The day before yesterday I was invited to partake in a beautiful Cacao water ceremony at the Maori carvings on Lake Taupo by my friend Jules Bright. It was a stunning ride out on the Fearless with several lovely musicians who had been invited to join in a healing ceremony for the earth and each other. The wind was strong as we were heading out and the waves were up a bit with lake water spraying over the boat but as soon as we turn the corner on to the carving the sun shone and the wind dropped and it was absolute heaven. The ceremony involved releasing that which no longer served and was holding us back and offering healing to the earth as well. It was beautiful. I had never been to a ceremony quite like it before.
An artist is out to change the way women perceive themselves following a 'shocking' conversation with her five-year-old niece about her body. Wellington-based Mandi Lynn, 45, revealed inspiration for her photographic project came after she was standing in her kitchen on Christmas Day in when her niece walked and asked her 'am I fat? Photographer Mandi Lynn pictured revealed that a shocking conversation with her five-year-old niece, as well as her own experience, was the catalyst for the project. Touching on her background, Ms Lynn said she had undergone a personal journey that involved her learning to love her body as it was. Additionally, she said her mother and sister had also struggled with body image issues and that these sorts of problems appeared to spread like a 'virus' among families. Ms Lynn explained this encounter, along with her own experience, became the catalyst for a photography project aimed at promoting body positivity among women.
Mandi Lynn want to help women rid themselves of body shame
One of our greatest gifts to our daughters is modelling the journey into self-compassion. Why people pick us over the rest. We make you look good even if you hate being photographed.
First aired October 7, 1. First aired December 17, 1M viewers . In October , Andre Birleanu was charged with sexual misconduct and aggravated harassment due to accusations from a year-old actress, charges which he denied. Almost a year later, after many court appearances, the DA's Office in the Criminal Court of Manhattan dropped all charges on both cases.