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You know what I’m sayin – Modern language series: part III

By | April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Neologisms: ‘newly coined words or phrases frequently used by members of society, yet still in the process of entering common use in mainstream language.’   NEOLOGISM NUMBER THREE – Fandemonium. The impetus behind the newly crafted term ‘fandemonium' is exactly what you’d think - the pandemonium brought about by the uncontrollable, unfathomable, diehard enthusiasm [...]

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You know what I’m sayin – Modern language series: part II

By | April 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Neologisms: ‘newly coined words or phrases frequently used by members of society, yet still in the process of entering common use in mainstream language.’   NEOLOGISM NUMBER TWO – Mashing.   Mashing is a term frequently used by Jacqui Lewis of The Broad Place meditation school (learn more about her in a previous year’s interview [...]

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You know what I’m sayin – Modern language series: part I

By | April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  NEOLOGISMS: ‘newly coined words or phrases frequently used by members of society, yet still in the process of entering common use in mainstream language.’ What we love about this is the fact that the term neologism is an irony - being a word that just so happens to be the most obvious example of [...]

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Neuroplasticity – Your designer brain

By | April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  This month we bring you a brain, memory, life, and longevity links special!     Good news.... You can, in fact, think yourself smart. Scientific research studies from the mid 90’s tell that intelligence is actually not fixed, static, or genetically pre-determined - thus breaking us free from the learning models of [...]

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Why before you buy – what does our spending say about us?

By | April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized, Wellness|

  Conspicuous Consumption is a marketing term used to describe the buyer habit of spending to acquire luxury goods and services as a means of publicly displaying economic power, status or wealth. Seemingly harmless, this preverbal chasing after the rainbow is a trap the human race likes to fall into time and time [...]

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The pursuit of eudaimonia – what ancient Greece can teach us about living well

By | March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive [...]

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Take note – the benefits of daily journal writing practices

By | February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Why is one compelled to write? To set oneself apart, cocooned, rapt in solitude, despite the wants of others. Virginia Woolf had her room. Proust his shuttered windows. Marguerite Duras her muted house. Dylan Thomas his modest shed. All seeking emptiness to imbue with words…The words that will penetrate virgin territory, crack unclaimed combinations, and [...]

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Obscure & delightful – 5 destinations for your next holiday wish list

By | February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

    1. Fancy life inside a lighthouse? If you’ve ever seen Michael Fassbender in The Light Between Oceans, we know you’ve secretly been harbouring a seed for that dream. Escaping civilisation, keeping track of time by sunrise and sunset casting over 360 degree views of the wild ocean, and perhaps a bed [...]

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A considerate christmas: Resisting consumer over-indulgence

By | December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, said Bing Crosby! Here in New Zealand we are so spoilt with summers made up of BBQ’s in the sunshine, long days wearing minimal clothing, and any form of activity that involves large bodies of water. That just seems to be the Kiwi way - to forgo the [...]

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Introversion immersion – Weekend links

By | November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Entering a season so full to the brim with verbal exchanges, visual stimulation, and the fun but somewhat tiresome onslaught of social events and dinner party small talk, we thought we would kick off this weekend in ode to the homebody residing in us all. As busy or as thrilling as we think life is, [...]

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