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Aroha - Hinemoa Elder

Designer: Hinemoa Elder

$30.00 NZD

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

Hard Cover Book

Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia, 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 Maori philosophy through 52 whakatauki - simple, powerful life lessons, one for every week. Each one is retold by respected Maori 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 Maori values - make a happier world for everyone too. 

Chapters include: Manaakitanga (generosity and kindness); Kaitiakitanga (guardianship of our world and all that lives in it); Whanau (family); Whanaungatanga (connection and empathy); Tino rangatiratanga (pursuit of what is right); Wairua (the human spirit)    

About the Author


Dr Hinemoa Elder has lived on Waiheke Island for 21 years. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, working at the Child and Family Unit at Starship Hospital, in Auckland. She is also a Maori 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.

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