People don’t look at each other enough, and don’t make enough effort to understand diversity,m which would help them to accept that there are multiple and many ways to live and be in this world. Understanding other peoples and cultures can … Continue reading The Ugly Reflection in the Mirror: Why Indigenous People are Not Looked At.
I’ve always been struck by how the tools promoted to achieve meditative states seem quite foreign to a Maori way of being. To pull yourself away from everyone, to be alone, to be on you own, to be without anyone, always seemed … Continue reading Maori and the Next-Level Meditation!
As Māori, we don’t deal well with shame or whakamā. Yet, our people are riddled with it. Whakamā impacts our social, spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing. It sits at the birthing place for our addictions, obesity, violence, aggression, depression and … Continue reading The Great Māori Shame Legacy
Recently I read some belittling and demeaning comments with regards to where I had questioned another authors integrity. It caused a nerve with quite a few (non-Māori), who were then spurred on to write blogs, react and comment in a mostly … Continue reading A Mauri Assault: A Kuia’s Lesson in Dealing With Haters
I am the master of my fate, I am the Captain of my soul One of the reasons I started this blog is my concern for Maori poverty and violence, especially against children. My objective of this blog is … Continue reading The Quest to End Maori Poverty and Violence