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Cradle your inner child

Cradle your inner child

When I was a small child I had an extreme sense of panic each time my parents left me with anyone. I didn't care who it was, grandparents, aunts, cousins, they all suffered the ear splitting sound of my wailing....

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Dear Amazonia

Dear Amazonia

Dear Amazonia, I apologise on behalf of humanity. Unlike your mother, nature, who acts in response to natural rhythms, we humans have replaced cycles with unnatural greed that ironically threatens our own long-term survival more than it does your own....

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Why you should take your whanau to Ihumātao

Why you should take your whanau to Ihumātao

On Saturday, my husband, two sons and I headed to Ihumātao, to stand with those occupying the land near Auckland Airport. We parked our car 15 minutes from the site and joined hundreds of others who were either heading to,...

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the soul desires expression

the soul desires expression

we are all broken each one of us not just those who so generously let us let it witness it, but every human being tied to her human family with the pain, strife, war and famine that have lived before...

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You are Enough

You are Enough

I wanted to remind you this week that you are enough, you have achieved enough, you have loved enough, you have contributed enough, you are enough. I don't know about you but I am sometimes pretty hard on myself. I'm...

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9/11 and the mission of Freedom Song

9/11 and the mission of Freedom Song

Today is September 11th and I am reminded of the many ways the world changed on that fateful day, 17 years ago. Mark and I were living in downtown Manhattan at the time, and when we were finally allowed back...

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Our Mother

Our Mother

  Our Mother beneath our feet blessed be your name.   Your wisdom come your love be felt on earth that we can make it a heaven.   Give us today our daily compassion and forgive us for loving ourselves...

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Trump, Tom and Freedom Song

Trump, Tom and Freedom Song

This week a dear friend shared with me that a brilliant young man we both know (let's call him Tom) has recently become radicalised to alt right philosophies and was keen to attend speaking tour of Canadian alt-right speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan...

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Our brokenness is a legitimate part of our humanity

Our brokenness is a legitimate part of our humanity

For some reason this sentence has been on my mind almost every day for the last few weeks.  We are all broken, just as we are all perfect in our imperfection. We have recently become aware of the suicides of two...

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