Hinemoa Elder

  • Aroha

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    Discover how to live a happier life - simple, traditional wisdom for difficult modern times.

    Aroha is an ancient Maori word and way of thinking. Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder explores how Aroha can help us all by sharing 52 thought-provoking whakatauki, traditional Maori life lessons - one for each week of the year.

    Discover how we can all find greater contentment and kindness for ourselves, each other and our world by understanding how we might invite the values of Aroha into our daily lives.

    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.

Ko Parengarenga te moana, Parengarenga is the ocean Ko Tawhitirahi te maunga, Tawhitirahi is the mountain Ko Awapoka te awa, Awapoka is the river Ko Kurahaupo te waka, Kurahaupo is the ocean going canoe Ko Potahi raua koTe Reo Mihi oku marae, Potahi and Te Reo Mihi are my traditional meeting places Ko Te Aupouri, ko Ngati Kuri, ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngapuhi nui tonu oku iwi, My tribes are Te Aupouri, Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa and Ngapuhi Ko Hinemoa taku ingoa, my name is Hinemoa Elder 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. You can also find her on Instagram @drhinemoa.

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