Soiled Soils – Heavy Metal Contamination in Garden Soils

Soiled Soils - Heavy Metal Contamination in Garden SoilsSpring 2017, Living Well Magazine by Mascha Florisson The health benefits of growing your own vegetables are well researched, and many people dig up their lawns in favour of a backyard vegetable garden. There is nothing nicer than doing your vegetable shopping in your own backyard and nothing … Continue reading Soiled Soils – Heavy Metal Contamination in Garden Soils

Finding Peace

Finding PeaceSpring 2017, Living Well Magazine Dear Paul and Maia, This week has proved to be the most challenging yet in my cancer journey. However I have been able to be an active participant in some frank discussions with my health team and furthermore make some very tough decisions with respect to my ongoing treatment. … Continue reading Finding Peace

Artistic Symbolism of 150 Years of Medicine

Artistic Symbolism of 150 Years of MedicineSpring 2017, Living Well Magazine Gawler community member, Michael Meszaros, is a brilliant artist who was commissioned to create a major public sculpture for the 150th anniversary of Melbourne University Medical School. The 2.3 metre high bronze sculpture, was unveiled in August 2013, and until very recently took up … Continue reading Artistic Symbolism of 150 Years of Medicine

The Simple Things

The Simple ThingsSpring 2017, Living Well Magazine God help us to live slowly To move simply To look softly To allow emptiness To let the Heart create for us. Amen. Michael Leunig I was so touched and inspired by Michael Leunig’s short prayer/poem, that I contacted him when co-authoring Meditation, An In-Depth Guide with Ian … Continue reading The Simple Things

Plant-Based Initiatives in the U.S. and Canada

Plant-Based Initiatives in the U.S. and CanadaSpring 2017, Living Well Magazine In June 2017, The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates passed the resolution for hospitals in the United States to provide plant-based meals that are low in fat, sodium and added sugars, to remove cancer-causing (Group 1, carcinogenic) processed meats from their menus, and … Continue reading Plant-Based Initiatives in the U.S. and Canada

Overcoming Challenges in the Kitchen Garden

Overcoming Challenges in the Kitchen GardenWinter 2017, Living Well Magazine by Wendy Neagle After another abundant organic food growing season I thought I would share with you some of our non-success moments and challenges within the kitchen garden. And yes, we have many - organic food farming is often a process of creative and innovative … Continue reading Overcoming Challenges in the Kitchen Garden

Walking El Camino de Santiago

Walking El Camino de SantiagoWinter 2017, Living Well Magazine by Madeleine Selian Readers may remember long-time member of the Gawler community, Madeleine Selian, from her inspiring feature story ‘The Gift of Life’ in our Winter 2014 edition of Living Well magazine. Madeleine attended her first cancer program in early 2003, and has continued to attend … Continue reading Walking El Camino de Santiago