October shines a light on mental wellbeing with Mental Health Awareness Week here in New Zealand. Mental health issues have been around for many years, but they have always been a bit of a taboo subject. Thankfully, that is all starting to change. Slowly, it is becoming more acceptable to have conversations about mental health
Hearing that a friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer can be scary. It brings a lot of emotion along with it – fear, anger, sadness, and worry. All very big feelings to deal with. The thing with Cancer is that it can mean many things. It is a general term that covers
The unexpected can happen at any time, without warning and we’re not always prepared, particularly in the event of a health crisis. The first steps you take when the unexpected happens can make a big difference to how you get through a challenging time. Slow Down When life throws you a curveball, your first instinct
Life throws us curveballs that we’re not always prepared for. If you don’t have people to turn to or timely support right when you need it, you can find yourself on a slippery downward spiral very quickly. It’s how people suddenly find themselves homeless seemingly overnight, sleeping in cars or on the street. How It
How do you cope with the death of a loved one when the heartbreak can be all-consuming? Losing a friend or a loved one is devastating. It can be hard to know what to do, or how to cope with the grief that follows, and the pain that never really goes away. Unfortunately, it’s something
More and more people want to do good by giving back and are asking the question ‘how can I help people’ in my community? As a nation we’re right up there when it comes to volunteering, currently ranked 6th in the world, with around 1.2 million Kiwis volunteering in our communities every year. Benefits of
This is a little story about the kindness of a stranger; and how I ended up in a French hospital an hour from home with a 3-month-old baby, no nappies, no house key, no money, no phone, no shoes, in my pJ’s with no idea of how to get home at one in the morning.
Delayed parenting and increased life spans have resulted in a “sandwich generation” effect of people in their 40s-60s caught between supporting ageing parents, grown children (over 18) and their grandchildren, or raising young children while looking after ageing parents and grandparents. A multitude of responsibilities brings competing demands on time, energy and finances. Each
Here at Tranxactor, we work with the very best retail businesses helping them ‘connect the dots’ between loyalty, sales and their CRM systems. We love tackling big problems, and when Swathe.me wanted to use a prepaid Swathe.me card as the vehicle to allow people to financially support their friends and family during times of need,
Mother’s contribute significantly to the shaping of ourselves as people and are often the making of us. And Mother’s Day is the day for celebrating this, and honouring motherhood, the maternal bond, and the influence mothers have on society. You know the saying, “behind every great man is a woman.” That woman is his Mother.
There are several ways to define support during a life-threatening cancer journey: To help someone emotionally or in a practical way To hold something firmly or carry its weight, especially from below to stop it from falling To agree with and encourage someone because you want them to succeed All of these relevant when it
Everything we do at Swathe.me makes every day better during difficult times. And just like any new venture, as a co-founder of Swathe.me, there have been plenty of challenging times experienced, but just as many good days too for which I am grateful. As I look back over the past 18 months, I count myself extremely