Autoimmune Diseases and Mindbody Medicine by Dr Ruth Gawler I was struck by how extraordinary it was when daughters of two of my friends - one aged 18 and the other 22 - were recently diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE), an “incurable” autoimmune condition. My friends, both highly knowledgeable doctors, who were understandably devastated … Continue reading Autoimmune Diseases and Mindbody Medicine
Winter 2018, Living Well Magazine by Kimberly Poppe Each morning when I wake up and look at the news, it feels like the world has gone insane and that we are in some apocalyptic horror movie with a script so badly written that no one would believe it is actually real. At times like these, … Continue reading Finding Sanity in an Insane World
Sweat the Small Stuff – Exercise OncologyWinter 2018, Living Well Magazine by Paul Bedson Moderate exercise is one of the 7 Essential Elements in the Gawler Cancer Foundation’s wholistic approach to cancer treatment. A large body of current research literature is now supporting this particular essential element. Welcome to a new paradigm of thinking in the … Continue reading Sweat the Small Stuff – Exercise Oncology
The Greatest Gift Winter 2018, Living Well Magazine by Joan O'Shea Recently we caught up with Joan O’Shea, the face of our 2018 Tax Appeal, to learn more about her experience with Breast Cancer, and how receiving a bursary to attend our Cancer Fundamentals Retreat impacted her journey. Joan has lived a full and fascinating life. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift
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
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?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!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!
My Answer to CancerAutumn 2018, Living Well Magazine by Cathy Brown It is hard to imagine that in 1989, a tiny red dot on my arm could have changed my life so dramatically. I had always been very careful with my skin and very aware of melanoma. When a small pimple-like spot appeared on my … Continue reading My Answer to Cancer
Spirit of PlaceSummer 2017, Living Well Magazine by Elizabeth Melican In October this year, I attended my ninth retreat program at the Yarra Valley Living Centre – the new Meditation Teacher Training, Module 3 immersion - and, as always, I felt my heart expand with gratitude as I entered the grounds. There is a special energy, or … Continue reading Spirit of Place