What have I done!?

In just two weeks’ time, I will be stepping into the boxing ring for the first time. To say I'm nervous is an understatement. I have thought of nothing else but this fight for the past month... maybe more. Equally, I'm excited and determined. I would love to take away a knockout victory on my first night. Realistically though, I'm aiming for a unanimous decision. In my dreams, my opponent gets ...

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Bullying

What makes you think you have the right to pass judgment over me?! Recently, while watching a New Zealand reality TV show, the issue of online harassment and bullying was brought up. The people involved in the program were portrayed in a way that painted them in a negative light. People took to the internet to shed their views on these people which included hateful and judgmental remarks. Unfortunately, it’s an ...

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The Gift of Giving

Why do we do things for other people? What’s the point in giving? What do we get out of it? According to studies in neuroscience, co-operative behavior activates the reward areas of the brain, suggesting that we are hard wired to enjoy helping one another. People who are actively involved in their community report higher well-being and their help encourages knock-on effects for others. You know that feeling you get when someone ...

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Forget me not

My Grandfather was the greatest man who ever lived.  He was charming, witty and stubborn. He knew everything yet knew nothing. He pushed me, tested my patience and helped shape me into the woman I am today. Even though I saw him as a strong and nearly invincible man, in the end, Alzheimer’s disease took him and on Monday September 5th 2016, he left our world.  He had Alzheimer’s ...

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Why Wrestling?!

Right up there as one of the most common questions I'm asked when people first get to know me is “why wrestling?!” It’s typically followed by some remark about not looking like your stereotype of a pro wrestler. That, I agree, I am not. That is, if your definition or perception of what a pro wrestler is, is that cliché steroid-filled, hugely-muscular, excessively-tanned egotistical beast*. Yeah… ha! That’s definitely not ...

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