Sahera Laing is a columnist with Stuff.co.nz, Selwyn App and The Guardian. Here are some of her latest features.
THE POWER OF SAYING THANK YOU
Most of us were raised to say ‘thank you’ when someone gives or does something for us. It’s basic rules of engagement, yes? Saying a heartfelt ‘thank you’ goes beyond good manners, it is a gift to the other person, serving to build and strengthen the relationship.
SILLY SEASON MADNESS
This time of year tends to get called The Silly Season. The Silly Season?
Is it because people are get daft and throw caution to the wind? Or that they over consume? Do stupid stuff? The sun makes them go a little mad? They spend ridiculous amounts of money on undesirable Christmas gifts? All a bit silly, I guess.
GIVE LIFE A LITTLE SQUEEZE
I am really enjoying the Mid Week Stress Reliever that I am holding on a Wednesday lunchtime. I see people rushing in "Have a got the right place?", "Am I late?". They are fidgety, unsettled and curious about what I am going to do this week. I see their eyes close and they concentrate so hard, trying to relax, moving about in their seat, restless.
Within minutes of beginning, I see their faces soften, the weight of the world fall from their shoulders and small smiles naturally spread across their faces and from limb to limb.
That to me is JUICE!