Kia ora Koutou katoa,

I don’t know if it is just me, or the weather, or no daylight savings, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day now. Sometimes I catch myself walking into a room and for the life of me I can’t remember what I was going in there for! When I joked with my friend that I thought I was losing my mind she reminded me that I probably wasn’t being mindful of myself. “Mindful?” I hear you say.  More mindfulness. 

Nyvonne Krause
Auckland South RC

09 281 5609 or 027 501 0395

If you google ‘What is mindfulness?’ It will say “Mindfulness practices can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also help us to focus our attention, as well as to observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment”. Mindfulness exercises can be as simple as slow controlled breathing for just a couple of minutes. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? I’m challenging myself to include some ‘Mindfulness’ exercises in my day. So come on, challenge yourself to find out more about it, and try out some of the exercises. I look forward to hearing your feedback.


Term 2 training is well underway, have a look at our training calendar to see happening in our region. In addition to our face to face workshops, Caring Families Aotearoa is offering new opportunities to participate online. Click on the button below to find out about our training options:


If you haven’t yet and would like to, you can join up one of our closed Facebook groups. These are for caregiver members only. These groups are a safe space for caregivers to share and learn from each other.

The first group page is Caring Families Aotearoa South Auckland Support and it’s for Caregivers in the South Auckland region.

The second is called Caring Families Aotearoa Waikato / Hauraki Support. This is for the rest of our region. 

Coffee Group

Regional monthly coffee group. This month we are meeting at Butlers Pantry, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa on 24 June at 1 pm. Come along for a coffee or hot chocolate and a chat. Please RSVP by texting 0275010395. I look forward to seeing you there!

Hei Konei raa / farewell,