Whakawhetai Gratitude

A bilingual gratitude journal based on the Māori holistic approach to health, hauora. Discover the four dimensions of hauora: Taha tinana (physical), taha hinengaro (mental), taha wairua (spiritual) and taha whānau (family)
Found in: Book Reviews / Self-help , Māori
Author: Hira Nathan
Book Year: 2023
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781991006370
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Whakawhetai Gratitude

This book is about gratitude and is a bilingual guide to living a more grateful life. The author Hira Nathan utilises the Māori hauora (wellbeing) health model Te Whare Tapa Whā and whakataukī (Māori proverbs) to give you an opportunity to pause for a few minutes each day and invite gratitude into your life.

The author weaves Te Whare Tapa Whā and Māori hauora (wellbeing) health phrases throughout the journal, which provides a Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) perspective of health and wellbeing. 

This journal is perfect for Māori and non-Māori alike, no matter where your Te Reo level is at. Each page of this journal provides inspirational Māori quotes with Māori to English translations. 

Learning about the Māori world view of health and wellbeing will be of benefit to all readers.


Review by Godfrey Rudolph, former Snr Māori Engagement Specialist, MHF

Whakawhetai Gratitude

Disclaimer: Please note these reviews are not intended as endorsements or recommendations from the Mental Health Foundation. This feature introduces resources that may be useful for individuals with an interest in mental health and wellbeing topics.