Category Archives: healthy


I enjoy cross-over work especially when it is music crossover into reading. And I have a soft-spot for piano. This is Amanda Palmer on Judy Blume, a writer who has had an enormous impact writing clearly on growing from a … Continue reading

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How to Tell a Great Story: Using the Science of Storytelling To Share Your Message

You’ve heard that storytelling is important in business, and in life; that it’s a powerful tool that has lasting impact. But why is that? Vanessa Va explores these questions on her website and blog; and she has full programs of … Continue reading

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Can you help?

I have been in my current job for sixteen years now. I’m now interested in a change. Please let me know if there are any opportunities around Palmerston North or the lower North Island. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui

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Busting myths about arranged marriage | The Spinoff

Arranged marriage has become a flash point here in New Zealand with New Zealand First MPs leading the charge. Over the years I have worked with many Indian students and their views are quite different. And even when it’s a … Continue reading

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Why are adult daughters missing from ancient German cemeteries? | Science | AAAS

My daughter is 17 years old and in a short year will, most likely, be leaving home. It’s natural for me to have mixed feelings about this: my job as a Father is to raise functional adults who leave home … Continue reading

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Want to improve your life? Just learn to say no | Life and style | The Guardian

This is a thought I’m struggling with. The idea of “Just saying no.”Not so much in my personal life and the organizations I choose to join but at work, I struggle to set boundaries. And the advice to “just say … Continue reading

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A Matter of fact: Talking truth in a post-truth world. Jess Berentson-Shaw.

I’m reading, absorbing; reflecting on – Jess Berentson-Shaw’s, A Matter of Fact. The book is tiny…. part of the series put out by New Zealand publisher BWB. The series are fascinating monographs by expert’s on their subject. They are like … Continue reading

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Nigel and Bruce: the night-soil collectors

How can I to communicate the choices we have to climate-change-action-skeptics. This blog is practice working towards a story telling approach I would like to use more widely. The year was 1859. The place a poor back street in London. … Continue reading

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Book Notes: Sea Change

I have always understood the challenges we face with environmental pollution. That was the topic of my first speech in Miss Lamason’s class in 1967. I was six years old. Since that time I have read and studied environmental science … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Feel More in Control of Your Life

This is useful and i am working on this. I encourage you to read this and practice at least one of the seven ways. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui Developing greater agency can help you make important life decisions and feel … Continue reading

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