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 15th 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 hard 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 >

Why you’re inclined to think ill of the poor

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital "Premium" edition every Thursday... Kyle MacDonald explains how we fail to understand the strongest predictor of our economic success and the impact this has on how we judge others. The self help and self esteem movement has a lot Read More >

On the 7th of July I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club" with guest co-host Suzy Morrison. We talked with Megan who shared her story of learning to find healthy ways to work with her grief after the end of her marriage and the loss of her mother in the Christchurch earthquake. She has also Read More >

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