Should New Zealand prisoners be allowed to vote?

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Because we call people “criminals” or “prisoners” we can deny them a vote and feel okay about it, writes Kyle MacDonald. How would you feel if we suddenly decided to deny those with a mental Read more

The Nutters Club: Elisabeth Corey: Working with trauma

On the 18th of August Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Elizabeth Corey a trauma coach with a background in social work. Corey shares what she has learned, and now shares with her clients, from her own journey of moving beyond her childhood trauma. For more see: https://beatingtrauma.com Read more

Why I don’t have health insurance

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald on why he’s chosen not to take out health insurance. When it comes to the politics of health, it seems impossible to separate it from money, whether it be the recent debate Read more

On the 11th of August Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Lynn Charlton shares her story of returning to New Zealand as a young adult after travel and finding it really hard to find her place – so harad that she attempted suicide multiple times. Charlton endured being Read more

On the 8th of August Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Dr Giresh Kanji is a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist and Researcher. Heshares his journey of having Tuberculosis, then a serious car accident, both at the age of 5. This lead Dr. Kanji to a lifelong pursuit of wanting Read more

Why do some people have multiple partners?

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… When you think about it “non-monogamy” isn’t that unusual, it’s just the consensual bit some might find a novelty. Kyle MacDonald explains. The American Psychological Association recently caused a bit of a stir in conservative Read more

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… If the bond between mother and baby is damaged or absent, then the life-long impact can be profound and ongoing, writes Kyle MacDonald. Traditional psychotherapy has always understood the importance of the early bond between Read more

On the 14th of July Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Dave who shared his incredible story of how he has made the adjustment to living with no arms or legs, after a medical complication meant he had to have all of his limbs amputated. Dave attributes his Read more

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