December 3, 2018

Last across the finish line

I have never been so relieved to come in last.  Over the weekend I did the Omaha 1/2 marathon, 21km in scorching heat.  21km in the […]
November 6, 2018

Fitness Changes

Your eyes flutter open and your brain engages and instantly the first thoughts are of those things you haven’t done. You didn’t get the gym yet […]
October 11, 2018

Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky, my apology 20 years ago the internet was a new play thing.  We used it for very practical things.  That changed for many and […]
October 11, 2018

Free yourself from labels

Stop being trapped by the labels others give you! It’s time to Free yourself from Labels. It can take years to recognise the damage we have […]
October 9, 2018

Get RID of the scales

Those blasted scales which document your failure. You jump on them with the hope that the numbers are going down and get so disappointed when they […]
June 22, 2018

The heat of the AMAZON

 Watching all the rivers snake across the jungle, my forehead was stuck to the window of the plane as we headed into the Amazon. Departing […]
May 22, 2018

Buenos Aires

The tour had begun!!! I had an amazing flight over, it is always a relief when you can get a good sleep on the plane. I […]
April 16, 2018

My son is going blind

I have had many things happen to me over the years but nothing has been as painful as learning that my son will lose his sight. […]
March 15, 2018

Single, over forty, and traveling alone

What’s the big deal? I’ve started to share my dream of traveling aboard with others. The desire to travel has been held close to my heart […]
January 16, 2018


I have been doing a lot of rectifying regrets the last year and a bit. Tackling those things that are on that imaginary list of things I […]
January 12, 2018

Dine in Orewa Beach in North Auckland

 I moved to Orewa Beach 12 years ago. I had finished my degree in Hamilton and decided I wanted to live closer to the beach.  I […]
January 26, 2017
New Zealand

Living off the land

The plan is in action now, so no turning back. Once I realised there was no turning back? I was sick—literally sick. Overwhelming thoughts that I […]
January 25, 2017

Adventures of Napier

I fell in love with the drive from Taupo to Napier.  The road was long and straight which made it easy to drive. There are so […]
January 15, 2017

Exploring Taupo

Taupo is one of my favourite destinations. There is plenty to do that doesn’t cost a fortune.  There is a beautiful walk from Spa Park that […]
January 15, 2017
Leaving Auckland

Leaving Auckland

Leaving Auckland – Our adventure is underway. This trip is about having ideas/dreams and making sure they come true. For 15 years i have wanted to […]
January 4, 2017

Do you get scary ideas

I don’t know about you, but I have scary ideas—ideas that stop my flow of breath when I look at them. Ideas are my lifeblood, even […]
December 18, 2016

Life Strategies – Design a plan that works

When I was younger, I lived life day by day. Sometimes it was hour by hour. The trauma of my upbringing meant I didn’t trust anything […]
December 10, 2016
Stop the Regrets

Stop the Regrets – North Island trip

Stop the Regrets I am a big one for having no regrets. Its time to stop the regrets. I don’t want to be 60 years down […]
October 31, 2016

The Flow of Money

Number one stress factor in most people’s’ lives is money or, more specifically, the fact that you just don’t have enough of it.   Why am […]
September 9, 2016

Te Atawhai Retreat

A post on Facebook where I cried out “I need a holiday” was how I got introduced to the launch of Annah Stretton’s newest venture, Te […]