Miriam Lancewood has lived in the New Zealand wilderness for more than seven years with her husband, Peter Raine. She tells how the experience has changed her life for the better.

Mental health: no worries for survivalist Miriam Lancewood, living off grid in wild New Zealand, ‘thanks to the purity of nature and all this beauty’

  • Woman in the Wilderness author says she and her husband escaped the ‘matrix’ of urban life, and its stresses, when they went to live in a tent in the wilds
  • We have no anxieties, she says, I feel alive there. In contrast, urban living makes psychiatric disorders such as depression more likely, research shows
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Miriam Lancewood has lived in the New Zealand wilderness for more than seven years with her husband, Peter Raine. She tells how the experience has changed her life for the better.
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Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong covering tech, health and lifestyle topics in Asia for various local and international media outlets. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Forbes, China Daily, CNN, Radio Television Hong Kong, Asia Gambling Brief and more. She was a correspondent governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club from 2013 to 2017.