JUNE 2017


I am not ashamed anymore!


Fashion on the street

Step into vogue

Are you ready for the school ball?

Winter dresses


Cosmetic tattooing

Sebastian professional transcends limits of styling with new Dark Oil

Self love and happiness

What is skin health, and why is it so important?


Be Your Own Architect, change YOUR life

Glaucoma The Sneak Thief of Sight!

Screw Motivation, What You Need Is Discipline…


I believe that we travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us


Hide, disguise, enhance

How to: industrial chic

Providing Window Furnishing Trends for 34 Years


Easy care with ground covers

Savage lancewood - how's that for a name?


Good old fashioned Kiwi dishes, Thai cuisine and seafood creations

Leek, Potato & Ginger Soup

NorthTec serves up great hospitality traning!


Kia Soul 1.6 Turbo joins line-up


Book reviews

From the big kids desk


Matariki Whanau Festival 2017

Own your look and be kind

Young new choreographer steps up at Waipu Museum Artntartan Wearable Art Awards


Young Country Kerry Hines


Make a clone - never be alone

New from the Kiwi coast


Be Your Own Architect, change YOUR life

be your own


Can I please just begin by saying that you have more power than you will possibly ever know. We indeed have so much power in our hands that, if it would magically become available all at once, we probably wouldn’t know ourselves. And possessing that power is an incredible gift. Because that power can create the life you have always dreamed of, the one you so often talk about and long for. I think we, in fact, have so much power that we are scared to use it. Because by using it we may stumble upon territory so foreign to us that we would, for a moment, be lost.

Sometimes I just want to throttle people. The ones that are forever struggling with some aspect of their life, and whom seem to weakly succumb to their current circumstances or situation. They moan and groan and just make life seem hard – like a never-ending source of stress, frustration, discomfort, and discontent. They appear powerless and they play victim to their environment.

I just want to rescue them, throw my arms around them, shower them with warm fuzzies and confidence boosters, and tell them that there is in fact another way. And help them to see that there is.

There is no medal or award for being super woman, or for getting the most done in a day. So, right now, in this very minute, I want you to gift yourself the permission to live life how you wish it was, not the one you wish it wasn’t. Because quite simply, life’s too freaking short.

I’ve been there. I know what it’s like. I’ve been at the bottom of a well and in an exhaustive state of adrenal dysfunction, where anxiety and chaos reigned, where sleep deprivation and irritability was the norm, and where life just simply wasn’t much fun. I had it all, all that I possibly needed – I just didn’t realise it at the time. And it’s the realization that life can (and SHOULD) be predominantly cheerful and blissful, now and forever, that is crucial to our existence being one we are content with. We can make our lives feel free and easy.

It is possible and you CAN create a different story. Today.

Every thing we do, every action we take, every thing we ‘see’, and the way we see it, is a result of a thought we’ve had. We be, do, and see the way we think. You are the architect of your own destiny, and your thoughts, attitudes, and actions are simply the construction process. What you think in every moment of your life will do one of two things: 1) It will bring you closer to the place you’d rather be; or 2) It will take you further away. One thing is for sure though – no amount of busyness, hard work or wealth is going to deliver you instant happiness. Happiness and ease is the sum of a formula that only you can uncover – it’s different for all.

We are in charge! We have power. Unlimited, boundless power. A better life isn’t going to drop into your lap. The truth is better than that – you can actually shape it. On the contrary, allowing external powers to shape us and the course of our lives is soul-crushing – it can suppress our ultimate desires and can even destroy them entirely. There will always be circumstances and situations that are less than ideal – the secret is in how we process and think about these circumstances or situations. We can waste energy dwelling on something we can’t change, or we can accept it and change how we respond to it.

The future does not come with extra time, less challenges, nor a magic wand. The longer you wait before you take action the more you delay the rich rewards that are rightfully yours – renewed health, energy, strength, and a happier and more rewarding existence.

Where we prioritise ourselves to be energetically, determines the world we live in. Today and always. Change your thoughts, change your world.

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