Wellington, New Zealand

More than just a day

Take a moment and honor all mothers (and of course grandmothers) for such a great job they have done or still are doing.   What we do as mothers is often underappreciated and underestimated. I used to own a small boutique hotel and a dive shop on an island off…

Written by Hopestore
Published on 11 May, 2018

Eating healthy while you travel

I’m a Mum of 3, I work full time and run a home-based business. To make sure I stayed slim, I used to run and attempted to go to the gym at least 5 times a week. But despite the high amount of physical activity, I never achieved my goal…

Written by Hopestore
Published on 06 April, 2018

Connection is key to health

In today’s world we have so many toxins in our air and water, so many processed foods that invade our bodies masquerading as food, all of which can make us sick. But what really matters, what trumps all, are the connections and community we have with the people around us.…

Written by Hopestore
Published on 19 March, 2018

Courage to stand up for yourself

I was asked to write a blog about bullying which at first I found very difficult. Ironically it turns out that I had allowed someone to bully me for years and it recently came to a head. I was feeling pretty low about it and felt I was not the…

Written by Hopestore
Published on 01 March, 2018

Dope stuff for a good cause

Organisation: NopeSisters Clothing | How they make a difference: Creating Tee’s which start important conversations and donating profits to charities that support Kiwis through tough times. | Location: Wellington, NZ | Catalysts of change: Sisters Brittany and Johanna This social enterprise creates fashion for a cause, focusing on tees with…

Written by Hopestore
Published on 22 February, 2018

Getting back to your green zone

Our bodies were hard wired a long time ago to protect us from danger. The bear or the lion or any other predator that could eat us, was always lurking. Today our society has evolved and we no longer live in the wild with predators but our bodies haven’t. We…

Written by Hopestore
Published on 20 February, 2018

Stronger together, whatever the weather

The people we love makes life worthwhile. And when they suffer or struggle, we suffer and struggle. And we are lost for words and don’t know how to support and help them get through ok on the other side. Mental health is no longer a taboo subject, and even though…

Written by Hopestore
Published on 14 February, 2018

How often do you think about Muscle Strength?

Organisation: Muscular Dystrophy New Zealand | How they make a difference: By providing specialist information and practical support to individuals and whānau who live with rare neuromuscular conditions. They promote freedom of choice and a responsive society. | Location: National office in Auckland, 4 regional branches across NZ | Catalyst…

Written by Hopestore
Published on 06 February, 2018