Giving Beauty Space and Time. Guest Post by Nigel Cowburn

Any aesthetic experience which leads to a loss of sense of self, a stepping out of time and just being - this is beauty to me. We speak of being absorbed in an experience and it's as if our self - right down to the molecules - is blending with what we encounter. Blending into... Continue Reading →


Nature is Key – Unlock Your Wellbeing

Nature is Key - Unlock Your Wellbeing is the title of a blog-post I read yesterday morning from the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC). The catchy title led into a good post that informed me this is Mental Health Awareness Week... and the title is actually the theme for this week. I'm going to... Continue Reading →

Yellow Submarine Street Art

This mural of a Yellow Submarine is in an alley near where SO's office is located in Stafford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. The Beatles are featured on the opposite wall (below). Click on either photo to view a larger size image.   The text on the wall reads: We all want to help one another.... Continue Reading →

The Rainbow Gift after the Downpour

Not my words but a phrase that entranced me nonetheless, contained in a message of hope from a friend during a moment of fragility. After living in the Catlins for a few years I know about rainbows. Sudden storms would sweep down the valley where we lived; often the sun would soon shine through and... Continue Reading →

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