Photographs & Memories – December 2016

December. The last month of the year… four weeks leading into a new trip around the sun. Always a festive time, this month’s photos are an ode to a magical time of year. Bursting with fun, colours, family, and love. I always start to take stock of the year that’s been, and set new goals…

My Top Sixteen in 2016

Let’s be honest. From the moment Bowie died, the wheels started to fall off for 2016. The fact that the universe began tilting askew only ten days into the year should’ve been worrying at the time. And, with the beauty of hindsight to look back on, the passing of such a gargantuan icon so early…

Photographs & memories – November 2016

A subtle pop of colour. That’s what November was for me on the whole. We’d gone from Winter in NZ, to Summer in California, and back again. The images gathered over the past few weeks have been those of a transitory season – and perhaps, mindset. Green waves with a bit of white wash. Delicate…

Photographs & Memories – October 2016

October was sundrenched. Warm. Californian and ethereal. I love the way sunlight dances on water. How blue the skies can be when you spend time looking up. The last remaining rays of summer shone through every moment of our trip home. And, my heart is settled. Cali, this native child loves you.

Photographs & Memories – September 2016

Life is nuance. It is grey space. And depth of black and white. Check out my month – through images that captured my eye & my imagination. And, if you like what you see… SHARE! 🙂 Thank you. CRx

Changing How I View Change

The only constant in life, is change. But, let’s face it, knowing that change is inevitable doesn’t make facing it particularly comfortable or easy. In fact, as a card carrying creature of habit myself, I’ll be straight up with you: change makes me shake in my proverbial (and literal) boots more often than not. As…

Who Stole My Zen?

The world is fast. Beautiful. Broken. Uplifting. Harsh. Everything at once. It can build us up & tear us down quickly. All it takes is one interaction – one word, one Tweet, one text, one fleeting moment to change the course of a day or a life. If I think about the world & my…

Social Media Influencers (one kid’s perspective)

On the drive to school this morning, while sipping a hot chocolate & telling me all about Minecraft and why I MUST LEARN TO PLAY, my daughter paused to ask me what I was doing recently at work – &, if she could help with anything. My first response was a quick internal conversation with…

Turning 35 & 180 degrees

Today I turn 35 years old. And, to celebrate one helluva trip around the sun over the past year (think 180 degrees of reinventing myself & taking back control of my own happiness), I’m dusting off the virtual pen-pad… yep, it’s time to start writing again. Before jumping straight into life as it is right…

Find and Embrace Your Happy Places

The daily grind. The everyday-hustle. The day-to-day repetition of everyday life. Whatever you call it, most of us spend a lot of our time adhering to a routine. You know how it goes: Wake up. Shower. Dress. Make lunches. Drop the little ones off. Sprint to the bus. Grab a coffee on the run. At…

I like you, you’re different

I should probably start this off by stating that I am a person who finds other people enchanting. Whether you’re warm and open, cold and brooding, or somewhere else on the spectrum, I can always make a case for studying (and liking) my fellow humans. I thrive on the high I get from deep conversation,…

Suited, booted, and muted? Why how you look at work really matters.

I love, love, love this article is on Blue Notes. I find delving into the depths of human nature (and our inherent judge-a-book-by-its-cover reaction) an interesting way to think about our everyday professional and personal lives. And how the way we present ourselves to the world then charts our paths forward. Oh Casual Friday, I…