HARAKEKE – Māori Creativity

The significance of harakeke in Māori culture, are it’s medicinal properties and the artistic value of the beautiful harakeke leave.
Harakeke also has many medicinal uses. The sticky sap or gum that it produces was applied to boils and wounds and used for toothache. The gel which oozes from the freshly-cut stems has similar healing properties to Aloe Vera, useful in treating skin irritations such as eczema and burns.

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HARAKEKE – Let’s talk native.

The Harakeke, is a native plant and unique to New Zealand and is one of our most ancient plant species.

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TMI Tag for Grandma

I was tagged by my very young fellow blogger, tanishq who is encouraging his grandma to read my blogs with the hope she will blog too.
So I have answered these question honestly, to inspire tanishq’s grandma…:)

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***Valentines Day***

Be outwardly caring. Be a giver. No matter the reason. Be passionate and extend your boundaries and remind those you love that you love them enough to make them feel extra special on a special day. You will be amazed at the joy you will receive in return.

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His character and stymie, impede my thoughts

His quirks and nuances are normal behaviour
Why me , I ask, I am not his saviour

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A question of flowers

What is it about this flower that you find so pleasurable? What made you think of it first?

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No poem today. A Poem

No poem today
Too lazy to say

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Gestational Diabetes???

I was puzzled, confused and downright terrified when I began vomiting 6-10 times a day after just a glass of water! I thought there was something seriously wrong with me. My doctor broke the news that I was pregnant. “Oh, so this is morning sickness”, I asked? He said, “In a normal pregnancy nausea is minimal. You have what is known as Gestational diabetes” and went on to explain

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There’s a hole where there once was space. A Poem

The cavity of souls is a painful place
Where grief and loss seem true

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Stress – a rising tide of dread & panic OR an opportunity to change

What if the “Act of Stress” is our body telling us to stop, take a good hard look at ourselves & is inviting us to create change, to listen carefully. What if it is saying:
“I am not a robot, I am flesh & blood”, “I am unable to sustain the demands of your decisions to perform any longer”.

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