The timeless wisdom of Maori proverbs - 52 traditional Maori sayings explained by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder, showing us how we can live better lives, in harmony with the planet.
Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia, e kore e whatiWhen we stand alone we are vulnerable but together we are unbreakable
See the world differently, through some of the wisest of human eyes.
Discover traditional Maori philosophy through 52 whakatauki – simple, powerful life lessons, one for every week. Each one is retold by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder to show how we can live a less stressful daily life, with more contentment and kindness for each other and the planet.
Find out how the power of aroha can help you each day, and through its many meanings – fundamental Maori values – make a happier world for everyone.
Chapters include:- Manaakitanga (love for each other)- Kaitiakitanga (respect for our planet)- Whanaungatanga (community and connectivity)- Tino rangatiratanga (self-determination)
Ko Parengarenga te moana, Parengarega is the oceanKo Tawhitirahi te maunga, Tawhitirahi is the mountainKo Awapoka te awa, Awapoka is the riverKo Kurahaupo te waka, Kurahaupo is the ocean going canoeKo Potahi raua koTe Reo Mihi oku marae, Potahui and Te Reo Mihi are my traditional meeting placesKo Te Aupouri, ko Ngati Kuri, ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngapuhi nui tonu oku iwi, My tribes are Te Aupouri, Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa and NgapuhiKo 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.
||29 September 2020
||Maori Wisdom for a Contented Life Lived in Harmony with Our Planet