The Joy of CompostingSummer 2016, Living Well Magazine by Wendy Neagle Whatever your garden or soil problem, compost fixes everything. It rebalances soil pH, it helps to detoxify soil by binding toxins and heavy metals, and it dramatically increases the soils moisture holding capacity. Humus – the end result of composting - is also what … Continue reading The Joy of Composting
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!
Paying it ForwardSummer 2016, Living Well Magazine by Ben Kerslake Being diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma in Nov 2014, and being told at 32 with a young family that (worse case) I could have 4-6 months to live, was incomprehensible. I was convinced right from the onset that I was not a statistic and was … Continue reading Paying it Forward
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
Living with GratitudeSpring 2016, Living Well Magazine by Brenda Scarlett On March 22, 2010 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Being told you have cancer brings the strongest person to their knees. There is a feeling of disbelief and your mortality stares you in the face. Suddenly all the things that seemed so important are … Continue reading Living with Gratitude
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
My New NormalSpring 2016, Living Well Magazine by Elizabeth Schefferle Four years ago I found myself sitting in my neurologist’s office receiving the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis at the height of my nursing career and at 25 years of age. I had foreseen the diagnosis coming, so it wasn’t a complete shock to me, however … Continue reading My New Normal
A Big Learning CurveSpring 2016, Living Well Magazine by Deirdre Loveless It was after I had day surgery in 2008 that I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Following surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, I booked in for The Gawler Cancer Foundation’s Life & Living Cancer Retreat. Located in a beautiful bush setting, the Yarra Valley Living … Continue reading A Big Learning Curve
What’s happening in the Gardens?Spring 2016, Living Well Magazine by Mascha Florisson Spring has to be one of my favourite seasons in the garden. As the sun slowly starts to warm up the soil, dormant leaf buds burst open, spring blossoms colour our orchard and there is an ever-present smell in the air of freshly … Continue reading What’s happening in the Gardens?