It’s amazing how the very notion of conversing with teenagers brings up a range of responses in adults from eye rolls and groans to negative sarcastic quips such as ‘good luck with that!’ But if we want better communication with our teenagers we need to challenge this attitude and see…

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After a fourth person just mentioned their recent urge to declutter, I decided I had to put something into words on this topic. It seems that there are many people feeling the decluttering bug at the moment and I believe there is a good reason for this.

Decluttering is part…

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Spending 14 days in a hotel room as part of your travel plans these days is standard in many countries as the world grapples with Covid-19. Travel certainly isn’t the carefree experience it once was but a rather stressful obstacle course of bureaucratic processes, new forms and procedures, visas, medical…

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You may have heard the phrase “Fear and love cannot co-exist, it’s one or the other, the choice is up to you”. I’m not exactly sure of the original source, though author Kate McGahan, a pet loss counsellor has been attributed and several others have been quoted along similar lines.

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After claiming 100 days free of community transmission here in New Zealand we find ourselves once again restricted and in Lockdown. My friends and family across the ditch are equally restricted while Victoria grapples to get their second wave under control.

I think by now we’ve all come to the…

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Maybe you’ve heard the term ‘Lean in’ in wellbeing and self-development circles and like me, loved the sound of it. It has a visceral quality, especially if you’re kinesthetically inclined or your love language is touch, leaning in feels warm and connected. …

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It may begin as a subtle feeling of agitation or irritability when you first realise you’re in a situation or committed to an agreement that doesn’t feel right for you. The problem is, the more awareness you begin to feel around it the stronger the discomfort. Eventually, those subtle feelings…

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Selecting the right coach to work with can be confusing. It’s a wonderful problem that there are so many to choose from these days but it can also feel daunting when you’re selecting who to trust and invest time and money in.

I write this a coach who has had…

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I’m not sure about you but 2020 has been by far one of my most profound teachers.

I’ve seen plenty of memes with messages like ‘can we start over’, ‘have we tried alt, control, delete on 2020 or just unplugging and turning it back on’ and I totally get it…

Anita Toi

Anita is a life coach with a focus on mind-body connection who writes about personal growth and wellbeing.

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