The trouble with eating lunch at your desk

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… There are several risks and mental health impacts associated with not taking a lunch break, writes Kyle MacDonald. Do you eat lunch at your desk? Or are you one of the fortunate few that is Read more

On the 17th of November Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Psychologist Chris Skellett about his work focused around trust and its application to mental health. He shares insights from his book, “When Trust Goes Missing: A Clinical Guide“, around how crucial trust is to human existence and Read more

The psychology of boomer-millennial warfare

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Kyle MacDonald explains the current obsession with “generational warfare”. I was born in 1975, which means I’m sandwiched right in between gen x and millennials. Some have even suggested that those born from the mid Read more

The most awful game of rugby ever

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Since watching a particularly awful game of rugby, Kyle MacDonald has pondered how we react to loss and are led by our national team. Eight years ago the mental wellbeing of our nation hung on Read more

On the 10th of November Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Brooke O’Neill about her experience of postpartum psychosis just days after the birth of her first child. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and prescribed Lithium to treat the symptoms. O’Neill talks about 13 years of chasing Read more

On the 3rd of November Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with siblings Danny and Rachel Kittner originally from Seattle about their tandem addictions. Both began with alcohol experimentation as teenagers that progressed onto marijuana and harder drugs after that. Each found their rock bottom and respective paths to recovery Read more

More guns won’t make people safer

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… You can tell a lot about people by their attitude towards the Police. Odds are if you’ve grown up in a leafy inner-city, suburb the only time you have any dealings with the constabulary is Read more

On the 20th of October Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Wiremu Phillips who shared his story of growing up in what he describes as a ‘once were warriors’ life, his parents drinking and doing drugs and him left to be the primary caregiver. At age 20 he Read more

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