which translates as we are all in this together – so how we choose to respond to each of our jolts is what matters most . We can also lead ourselves to becoming insightful and reflective .Kindness and awareness of the self comes from being reflective… kindness helps with healing too πŸ€πŸŒŸ

Lastly when we choose to transform the challenges – we learn to inculcate a sense of purpose in all that we do . Every word we speak and every action we take influences the way our lives unfold β€οΈπŸŒŸβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸ€

As we think so we become … Wayne Dyer 🌟

5 things you can do to support your wellness

Make time to reflect – take count of your personal strengths – give thanks to things that make you smile – flowers, the stars , a call from a friend – and so on – make time to excercise – and – be kind to yourself and others around you .❀️

Am sharing a Maori proverb that caught my eye and intellect β€œ Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”

Have a great week β˜€οΈβ€οΈ and Ma te wa for now πŸ€

How do we


Wellness …. is also learning to be still…πŸ€πŸŽΆβ˜€οΈπŸŒŸβ€οΈ

Greetings dear readers as we head into warmer days ….. The weekend has been full with
company of friends I cherish ,
Luxury of family ….
Good food and
The exuberance that takes over when you have had all of the above …..

From my travels ….. 2014 πŸŽΆπŸ€..
Heralding summer β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

The friends and family have taken leave and it`s back to me zone again – as I look at my week ahead – it looks just as full ….. however I also sense a hint of displacement within …. and it feels like
– How is the week going to unfold
– Have I got everything sorted as it is meant to be…..
– Will some of this be challenging and
-Will this be all be okay.

Artwork in progress ….πŸ›Ά

I know for sure that most of us with day to day demands of work and / or family – feel this way – go through similar apprehensions . What changes this is being aware of what you think and how you feel – has a strong influence on what you do. In my work with people – children and families – how I engage or what I do – determines the outcome of each of my interactions

β˜€οΈPohutukawa 🎼

Ways to celebrate being calm and connected when feeling challenged…
Be mindful of the connection between what we think – and what we feel influences what we do ….
Make the time to be still
In that stillness acknowledge your strengths and capabilities
Accept your challenges just as they are
Be reminded of your values , your goals
Identify a purpose in all that you do
Think of all of the good things that make you smile
Think of all of the times you practised kindness to
Others and yourself….
Enjoy the breathing in and
Breathing out-
It will all be okay πŸ™‚

🌟Place to connect πŸ€

The intention of my writing today is to share my insights on finding the time each day – to practise connectedness to your sense of self and core values .When we do this – minor trepidations take leave and we are more able to look at goals and values – with purpose- and objectivity. Finding time to practice connectedness is about taking time to reflect. Dr Bessel and Dan Siegel pioneers of brain science affirm that Reflection , Meditative practice and Thinking – excercise that part of the brain ( which I refer to as the stem in my previous writings) where kindness comes from….. so let us each day find a quiet place to sit and be still and bring in the calm- and let us be mindful that it is this connectedness to our sense of self and the calm within , which would help us surf through the waves ….. small and big.

πŸŒŸπŸ€By the sea -Blue green calm 🎢

“Contentment and indeed usefulness comes as the infallible result of great acceptance , great humilities – of not trying to make ourselves this or that, but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life – of letting life flow through us.” David Grayman

Good visuals work πŸ˜‰πŸŒŸ