Aroha: Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet

Author(s): Hinemoa Elder

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Ki te kotahi te kākaho ka whati, ki te kāpuia, e kore e whati - When we stand alone we are vulnerable but together we are unbreakable See the world differently, through some of the wisest of human eyes. Discover traditional Māori philosophy through 52 whakataukī - simple, powerful life lessons, one for every week. Each one is retold by respected Māori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder to show how we can live a less stressful daily life, with more contentment and kindness for each other and the planet. Find out how the power of aroha can help you each day, and through its many meanings - fundamental Māori values - make a happier world for everyone. Chapters include: Manaakitanga (love for each other) Kaitiakitanga (respect for our planet) Whanaungatanga (community and connectivity) Tino rangatiratanga (self-determination)


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The timeless wisdom of Māori proverbs - 52 traditional Māori sayings explained by respected Māori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder, showing us how we can live better lives, in harmony with the planet.

Dr Hinemoa Elder has lived on Waiheke Island for more than 20 years. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has worked in Starship Hospital's Child and Family, and Mother, Baby Units and various community clinics. She also provides youth forensic court reports and neuropsychiatric assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury in private practice. Hinemoa is a deputy psychiatry member of the New Zealand Mental Health Review Tribunal. She is also a Māori Strategic Leader for the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for the Ageing Brain. Hinemoa has been involved with the media for many years - a former children's TV presenter for 3.45 Live, a daily live show in the early 1990s, and then of the Bugs Bunny Show. She has had a weekly newspaper column in the Sunday Star-Times, and is often interviewed on national television and current affairs programmes about her work in mental health. You can find her on Instagram- @drhinemoa.

General Fields

  • : 9780143775225
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : 0.295
  • : September 2020
  • : 2.2 Centimeters X 13.2 Centimeters X 18.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hinemoa Elder
  • : Hardback
  • : 2010
  • : 240