My brother, who created my website, instructed me to blog at least once a week, and that I’d thank him for it in years to come. But I hate sitting at the computer. As I was washing the dishes trying to procrastinate the inevitable blogging (don’t you always do what your little brother tells you to do?) I realised what I could get inspired to blog about, and that’s my inspiring clients. Today is the anniversary of the February 22 Christchurch earthquake, which devastated thousands of lives. Today I saw a client who had to leave the dream home she and her partner had recently finished for their family in Christchurch. The quake had left it unsafe to live in any longer. She was left uprooted physically as well as emotionally, having to create not just a new home and work in a different city, but also to create a new identity. The earthquake that changed her life left her questioning her belief in the causality of judeo-christian philosophy: if you work hard and plan well you will reap the rewards. They had done all of that, but then the earth split under their feet and their home. Now she is rebuilding a home in a new city, and rebuilding a sense of self and family without the foundations she’d been raised with. She is courageously setting out on her own, new path of discovery. She is experimenting with Buddhist philosophy, with being mindful of the present moment, as opposed to adherence to the Christian ethos for living for the hereafter. All the while, pausing to feel and express the grief that arises on all levels, many times a day.