Posts in Reflections
What is Wellbeing?

What is wellbeing and how do we quantify it? Can our lives be broken down so easily into the conditions of our spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and social "well-being"? Does this approach miss anything? This post is more about my questions around what we get from it then about providing answers...

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ReflectionsMary-Beth Acres
Eight Weeks until it all starts!

Today marks the eight week mark until I fly away - there is so much to do!

I have made a gear list of everything I will be taking (some things yet to buy) and have started packing things away - not quite into my pack, but into a big box left behind from Christmas gifts ordered online...

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True love: A brief history of Rotorua and Me

ne of my favourite things about the holidays is family. I am the youngest of four children and the only daughter, our family of six came to New Zealand around 19 years ago. Since then my mom's whole side of the family have immigrated, and I have been able to go back to visit my dads side of the family in South Africa twice now. I'm a real nerd about my family, I just love them to bits...

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ReflectionsMary-Beth Acres
Studio Kura!

Good news; Art + Sunshine and I have been accepted to an arts residency at Studio Kura in Japan!

Backtracking a little here - but it is funny because I feel like I have just emerged from four years of constantly saying "I'm not an artist". But I guess we are all artists right? 

I definitely feel much more like an artist lately...

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Japan, ReflectionsMary-Beth Acres