Fresh start

Fresh start

Spring is here—Te Koanga—and with it, the chance to make a fresh start. Is there a fresh start calling you?     Maybe you’d like to freshen up your home, or a special relationship. Maybe you need to revive your energy and enthusiasm for life.   What...
Seasons of Creativity

Seasons of Creativity

  After the shift of the sun at First Light, and the beginning of warmer weather, I’ve been drawn outside to make nature art again.   I found myself making little nests from pohutukawa leaves, and placing white stones into them. Often it’s only...
Matariki today

Matariki today

As I’ve been walking the shoreline, clearing dead tomato stems from my garden, and gathering firewood in the bush, I’ve been pondering on this question:     Why is Matariki is the first Maori festival to be celebrated with enthusiasm by Pakeha...

Two faces of autumn

  Are you ready to enter the nurturing dark of winter? We have just passed southern hemisphere Samhain, Last Light, the threshold to Winter.   This year it’s only recently that autumn has beguiled us with its golden time, that gift of a second summer....
Nature pilgrimage

Nature pilgrimage

  How do you know when your soul is thirsty?    I’m talking about that deeper level of thirst, that you may not even recognise until it is satisfied. At the end of February I received an invitation to meet with friends and stay in a simple...