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Lobby4Love, Not Plastic (Part 1)

There is no denying that our planet is in dire straits Which is why PLANET is one of four focus areas for #lobby4love. But what can I do to save the planet? I hear you mumble... A lot actually. FACT #1 We all make choices everyday that impact the environment, and many of our choices stem from a general lack of awareness and/or education. FACT #2 THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS CAN BE REDUCED TO ONE CONCEPT: SUPPLY AND DEMAND. AS LONG…

Personal Cycles

[caption id="attachment_1629" align="alignleft" width="150"] ©️2017 Bianca Bowers[/caption]   It is my belief and experience that humans, like nature, are subject to cycles. Cycles in nature include seasons, lunar cycles, and life cycles (to name a few). For individuals, our personal cycles may be less obvious, but they are present, and the ability to identify those cycles can assist us to navigate through and forward.     What is a personal cycle? Personal cycles could include mini cycles like our 12 hour…

Endings and Beginnings

ENDINGS I recently took a break from social media because I had lost my why. Whatever goal I started out with was no longer driving or exciting me. Even my #lobby4love, which began as a labour of love, felt like a meaningless obligation. After serious consideration I stepped away to gain perspective about the root of my restlessness. After a few days of introspection I concluded that I had reached the end of a personal cycle (several different cycles in…

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Belonging

I have wrestled with the concept of belonging for many years. Since leaving my South African home at age 23, I have been singled out as not belonging. In NZ, in the UK, and now Australia. And I guess it bothered me enough to write about it endlessly and withdraw into myself on enough occasions. Then, a few years ago, I met up with a journalist who was writing about her own explorations into belonging. We drank our herbal teas…

6 Steps to Personal Peace

My personal peace underwent great upheaval during 2016, but I did harvest some wisdom during the tempests. During times of intense emotion, think of yourself as a shaken snow globe. While you wait for the snow to settle... ~ Give your emotions a voice by writing them down instead of expressing them verbally ~ Release your emotions through tears ~ Refrain from decision-making ~ Breathe. Do not battle. Don't second guess yourself. Honour your instincts. Nurture your inner peace by meditating once…