The ability to make decisions and take actions that influence our life is critically important, and ranges from simple everyday choices about what to eat or wear, to far-reaching decisions about health care and personal or financial matters. When our ability to make our own decisions is impaired due to dementia, learning or intellectual disability,.. More
‘Black November’ details New Zealand’s worst public health crisis, and its worst natural disaster. Over 8,500 New Zealanders died from influenza and pneumonia in just six weeks in 1918 when the country was swept by the so-called ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic. Nearly a quarter of the victims were Maori, who died at seven times the death rate of Europ.. More
An easy to follow guide to giving up smoking.Knowledge is the real power behind battles conquered and this is no different for when you are wanting to stop smoking.By understanding how addiction works, you will end up sitting in the boss’s seat and confidently manage your entire journey through the withdrawals and freeing yourself from addictive sm.. More
The biography of a gutter snipe in the East End of London, who joined the Royal Navy, saw service abroad in minesweepers, became a probation officer, prison psychologist, a professor of clinical psychology and a disaster trauma specialist. Share the delights of his passage, and compare them with your own.
Adversity can hit anyone at any time, often unexpectedly. The loss of a close family member combined with his own experience of depression spurred Lance Burdett on to share what he’s learned about how the brain works. During his time both as a police crisis negotiator and later as a resilience and wellness specialist, Lance has und.. More
Fighting to Choose chronicles one of the most important yet neglected chapters in New Zealand’s recent political history. More than thirty-five years ago, at the height of the second wave of feminism, New Zealand passed a conservative abortion law that bucked a trend in the West toward liberalisation.
How did this happen in a cou.. More
Coffee table; art photography; sepia portraits of the essential human spirit in poverty, South Africa; text to accompany images includes black township poetry.
The author, a New Zealander with VSA, worked with black and coloured NGOs engaged with the people of the informal settlements and rural villages to tell their stories.
After the huge success of Growing Great Boys, comes this companion title focusing on girls. There are many issues today to challenge girls and their parents. This book gives support and advice to parents in the same way that Growing Great Boys has done. It follows the structure of the boys' book quite closely. It includes some general chapte.. More
Ian and Mary Grant maintain that the two great human desires are to know that we can love and that we can be loved. In their latest book, they give skills and tips on how to maintain your relationship with your husband or wife. Whether your relationship is flaming with passion or just flaming awful, this entertaining book gives you insights and .. More
In 2017, Ministry of Health figures showed that one in five New Zealanders sought help for a diagnosed mood or anxiety disorder, and these figures are growing. Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety tells the real, messy story behind these statistics – what anxiety feels like, what causes it, what helps and what doesn’t. These accounts are sometimes ra.. More
“The Truth is Eternal, Birthless and Deathless, forever the same,” but the teaching of the Truth is always changing to finer and higher expressions as man unfolds. There is a lot of knowledge in the Bible that is hidden from the many; esoteric knowledge, that which came through the great Prophets and was revealed to the inner circle of disciples... More
Thinking up ideas for school lunches every day is tough – but you will never run out of inspiration with the Munch Lunchbox.The authors, Anna Bordignon and Michelle Kitney, are the team behind Munch Cupboard and their fantastic website munchnz.co.nz has been inspiring Kiwi parents for over five years with recipes ideas and great lunchbox products. .. More
In 1915 my Grandmother had her life turned upside down by the death of her mother. At age 14, with no father to rely on she was left to raise her 4 younger siblings by herself. She came through the school of hard knocks with a caring heart and a tenacious spirit and learned a great many things. Her experiences became the foundation of her wisdom.. More
This book presents a modern approach to parenting. Diane Levy believes children must be taught to experience and handle their emotions and they must learn self-discipline. There are two main tenets to the new approach to parenting developed in the book: Emotional Support and Limit Setting. It takes about twenty years to raise a child. Within tha.. More
Refreshingly honest, openly frank and candidly blunt, this book has been written by a mother for other mothers. It oozes with warm fuzzies, it reeks of mumsy terms, it exudes realism in every paragraph and it is refreshing in its guiltless honesty. Modern first-time mothers are often alone - devoid of once traditional motherhood knowledge and pr.. More
Many parents feel anxious about coping with teenagers - it's not surprising given all the horror stories you hear. Other parents warn us of previously docile and compliant children who appear to have undergone personality changes and become more like mini psychopaths - turning sullen, rebellious and moody overnight. You hear reports of drugs.. More
Mental illness is not just in your head: your body can cause it too.
The author writes of her experience of depression and mental illness disclosing her own dysfunctional life and then freedom from it through New Zealand mental health medications, chiropractic treatment, self awareness, self love, and moving on from negative environments.
How, after a lifetime of losing and gaining weight, did I finally discover the Secrets of the Slims? Because I started a new job where no one knew I’d ever been fat – I was a Slim. And I found a whole new world on the other side of fat that I hadn’t even known existed – I learned what the Slims' know.Slims look at me as though I’m crazy .. More
There is much to understand and learn in the art of healing, but when you acquire the knowledge which gives you the foundation and confidence required in healing, you will soon be able to help yourself and others. With this knowledge there is no reason why you should not be able to heal and, often, instantaneously. The main thing in healing is to k.. More
Sex is not something people discuss much in New Zealand. We don't often hear conversations about what couples are doing to keep their relationship strong and alive. We often hear complaints about partners' inadequacies or announcements of relationships ending. There is no one right way to build a healthy, happy sexual relationship. It.. More
In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley – two specialists in children’s language development – explain the subtle and extraordinary process in which children learn to talk and the very important role that parents and grandparents can play.Combining a comprehensive understanding of speech development with fascina.. More