I've been thinking about scanning lately. It's pretty topical. In this age of Covid-19 we need to remember to scan as we go, noticing each place we visit, keeping a record. More recently in New Zealand we have seen the value of scanning in; the potential risk when we do not, and how the community … Continue reading Have you scanned in?
Look to the past, move forward to the future! This whakatauki symbolises arriving at the end of 2020 to me in so many ways. We cannot change what has been and must keep one eye on what this year has taught, encouraged and challenged; and yet we must move forward into the wonder and uncertainty … Continue reading Titiro whakamuri, Haere whakamuri
This is a mantra we have heard a great deal this year. I’ve been reflecting on what this statement means in my life, my work, my supervision conversations of late. I’m tired. Nothing particularly tiring to my life, but I am tired. Not the usual end of year approaching tiredness that traditionally hits in about … Continue reading Be Kind
It interesting how synergy can happen in conversations. In March, Rod introduced himself on our website and in doing so provided some reflection on how to be authentic in our Pepeha as Pākehā. While Rod was having this discovery, I had already begun drafting this blog, reflecting on my own learning from an IRA wananga … Continue reading Adding to the Pepeha conversation
Well it's five weeks on, and the country has survived level 4 Rahui; is tolerating level 3 Rahui; and is bracing, anticipating and chomping at the bit to have some freedom restored and be at level 2. While I sit here thinking to myself, "Taihoa! What's the rush?; let's not be in such a hurry … Continue reading Looking toward the end of Rahui: Preparing for our new usual