Category Archives: Anxiety

Sleep has left the building

Christmas time. You’ve done everything. The house is clean, the dishes are done, the never-ending pile of washing is even up to date. Everyone is in bed except for you. Even the dog is snoring its head off. You’re utterly exhausted and almost daydreaming about bedtime. You climb into bed, find your favourite sleep position, […]

The Oestrogen Wars – Are anti-depressants over prescribed?

Lady speaking to doctor about anti-depressants

Ask anyone these days about the hectic pace of daily life, and few would disagree that the daily grind is fast becoming exhausting. For women, the problem can be doubly exasperating as they attempt to juggle careers, motherhood and time off, thanks to the myth of “superwoman” pushed on social media platforms. Tighter deadlines and […]

Feeling on Edge? 5 Effective Natural Tips for Relief

Sad woman

Ever feel like you can’t relax? Those times when your body feels tense, thoughts don’t flow and casual conversation just rubs you the wrong way? Anxiety in NZ is a growing issue that affects over 20% of adults with the statistics showing women fair worse, representing over 14% of the total Anxiety disorder diagnoses in […]

Hormones & Happy Families

Natalya in front of grey background

“My kids could wind me up so badly. I would feel like my blood was boiling”. It might sound like mother of two Natalya Purchase has problem kids. She doesn’t. In fact, while her two young daughters can be cheeky sometimes they’re like most other kiwi kids – demanding yet adorable. The problem wasn’t them. […]