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Good Issue 74 May/Jun 2021

Good is the magazine for people who think and care about the everyday choices they make. Good is filled with inspirational stories, world-changing ideas and practical, down-to-earth advice on what to eat, grow, wear and more. Good is all about making better choices for your home, health, family and the community around you. It celebrates handcrafted, natural and simple pleasures and helps you to reconnect with things that really matter.

New Zealand
Image Centre Publishing Limited
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min

@cornersmith @samanthabluemel @hatch_invest Sam Bluemel After a tumultuous year that brought her home from London amidst the global pandemic, Sam has recently reassessed what living sustainably means to her. Now, she considers herself someone who is on the journey to a more sustainable lifestyle and is passionate about making small changes that add up to a bigger impact. She has recently joined the Good team as commercial manager and brings with her an enthusiasm for fitness and love of a good rosé. Kristen Lunman Introducing Kristen, Good’s new financial wellbeing columnist. Kristen is the co-founder of Hatch, Kiwi Wealth’s digital investing platform. Her goal is to empower women to invest with confidence in order to help close the wealth gap. When she’s not working, you’ll find this Canadian-Kiwi raising two teens and surfing around New Zealand.…

1 min
good humans

As editor of Good one of the best things about my job is meeting so many good humans: people who are kind, care about stuff and make a positive difference to the world around them. Beautiful humans in this issue include Jessica Brown, co-founder of climate change collective Co-Benefits (page 11); Pamela McIntosh of All Is Calm and Bec Frankham and Carlie Hogan from Becca Project, whose products help create calm moments (pages 32-35); Claire Chitham and Kylie Bailey who share health wisdom from their book Good For You (from page 22); and Rachel Hunter who is helping people find peace and connection through her new platform Rituals with Rachel Hunter (pages 12-18). We had a great day shooting the cover for this issue with Rachel, photographer Monty Adams and stylist Krisztina…

2 min
your feedback

I would like to thank you for a wonderful read in March/April’s Good (issue 73). My house has settled in for the night. All is quiet and it’s finally me time. I reached for your magazine and read it cover to cover. I cried and laughed, shook my head and wondered how the heck did they know I needed to read this. During the day I wear so many hats – wife, mum, nana, cousin and teacher. That was just today. Tomorrow could be easy, but then it could be tough. There are many demands to work miracles here in the Hokianga, in the middle of nowhere. But I escaped and found peace, forgiveness and understanding within your pages. I have had personal battles to face … and I’ve won.…

6 min
good stuff

Art works for downunder Robyn Malcolm adorned the cover of the first-ever issue of Good magazine back in July 2008, and we are loving her latest project – Robyn’s Undies! They’re nothing like the ‘Hoochie Mama’ lingerie she peddled as Cheryl West on iconic Kiwi television series Outrageous Fortune, though. Malcolm has partnered with New Zealand artist and friend Karl Maughan, to create gorgeous undies printed with Maughan’s paintings of brightly coloured garden-scapes. All profits from the first batch of undies go to The Aunties Charity in South Auckland which helps vulnerable people, primarily women and children, who have experienced domestic violence. Each pair, $59.95, is made in New Zealand from eco-certified bamboo and printed with water-based inks. robynsundies.co.nz For those overwhelming moments Modern life has many of us feeling increased levels of stress, worry,…

14 min
rachel hunter aligned

Rachel Hunter was resident at Sadhguru’s ashram in India when the Covid-19 pandemic began gathering international force. She’d completed 19 days of silence, and 10 days later India went into lockdown. It was four more months before she was repatriated to her home in Los Angeles, but Hunter was philosophical about it. “I ended up spending the first lockdown in an ashram,” she laughs. “It was amazing. I was very safe there. There was a lot of yoga and meditation. My nervous system is quite relaxed so it was okay. I didn’t buy into any of the drama – ‘OMG, the planes have shut down’ – it was just where I was meant to be, where I was meant to deal with things. I thought, ‘this is where I am, and…

7 min

Did you know making lifestyle choices about what we eat, the way we move, how we breathe and the quality of our sleep can assist us in the prevention of chronic disease? Studies published by the World Health Organization have proven that if risk factors for chronic disease are eliminated, then at least 80 per cent of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes can be prevented and more than 40 per cent of cancer can be eliminated. This is because much of today’s chronic disease is a result of the body’s cells experiencing systemic inflammation. When our cells are over-run with inflammation they struggle to effectively carry out a process called apoptosis. Apoptosis is the way our bodies naturally eliminate cells that have been damaged beyond repair. In chronic diseases, such as cancer,…