Just Julie: The magic of what you already know

Sometimes you’ve just got to chat to your friends. In which we discover the parts of ourselves and our work that we would like to expand on.

Julie and I have been connecting for a about a year. We have been deep diving into our creative passions and the impact they have on the world.

Julie runs her own dynamic work called One Fresh Meal, you can find her here, she has loads of great content up for using at https://www.facebook.com/OneFreshMeal/ making quality meals from fruits and vegetables.

Having recently been to Italy she is on a mission to get to Africa to support children in learning to cook. Yes girlfriend!!!

Help Julie get to Uganda, you can donate her fund here:


Chatting with Julie in San Diego via Zoom

Chatting with Julie in San Diego via Zoom

Fanning the Flame of Music and Live Performance with RJ

Roger is a very talented local musician with mad Ukulele skills and years of experience with Wellington Batucada.

As a regular performer at local Ukulele Open Mic nights, it has been a total privilege to spend time planning and collaborating on concepts for performance, nurturing his creative process.

I am delighted to see how this creativity develops and expands in Roger’s creative world. Leaps and bounds :)


Improv Festival 2016

October each year brings about the Improv Festival. It has been going from strength to strength offering a diverse range of workshops and ways to connect and play.

Actors and musicians merge to perform the story live for the audience.

Actors and musicians merge to perform the story live for the audience.

Playback theatre offered our group members a special opportunity to focus on their personal development within the artistry and form.

This was a joyful exploration of our current times and the direction the world is shifting in. A massive thank you to our amazing participants and the worlds they come from.


Nurturing the Spark with Raylyn

Raylyn and I have known each other for eleven years. From humble beginnings in wondering what would come before us in our late night flatmate chats, to where we are now as friends and cohorts in creativity.

Ray as Waireka in Te Ahua Te Utu 2015   I directed it with Voice Arts Trust

Ray as Waireka in Te Ahua Te Utu 2015

I directed it with Voice Arts Trust

With my deep gratitude to Raylyn for her generosity and support that has helped to launch me on my journey as a creative healer.

If you're ever in doubt, honest, sit down with piece of paper and brainstorm what you want for your life, chat it out with a mate. It works!

All these years of experience behind us, we had an opportunity to sit down and chat about where we've been and where we are going.

Alongside a celebration of our journey we took time to nurture Ray and her next steps in the next phase of her life.

We made a commitment with "Intentional Creativity" and the Red Thread ceremony. Both placing a intention for the future and releasing.


Sometimes you just need accountability buddy in your professional work.

Nurturing the spark merges both personal and professional as you layout the steps for this moment, the next challenge and what lies ahead.

It celebrates your skills and talent and what you have to offer.

It was quite buzzy and the buzzy part could make it addictive.
— Ray Christian

Island Bays Big Community Christmas Sing

I was warmly invited to lead song in a group workshop at Island Bay Community Centre for their Christmas Party.

What a delightful occasion with lots of warmth and Christmas Spirit.


Thank you so much Claire! We had so much fun with you yesterday!

It really set the tone of the evening, and reminded me (at least) to take time out to actually enjoy the event rather than stressing over everything. This was amazing! You have such an awesome gift! May your summer season be full of joy and happiness and may 2018 bring you awesome new experiences, good health, and loads of fun adventures!

Lisa Cunningham: Co-ordinator of Island Bay Community Centre