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Stress-busting effect of green spaces stronger on women

This article was originally published on The Conversation and reproduced under Creative Commons — Attribution/No derivatives license. By Elizabeth Richardson, University of Edinburgh A new study sheds light on why natural spaces in cities can help keep us healthy. Researchers found that people living in neighbourhoods with a large amount of green space, such as parks… Continue reading Stress-busting effect of green spaces stronger on women

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Aro Ha wellness retreat

New Zealand has long been known for it’s stunning scenery, world-class golf courses and thrill seeking opportunities. However, less well known nationally and internationally are New Zealand’s luxurious yet ethical wellness resorts. Located throughout the North and South Islands these resorts, lodges and retreats are perfect if you’re seeking relaxation and/ or physical challenges, inspiration,… Continue reading Aro Ha wellness retreat

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Shame and vulnerability

Painful recent events have brought me to delve into important aspects of my life, security, health, love, work, money happiness... and what I found disturbed me. While dealing with some intense emotions which ranged from fear, sadness and anger, I found to my annoyance a negative underlying voice whispering that it's not surprising, as I'm… Continue reading Shame and vulnerability

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Bird song in New Zealand like it used to sound

Before humans arrived in New Zealand the bush rang with bird song, in particular with tui and korimako (bellbird). Cook wrote  of the korimako song; “it seemed to be like small bells most exquisitely tuned”. Now however, the numbers of birds have dwindled dramatically and 33% are already extinct. Some disappeared as the forests were… Continue reading Bird song in New Zealand like it used to sound