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  1. On seeking the elusive work-life balance

    On seeking the elusive work-life balance

    I’m tired of hearing the stories about people who quit their day job, and now work remotely from a poolside in Bali or found their passion as a fulltime cupcake decorator. Surely that is not the answer for all of us, there has to be a large number of us stuck in the humdrum of fulltime work for society to function as it does.
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  2. Practicing Hygge: The Cosy Antidote To Winter

    Practicing Hygge: The Cosy Antidote To Winter

    My mum immigrated to New Zealand more than a decade before I was born, but even now, I’d say she still hasn’t fully adjusted to the cooler climate. So while I’ve never lived anywhere where it snows during winter, I grew up practicing hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) - the now ridiculously popular Danish concept of cosiness.

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  3. Skincare testing, what does it all mean?

    Skincare testing, what does it all mean?

    Skincare products labelled “dermatologically tested” mean that a dermatologist has looked into how the skin is likely to react to the product and its ingredients. But the method and type of test can vary. So what should you look for, and what should you avoid?
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  4. Quick & Easy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

    Quick & Easy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

    After a decadent chocolatey sweet treat? You won’t be able to look past this super simple avocado chocolate mousse.
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  5. August in the Organic Edible Garden

    August in the Organic Edible Garden

    August is an exciting time for gardeners. The days are starting to get a bit longer and it’s time to plan the garden for the warm weather coming.

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  6. Exercising with Asthma

    Exercising with Asthma

    Exercise can be challenging enough for many people but for those who suffer from asthma it can be especially difficult. Both the fear of triggering an asthma attack and not understanding or knowing what types of exercise might be suitable and beneficial can prevent many people from getting involved in regular exercise.
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  7. 5 Surprising Benefits of CoQ10 For Your Skin

    5 Surprising Benefits of CoQ10 For Your Skin

    Over the last few years you may have heard about a new skin-protecting kid on the block – Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 for short). It may not have the catchiest name, but it is catching on for its ability to make skin act younger.
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  8. 4 Simple Indoor Activities For Kids To Do…

    4 Simple Indoor Activities For Kids To Do…

    If the weather turns bad during Winter school holidays it can be a challenge to keep kids entertained inside without them being in front of…
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  9. Common Challenges in Yoga Practice

    Common Challenges in Yoga Practice

    Honestly, I feel like I could set up a whole Instagram account of ‘yoga hacks’ with ways to approach common challenges when you…
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  10. Melissa Carroll's tips for everyday wellness

    Melissa Carroll's tips for everyday wellness

    Wellness Retreats NZ founder Melissa Carroll has learned plenty during her recovery from chronic fatigue, and that journey has led to a business that arms others for a healthier lifestyle.
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