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New walking access mapping system now live, opening up spaces for Kiwis

July 13, 2016 – 4:00 am | One Comment

 
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has launched an improved version of its free nationwide Walking Access Mapping System to make it even easier for people to identify public access in the outdoors.
The upgrade includes …

World Smokefree Day 2016 – Mangere Town Centre Celebrating Nine Years Smokefree

May 23, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Mangere residents have reason to celebrate this month with their town Centre set to commemorate nine years since it became Smokefree in 2007. ASH New Zealand invites Mangere’s local residents and wider community to come …

Inspiring video story from Kansas about a young boy who overcame ADHD, and come off medication through dance

April 4, 2016 – 7:01 am |

“It was as if God whispered and said ‘we need to find something useful and productive to use all of his energy’” said the mother of eleven-year-old Pierson Feeney has almost no more need for traditional …

Weeds as Medicines Part 2 – by Dunedin Naturopath Francisca Griffin

April 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |
Weeds as Medicines Part 2 – by Dunedin Naturopath Francisca Griffin

Listen to the online pod cast via Access Internet Radio here.
More weeds as medicines, have a listen via the link above.
Disclaimer! Please, do be aware that weed medicine as well as being very effective, can …

Weeds as Medicines – by Dunedin naturopath Francisca Griffin

March 26, 2016 – 4:00 am |
Weeds as Medicines – by Dunedin naturopath Francisca Griffin

Listen to the Access Radio Internet Pod Cast here.
This week I talked about using weeds as medicines – have a listen, via the link above.
Disclaimer! Please, do be aware that weed medicine as well as …

An Attitude of Gratitude

January 6, 2016 – 4:00 am |

By Helen Duyvestyn
Having an attitude of gratitude has been shown in research to have significant positive health effects on mental health and wellbeing. It’s termed in different ways; finding the good, counting your blessings, seeing …

The Gift of Giving

January 5, 2016 – 4:00 am |

By Helen Duyvestyn
Want to be a little happier in 2016? Start Giving!
Giving has been shown through various studies to be an action that promotes happiness and well-being – and it is the giving which makes …

Five Ways to Well-being

December 18, 2015 – 2:36 pm | 2 Comments

By Helen Duyvestyn
Researchers and scientists believe they know what promotes well-being and good mental health. The concepts are simple and nothing is mentioned at all about owning stuff or watching tele 🙂
“Between 2006 and 2008 the …

Getting out of the Woods – Tips for recovering from depression

December 4, 2015 – 2:41 pm |

If you have ever suffered from depression – or even from a tough period in your life – coming out of it can feel like you are emerging from a mental fog. It can feel …

Research shows it’s better to have your cake and enjoy it

December 6, 2013 – 1:45 pm |

You can have your cake and eat it too
New research shows it’s better to enjoy a celebratory piece of chocolate cake than feel guilty about eating it.
During a recent study, UC researchers asked 300 participants …

Online Course – Happyzine Month of Change November 2013!

October 25, 2013 – 8:50 pm | 2 Comments
Online Course – Happyzine Month of Change November 2013!

Create your own good news story!
When: November 4th – December 2nd, online.

You hold the power to create profoundly positive change in your life, your environment, and your community.  If you’ve been waiting for a reason …

How I ‘found my solo’ on Outward Bound

August 22, 2013 – 12:35 pm |

Outward Bound is an outdoor adventure course that challenges people to discover their full potential. Operating from Anakiwa in the Malborough Sounds (established in 1962) with a vision to create ‘better people, better communities, better world’, Outward …

The Good News — by Thich Nhat Hanh

February 25, 2013 – 5:31 pm |

 
The Good News
They don’t publish
the good news.
The good news is published
by us.
We have a special edition every moment,
and we need you to read it.
The good news is that you are alive,
and the linden tree is …

Book release: Forty Days of Yoga

February 5, 2013 – 3:51 pm |

Media Release: February 5, 2013
How to make yoga an integrated part of your every day life
NZ book just released: ‘Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice’
By Kara-Leah Grant, …

Introducing: The Wholefoods Handbook – a guide with big appeal and altruistic intentions

January 31, 2013 – 10:49 pm |

The Wholefoods Handbook ten years on – a guide with big appeal and altruistic intentions
—Rae McDowell

Authors of the tenth anniversary edition of the Wholefoods Handbook, Joanna Piekarski and Marsha Jones, celebrated with a launch at …

Natural remedy: How to soothe your three year old’s ear ache by pressing points on their feet

October 27, 2012 – 8:14 am |

By Shanti Burgess, Reflexologist and Herbalist
Q: My three year old, who is usually a very mellow toddler is hurting with an ear ache, is there anything I can do for her with reflexology to make …

Natural Remedy: How to sooth your baby’s tummy with reflexology

September 21, 2012 – 9:54 am |

By Shanti Burgess, Reflexologist and Herbalist

Q: My three month old won’t stop crying and I think she’s got a sore tummy, I’ve tried everything and I can’t work out how to sooth her tummy, got …

No need to rush

August 3, 2012 – 2:11 pm |

There are times when procrastinating might be a good idea. Not because you are avoiding doing something – though we are all guilty of that at times. But it can be useful when we are …

Three simple ways to be present

July 29, 2012 – 10:38 pm | One Comment

Being present in your everyday actions seems to be a key ingredient for good mental and physical well-being. Here are three ways for you to practice being more present – rather than off thinking about …

Herb Profile: Comfrey – a force to be reckoned with!

July 26, 2012 – 1:10 pm |

COMFREY Symphytum officinale

Comfrey was first brought to my attention after the birth of my son more than thirty years ago. My domiciliary midwife, the wonderful Joan Donnelly was a staunch advocate of eating weeds and …

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