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Is there karma in giving?

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On March 30th, 2015

Many people believe that preserving Earth, and the wellbeing of its people, animals and natural environment is the ultimate in good karma. Therefore giving to causes that are in harmony with our own beliefs is also good karma. Each individual … Continue reading » »


Journey to wellness: searching for place

Searching for place
On March 29th, 2015

“As I went walking I saw a sign there And on that sign it said “No Trespassing” But on the other side it didn’t say nothing That side was made for you and me. This land is your land, this … Continue reading » »


I’m a naturopath and I eat real food

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On March 29th, 2015

Hi! Welcome to my new blog: food as your new medicine. I am a naturopath based in the wee NZ city of Auckland. I have a Bachelor of Natural Medicine and I like to cook, bake, read cookbooks and most … Continue reading » »


Giving the skill of reading

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On March 26th, 2015

Why is reading an important development goal? Across the globe, many primary grade children in low-income countries cannot read.  The leading international reading assessment program, Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, indicates that low-income countries perform, on average, at the … Continue reading » »


Acute Low Back Pain Management

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On March 26th, 2015

As mentioned in my previous post, low back pain is frustrating, painful and very, very common. The distinction between acute and chronic low back pain is important, as both types require different management. Acute pain is usually sharp, hot, angry … Continue reading » »


What would you say to your younger self?

What would you say to your younger self?
On March 26th, 2015

 What would you say to your younger self? I’m 39 for another few months but I’ve already been telling people for the last few months that I’m 40. Its funny, you’d think I’d be clinging desperately to the last vestiges … Continue reading » »


Compassion meditation: a simple formula for happiness

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On March 24th, 2015

Increase your happiness using compassion meditation. Last night as I was getting my daughter ready for bed, she tested the boundaries of my patience in a way only four year olds can. When feelings of frustration began to rise in … Continue reading » »


Is philanthropy innate?

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On March 24th, 2015

Is philanthropy innate? For example, is philanthropy part of a person’s personality or character, or is it an act of kindness that can be learned? What actually is philanthropy? Arthur Frantzreb defined philanthropy as “a spiritual act, an expression of … Continue reading » »


Stress and food

Junk food, fat and sugar makes us very ill
On March 22nd, 2015

The foods we eat play a huge role in our wellbeing. Stress and anxiety can cause lots of unpleasant feelings in the body, everything from headaches to hot flushes. The irony is that when we are stressed we usually don’t feel like cooking. Often our judgement goes out the window and we grab the first food in front of us. Usually it’s a food that has little or no nutritional value and is bad for us. At the time it’s just a quick fix to get rid of our hunger and we think give us more fuel to continue our day but that’s not true. Continue reading » »


Raise your vibration

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On March 22nd, 2015

From our journey together so far, you have probably realized that in order to manifest the life you desire, it’s very important that you raise your vibration. Abundance, joy, love and happiness are our natural state of being. It is … Continue reading » »