Is Your Inner Critic letting you Down

Is Your Inner Critic letting you DownWinter 2018, Living Well Magazine by Caroline Hales Self-talk can be described as that continuous narrative that occurs between the conscious and subconscious levels of our mind and body. It is a part of the mind that rarely shuts down, and is so familiar that we often aren’t aware of … Continue reading Is Your Inner Critic letting you Down

A Good Thyme in the Herb Garden and some Sage Advice

A Good Thyme in the Herb Garden and some Sage AdviceAutumn 2018, Living Well Magazine by Mascha Florisson Herbs have been highly valued and used as food and medicine by humans throughout history, their use dating back to our hunter-gatherer beginnings. Early Greek and Roman civilisations had documented over 700 herbs and their uses, many of … Continue reading A Good Thyme in the Herb Garden and some Sage Advice

New Pathways through Mindfulness

New Pathways through MindfulnessAutumn 2018, Living Well Magazine by Karen Hansen Every school morning as I entered the Primary School, I would take care to only step on floor tiles that were a slightly different colour to the rest. It wasn’t by choice –  I HAD to do this! even though I was holding up a stream of fellow students … Continue reading New Pathways through Mindfulness

Plant-based Diet and Cancer – where is the evidence?

Plant-based Diet and Cancer – where is the evidence?Autumn 2018, Living Well Magazine by Maia Bedson This is a question often posed, and used as a deterrent, by people with a bias against the prospect of cancer being more than just a chance occurrence, bad luck, a punishment or solely from genetic factors. A bias that … Continue reading Plant-based Diet and Cancer – where is the evidence?

Meditation: persevere but give up the struggle!

Meditation: persevere but give up the struggle!Autumn 2018, Living Well Magazine by Paul Bedson Watch yourself closely as you are preparing to meditate and as you are meditating. Notice how much of your time is caught up with the subtle hope that something should happen… something transformative, wonderful, magical, mystical, or spiritual, should happen. This … Continue reading Meditation: persevere but give up the struggle!

Neuroscience and Mindfulness Meditation

Neuroscience and Mindfulness MeditationSummer 2017, Living Well Magazine by Paul Bedson It is always heartwarming when there is a convergence between science (neuroscience), psychology (mental health) and spirituality (meditation). These three areas of study are sometimes antagonistic but the new science of the brain is bringing them together, perhaps as strange bedfellows! The new technology … Continue reading Neuroscience and Mindfulness Meditation

Awakening Around Roses

Awakening Around RosesSummer 2017, Living Well Magazine by Michelle Endersby My first experience with the Yarra Valley Living Centre was as a support person for my husband, Brian - who has primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We attended one of the first Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) Retreats, facilitated by Professor George Jelinek and Dr Ian Gawler, … Continue reading Awakening Around Roses

Kitchen Bench MicroGreens

Kitchen Bench MicroGreensSummer 2017, Living Well Magazine by Mascha Florisson While doing some research in my local library, I stumbled upon a book by Peter Burke, ‘Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening’. The book describes Burke’s technique for growing, as the title suggests, year-round salad leaves on your kitchen bench, simply and easily without the need for any … Continue reading Kitchen Bench MicroGreens