We all have a yearning to feel whole.

And we don't have to escape ordinary life to find the largeness within. It is located right here, in the peaks and valleys of the everyday.

Lara Charles Kiwi Author Blogger

Do you desire something more?

We all do. Even, actually especially, busy mamas. If you're a seeking mama like me - trying to fit self-inquiry between doctor appointments, work and shuttling the kids to school - I get it, welcome.

I’m Lara Charles. I write at the intersection of spirituality, motherhood and modern life.

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About me

I am an Australian writer and, along with my husband and four (yes, four!) children, 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 work and school runs and house chores) I've written a book.

Why? Because amid everyday life, somehow (aka grace) I stumbled upon a sense of wholeness that can only be described as freedom. And I want people 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

Restless Truth Ease: From Wanting More to Finding Enough 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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Quote of the month

'If you were conscious, that is to say totally present in the Now, all negativity would dissolve almost instantly. It could not survive in your presence.'
- Eckhart Tolle