Please welcome, Jenn!

Posted by Britenay on August 17, 2018
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I first met Jenn when I became her Team Leader a while back and my first impression was, “how the hell am I going to be a leader to this wild, independent, strong and determined chick!? She’s so damn cool! As I got to know her more and learned about her life, her travels and her passions, I found myself fascinated and inspired. Unlike myself, she’s a free spirit. Willing and able to pick up

What are you going to do about it?

Posted by Britenay on August 10, 2018
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Getting to truly know yourself is so incredibly valuable and empowering. There’s knowing yourself, what you like and dislike, where you want to go in life and the goals you want to achieve. But, then there’s really getting to know yourself. As in, on a deeper level, what drives you, what makes you tick, why do you react how you do, what’s really your motivation for doing what you doing and being who you are.

What’s a little understanding?

Posted by Britenay on August 3, 2018
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We live in our own realities. We all wish we could make everyone see things from our own perspective, but the simple truth is that every single person is unique with their own life experiences. As a result, we see things differently to each other. Two people can be watching the same thing and take different meaning from it. I find it fascinating observing other people, listening to what they believe to be right. I

Should is sh*t!

Posted by Britenay on July 27, 2018
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Would you please just stop! Like, just stop and take a moment for yourself. Put yourself first for once. Kick back, relax, take it easy. Don’t worry about anyone or anything else. Just chill, step back and enjoy the moment. WOW! Hang on a second! What do you think you’re doing?! You’ve so much to be doing! Couldn’t you help for once? You’re so damn lazy sitting there. Can’t you help someone other than yourself?

Outer is a reflection of inner

Posted by Britenay on July 20, 2018
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You know, life is truly great. One minute you’re up, on top of the world and rocking it. The next minute, everything is a mess and you don’t know how it all fell to custard so quick. The thing is, it doesn’t always turn to custard overnight. Sometimes, it’s a gradual process over time and we don’t even realise it’s happening until we hit bottom. For me, I believe strongly that my outer reflects my

It’s not a competition!

Posted by Britenay on July 13, 2018
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I don’t know exactly where or why this all started. I imagine perhaps it’s an animal response from our cave men days where it’s in our nature to compete in order to survive. Maybe we need to be the best in order to not prove that we are higher up than all others so that we’re higher in the pecking order? I don’t know. All I know is it’s exhausting. It’s truly exhausting competing with

F(#@*& the past few weeks!

Posted by Britenay on July 6, 2018
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I know I’m not perfect but, I sure as heck do try to be most of the time. I hate failing. I hate doing wrong. And I sure as heck hate feeling like I’m not good enough. I wrote about not feeling good enough a wee while back (you can read that here). So, let me tell you, these past few weeks have been absolutely hell for me. I won’t go into too much detail

3 Easy Steps to Being Diplomatic

Posted by Britenay on June 29, 2018
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Consider this: you’re talking with a colleague and they make a comment you’re not particularly in agreement with. In fact, you strongly disagree with them, but you don’t want to hurt your relationship with this colleague. You know that by disagreeing with them it might lead to conflict or worse, being unable to work with this person closely in the future. So, how do you proceed? I have had many years of experience in being

Winter Essentials

Posted by Taterbug on June 27, 2018
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Well wasn’t that a rather chilly morning here in New Zealand! I thought it was fitting to do my “Winter Essentials” list now that the ice has truly made its impact on the car in the mornings. This is not a paid post, just genuinely what we use in our house and find essential during the colder and wetter months of the year. 1 – A fun smaller size (pram or cot size is good)

How we can help stop child abuse

Posted by Britenay on June 22, 2018
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Last week, I wrote about child abuse and how we need to put an end to it. It’s one of those topics that’s incredibly hard to talk about, but we can’t not talk about it simply because it’s too difficult. Even this week, another story has been shared in the media about some abuse another New Zealand child has suffered. This article came out a few days ago: Auckland man jailed for burning young boy