In the late 1800s, two ships were wrecked at opposite ends of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, within a few months of each other.  Neither crew knew the other was there. The island has a rocky, unforgiving coastline, and a year-round perishing climate of freezing rain and howling winds....

Last year, a book idea took up residence in my head and refused to leave. It’s like a squatter, moving furniture around in dusty, shadowy spaces, scribbling on the walls and generally making a nuisance of itself. Try as I might to dedicate my time to more...

This is not my usual kind of blog. In truth, I’ve hesitated to write it. But much of my work is about women raising their voices and in the last two weeks I’ve been confronted with an issue on which I can no longer be silent. Two...

If you know what you want to be known for, why aren’t you out there doing it yet? Are you afraid of what others may think? Or what might happen when you release your ideas to the world? Perhaps there's a fear of being criticised, or ridiculed. Fear of...

There was a time in the early 2000s, when I thought the little corner fruit & veggie shop was dead. Everything was growing bigger and bigger. Giant complexes were popping up filled with the likes of Pak and Save, Kmart or Target. How could the little...

So you’re trying to write your website. How hard could it really be? It's just the longer you sit at your keyboard, the less the words seem to flow. You’ve written plenty of other stuff in your career - essays, reports, papers, articles. But this is different. You...

One of the biggest and most important challenges entrepreneurs face, is finding your authentic voice. Your voice is what sets you apart from the others in your field. It’s the magic je ne sais quoi that takes your content from dry, dull and formulaic, to engaging,...