A Well Mind provides a holistic approach to mental wellness by showing how the processes of looking after your body can complement those of looking after your mind. Recent research has shown that through improving our eating, sleeping, and exercise habits, we can experience physical health benefits which lead to feeling better in our mind. In.. More
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
‘Dealing with Depression’ offers a simple, easy to follow, non-judgmental and, above all, effective exploration of depression and how to manage it. A range of strategies is outlined, including the physiological fundamentals of sleep, healthy diet and exercise as well as ideas from positive psychology that help us to take care of ourselves. Learning.. 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
Intuition is something most people would have experienced at one time or another; it’s that gut-feeling or ‘sixth sense’. It’s instinctive by nature, independent of rational analysis or deductive thinking. But can we actively develop our intuition and learn how to better utilise it? Author Dr Cate Howell believes we can, and sets about to empower u.. More
In ‘Mind Kind: Your Child’s Mental Health’, acclaimed psychotherapist Dr Joanna North gives a unique insight into the world of children’s mental health; one that focuses on kindness and values. Dr North presents clear, research-based strategies which she has developed over 30 years of working with children, adults and families.In supporting childre.. 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
In this practical, easy-to-implement guide, specialist child psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes gives you the tools you need for every age and stage of your child’s development. Focusing on six key areas:challenging behaviouremotions and tantrumsconfidencesocial skills and friendshipsanxietyparenting well through separation and divorceYou’ll learn a.. More
'Purposeful Breathing' is a practical, user-friendly guide to simple breathing skills that can rapidly reduce states you don’t want and increase states you do want. For anyone suffering from anxiety, feeling calmer can happen in a breath or two. For anyone wanting to boost performance, the right breathing skills will help them to get into ‘the zone.. More