Health

The science of being sensitive

High Sensitivity can be a hard thing to understand. KELLY EDEN delves into this world and reveals that it is not as strange as we might think. In our society, sensitivity can be seen as a problem or disadvantage. When you have a baby or …

Resilience & relationships

Growing resilience is not about getting our kids to ‘harden up’, explains neuroscience educator NATHAN WALLIS. By  KATE BARBER. As parents we worry about our kids: we want to prevent falls and fix problems. But, regardless of the support and shelter we offer them, our children …

More to a mouth than teeth

The mouth can be the window into the rest of the body, and GRAHAME DUTTON and the team at Duxton Dental take this into account when looking at your child’s teeth. With a holistic approach like this, other issues can be revealed. You might think …

Encouraging kids to eat healthy foods

Health researcher JASON SHON BENNETT shares his tips on how to teach, lead and inspire your kids to make good healthy long-term choices around food. I started raising my four kids (now in their mid-teens and late 20s) in the 1980s and I am now helping …

Time out for mums

Fitness instructor BEVAN JAMES EYLES looks at the importance for women to take a little time for themselves during the all-consuming role of being a mum. I’m going to admit something that will put me in a bad light; when I was young I thought …

Protect skin for life!

With the summer season on its way our thoughts turn to summer fun and outdoor adventures. The Cancer Society of New Zealand encourages people to be SunSmart when Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR) levels reach 3 and above but especially from September to April between 10 …

Recipes raise money for sick kids

The EATS cookbook, from One Mother to Another, is a collation of recipes from household names, chefs and everyday mums designed to fund the ongoing support of mums and carers in hospital with sick children. Recipes have been generously donated from Nigella Lawson, Peter Gordon, …

Born at home

There are a lot of positives about having your baby in the comfort of your own surroundings, says RACHEL MCFEDRIES. If you’d asked me six years ago about home birthing then I would have laughed… no way! Isn’t that something that only hippies do? Yet …