Self Happiness

No one else is responsible for your own happiness. It becomes all too evident as we age that our own happiness is less dependent on how others make us feel and more about what we are doing to take care of our own positive feelings. It feels strange that as we grow in age, emotionallyContinue reading “Self Happiness”

Cultural Appreciation

Kiaora tātau Ko Ysgyryd Fach Te Maunga (Abergavenny in Wales) Ko afon wysg Te Awa (Abergavenny in Wales)  Nō Takapuna, Tamaki Makaurau Ahau Ko Rubick-Edwards-Trask Tōku Whānau Ko Rotorua tōku kainga ināianei Ko Jane Tōku Ingoa I was born in Takapuna, Auckland where I spent the first eight years of my life. My whanau movedContinue reading “Cultural Appreciation”

Level 3 is not Level 1.

I didn’t really know what to write about this week. There isn’t a lot of variation in the news apart from Covid-19 angled stories of late. I am a little over thinking about Covid-19, stuck between being sick of wondering when things will return to normal and suspecting we are somewhat already there. For theContinue reading “Level 3 is not Level 1.”

Finding reassurance

I drove my car this week for the first time in 27 days. I went to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription and came straight back home. My husband has done our essential grocery shopping and apart from bike rides to exercise and entertain the boys, we’ve remained home the entire lockdown. It feltContinue reading “Finding reassurance”

Homeschooling is not for me!

Today marks one week since I began homeschooling my two boys in lockdown. Today marks one week of survival. As I sit here grabbing a precious few moments to write, they are back on their devices to give me a moments peace. I had planned to write this week about finding reassurance and hope inContinue reading “Homeschooling is not for me!”