I am a storyteller, here to give rise to the everyday person searching for meaning and completeness.

Because it turns out a conscious life is ordinary (and extraordinary).

Lara Charles Kiwi Author Blogger

A book and place for fellow everyday seekers

Spiritual seekers aren't just people who wear robes. More often than not, they are people like me - in the supermarket checkout, dropping kids at school, getting diagnosed with health problems, searching for meaning amongst it all. I am a seeker and my life is, well, like this - pretty ordinary (and awesome). Amid everyday life, somehow (aka grace) I stumbled upon a sense of wholeness that can only be described as freedom.

If you're also longing or seeking or yearning for completeness, I get it - welcome.

p.s. if you wear a robe, you're welcome too!

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About me

Along with my husband and four (yes, four!) children, we live in the bushy hills of Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Mostly, I'm a stay-at-home mama, I'm also a part-time marketer and content writer, and (in between school runs and house chores) I've written a book!

Why? Because I want people (mothers especially) to know that you do not have to hike the Himalayas, be famous, or have a near-death experience. Liberation is here, right here in the peaks and troughs of everyday life.

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About my book

Always Arabelle: Unearthing the Extraordinary Ordinary, is a story of finding the freedom that was hidden in my pocket all along. It is a story of life, love, motherhood, illness, transformation and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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Courageous, relatable, authentic and inspiring, I couldn’t put it down."

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Quote of the month

'When you make the present moment, instead of past and future, the focal point of your life, your ability to enjoy what you do and with it the quality of your
life increases dramatically.'
Eckhart Tolle