Tagged: health and wellbeing

In search of wellness


Like most families, we’re always in search of health and wellness for ourselves and our children. Sometimes it feels like we’re searching for the holy grail though; we’re sure it’s wondrous, but we don’t really know what we’re looking for. So just what is wellness? Continue reading »

How can I keep my children safe… from me?


I was ready to be a mother at the age of four, it was 1978. Continue reading »

Motherhood and Me-time – how to refill your cup


I read an article a few weeks ago in New Zealand’s Canvas magazine, in which writer Megan Nicol Reed penned: “there is something inherently nauseating about talk of prioritising one’s own wants”. I wrote to her. We debated. Then we agreed: it’s not the concept of me-time that is hard for some to swallow; it’s that it’s become a sort of catch phrase that we throw around at things as though it’s the panacea to all that ails us.

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Happiness is a reciprocal thing


That never-ending hunt for happiness. Do a Google search and there are countless blogs and websites on finding your true happiness and inner meaning. It’s the meaning behind so many religious phrases, and spiritual quotes.

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When do the children dream?

When do the children dream?

Dreams help us to decide which actions to take next, which attitudes to shift, which people to spend time with. Dreams ebb, flow and transform over time and reflect where we are at; our present world and self-views. Dreams can happen day or night, so when do the children dream? Continue reading »

5 steps to optimal family health this winter

Optimal family health this winter

Winter is high season for colds, viral infections, asthma exacerbations and the flu, but you can reduce the risk of getting sick by making sure that you and your children have optimal levels of vitamins and minerals needed for a strong immune system to fight all those winter nasties. Here are 5 steps to optimal family health this winter.  Continue reading »

Healthcare: We all need to do our bit


According to statistics from the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ), the health insurance industry funded close to a billion dollars in health claims in 2014. Continue reading »

Trying something different


Over the last few months I have been fortunate to try out some new exercise equipment all with different fitness benefits. Continue reading »

3 steps to rediscovering yourself – How to Keep the U in Mum

how to keep the you in mum

As many mothers know, one of the most significant questions you will face as an expectant parent is: “How will having a baby change my life?” Continue reading »

Accidentally sustainable


Sustainable family living means different things to different families. What I’ve discovered is that our family lives fairly sustainably, but it’s certainly not be design. I like to think of our family as being ‘accidentally sustainable’. Continue reading »

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