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

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

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

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

Lessons through Cancer created a Community

Lessons through Cancer created a CommunitySpring 2017, Living Well Magazine by Jillian Exton At what point do you really know – or stop to consider – if what you are doing is what you are really meant to be doing in this life? Entry into a grown-up life can be a haphazard transition; what is … Continue reading Lessons through Cancer created a Community