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From The Editor
Impermanence is the nature of the human condition. It is the only truth of life. If you draw your attention inwards, you can notice what is happening in your body, mind and breath in this moment, bearing witness to the transient nature of life. Nothi
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Relax, Breathe, Unwind
It’s your time: Where should you go when you need a place to take time to reset your mind, body and spirit or to gain the knowledge to create and maintain a healthier, happier and more motivated you? More than 65,000 people just like you have chosen
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Counter Culture
CLARA WILLIAMS ROLDAN & LOUISE WILLIAMS, ALLEN & UNWIN Our collective intention for 2019 must be to quit plastic once and for all. With billions of pieces of the stuff floating around our oceans, it’s time to change the way we live. But how? This eas
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Your Say
Did something resonate with you in this issue of WellBeing? Tell us! Write to WellBeing, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde, NSW 1670, email wbletters@umco.com.au, comment on our Facebook page or Instagram account: @WellBeing _Magazine. We reserve the right
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Yin Yoga & Zen For A Meditative Mind
Have you ever sat? Really sat? Sat in silence, fully present in your body, with your breath and with clear comprehension of the matters of your mind as you were sitting still? Sitting down to meditate may seem like a simple matter to accomplish — but
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A Whole New Way To Eat
Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle once said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” When it comes to living a healthy and balanced life, this sentiment rings very true for not only us at WellBeing but also wholefood cook, H
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It’s In The Doing
I cultivate stillness by joining my son in his world, learning from his example. My little guy has one foot in "The Dreaming", a strong connection to spirit and has taught be so much about stillness and being present. Rebecca Taylor Becoming a minima
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Overcoming Resistance
You face resistance in many areas of life. Resistance, put simply, stops you from getting things done. It’s the excuses and justifications of why you should be doing anything other than the project you are resisting. Resistance is the voice in your h
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Health Source
Byron Yoga Retreat Centre offers affordable eight-, five- and three-day wellness programs designed to give you a relaxing break and instil healthy habits you are inspired to continue. The tranquil eco haven is just a short walk from the beautiful bea
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Recent Medical Findings For A Healthier Body
Recent studies have shown a clear relationship between vitamin D and blood sugar control, suggesting vitamin D increases insulin sensitivity and improves pancreatic beta-cell function. In this new cross-sectional study involving 680 Brazilian women a
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Move Like You’re Meant To
The first time you see them, crawling along the floor like yogi marines or standing in a row turning their spines into undulating waves, you’re more likely to think it’s an interpretive dance performance than a fitness class. And you’d be right about
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Beauty Source
Let Ikatan Spa restore your skin with its pregnancy-safe, two-hour Ceremony treatment. While cocooned in a body wrap, we soothe away stress with a mini-facial and scalp massage and then enjoy a relaxing Balinese-style massage. Valued at $270, include
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Interesting Slices Of Life
Spontaneous sounds that humans make, such as “whoa” and “oooh” seem so universal that they must have a meaning and purpose. To test whether this is true, researchers recorded more than 2000 vocal bursts from male and female professional actors and no
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Rewire For Calm
According to Beyond Blue, one in four Australians experience anxiety at some stage of life. As someone who has experienced anxiety, I know that when you’re in the grip of anxiety it can feel like you will never get on top of your life or mindset. Anx
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Food Source
Whether you’re a matcha morning person or a flat-white fan, a BYO Cheeki insulated coffee mug will keep your brew nicely warm for up to eight hours. The unique pop-up lid is 100 per cent leak-proof and every Cheeki product is toxin free. W: cheeki.ne
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All The Latest In Environmental Issues
The size of a hole under a glacier plays an important role in glacial melting. As more heat and water get under the glacier, it melts faster. A new study of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica used airborne ice-penetrating radar and spaceborne ra
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Become A Disciple Of Discipline
Discipline can be perceived as a dirty word, conjuring images of toil and labour as we strive towards impossible goals that we inevitably abandon. But discipline doesn’t need to be about deprivation and drudgery. It can become your ally, helping you
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Five Reasons To Join A Yoga Teacher Training Course
If you’ve been going to yoga classes for more than a couple of years, it could be time to look at options to take your yoga practice to the next level. Even if yoga teaching is not a current aspiration, you don’t need to actually want to be a yoga te
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Immune Booster
Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) is an ancient medicinal herb with an extensive history of successful use in various Asian cultures. It is written about in Chinese medicinal literature, is prominent in the Indian pharmacopoeia and is widely use
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Soothe
What do you keep in your first-aid “soothe” kit? Forget the typical headache pills and cough medicine collection that lives in the cupboard above the fridge; we can guess what’s in there. Instead, what do you reach for when soothing your mind? When y
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Trans-seasonal Skin
As cooler weather begins to descend, it’s an opportunity to reset your health and beauty routine. In Australia, the skin cancer capital of the world, we’re conditioned to be conscious of sun exposure but, despite our best efforts to cover up, after w
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Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of hibiscus, being an annual or perennial woody-based flowering shrub. As it has been in cultivation for at least 6000 years and in so many parts of the world, its origin is uncertain, though it may have com
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The Evolving Stories Of Rapa Nui
In the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, more than 3700km from its closest neighbour, Chile, lies Rapa Nui. The small (163.6 km²) island has three extinct volcanoes and is itself an extinct volcano — an isolated, magical place with many stories of i
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Time To Get Your Waffle On
Are you ready for a waffle of a time? Yes, you read that correctly, I said waffle! All my life I have loved waffles and when I first started my health journey I thought I would never be able to have them again. Waffles can hold a big place in your he
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In All Weathers
“Feel what it’s like to be in your body,” guides Bryony. Even though my eyes are closed —pratyahara if you follow the eight limbs of yoga — I can feel kindness, compassion and warmth radiating out of this yogini/mother/business owner who is our mindf
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Water Works
An elderly gent takes a daily dip at my local beach rain or shine. He hobbles down the soft sand and wades into the waves. As he resurfaces from the salty baptism he beams a boyish grin. Striding out as if emerging from the fountain of youth, he mass
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Reducing Your Kitchen Toxins
How many cheap chopping boards, utensils and frying pans have you bought since you moved out of home? As time goes on, they become tatty and scratched with little bits of plastic or non-stick coating peeling off. Besides, you want that new, fresh fee
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Gather, Connect, Support
What inspired you to create Gather? The idea for Gather came to me the day I was told I would miscarry my first baby, in June 2013. I went along for my very first scan at about 10 weeks and was told our baby had no heartbeat. I was devastated and fel
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SPECIAL REPORT Naturally PMS
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is characterised by recurring physical and psychological symptoms during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. The luteal phase begins after ovulation on day 14 then finishes the day blood flow begins. PMS symptoms
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A Paradise Of Grapes
Paradise is a grapevine. Imagine the leaves covering a pergola, dappling all beneath, the grapes hanging ripe and luscious so you can pluck them as you sit in the shade with a glass of something cool. The reality is a bit messier. The birds peck the
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