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  • First photo I have taken in over a week! Starting it off with a 💥

Let’s talk about being your authentic self. I get a lot of DMs asking me how did I grow on IG or how do you become a “influencer”.... Honestly I started out just posting outfits of the day and makeup looks. I had no idea it would grow into this. I wasn’t looking for fame or followers. I just wanted to share my fashion and express myself.

I know that my fashion keeps changing, but the one thing that stays the same is being 💯 percent myself. I never let numbers get to my head. I don’t care if something is trending and I’m not wearing it. I try to always respond to everyone and I try to stay humble. I only support brands I truly love. I don’t promote things I don’t believe in. My style changes, but it’s always me with those rebel edgy vibes. I found that being yourself brings you happiness and makes you stand out. We are all so different and that’s what is so awesome about us. 
So my biggest advice to anyone who wants to grow or be an “influencer” is: to be yourself. Don’t let IG fame get to you. Wear clothing that you love. Support things you love. Be kind to everyone. Don’t try to be someone else. Be yourself all the way. Be 💯percent you. 
Love you guys ❤️Thanks again for all the get-well-soon messages! You brightened my week🌟
  • First photo I have taken in over a week! Starting it off with a 💥

    Let’s talk about being your authentic self. I get a lot of DMs asking me how did I grow on IG or how do you become a “influencer”.... Honestly I started out just posting outfits of the day and makeup looks. I had no idea it would grow into this. I wasn’t looking for fame or followers. I just wanted to share my fashion and express myself.

