Information for every step of your caring journey!

Information for every step of your caring journey!


Wellbeing: Managing Fear and Worry

Worry when you have to … relax when you don’t! Here are ideas to help you manage your worries and fears. Fears and worries are normal.They serve a purpose in…


Advice: Give Yourself A Break

If you support an older family member, do you know how New Zealand’s respite system works? Do you know what kinds of time out are available? How do you organise…


Advice: Carer Burnout

Often we don’t even recognise the symptoms of burnout. Sometimes family carers become so stressed they lose perspective and do not realise they are no longer coping. Carer burnout is…


Life Coach: Break Bad Habits!

  Life coach Richard Blakeborough loves a nice glass of wine, but he doesn’t want to have one … well, only occasionally. I was excited when I saw my first…


Life Coach: Plant, Weed, Nourish!

Keeping the garden tidy and enjoying its gifts has many parallels with how we approach life. By Family Care columnist and life coach Richard Blakeborough. Last Sunday I had a…


Five Minute Meditations with Anna Filliol

Anna Filliol has created these meditations especially for busy carers so they can make the most of a small window of time to relax and recharge their batteries. All it takes…