For more than 25 years Wendyl Nissen has been at the front of the media field, first as an eager young newspaper journalist, then as the influential editor of a string of high-profile women's magazines (Woman's Day, NZ Woman's Weekly, Cleo, Family Circle). She has also worked as a television producer, making documentaries and a panel advice show, and now writes a column for the Herald on Sunday newspaper, an Agony Aunt column and a parenting column for the NZ Woman's Weekly and a lifestyle column for New Zealand Gardener magazines. Wendyl is also a weekly commentator on current affairs and the media on Auckland's top-rating news radio station Newstalk ZB. Seven years ago, Wendyl gave up her stressful corporate career to work from home and in the process discovered that there was a domestic goddess lurking within. She now has six hens, a productive organic garden, cleans her house with baking soda and vinegar, bakes her own bread, and in her spare time experiments with her expanding repertoire of natural cleaning and beauty recipes.