    I know that my fashion keeps changing, but the one thing that stays the same is being 💯 percent myself. I never let numbers get to my head. I don’t care if something is trending and I’m not wearing it. I try to always respond to everyone and I try to stay humble. I only support brands I truly love. I don’t promote things I don’t believe in. My style changes, but it’s always me with those rebel edgy vibes. I found that being yourself brings you happiness and makes you stand out. We are all so different and that’s what is so awesome about us.
    So my biggest advice to anyone who wants to grow or be an “influencer” is: to be yourself. Don’t let IG fame get to you. Wear clothing that you love. Support things you love. Be kind to everyone. Don’t try to be someone else. Be yourself all the way. Be 💯percent you.
    Love you guys ❤️Thanks again for all the get-well-soon messages! You brightened my week🌟
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  • The painting behind me was painted live on my wedding’s reception ☺️ have a happy weekend 💋
  • The painting behind me was painted live on my wedding’s reception ☺️ have a happy weekend 💋
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  • Breast cancer 🚫
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My dear friend @helena.mcalpine died of breast cancer age 37. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Those who knew her, know that she is totally the one who would have been instagramming her boobs! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I went to Waiheke yesterday for the Jazz festival, and I felt like she was around me the whole day... She sent me some signs:
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✨ a sprinkle of glitter on my friend @jencutt ’s face on the ferry (H loved glitter, and it was the main event at her ‘funeral after party’) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨ a sign for the demo derby that I organised for her one year because it was on her ‘F*ckit List’ - and that she stood me up because @shavaughn_ruakere had organised for her to be an extra on #ShortlandStreet - typically Helena 🤣
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✨ the beautiful singer onstage at the Jazz festival, who looked down, and for a flash of an instant, looked exactly like H ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨ chatting with a lovely lady from Oamaru on the ferry home - a breast cancer survivor
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Helena was a crazy supernova of energy, and as #johncampbell said in her eulogy ‘she touched a lot of people - usually inappropriately!’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I double checked this morning, and will book for my annual mammogram next week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Please check your boobies regularly, especially if you are over 40!
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Breast cancer will affect one in nine women in NZ in their lifetime, and 6% of breast cancer cases are under the age of 40. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We see too much of it - in friends, family, team and clients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#growingyounger is about staying healthy so you can live a long, happy and fulfilled life! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#breastcancerawareness #cancersucks  #authentic #inspiration #beauty #growyounger #beautydoctor #life #lovelife #alwayslearning #thankyou #yougotthis #yourebeautiful #adventuresofdrcat
  • Breast cancer 🚫
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    My dear friend @helena.mcalpine died of breast cancer age 37. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Those who knew her, know that she is totally the one who would have been instagramming her boobs! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I went to Waiheke yesterday for the Jazz festival, and I felt like she was around me the whole day... She sent me some signs:
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ✨ a sprinkle of glitter on my friend @jencutt ’s face on the ferry (H loved glitter, and it was the main event at her ‘funeral after party’) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ✨ a sign for the demo derby that I organised for her one year because it was on her ‘F*ckit List’ - and that she stood me up because @shavaughn_ruakere had organised for her to be an extra on #ShortlandStreet - typically Helena 🤣
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    ✨ the beautiful singer onstage at the Jazz festival, who looked down, and for a flash of an instant, looked exactly like H ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ✨ chatting with a lovely lady from Oamaru on the ferry home - a breast cancer survivor
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Helena was a crazy supernova of energy, and as #johncampbell said in her eulogy ‘she touched a lot of people - usually inappropriately!’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I double checked this morning, and will book for my annual mammogram next week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Please check your boobies regularly, especially if you are over 40!
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Breast cancer will affect one in nine women in NZ in their lifetime, and 6% of breast cancer cases are under the age of 40. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    We see too much of it - in friends, family, team and clients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #growingyounger is about staying healthy so you can live a long, happy and fulfilled life! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #breastcancerawareness #cancersucks #authentic #inspiration #beauty #growyounger #beautydoctor #life #lovelife #alwayslearning #thankyou #yougotthis #yourebeautiful #adventuresofdrcat
  • 139 17 1 hour ago
  • Dynamic duo! 
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It was fun performing with you @markedmondmusic. Looking forward for more shows with you and the great @johnbernthomas and band! 🧡💜
  • Dynamic duo!
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    It was fun performing with you @markedmondmusic. Looking forward for more shows with you and the great @johnbernthomas and band! 🧡💜
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  • Oh duality. Feeling soft and yet knowing you’re on top of the world.
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•In Frame• @kaylatrainsandshoots •Shot by• @monicaliftsandjits
  • Oh duality. Feeling soft and yet knowing you’re on top of the world.
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    •In Frame• @kaylatrainsandshoots •Shot by• @monicaliftsandjits
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  • Seriously guys, it’s not. But I’m going in anyway. ⁣
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You may not know this about me, but I am IN LOVE with writing. Like, the “why don’t you marry it?” kind of love. Yo, if I could marry writing, damn it I would. It gives me SO much less gray hair than my husband. Jk, babe, I love you (wink/fingergun combo). ⁣
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So where the hell am I going with this? You guys, I wanna write! It’s in my soul! But I need your help. Where the hell do I go with this? What’s an opinionated girl with an iPhone and whoooole lot of spunk to do with this dream? Who wants to hear me? What rock are they hiding under? Are there writer pimps? Do I become another Joe Shmoe blogger hoping to get noticed? Is stalking legal if it’s cute and friendly? Do you have the home address of the Cosmo editor-in-chief (asking for a friend)? ⁣
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I would love to hear from anyone who has any professional writing experience. Because if I die tomorrow without getting that home address, my blood will be on YOUR hands! Seriously though, I would really love to chat with someone “in the biz”, as the kids say. Actually, I don’t know any kids that say that. I’m sorry. Oh great, now it’s getting awkward. I’ll show myself out. ⁣
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  • Seriously guys, it’s not. But I’m going in anyway. ⁣

    You may not know this about me, but I am IN LOVE with writing. Like, the “why don’t you marry it?” kind of love. Yo, if I could marry writing, damn it I would. It gives me SO much less gray hair than my husband. Jk, babe, I love you (wink/fingergun combo). ⁣

    So where the hell am I going with this? You guys, I wanna write! It’s in my soul! But I need your help. Where the hell do I go with this? What’s an opinionated girl with an iPhone and whoooole lot of spunk to do with this dream? Who wants to hear me? What rock are they hiding under? Are there writer pimps? Do I become another Joe Shmoe blogger hoping to get noticed? Is stalking legal if it’s cute and friendly? Do you have the home address of the Cosmo editor-in-chief (asking for a friend)? ⁣

    I would love to hear from anyone who has any professional writing experience. Because if I die tomorrow without getting that home address, my blood will be on YOUR hands! Seriously though, I would really love to chat with someone “in the biz”, as the kids say. Actually, I don’t know any kids that say that. I’m sorry. Oh great, now it’s getting awkward. I’ll show myself out. ⁣

