In this series of articles – The Wellbeing Quest – I’ll be charting my efforts trying to beat my fatigue and other health issues. I’d love to have you on the journey with me. Continue reading Part 1: A wake-up call to fight fatigue
This is an updated version of an article first published in November 2017. From Monday 28th November, the media says, working women in New Zealand are “in effect working for nothing” until the new year. For wāhine Māori and Pasifika women, it’s even worse. Now you know as well as I do that it’s not quite as simple as that. If it were, perhaps we … Continue reading Did your wife “stop getting paid” this week?
Hairdressers – or mainstream hairdressers, as I have now been taught to call them – are not trained in cutting and styling curly hair. This won’t be news to any of my curly sisters reading this. We’re exhausted of stylists blow drying our hair straight, only to use curling irons to add curls back to our naturally curly hair. We’re tired of the endless “Wow, … Continue reading Why I’ll never get a “curly cut” again
It’s Sunday, 9.31am, and I’m on my yoga mat. I’m right in the middle of the room, surrounded by 49 other yoga addicts. Nothing unusual about that, except that I’m crying. In the quiet stillness of dozens of people intensely focusing on their breath I reach gingerly for my sweat towel. Hoping the teacher isn’t wondering why I need it already, thirty seconds into the class, I dab at my damp face. Continue reading “How to stop feeling down”
To be sure, parenting a baby brings new meaning to time management and prioritisation. But it’s nowhere near as bad as I had been led to fear. Continue reading My 80/20 rule for new parents