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New wrinkles suddenly appearing?

It happens every year. Autumn arrives in full force and clients come in and tell me that wrinkles have appeared on their face overnight that have never been there before. I’m able to explain to them  the lines were already there, that there...... Read More

Keeping your expectations open to possibilities

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel. Sometimes the expectations I have about an outcome have prevented me from seeing other, more advantageous, possibilities. When we focus...... Read More

Regrow your hair, regain your confidence

Are you checking your hairline every time  you walk past a mirror?  Or finding more hair  seems to be falling out in the shower or when brushing? While everyone at some stage in their life loses  hair, it can be distressing when...... Read More

Holy flashbacks, an update with Batman

An old Batmobile sits gathering  dust on my office desk. Batman  is a lonely figure, hunched over  the wheel, wondering where  his life went. There’s no sign of Robin. That’s because they both went down the plughole...... Read More

Hello from Mara National Park, Kenya

This week I am saying ‘Hi’ from the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. As I have mentioned, no two trips here are the same. Normally the highlight in this park is seeing more than a million wildebeest migrating at once. Today I saw all...... Read More

The benefits of turmeric

My motorcycle tour in India in 2015 was a feast for my senses including, of course, my taste buds. Most curry recipes contain the brilliant yellow spice turmeric. It has also been a mainstay  of Indian Ayurvedic medicine where it is used for its...... Read More

Law of resonance and choosing to be positive

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee, it blossoms and the bee comes” – Mark Nepo. There is an interesting principle called The Law of Resonance which is illustrated in the following way: When two identical tuning forks and sounding...... Read More

Some helpful tips for end-of-year tax

New Zealand has one of the highest number of self-employed people in  the world, yet most will admit that paying tax is always a challenge. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of the main obstacles is that personal costs are put through...... Read More

Advance Australia Unfair

Mate, you’re dreaming… no surprises there    The Commonwealth Games have kicked off on the Gold Coast, and after the cricket cheating saga we can expect the games will be played to Aussie Rules. That is, the rules apply to...... Read More

Nourishing our souls

“When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a flower with the other.”  Chinese Proverb. Being functional and practical is a necessary and important part of our lives.   However, as important...... Read More

Problem skin in teenagers can be helped

It’s no secret that many teenagers experience times when their skin is affected by conditions such as acne and excessive oil flow. This can vary, but too often is associated with varying degrees of self-esteem and image issues. The first rule...... Read More

Nobituary: Rogers alive and kicking

The rumours of my untimely demise seem to be based on alternative facts. With apologies to Mark Twain, who quipped: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” after widespread rumours that he’d died. Legend has it that a...... Read More

Enduring powers of attorney – why they matter

Have you thought about who would manage your affairs if you were no longer able to do so? Enduring powers of attorney are relevant at any age, but particularly so as we get older and our health is at greater risk of declining. They are important documents...... Read More

Reach your happiness

Do you think of happiness as something that's often beyond your reach? Below are some thoughts you have probably heard before, but that may bear repeating. When applied they could increase happiness. The key to happiness is learning to let go...... Read More

Danger, danger Will Robinson!

As I’ve always said, you can never trust a robot. There are hundreds of well-researched documentaries, often rudely denounced as science fiction films, that prove beyond doubt that the robots will never be as reliable as the top echelon of living...... Read More

Safari the eye can see

Hi, I’m Bridget Nicholls and I love travelling. I have been travelling for more than half of my 46  years. I know my way around planes, buses, vans and even tuk tuks. I want to share these experiences with you, so I will be taking escorted...... Read More

Learning to integrate good self-care habits into your life

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Muhammad Ali I came across this list of things to give up that, when applied to your life, can create more clarity and build more acceptance...... Read More