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!

my family - awakened living

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 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

Ordinary Awakenings 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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'World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.'
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