Are you holding on to a handful of dirt? Taking responsibility for where you’re at

by Kristie West February 9, 2016

Are you holding on to a handful of dirt? …and still blaming the person/event that gave it to you? Taking responsibility for where you’re at. I get a lot of emails from people who have had a bereavement and wish to share their story or ask a question.  And sometimes people will share other things […]

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How to make a REAL bucket list

by Kristie West February 4, 2016

How to make a REAL bucket list I read a great article a while ago about bucket lists, how popular they’ve become, and how they don’t really do anymore what they are supposed to do. If you want to check out the full article you’ll find it here. But to sum it up for you….the author […]

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The question that can transform your grief (and transform your life)

by Kristie West February 1, 2016

The question that can transform your grief (and transform your life)   There is so much truth in the saying ‘it isn’t what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you’.  You may not believe you have a choice in what life dishes up to you, but you absolutely have power […]

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A Little Inspiration: ‘Tracks’, power, taking the first step, and escaping society’s limitations.

by Kristie West January 28, 2016
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A Little Inspiration: ‘Tracks’, power, taking the first step, and escaping society’s limitations.  Two years ago, on a plane to Australia, I watched the incredible movie ‘Tracks’. It is an adaptation of a memoir of the same name, detailing Robyn Davidson’s 9 month journey in 1977 from Alice Springs across 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles) of Australian deserts to the Indian Ocean, with her […]

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Where is your treasure?

by Kristie West January 15, 2016

Where is your treasure?   Recently I was watching the ‘red table’ interview between Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother, and her daughter Willow, that was floating around on Facebook.  Well the motherhood and self-love part of it has, but I tracked down the full version.   It’s very inspiring and powerful and you’ll find it […]

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How to support someone who is grieving a death

by Kristie West January 10, 2016
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How to support someone who is grieving a death This is a really common question that people can ask after a death: how do you support or help someone who is grieving a death in their life? If you google this question you’ll find a ton of blogs/articles that’ll happily tell you exactly what to […]

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Commit to your healing

by Kristie West January 9, 2016

Commit to your healing   The new year is often kicked off with new years resolutions. Decisions to change something, do something different, try something new, or stop something unhelpful. I call them ‘new years false illusions’ because, while it’s so freaken important to take responsibility for where you are at and where you’re going, […]

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a bit of looking back.…a bit of looking forward….Welcome 2016

by Kristie West January 7, 2016

a bit of looking back.…a bit of looking forward…. I had big plans come new years. I have awesome and beautiful 2016 planner/workbooks and I had every intention of sitting down with them new years eve, with my sleeping babe in one arm, and getting stuck in. But I came down sick that eve and I spent […]

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Having children…and thinking about death

by Kristie West October 27, 2015
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Having children…and thinking about death I’ll start with an honesty call. This has been my most challenging blog ever to write. So far it’s taken me about 3 weeks….mostly 3 weeks of ignoring it. Writing it a bit at a time…then deleting and starting over.  I had the idea that I could shelve it for […]

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The problem with being ‘risk averse’…

by Kristie West October 5, 2015

The problem with being ‘risk averse’… Early last year when I arrived in NZ I met up with Cyril Shafer. A good friend had introduced us, telling me that Cyril was a lovely person and a very interesting ‘deathy’ and that I should meet him. I only met him once, for coffee and a chat. […]

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