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Life Matters

A selection of thoughtful articles that confront common problems and issues that we all experience.
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Be a good listener

5 Nov | 2014

Most of us think we’re good listeners—but stats tell us that we remember much more about what we say in a conversation, than what the other person has said.

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Helping Kids with Homework

5 Nov | 2014

Homework can be a battleground, but here are some tips for getting on schedule and even making it (gasp!) fun—for you and them.

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Getting emotional - Part 3

29 Oct | 2014

Che Cormack of The Salvation Army spent time in prison for drug dealing, where he learnt that his drug abuse was driven by his inability to process difficult emotions. Che shares ideas about building a healthy emotional life.

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Still fighting for freedom

29 Sep | 2014

Sadly, human slavery is not some abhorrent aberration from the pages of history. It is a modern-day travesty that sees hundreds of thousands of men, women and children suffering daily around the world … today.

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Getting emotional - Part 2

29 Sep | 2014

Che Cormack of The Salvation Army spent time in prison for drug dealing, where he learnt that his drug abuse was driven by his inability to process difficult emotions. Che shares ideas about building a healthy emotional life.

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Reality TV politics

26 Sep | 2014

When I was a kid, the closest thing we had to reality TV was election night. It was a thrilling night of divas, scathing one-liners, popularity contests, goodies and baddies, personality clashes, and the occasional scuffle. And, of course, there were winners and losers.

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Getting emotional

11 Sep | 2014

Che Cormack of The Salvation Army in Napier spent time in prison for drug dealing, where he learnt that his drug abuse was driven by his inability to process difficult emotions. Che shares ideas about building a healthy emotional life.

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Surviving hard times

25 Aug | 2014

Steve Cray came to The Salvation Army when hard times hit and he struggled to provide for his family of four. He shares tips on saving money and saving stress.

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Saving on meals

22 Aug | 2014

A supermarket chain recently advertised $15 meals for four—and we reckon we can do better than that. Steve Cray has lived on a tight budget, and came up with these handy, nourishing and cheap-as meals.

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