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  • Sarah + Michael made my job so easy! Everything about them was so natural and raw. Real emotions. Real love. Real moments. That’s the stuff I live for🤩
  • Sarah + Michael made my job so easy! Everything about them was so natural and raw. Real emotions. Real love. Real moments. That’s the stuff I live for🤩
  • 4 1 3 minutes ago
  • Tonight’s business supper club was just incredible! I can’t put into words how powerful these evenings are. Women taking openly about business, big goals, hopes and dreams 🙌🏼♥️ The food was so tasty tonight, our caterer was @cameron_and_co 😋 photo by @annacascarina
  • Tonight’s business supper club was just incredible! I can’t put into words how powerful these evenings are. Women taking openly about business, big goals, hopes and dreams 🙌🏼♥️ The food was so tasty tonight, our caterer was @cameron_and_co 😋 photo by @annacascarina
  • 1 1 3 minutes ago
  • And here, by golly, is the Peter Pan statue, its environs awaiting new sod. This statue is along the Long Water at the beginning of the Serpentine river that runs through the park dividing Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park. 🌳 Although I’ve been to the park several times, I’d never spent any time in Kensington Gardens. Walking every morning early before breakfast was inspiring, invigorating and such a joy. A great place to foster creativity — in nature within a stimulating, historic city (my favorite, with San Francisco a close second). No wonder Peter Pan’s author lived right on the park. #neverland 🌟
  • And here, by golly, is the Peter Pan statue, its environs awaiting new sod. This statue is along the Long Water at the beginning of the Serpentine river that runs through the park dividing Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park. 🌳 Although I’ve been to the park several times, I’d never spent any time in Kensington Gardens. Walking every morning early before breakfast was inspiring, invigorating and such a joy. A great place to foster creativity — in nature within a stimulating, historic city (my favorite, with San Francisco a close second). No wonder Peter Pan’s author lived right on the park. #neverland 🌟
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  • Learning a new song for the band in my garage. This is “Hunter” by Dido
  • Learning a new song for the band in my garage. This is “Hunter” by Dido
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  • It’s been such a busy week! Grateful for it 🙏🏽 I love this big leaf labradorite ring set in sterling silver, it’s perfect for nature lovers and celebrating spring! It’s a size 7 & is available. I’m going to work on listing online this weekend, but you can always hit the DM to grab a piece that calls to you 🍃
  • It’s been such a busy week! Grateful for it 🙏🏽 I love this big leaf labradorite ring set in sterling silver, it’s perfect for nature lovers and celebrating spring! It’s a size 7 & is available. I’m going to work on listing online this weekend, but you can always hit the DM to grab a piece that calls to you 🍃
  • 3 3 13 minutes ago
  • I have been lectured to separate business from pesonal....
But just so you know....there is a soul here making jewelry who's Mom became an angel today in 2016.
She (along with my Father) gave me the abilities I give to other soul's who are still here on earth. 
She gave me this OLD can opener when she saw how bad and cheap mine was,28 years ago. She left it on my counter with no words or lecture. 
Her little gestures never stopped teaching me and I will never throw this darn can opener away. 👼

#bereal
#authentic
#noragraceinc
#loveneverfails
#angels
  • I have been lectured to separate business from pesonal....
    But just so you know....there is a soul here making jewelry who's Mom became an angel today in 2016.
    She (along with my Father) gave me the abilities I give to other soul's who are still here on earth.
    She gave me this OLD can opener when she saw how bad and cheap mine was,28 years ago. She left it on my counter with no words or lecture.
    Her little gestures never stopped teaching me and I will never throw this darn can opener away. 👼

