Daria Williamson

Who I am and what gets me out of bed in the morning

Photo supplied by Author (I think I was a pretty cute baby!)

From 1977 to today

I’m a child of the 80s, so I grew up during the glorious years of glam rock and metal (think Poison, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe). Not to mention strong, iconic women like Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner… The eyeshadow! The hair! The outfits! And that was just the men!


You weren’t born “lucky” or “unlucky” — you can create your own luck, if you know what to do.

You don’t need to find a four-leaf clover to become lucky. Photo by Amy Reed on Unsplash

Do you believe that it’s possible to become more lucky? Most people tend to think that they, and others, are either lucky, or unlucky — but even if you think you’ve been the unluckiest person ever to have lived, it’s possible to change your stars.

How the lucky people got all the breaks

One of my favourite pieces…

I’d love to hear from other writers about your experiences — the good, the bad, what worked, what didn’t

Living in Aotearoa/New Zealand has had real benefits for the last few years. From the start of the pandemic until August this year, we had only one nationwide lockdown, fewer than four thousand cases, and only 32 deaths associated with Covid-19, in a population of 5.1 million.

For most of…

Welcome to my profile — November 2021

Photo supplied by Author (speaking at my beautiful niece’s Naming Day)

About me

I’m a Kiwi who loves to write, talk, listen, think and laugh.

I’ve been told that optimism is my super-power, and that my chocolate brownie is so good that it should be illegal!

You can read more in my full About Me story.

My most-read articles

While I’ve been writing for most of…

Why I’m so happy that Covid-19 pandemic restrictions in my region meant trick or treating was off the menu

Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash

I know, I know, it’s not cool to not like Halloween. But I’m no longer living life trying to be cool — instead I’m trying to look after myself and live a life that brings me joy.

Halloween then and now

Growing up in Aotearoa/New Zealand in the 1980s, Halloween wasn’t a huge deal…

Daria Williamson

Book lover. Optimist. Endlessly curious. Leadership coach and trainer getting people unstuck by unleashing their strengths.

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