What being vulnerable taught me

This week, I challenged myself to try something different. I challenged myself to open-up and be vulnerable in the workplace. What I mean by this is that I made a choice to be 100% real and authentic with the people in my company. I’m not saying that I sat down and had a big cry with them all, sharing my feelings and what-not. That would be pretty inappropriate, to say the ...

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The power of the mind

Have you ever felt like your entire world was crashing down around you? Like you were completely alone. Negative thoughts flying through your mind, circling around like vultures picking apart a dying animal? I had a moment like this recently. It’s not something I’m proud of and it’s extremely difficult to share this with anyone, especially here. This is not to say I was unhappy with life. Quite the opposite. I’m really ...

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The Confronting Reality of “Me Too”

What’s the most difficult thing you’ve ever had to tell someone? This past week on social media, people were encouraged to write “me too” if they had experienced sexual assault or harassment. This was an attempt to let the world know just how big of an issue sexual assault is. I was one of those who posted “me too” however, my experiences have been minor in comparison with what too many ...

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5 Ways to Wellbeing

Earlier this morning, I had started writing a blog post about mental health awareness. I had written a nice little piece about taking care of yourself first so that you can better help those around you. After writing a big chunk of it, I had to close up my laptop and head to another building for work. In doing so, I took everything with me, knowing I’d be gone for the ...

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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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This is me

  Britenay… Yes, that’s correct, pronounced “Bri-ten-ay”. That’s me. At least, that’s how the majority of the internet and professional wrestling world know me. The leader of the Britarmy, four time IPW NZ Women’s Champion, PWE Women’s Champion and all-round badass.   However, I’d also like to introduce you to Sarah. Also me. At 30years of age, I’ve gone from being a timid, shy child to being a dominant smart-arse who isn’t ...

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