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April 17, 2016

Brodie: What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? Mum: [laughs]. Well… when I was in labour with you the midwife gave me laughing gas and told me, “just BREATHE baby. Just breathe.” That’s the best advice I’ve heard. B: Off to a great start—I’m not sure if you mean to tell people to […]

April 3, 2016

There’s a label in my medical notes that says I have depression. I’ve cried in more public places than I can count: the reading room of the library, on buses, in taxis, walking down the street, in the supermarket, on a plane, during a walk, in the botanic gardens. You name it, I’ve probably cried […]

March 20, 2016

Most of us like food, yeah? We need it to survive, and sometimes it’s just too hard to not Instagram a meal out. It’s easy to spend a lot of time talking about nice restaurants and cafés, that great new recipe we just tried, or how damn expensive food can be. But what about what […]

March 13, 2016

So, the secrets to adulthood. Let’s talk. First point: there are none. There we go, column done. You don’t need me. In all seriousness though, growing up and pretending to be part of the real world can be terrifying. Why are you telling me to follow my dreams, as long as they provide a secure […]

February 28, 2016

Kia ora whanau! Welcome to my column. I’m Brodie (obviously), a postgrad student, here to hopefully help you make sense of uni, adulthood, and life in general. I’m by no means an expert at this whole ‘adulthood’ thing, but I’ve gotten pretty good at pretending I know what I’m doing. This week’s theme is people, […]

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