    #bereal
    #authentic
    #noragraceinc
    #loveneverfails
    #angels
  • 2 0 14 minutes ago
  • 🎉HAPPY 6-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO ME
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TODAY is my 6-yr anniversary of leaving my awesome corporate job at the Railroad where I worked for 9 solid years. Today I spent half the day taking really good care of me as I wanted to pause and appreciate the time freedom that sometimes I don’t use to my advantage. ⁣
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There’s been SO many lessons in this ‘solopreneur’ journey that I could write a whole book about how NAIVE I was leaving the job and thinking everything would be fun, easy and great like I had seen people share on Facebook ads back in 2013.  Nothing could’ve been further from the truth! ⁣
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Six years later I still haven’t taken a second job, I’m still doing good, still learning so much about how to manage a business, money, team, priorities, how to keep growing, how to spend less. What to say yes and no to. How to reinvent myself to stay relevant and motivated since I’ve accomplished so much of what I used to dream of! ⁣
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I can honestly tell you that Entrepreneurship has been the greatest bootcamp for the soul and spirit because I’ve been tested to the core and back several times, and I’m standing still smarter, wiser, stronger and happier. ⁣
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I feel at peace about the future and for the first time in a long time I’m not in a hurry to get anywhere different than where I am 🙏🏽👏🏽💅.⁣
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I’m thinking about doing a 🔅What I Wish I Knew Before I Quit Corporate document/ post or one about 🔅 What Not To Do After You Quit Your Job if you want your dreams of entrepreneurship to come true.  Does either of this appeal to you?? Comment below and let me know! ⁣
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👐🏽 Thank you infinitely for being a part of my journey. In the past 24 hrs I’ve been recognized twice once at a restaurant and once at the hair salón by people that know of me either by my videos or via friends or in some other way ... made me think about how far I’ve come and how proud i am of this beautiful non-linear at times crooked journey of life and self actualization 👐🏽 so glad I’ve stuck it out and so happy for where things are headed! 🍃 ⁣
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 Cheers 🥂 my dears 🍻 ⁣
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Maru
  • 🎉HAPPY 6-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO ME

    TODAY is my 6-yr anniversary of leaving my awesome corporate job at the Railroad where I worked for 9 solid years. Today I spent half the day taking really good care of me as I wanted to pause and appreciate the time freedom that sometimes I don’t use to my advantage. ⁣

    There’s been SO many lessons in this ‘solopreneur’ journey that I could write a whole book about how NAIVE I was leaving the job and thinking everything would be fun, easy and great like I had seen people share on Facebook ads back in 2013. Nothing could’ve been further from the truth! ⁣

    Six years later I still haven’t taken a second job, I’m still doing good, still learning so much about how to manage a business, money, team, priorities, how to keep growing, how to spend less. What to say yes and no to. How to reinvent myself to stay relevant and motivated since I’ve accomplished so much of what I used to dream of! ⁣

    I can honestly tell you that Entrepreneurship has been the greatest bootcamp for the soul and spirit because I’ve been tested to the core and back several times, and I’m standing still smarter, wiser, stronger and happier. ⁣

    I feel at peace about the future and for the first time in a long time I’m not in a hurry to get anywhere different than where I am 🙏🏽👏🏽💅.⁣

    I’m thinking about doing a 🔅What I Wish I Knew Before I Quit Corporate document/ post or one about 🔅 What Not To Do After You Quit Your Job if you want your dreams of entrepreneurship to come true. Does either of this appeal to you?? Comment below and let me know! ⁣

    👐🏽 Thank you infinitely for being a part of my journey. In the past 24 hrs I’ve been recognized twice once at a restaurant and once at the hair salón by people that know of me either by my videos or via friends or in some other way ... made me think about how far I’ve come and how proud i am of this beautiful non-linear at times crooked journey of life and self actualization 👐🏽 so glad I’ve stuck it out and so happy for where things are headed! 🍃 ⁣

    Cheers 🥂 my dears 🍻 ⁣

    Maru
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  • What is something you have a strong belief in? 👇🏻
  • What is something you have a strong belief in? 👇🏻
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  • Making one of my favorite dishes, Veal Marsala, for my good friends. Watch until the end to hear their personal review 👌
  • Making one of my favorite dishes, Veal Marsala, for my good friends. Watch until the end to hear their personal review 👌
  • 7 2 22 minutes ago
  • Join us as we uncover & celebrate the truth of the resurrection of Jesus. 🕊️⁣
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Invite your friends & family as we experience the love of Jesus this Easter, at Outlook. ⛪⁣
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21st April // 9:30AM // Corner of Neil & Perth Streets (The Callaghan Centre, St Saviour’s College)⠀⁣
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  • Join us as we uncover & celebrate the truth of the resurrection of Jesus. 🕊️⁣
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    Invite your friends & family as we experience the love of Jesus this Easter, at Outlook. ⛪⁣
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    21st April // 9:30AM // Corner of Neil & Perth Streets (The Callaghan Centre, St Saviour’s College)⠀⁣
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    #WordSpiritMission
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  • Fluir para florecer ❤️💫🌊🌹
  • Fluir para florecer ❤️💫🌊🌹
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