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OTHER VOICES: Grace Iwashita Taylor

OTHER VOICES: Grace Iwashita Taylor

New Zealand’s Grace Iwashita-Taylor is a Shaper and a poet. She lives her life as a single mother, as a loving daughter trying to deal with the realities and challenges of her beloved mother’s decline into dementia and as a youth worker in a place that is one of the most expensive places to live on the planet. She is also an award-winning spoken word and published poet, playwright, and performer. The poet’s upu (words) circle around and around the…

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FORGET “BALANCE” (MOVE THE WHOLE THING)

FORGET “BALANCE” (MOVE THE WHOLE THING)

Here’s another Un-Seeing Exercise. It’s a well-worn cliché.  We have all been told (and told ourselves and told each other) that we need to find our balance between life and work. [Cue the chorus of moans and groans, guys.]

FINDING YOUR OWN BALANCE

FINDING YOUR OWN BALANCE

The wise guys say Life is a balance. Physically that is a truth. You breathe in and you breathe out.  Too much breathing in and you hyperventilate; too little and you turn blue. Eat too much and you gain weight; eat too little and you waste away. Balance is fascinating.

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