It's been awhile since I last did a write up for my blog. That time was spent productively (mostly) behind-the-scenes, let me give you a rundown of what's been going on.
It's something you hear (and say) often; 'I just want today to be over', 'This week needs to end', 'I can't wait for the new year'. How much time to we waste feeling unfulfilled, unsatisfied, or unhappy and wishing time away because we think that tomorrow or next week will be better?
Sharing an old drawing process I'd filmed for 'Wolfkinders', inspired by the music of Heike Langhans.
With so much happening in the world at the moment, it can be easy to forget the importance of living gently on our planet. In the face of political upheaval, violence, and medical crises - things that directly and immediately affects each of us individually on a daily basis - thinking about our footprint on… Continue reading 5 Super Basic and Easy Eco-Habits to Begin Your Climate Journey
Please note that if you suffer from mental illness, be absolutely sure to contact your doctor, counselor, or a help line ( call 0800 111 757 or text 4202 in New Zealand) if you are in distress! This list has been collated based on my personal experiences, musings, and experiments coping with mental illness and… Continue reading Surviving Self-Isolation: A Depressed Introvert’s Guide to Enjoying Quarantine
Kia Ora! Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Wellington, and to escape the confines of suburbia we went for a lunch break in Worser Bay, where we enjoyed a gorgeous and dramatic view over the bay. It was so quiet and blissful, my heart felt a little more at peace. So many great things… Continue reading All These Things I Want
Hello, dears! I have something exciting to share with you! My first vlog! I am working on a little introduction/trailer video that will properly introduce our little household, but for now please enjoy some peaceful domestic chores and local scenery! ❤ https://youtu.be/TF3QtPi_MqM I hope you like it! Feel free to let me know what you… Continue reading A Vlog!
Hello, dear readers! I hope you are healthy and well! Things here over the last week have been fairly quiet with a splash of excitement, NZ switched down to level 3 lockdown which meant we could - cautiously - leave the house to get a take away coffee and (delicious) roast veg pie from a… Continue reading Inching Closer to Freedom
Hello again! Have you been well? I hope you are keeping safe and healthy amidst all the sickness and insanity going on in the world. As I mentioned in my last blog, we recently moved to Wellington for work, and our timing was extremely lucky because the day we left Auckland it was announced that… Continue reading Finding Our Feet
It's so good to see you! Welcome to my first blog post! All I will be doing with this entry is give you a bit of an introduction and gush about my plans for this place. My name is Madelein, or Madi as my friends call me. I live in New Zealand, where I work… Continue reading Hello, World!