Let’s use the end of 2020 to hit the reset button and have a think about what’s really important to our whanau and friends, our communities, our country and our planet, writes Jan Aitken.
Maintaining the capacity for wonder and the desire to seek it out can become an uphill battle, writes Jan Aitken.
If you’re on the receiving end of an act of kindness it’s not hard to understand why you feel good, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
There’s a Zen saying: "You should sit in nature for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re busy - then you should sit for an hour," writes life coach Jan Aitken.
I have a question for you: do you consider yourself to be your most important asset? asks life coach Jan Aitken.
A comment I hear a lot, and one I find myself making, is that life seems so fast paced now, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
Jan Aitken has the feeling that if this year were a menu, it would read something like the following: Entree: cold, lumpy, day old porridge. Main: tripe and onions. Dessert: liver mousse.
I was looking at my phone battery depleting and thought how useful it is that we can plug a phone in and recharge the battery whenever we need to. I also thought how easy it would be if we could do the same, writes Jan Aitken.
If ever a year has had me question who I am, where I’m headed and what I’m doing then 2020 is it, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
It’s that time of year when I want to indulge in a mix of eating half my bodyweight in comfort food every day and sleeping for at least 18 out of every 24 hours, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
Ever said "I’m trying to get my work-life balance sorted"?
We’ll need to carefully manage our energy levels as we move back into our new normal, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
The idea of success and being successful can come with a lot of pressure.
How was the April challenge to build mental strength and resilience, asks life coach Jan Aitken.
It’s said that "curiosity killed the cat”. My cat’s curiosity is principally applied to the inside of its own eyelids, and so far that hasn’t done it any harm, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
A lot has happened since I set the last challenge to improve our sleep routine with the aim of helping us get a better quality sleep, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
Changing habits can be a process, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
In among all that background noise there are people saying things they'd like someone to hear, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
In the first column of the year I promised I’d set us all a challenge to start doing things differently, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
It's time to put values to work in the interests of the future, writes life coach Jan Aitken.