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Young At Heart Again
It’s late on Monday afternoon and I’m walking up Meditation Hill as the sun shines across the rolling hills of the Hunter Valley. I’ve just finished meditating so I’m in the perfect space to walk mindfully, noticing each step on the gravel as I tread
WellBeing8 min readPsychology
How To Ask For Help
Self-reliance is a desirable personal trait in most developed countries around the world: the self-made (wo)man; pulling yourself up by your bootstraps; Bear Grylls battling alone in the wilderness. The Western psyche is teeming with ideas and ideals
WellBeing2 min readFood & Wine
Food Source
13 Seeds Hemp Farm in Tasmania has grown from humble beginnings to now offer Australia’s largest range of hemp-based superfoods and skincare products. Founders Terry Memory and Gemma Lynch-Memory live on an organic, sustainable farm with their six ch
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Nourish Your Life
What was the initial vision for Nourished Life? When did it all begin? Nourished Life started as a blog back in 2011. I had decided to go completely toxin free and wanted to share all of these amazing natural products that I’d found to replace my mai
WellBeing7 min read
The Cassowary’s Last Stand
Found only in tropical north Queensland, the cassowary is most frequently sighted in Mission Beach, 140km south of Cairns, where rainforest spills onto 14km of idyllic, tricoloured coastline and the highest density of cassowaries is found. But that’s
WellBeing4 min read
Break Up With Single-use Plastic
Single-use plastics are everywhere: coffee cups, produce bags, plastic water bottles, plastic smoothie cups, plastic straws — the list goes on. You’d have to be living under a large rock not to know there’s a single-use plastic disaster happening glo
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WellBeing Gives Space To The Creative Souls In Our Community
Lauren Farrugia T: +61 408 299 694 E: lauren.f21@hotmail.com W: instagram.com/lauren.farrugia Drawing has always been something I’ve loved doing before I could fully comprehend and appreciate why that was. Drawing is my source of meditation where tim
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Rebuilding Biodiversity
Biological diversity (often shortened to biodiversity) is a term that came into widespread use during the 1980s but is based on far earlier groundwork carried out in the 18th century by naturalist Carolus Linnaeus. Biodiversity is greater in tropical
WellBeing3 min readFood & Wine
Magic Medicinal Mushrooms
Although you can almost smell the scent of spring in the air, it’s important to bolster your immunity as the change of season draws closer. One way to do this is by focusing on gut health, where it’s estimated 70 per cent of your immune system is hou
WellBeing8 min read
The Healthy Home Office
Rife with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from our tech, printer fumes, LED screens, artificial lighting and overconditioned air, the typical office can be an unhealthy zone, contributing to our sedentary behaviour and its related health issues from
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Natural Topical Treatments For Skin
Natural topical treatments may be used as an alternative to medicated shampoos or antibacterial or anti-inflammatory creams for pets. Dogs and cats have furry coats which make using creams challenging. Fur should be carefully clipped from hotspots or
WellBeing6 min readFood & Wine
Foods For Your Brain
Everything you eat and drink affects your brain function and how you think. Your ability to learn new skills, focus on a task and recall memories are all affected by the type and quality of foods you eat. Eating a well-balanced diet abundant in brain
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Captivating K'Gari
“The bus is running a bit late this morning,” says ranger Annie. “The barge is pushing the tide.” On K’Gari (Fraser Island), life revolves around these forces of nature: wind, weather and tides. Especially the tides. We are at Kingfisher Bay Resort,
WellBeing4 min read
Eating To Save The Planet
We are hurtling towards planetary devastation at such a rapid rate that unless we significantly alter our daily habits we may witness climate change so devastating our lives will become unbearable. Our health and that of the planet will be under thre
WellBeing8 min readSelf-Improvement
Fascinating Fascia
I was born with a hole in my heart. At two years old I had surgery to resolve it and, thankfully, I haven’t experienced a single problem since. It’s all but a distant memory. However, since becoming a yoga teacher I’ve become acutely aware of the tig
WellBeing8 min read
The Way Of St Francis
I open the wooden window shutters of the hotel bedroom to the sight of the red terracotta roofs of the medieval city of Gubbio being circled by swallows. The sound of a nearby church bell reverberates in the cool air. My husband Steve and I are walki
WellBeing4 min readFood & Wine
Gardens of Life
I am writing this from hospital, which is somewhere no WellBeing reader wants to be. Hospitals lack the necessities for getting truly well, plus you risk getting yet another problem that will mean yet another stay in hospital, which is why I am here
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From The Editor-in-chief
They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. “They” usually mean that genetics dictate that children don’t differ too greatly from their parents. It might well be true that apples don’t generally fall too far from the parent tree but it’s
WellBeing3 min readFood & Wine
Brain-boosting Recipes
Serves 6 Base ½ cup almond meal⅓ cup wholemeal spelt flour¼ cup chia seeds1 cup rolled oatsPinch sea salt80g organic grass-fed butter Filling 1 cup diced sweet potato(½ medium sweet potato)1 small onion, finely chopped240g raw grated beetroot(around
WellBeing8 min readSelf-Improvement
Your Daily Breath
As a way to quickly and effectively take back control over your body and mind, the breath has long been used as a way to calm even the most fevered of emotions. Yet most people don’t breathe very well; they over-breathe, chest-breathe or hold the bre
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An Endocrine Imbalance
A young 39-year-old woman staggered into the clinic late in the day. She presented with very low energy and a nodule in the right breast and had gained 20kg in weight over five years. She wanted to lose this weight but had had little success despite
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From The Editor
It was a Wednesday afternoon and I was dropping envelopes into my friends’ mailboxes. On each of the envelopes I had written, “to be opened on Saturday”. My friends didn’t know it yet, but inside the envelopes were blindfolds (well, airline eye masks
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How To Raise An Adventurer
A girl aged nine or 10 sits hugging her knees on a beach, staring at the surf. Normally, her blue eyes sparkle with determination. Today, though, they’re wide with fear. She has set her heart on a triathlon but she needs to practise something that te
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FIVE Reasons Why Noosa Is The Wellness Capital Of Australia
NOOSA – it evokes images of beautiful beaches, river, National Parks and holidays in the sun, and it is no coincidence that the name is believed to have derived from a word in the local Gubbi Gubbi language that means “place of rest”… a perfect space
WellBeing4 min readSelf-Improvement
Life After Loss
From the moment my baby girl surprised me with her existence, she has been teaching me compassion, kindness and unconditional love. When I lost her, I could have closed off my heart or lived on with love. I chose love. At only 24 weeks and two days i
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Your Say
I read about seven magazines every month, but WellBeing is where I get the most value for money. I read the magazine over many days, sometimes weeks, as it’s like a thick book just with a beautiful cover and inner page layouts. I love all of the colu
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Card Deck
DANIELLE NOEL The Moonchild Tarot card deck, written and illustrated by talented Danielle Noel, is one of the most exquisite collection of tarot cards we’ve ever seen. With thick gold glitter edges, the cards shimmer with brightness and curiosity. Ho
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