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Life Matters

A selection of thoughtful articles that confront common problems and issues that we all experience.
How can i remember names?

How to remember names?

12 Mar | 2012

Just like playing the piano or taking up a sport, remembering names takes practise—until eventually we can make it look easy!

Back to school child

Back to school

26 Jan | 2012

Facing a new school year is a major life change and it can be stressful. So how can you help your child through this?

gift box

Re-gifting (with integrity)

25 Jan | 2012

Re-gifting is passing on your unwanted items as if they were new. How can you do this with integrity?

Time clock

Budgeting your time

25 Jan | 2012

Live by the time-tested motto: ‘eight hours work, eight hours recreation, and eight hours rest’.

Granny with spoon dispersing advice

Eco Tips From Your Granny

10 Jan | 2012

Being more eco-friendly doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you can start by going back to how your grandparents did it.

New Year Revolution

New Year Revolution

1 Jan | 2012

For anyone wanting to make changes this year, Dr Alana Wilson has a message: ‘You can do it. It’s always possible to change.’

Woman holiding a present in front of parents

Gift Giving with Less Stress

12 Dec | 2011

Simplify the tradition of gift-giving and recapture the joy of Christmas along the way.

Man with a rugby ball

Shooting at Two Goals

6 Sep | 2011

Jesus said, ‘You cannot serve both God and money’ (Matthew 6:24), so would he say the same thing about God and sport?

Jar of m&m candy

How to Spend Money

7 Jul | 2011

Author of The New Zealand Household Budget Kit Sylvia is passionate about budgeting. She says a budget is what allows the adventure to happen.