Highlights from some of New Zealand's Unique Music & Lifestyle Festivals: Volunteering, Co-creating & Dancing Backstage

Another one of the very highlights of this summer has been our involvement in some of the annual music, culture & lifestyle festivals which New Zealand is so famous of. Every summer, Kiwis and visitors gather for festivals of all sizes and in all regions of the country. Whether your heart beats for food, music, wine, dance, spirituality or local Maori culture rest assured there's a festival here you'll love. 

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Merry Happy Kiwi Christmas From Mount Maunganui Where We Celebrate Christmas With Champagne Brunch And Give Presence Instead of Presents This Year

A very Merry Christmas from Leon's family home in New Zealand: Mount Maunganui. This year I'm having a warmer, a brighter and a very different Christmas than what I'm use to. But what it doesn't have of Danish traditions, it certainly has in color - an amazing Christmas mix of Swedish, American, Kiwi & Danish. 

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7 Easy Zen Habits And 3 Book Recommendations To See, Feel & Understand More in Daily Life

No matter where in the world we have our everyday life it just seems like it, everyday life, takes over. We have these good intentions of being happier, of being healthier and of doing more stuff with our friends and family but most days we end up too busy, too stressed, too overwhelmed. It can so easily feel like we don't have the control at all and days as well as life just "happens to us". We need more "Zen" and in my opinion we should all add a spiritual dimension to our life.

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Dreaming Big vs. Doing Small: Self-reflections Before My 1 Month of Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

Once again, I'm just about to take off from my beloved Shanghai. It's time for another break from the big city and it's time to get my Yoga Teaching Certificate! If someone would have told me this one year ago I wouldn't have believed them. I still don't quite believe it but tomorrow it becomes reality when I land in Indonesia to get straight into intense Ashtanga Yoga Practice at the Kura Kura Yoga Retreat in south of Bali.

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