Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai ki tenei matatiki ora!
Greetings of health to you and welcome to this spring of well-being!


Rootslovewater™ is a wholistic wellness blog on the edge of evolution.

It’s a branch of an integrative and grassroots service based in Aotearoa New Zealand called Te Putake Waiora meaning, ‘The foundation for Wholistic well-being’

Te Putake Waiora is a service that is committed to social transformation through self-actualization.

It’s purpose is to design programmes that integrate counselling, coaching and transformative learning to support pathways to healing, well-being and growth.

RootsLoveWater™ is the resource hub that provides a range of wholistic tools and methods to help the transitions of healing and growth.

At its core, this blog acknowledges that you are the real expert of your life. Let your life energy breathe light into your world.

Your life experiences are honoured here as the most powerful resource available to you.

Rootslovewater™ is dedicated to helping you use all those life experiences as tools and insights to help you heal, grow and transform into your best potential.

Being your true self and knowing your purpose in life is a lifelong learning quest full of ups and downs, trials and pains, highs and lows, celebrations, mistakes, fears and love.

If we don’t have an inner compass that can direct and guide us then that journey can either shake, break or make us.

Within all of our experiences are precious lessons, jewels of learning and pearls of wisdom to be claimed and integrated into our lives.

If we want to uncover and discover those gems, we need to pay constant attention to what’s going on inside of us and look for the signs and reflections in our physical everyday life.

If we cultivate strong roots. we will have a firm foundation to keep us planted in our purpose. Our roots will nourish and support our journey, aspirations, goals and dreams, and our life experiences will provide us with the perfect or imperfect conditions to grow and thrive.


The purpose of Rootslovewater™ is to help cultivate a strong foundation and build a confident base to stand strong in who you are and blossom becoming who you want to be.

This is a heart-centered space and can offer you practical everyday tools from a therapeutic background as well as raw life experience.

It can also offer you spiritual support for everyday living that may help sustain you in those stormy and dark times.

As a companion resource rootslovewater™ promotes

  • self-awareness
  • self-healing
  • self-expression
  • self-determination

All four of these qualities will encourage and empower your transformational growth journey.

Rootslovewater™ is all about firsthand experience not secondhand information. 

If you want to stand strong in your truth and live according to YOUR own rhythm and vibe; then welcome!

Welcome to the journey back home to what we Maori refer to as your mana motuhake! Your sovereignty, your power center, your autonomy and the birthright to be uniquely you.


Being your best starts with feeding yourself with the right nourishment in mind, body and soul.


The main focus of this blogosphere is to tend to the Root of all things in life.

Discovering and uncovering.

Our source of life, inspiration, insight, passion, motivation, direction and wisdom all come from within.

Yet how many of us ignore or hide all that good stuff away for the sake of our families, peers, careers, religion, opinions, fears and most of all our reputations and social image.

Be gone with all that! Life is meant for living vibrantly!

This is a space that is dedicated to digging up that rich garden of inner-resources that we all possess within.


Our most powerful re-source can be found within.  

Inner-shifts and changes in your circumstances can happen very quickly if nurtured with the right stuff and given the right conditions. 

Rootslovewater™ offers encouragement, empowerment and empathy to make it all happen.

You will find that there’s nothing flashy or glamorous about this space. Just passionate and heartfelt content that points to the truth of who you are.

The images in this blogosphere have all been captured in Aotearoa, New Zealand. They are a witness to nature’s inspiring beauty and the simple everyday wisdom that proves to you, who and what you really are.

This blog acknowledges our ancestress Papatuanuku, Earth mother and nature as our living-breathing, nurturer, healer, teacher and guide in this life.

She is a living example of who and what we really are in our natural state.  She contains all the elements of what we are made of and she expresses the cycles we go through in life.  She shows us how we can heal and grow and most importantly, she guides us to our true self.

I hope you enjoy the blog and find it useful.

Thank you so much for your Presence.  Mauri Tu, Mauri ora!  Let your energy be upright and life giving.