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September 2016

THE INVISIBLE PROBLEM – Part 3. Finding Our Value and Staying Sane Today

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Cur­rent­ly moth­er­hood exists out­side the sphere of net worth mea­sure­ments, except as a cost in sick days and mater­ni­ty leave from paid work, or as a career-stop­per for all those degrees that go “nowhere”. Although in the big­ger pic­ture moth­er­hood could be seen as adding val­ue, as a solu­tion to nation­al ills, health expen­di­ture and per­son­al and soci­etal heartache, I couldn’t wait for cen­tral gov­ern­ment to wake up to this before I took action, my kids would have left home by then. If I couldn’t change gov­ern­ment approach to social pol­i­cy I fig­ured I would have to change my approach…

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THE INVISIBLE PROBLEM – Part 2. Mothers Valued as the Foundation of Social Health

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Why is it that moth­er­hood is an anom­aly in our social struc­ture? Why is moth­er­hood such an under-mined, invis­i­ble asset and not treat­ed like the gold­en resource that it is? Because it’s val­ue is immea­sur­able, not able to be mon­e­tized? Does it only count if it can be boiled down to its net worth? Per­haps moth­er­hood is out­side the box because it was there before the box was built, and the blokes that built the box just took it for grant­ed. Moth­er­ing is like the sun­set; impor­tant, always been there, we need it, we love it, it’ll keep hap­pen­ing regard­less.…

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THE INVISIBLE PROBLEM – Part 1. Motherhood Undervalued

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…there are invis­i­ble prob­lems all around us, ones we can solve. But first we need to see them, to feel them.” —TONY FADDELL, CEO, NEST Many con­tem­po­rary moth­ers, like me, have had spe­cial­ized edu­ca­tions, suc­cess­ful careers, incomes and aspi­ra­tions when they become moth­ers. We’re achiev­ers, we want to be our best at what­ev­er we do. Moth­er­hood runs counter to so much of the suc­cess indi­ca­tors our soci­ety mea­sures by. Whether we return to paid work and jug­gle work hours along­side the demands of fam­i­ly life, or work at home full-time rais­ing our chil­dren, our lives sud­den­ly have a dif­fer­ent pri­or­i­ty…

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Spilt Milk Yoga 2‑hour Retreat

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SUN 9 OCT  1:00 — 3:00 PM, Pow­er Liv­ing Stu­dio, 15 John­ston St, WELLINGTON. Whether you are want­i­ng some sup­port in with your inner work, or to feel a sense of com­mu­ni­ty, the Spilt Milk Yoga 2‑hr retreat is designed to con­nect moth­ers to self and oth­ers. Par­tic­i­pants can expect to be guid­ed through process­es of self-reflec­­tion and con­nec­tion, and come away feel­ing empow­ered, with fresh insight into the val­ue of their lives as moth­ers. Lim­it­ed to 10 par­tic­i­pants. By: Host­ed by Pow­er Liv­ing Welling­ton reg­is­ter at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spilt-milk-yoga-workshop-connecting-mothers-to-self-and-others-tickets-27535239643 or through the Con­tact page on this web­site.

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