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A Weekend Retreat Experience at Kimi Ora Eco Resort

In the last two and a half years I have taught nine yoga & mindfulness weekend retreats – eight retreats at the Kimi Ora Eco Resort and one at the Wangapeka Retreat Centre.  These retreats are becoming increasingly popular and I have many people returning to them regularly. Please read below what Gemma McCaw...

Do you self-sabotage? & What to do about it!

Many of us tend to self-sabotage and often, this is a pattern we have and repeat again and again. I know that I have been there, and I can identify with # 1, #3 and #4 below. Nobody is perfect, and neither am I. But I keep on moving forward and I hope you...

Why do you sometimes feel guilty? & What to do about it!

If you pay close attention to your thoughts and your beliefs, you might notice that you often feel guilty. One study found that if you add up all the time you spend feeling mildly or moderately guilty, it can represent a substantial chunk of your time. Apparently, most people experience about five hours a week...

How to boost your positivity and confidence in 2018

Are you enjoying every moment of your day, whether it’s at work, at home, with loved ones or on your own –  or do you feel that you could be enjoying each day a little more?  If so, it turns out you’re not alone. Please read on for six tips on how to be...

Into the Mystic – Part 5

  My accommodation in Rome was at the Trastevere Hotel, in the old Trastevere district, on the west bank of the Tiber River, just south of St Peters Square and the Vatican, where my Cammino (Italian spelling) had come to its conclusion. That evening I went to a local Pizzeria to have my long-awaited...

Into the Mystic – Part 4

In this place of seamless unfolding, everything could take on the appearance of happening instantly.  I’ve heard it referred to as the ‘Eternal Now’, which seems like the perfect description to me.  At one level I had a sense of everything that I experienced happening in the same instant, and at another level I...

Into the Mystic – Part 3

What unfolded from here has been shared with very few in my life. I have regarded it as intensely personal – even sacred in many ways.  Like so many other mystical experiences and insights I’ve had, I’ve kept it hidden to protect myself (and the experience) from questioning, disbelief, and even ridicule. For reasons...

Into the Mystic – Part 2

From where I am now, it is easy to see the moment of grace that so clearly illuminated the way home. It was early September 1990, and I had just spent three weeks at the Edinburgh Festival looking for acts for the 1992 NZ International Festival.  I was the Festival’s Deputy Director at the...

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