Forever Young - Wild and Free
Forever Young is a place for teens. My Forever Young photoshoots are my way of helping to build confidence at this time of your life. Here I have created a blog/magazine - "Blogazine". Every Blogazine post will feature everyday down to earth people that I have photographed and with the help of lots of talented friends I will share tips, ideas and experiences that will help you along your life journey.
Feel free to browse through the articles and take from them what you please.
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Welcome to the Teen Blogazine for August 2017
This month we have Korie as out feature teen! Now Korie and I have something in common! My great grandfather is his great great grandfather - who had 2 families! Korie is from his first family and I am from his second family. I was so pleased that Korie was interesed in being the feature teen for this month!
Here is our little interview!
[me] What is the best thing that has happened to you recently?
[Korie] Doing a hotlap at Hampton Downs in a Porsche 911 GT3RS
[Me] Who/What inspires you?
[Korie] Hayden Paddon NZ WRC driver.
[Me] What do you work toward in your free time?
[Korie] Learning the guitar.
[Me] What did you think of your photoshoot?
[Korie] It was good, something I've never done before and thought I'd give it a go.
[Me] What type of music do you listen to or what is your fave song?
[Korie] I don't really listen to anything particular but I do listen to a few old songs which I'm learning on the guitar.
[Me] What is the most memorable class you have ever taken?
[Korie] Probably woodwork classes at intermediate.
[Me] Skittles or m and m's?
[Korie] m and m's
[Me] If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
[Korie] Croatia, because that's where my ancestors are from.
[Me] If you were an animal, what would you be?
[Korie] A hawk, because they have good vision and they look cool, also it would be cool to fly.
[Me] What are your interests?
[Korie] Guitar, fast cars, travelling, hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Here are a few portraits from our photoshoot! Korie brought along his little pup for some photos too...
If you would like to be a feature teen on the blogazine please contact me!
Love Letter back in time! with Lysa Black - Heart Healer
Turning 34 this year means that I have doubled my life time from the time I was 17.
Here are the top 7 things I would love to beam back to the young women I once was.
It’s not what you achieve but who you become
I had so many dreams as a 17 year old! I wanted to open a flower shop and run a café. Speak in front of big audiences and travel the world. As I accomplished many of the goals from when I was 17 I realised in hindsight that it wasn’t the goal being achieved that was most satisfying – it was realising who I had become by achieving those goals that meant the most to me.
It’s not how far you get ahead but how far you help others come with you
We all have the ability to shine in our own genius; anything that you desire is possible for you. But the friendships and connections that you make along the way will hold more lasting value than all of your achievements combined – Make sure you stay in touch with those who you treasure, progressing forward in life is so much more fun when you have someone else enjoying the journey with you.
It’s not about what you look like; it’s about how you feel inside
Over the next 10 years you will hear so many different perspectives about how you should look and why. Some will tell you to change your hair colour, others will ask you to wear different clothes; remember that people who want to help you feel good inside will accept your style and approach to your appearance as it is.
It’s not about what others think of you; but how you view yourself
You will win some and you will lose some; but overall how you view yourself is the true measure of success. Others may cheer when we win and some will walk away if we lose, but our personal view of ourselves during the process is what you need to look to gauge your own success.
It’s not about having someone else love you; it’s about loving who you are
When we feel good about who we are, we attract others who appreciate us just the way we are. Any ideas about needing to change ourselves to win the affection of someone else is not being loving or kind to ourselves.
It’s not what you accomplish; but how true you are to yourself in the process
Sometimes people really win in life, but they lose at being true to themselves. There is no external success that is greater than living true to who we truly are.
It’s not about hoping things always go right; it’s about how to adjust when they don’t go well
It’s inevitable that your plans will not always fly and some goals will not be reached; that’s not always a bad thing. How we choose to adapt and adjust to life when things are not going how we’d like is the skill that will always steer you forwards to the long term success were all capable of.
Re-Defining Perfect - Corinne Austin from Fit Fix shares some words of wisom
It's time we took the pressure off ourselves, and actually just began to enjoy living, in the moment, every moment.
So many of us are constantly striving for our own version of 'perfect'. A perfect level of fitness, perfect health, or even the perfect body! And it’s stressful, and draining, and it’s not sustainable. Perfect is not ever something that we should strive for for these very reasons. It serves nobody well, and it never will.
When it comes to health, wellbeing, fitness or aesthetics, perfection - to many of us - is simply just a subjective, constantly-changing, painstakingly-sought-after yet unattainable destination. It's a constant comparison of oneself to a non-existent future/better person. Perfection is a dream the majority of us won’t ever realise as, no matter where we find ourselves, or how many things we tick off as we endlessly seek perfection, the grass will ALWAYS be greener elsewhere. There’ll always be something else we want, something else we feel like we need, something else we consider worth striving for. We’d be living as racehorses, hooning and scrambling round the track searching for the finish line, except the finish line continues to ever-extend it’s position and remains just out of reach.
Rather than focus and throw all our energy into what our destination will be or framing what it looks like, we instead need to learn to ride, enjoy, and gain wisdom from the whole entire adventure as we strive to create our own best recipe for individual health and vitality. This will most likely mean we do endure some hard slog and suffer some fails along the way – but this is the best way to learn! On the flip side there’ll be plenty of wins and triumphs too – and those are there to encourage us and keep us on the straight and narrow.
If all you can do today is just one step towards better health, then that is all that matters - and we should say that THAT is perfect. Every little step along the way – whether they be forward, back, sideways, or in the form of the cha cha - is worth it. Worth it because we’ll either loathe it, leave it, learn from it or love it. And all of those things combined create adventure and excitement – because we don’t thrive on constant, we thrive on challenge and we thrive on change. And it’s challenge and change that keep us improving upon the past and keeps life awesome.
So, if we were to redefine perfect as being an individualised work-in-progress approach to the goals that we are chasing, then perfection should be the notion of being enough right now but having a desire to keep bettering oneself. And that, to me, sounds miles more plausible, nurturing and realistic.
Corinne Austin - Movement Motivator
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