Pur­pose & pas­sion

Good - - EDITORIAL - Carolyn Ent­ing, edi­tor carolyn@good.net.nz

At the re­cent Sus­tain­able Busi­ness Net­work Con­fer­ence I was struck by some­thing Avram Deitch of Yealands Wine Group said dur­ing a panel dis­cus­sion about Pur­pose in an Age of Au­then­tic­ity, and how to in­still pur­pose at the core of your busi­ness. He said, “There’s a dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion between pas­sion and pur­pose. Pas­sion is what gets you up in the morn­ing – it’s what gets you fired up for the day. Pur­pose is the lens that you push your pas­sion through." That res­onated with me and got me think­ing about per­sonal pur­pose too be­cause my job as edi­tor of Good fills me with this. I’m grate­ful ev­ery day to work on a pub­li­ca­tion with a con­scious-liv­ing ethos that is per­fectly aligned with my own. I live, breathe, eat Good be­cause I’m just so pas­sion­ate about it and as best-sell­ing au­thor, Emma Mil­don, of The Soul Searcher’s Hand­book: The Mod­ern Girl’s Guide to the New Age World shared with me in an in­ter­view, “When you are liv­ing your pur­pose you are never on the clock be­cause you don’t feel like you need to check in be­cause you are not chained to any­thing”.

So as we en­ter the New Year, leav­ing be­hind 2016 which has been chal­leng­ing for many on dif­fer­ent lev­els – from earth­quakes to elec­tions – the team at Good was in­spired to ded­i­cate this is­sue to pur­pose (see our spe­cial fea­ture start­ing on page 35).

And, I have good news to share too. You may have read my ar­ti­cle in the pre­vi­ous is­sue of Good about the truth be­hind tiger tourism in Thai­land. World An­i­mal Pro­tec­tion has in­formed us that the ar­ti­cle has helped make a tan­gi­ble dif­fer­ence and a pos­i­tive step to­wards pro­tect­ing these ma­jes­tic an­i­mals from ex­ploita­tion and cru­elty.

Good wants to con­grat­u­late First Group Travel (which in­cludes YOU Travel). All of its 69 in­de­pen­dently owned stores in New Zealand have com­mit­ted to not send­ing their cus­tomers or sell­ing tick­ets to tiger tourism venues where you can take tiger self­ies or watch tigers perform. That in­cludes not sell­ing tick­ets to venues where you can ride or watch ele­phants perform too.

Per­for­mances we do en­dorse are the ar­ray of won­der­ful sum­mer fes­ti­vals that have great line-ups of mu­si­cians, in­spir­ing speak­ers and fun times, in­clud­ing Splore, WOMAD, Sundaise and Wan­der­lust (page 16). Sum­mer is a time for get­ting to­gether with fam­ily and friends, swap­ping shoes for jan­dals or bare feet. Re­lax, re­fresh, re­set.

re­cy­cling is sexy We cel­e­brate in­no­va­tion in the re­cy­cling space at Splore (page 16); cof­fee cap­sules (page 26); and fash­ion (page 30).

On the cover Pho­tog­ra­phy Sara Orme; hair and make- up Leisa Welch; styling Carolyn Ent­ing. Model Honor Munro of The Oth­ers agency wears Maggie Mar­i­lyn ‘ The Lucy Top’, $750, mag­giemar­i­lyn.com and Un­der­ground Sun­dae ‘ Milk Bot­tle’ ear­rings, $ 235, un­der­ground­sun­dae.big­car­tel.com

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