The four pillars of health,
of our life.
Family life is one of these pillars.
But it actually is more than that.
I love this family photo, taken for my Dad's 80th, not long before he passed away. And it's only half of my family - there is all of Mum's side too. Sadly, as time goes on and we get our own family, we do tend to lose track of everyone.
p.s. I'm the lady with dark hair and bright red top, sitting next to Dad. My top was made by my sister Lorena who is sitting on the other side of him. She was Trelise Cooper's runway seamstress for many years.
One of the very lovely aspects of living in New Zealand, is the emphasis on people being of utmost importance. All of us. And this is what this pillar is about. These four pillars, or dimensions, of health, are Maori in origin.
Family in this context, includes:
- family and relatives
- work associates
- neighbours (community)