When studying can hold you back…

I've been reading Stephen Kings book On Writing. It's proving very enjoyable. However, I am struck by one thought. Apart from my secondary level education, I have not read or studied the craft of writing. If I had, I possibly would never have written a single word. I'm convinced that the quickest way to suppress [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:19:05+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Empowerment, Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Come …..

Come sweet one, come Where the innocence & wonder spills forth And your steps fall lightly Softly padded underfoot Come sweet one, come Breathe deep this air Rich with life & death, as the living weaves its way Up through the fertile essence of decay Come sweet one, come Where the canopy of time Rises [...]

Rimu reflections

Inescapable stillness As the quiet prevails Ancient wonders Grasp our breaths on the air The world stands still As we listen in awe The forest teaching wisdoms Wordlessly with skill Our smiles reach our hearts As the Rimu glints Through the spark of our eyes And patience of time Felt deep to the core We [...]

Nature’s Balm

Nature’s Balm Gentle lapping, Waters on stone Shrill singing, Birds in trees Chirping chorus, Cicadas in grass Playful, splashing Miller Fishing wheel, Whirring on line Pen, gliding on page Sun blazing, highlighting blue Sunday On the shores of Lake Wakatipu

By |2019-07-05T23:52:31+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Activating Poetry, Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Can you see the trees for the wood in your life?

Can you see the trees for the wood in your life? I know, I know. Traditionally that saying is the other way around, but stay with me. This is going somewhere. For months I’ve been saying “I have a vision….. It’s got trees in it.” Kind of as a joke, as I've always had a [...]

By |2019-06-17T03:26:19+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration|0 Comments


Let me tell you a story about a dog. My dog. Monty. My dream dog I called him. Because that is how he came to be with me. Through a dream. At the time of this dream I was having a twenty-something ‘mid-life’ crisis. I had just decided I would stay in New Zealand, which [...]

By |2019-01-29T23:11:29+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Inspiration|0 Comments
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