• Mike Overwater

Letting Go: Part One

Letting go 1

Want to hear a specific example of courage?  Well one that I think took some.  One that results in healthy love and compassion for yourself, and making a choice between trying to be the best you can be in an environment of negative energy, or changing things to remove the negative element.  Well you’ve come to the right place.  The reason I say example of courage is two-fold. 


  • Mike Overwater

Choices, choices…

we all grow

Congratulate yourself.  You made a good choice.  I believe you’re reading this because you’ve chosen to take a huge step toward achieving the life you deserve by choosing to take positive steps in your own personal development and achievement of your life goals.  As with most things in life – starting is the hardest part.


  • Amy McLean

Thank you for not being easily satisfied

High school students are expected to select subjects that lead on to what they wish to do with their future. But who really knows what they want to do when they’re 15?

The subjects I picked were Chemistry, Drama, Travel and Tourism, and Computers and I had a genuine interest in all of them. Am I a Scientist, an actor, a travel agent or IT specialist?


  • Mike Overwater

Being Vulnerable

man on a rock

“There’s nothing more beautiful than authenticity. There’s nothing stronger than vulnerability. There’s no better time than now.”
Vironika Tugaleva

Shortly I’ll be back at work.  Not after a period away, a short break away helping some friends out.  It has been a good time – a change is as good as a holiday.  I spend a lot of my leisure time working on, or thinking about EKO.  It’s one of those things when you believe in something.  My belief is


  • Amy McLean

Step onto the bus with courage

worth it

What does being courageous mean to you? For some, it might mean standing in front of hundreds of strangers to deliver a speech. Others might consider that asking for a payrise at work takes courage. For someone else, it might be catching a bus all on their own.


  • Mike Overwater

Finding Courage

progress not perfection

What catalysed me to take this step now? The real prospect of regret. Looking over the brow of the hill and seeing my gravestone. I’ve had a few moments lately to reflect on mortality. What the hell! Here I am.

“Boredom beats Fear! Like paper beats rock.” A life lesson learned from the guru Eddie Izzard that I’d like to share.

And so, I’m terrified. Why? I’m at home. Another beautiful day in Hamilton, New Zealand, at my laptop, safe and secure in my version of my castle. Life is awesome. Beautiful partner and amazing kids. Why the terror? This! This is taking


  • Ciane St'Eve

Hair, Sex & Society

Hair Sex image for editorial

… And you know, US.  The forgotten, invisible ones – all the women over 45.

Yes, it would really seem that we are that shallow as a species. After delving in and researching the hell out of being old and having long hair, sex and sexuality is the only convincing conclusion I can draw and it all started with a very simple proposition…

“Long hair and older women… when did it become a thing?”

After years of working with women who had thought they had to relinquish their manes to the hairdressers’ scissors because they had passed a significant birthday,