Category Archives: Ramblings

This week’s favorite reads

Depression isn’t at all like sadness. I think this article is the best description of depression Ive ever read. Ive never had it, but have struggled to figure out how to support people with it… And now realise the reason we all get it so wrong is because we really do not understand what it […]

Dabbling in the Share Market

One revelation that recently came to me, is that when you have some savings and you are almost 30, you should probably look at other options than the bank. I always thought share trading was for people with Money (the capital ‘M’ refers to the seriousness of their bank account balances), and people with serious […]

Lessons from the overworked.

You know its been too long when spammers are comfortable filling up comment space… At the end of last year, I figured Id learned a few things. My bad workload planning had left me burning the midnight oil too many times and I was quite tired and unhappy with my failure to organise myself better. […]

Finding the good in the bad…

Last week, as I was completing the Cape Kidnappers Challenge, the universe, once again conspired to teach myself and my family that life is full of surprises. While we were meandering up mountains, my little sister took for dog for a walk back in Wellington. The walk ended tragically, with the pup getting overexcited by […]

Freedom To VS Freedom From

There have been a lot of things happen recently to spark the internal debate about what’s more important… Someone’s right to express how they think and feel, or someones right to be protected from the repercussions of that. One of the very few pearls of wisdom I learned at Uni was the difference and importance […]

Being a country our Olympians are proud to represent.

Just over a week ago, I was seething at a Stuff.co.nz headline reading “Valerie loses the Olympic Shotput Final”. It was a disgraceful and totally inaccurate title for an article about how our much admired Olympic champion from 2008 won the silver medal in London. That Val’s longest throw was 5cms longer than what won […]

How to accidentally stop blogging

So life got pretty busy there for a while… And suddenly it’s halfway through the year. Apparently the way to stop blogging, is to not do it one day… or the next, and rinse and repeat until eventually, it feels very weird to be back. It’s been a crazy year. My attempt to go it […]

Million dollar mouse: Flower Power donates $1,000

Thanks to all our Flower Power customers. On your behalf, we just donated $1,000 to eradicate mice off the Antipodes Islands, which matched dollar for dollar by Gareth and Jo Morgan, means thats $2k towards the million dollar target. We think its a pretty awesome cause, and love the fact that instead of thinking the […]