R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me

We live in a world with many rules. There are laws, byelaws, rules of the road, religious doctrine, professional codes of practice and social guidance such as manners. If we were to simplify the desired outcome of all these rules to one trait or word, what would it be? My answer is respect. Would we [...]

Free-Spirited

What is a free- spirited person? A quick google search comes up with: Independent and not constrained by convention. Because someone is independent and not constrained by convention are they truly free-spirited? Does this mean that their spirit is free? Is their spirit restricted by their ego? Are they living from the heart? As people [...]

Forgiveness

We are taught to forgive those who have wronged us but forgiveness can be hard especially when forgiving is done in the wrong context. Forgiving can be difficult sometimes as it feels that the person who has hurt you is getting away with it. You may feel weak and powerless- A victim. When you truly [...]

The Road Less Travelled

I love to travel. Seeing new and beautiful places; the smell and noise of faraway cities; dining on strange and exotic cuisines; the adventure and feeling of excitement as a new journey is undertaken. Sometimes it is not about the destination but getting there. There are far more romantic and adventurous ways to travel than [...]

Normalisation

Foreword-Recently many of my article titles have been questions. There has been Acceptance or Change?, Addictions or Reminders?, What is your Focus? & Who am I? In this article I delve into why so many questions. Enjoy.   Alchemy is traditionally considered the practise of purifying and transforming lead into gold.  This website is about [...]

Perspective

On the coastline of New Zealand grows the pohutukawa tree. The pohutakawa tree is often referred to as the New Zealand Christmas Tree because in early summer (Christmas Time in the Southern Hemisphere) it is covered with a spectacular display of crimson red flowers. One day I was at the beach sitting under a large [...]

Acceptance or Change?

A few years ago I was at a work conference. Most of the speakers had been very dry, it was nearing the end of the day and there was one speaker left. To start with I wasn't particularly interested and now my thoughts were on heading home. This soon changed as the last speaker was [...]

Addictions or Reminders?

What if I said, as a society we are all addicted. There are commonly known addictions such as alcoholism, drug addiction and smoking which society deems as bad but there are many socially acceptable addictions. These include junk food, sugar, TV, social media, video games and even stress. They can all be considered a normal [...]

What is your focus?

From an early age I have been interested in and ridden motorbikes. In my mid-twenties I bought a motocross bike and started regularly visiting the local motocross track. I loved the way the bike accelerated, sliding around corners, flying over jumps, the tinny noise of the bike and even the smell of the two stroke’s [...]

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science fiction programme produced by the BBC. The first episode was shown on Saturday, 23 November 1963 and ran until 1989. It was relaunched in 2005 and is still running. The programme is about the adventures of a Time Lord called "The Doctor" or Doctor Who, an extra-terrestrial being from [...]