Going out to grassA poem by June 2017 Cancer Fundamentals attendee, Tom Jackson. Under the starters flag Away and flying Through the Jockeys dressed in black And I’ve been told I’m dying I need to slow things down Behave a lot less manic Pause to view the track Ease back on the panic I spot … Continue reading Going out to grass. A poem by Tom Jackson
Spirituality and HealingAutumn 2017, Living Well Magazine by Paul Bedson Growth A seed lies in the soil, It cracks open. A sprout emerges; it pushes up through the soil into the light of day. Now the plant grows towards the light. A bud forms on the stem, tight and protective, until it too cracks open. … Continue reading Spirituality and Healing
Meditation - Medicine for the MindSummer 2016, Living Well Magazine by Adj. Assoc. Professor Sanjay Raghav In Eastern traditions tracing back to ancient times, the mind has been deeply studied and researched, leading to the revelation that the ‘mind’ is merely a bundle of thoughts, a by-product of desires and feeling incomplete. When looking beyond … Continue reading Meditation – Medicine for the Mind
Qigong – Go with the Flow!Summer 2016, Living Well Magazine by Paul Bedson Modern civilization seems to require a busy life, a busy mind and a tight body in order to ‘push through’ and ‘succeed’. But a contracted body, tight emotions and a fixed mindset create the conditions for imbalances and disease. We need to … Continue reading Qigong – Go with the Flow!
Exploring Intentions for the FutureSummer 2016, Living Well Magazine I am a busy GP working in the southeastern suburbs, with a passion for holistic medicine and empowering patients to take charge of their health with an integrative approach and a healthy lifestyle. I have been financially contributing to the Foundation for many years - probably … Continue reading Exploring Intentions for the Future
Beyond Mindfulness into OnenessSpring 2016, Living Well Magazine by Paul Bedson The extensive research into mindfulness meditation is revealing what a truly wonderful resource it is. What a healing gift to humanity at a time when it is so greatly needed! Mindfulness meditation enhances physical wellbeing. It creates a space for physical healing, stabilizes emotions … Continue reading Beyond Mindfulness into Oneness
To Be, or Not to Be Organic? Winter 2016, Living Well Magazine by Maia Bedson To Be, or Not to Be Organic? An important question in this day and time (apologies to aficionados of Shakespeare). With around 82,000 chemicals now on the market without safety testing, and hundreds of chemicals being found in babies before they … Continue reading To Be, or Not to Be Organic?
Can Food be Medicine Against Cancer?Winter 2016, Living Well Magazine by Dr David Wilkinson (MBBS FRACS) Food CAN fight cancer, according to the new book by Australian cancer surgeon Dr David Wilkinson. In response to repeated requests from his cancer patients for information about the potential benefits of the right food, surgical oncologist Dr David Wilkinson … Continue reading Can Food be Medicine Against Cancer?
My Journey with Overcoming MSWinter 2016, Living Well Magazine by Corinne Nijjer Most of my teens and twenties were spent eating rubbish, smoking, sleeping and being overweight, in chronic pain and depressed. In my early twenties I received a misdiagnosis of Fibromyalgia due to the chronic pain, but in 2004 this was changed to a … Continue reading My Journey with Overcoming MS
The Breath of Life Autumn 2016, Living Well Magazine A meditative and contemplative piece by Paul Bedson A beginning meditation (An audio of this guided meditation is available at www.gawler.org/breathing-meditation) Gently close your eyes and settle into your body. Sit with an upright and open posture. In your own way, take a few moments to … Continue reading The Breath of Life