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Honesty yoga

According to this story in the New York Times, the latest and greatest in yoga is pay-what-you-can. I haven’t heard of any donation-based yoga classes here in Australia (feel free to correct me in the comments), but having read this piece I’m not entirely convinced I’d want to try it. I like the idea of […]

Why Positive Thinking is Bad For You

“Now lets propose something radical and revolutionary. Lets propose that, no matter what happens to you, you do not stick a bad thing label on it. No matter what. You are fired from your job…your mortgage lender sends you a foreclosure notice . . . your spouse files for divorce . . . or whatever. […]

Alone and loving it!

I love this post on solitude. As an only child I’ve always found it easy to spend time by myself and as an adult I sometimes have to remind myself to maintain balance and also spend time with friends, interacting and enjoying the exchange of thoughts, stories and ideas instead of quietly thinking by myself. […]

simple meditation for newbies

I don’t think I’m alone in saying this, but I really struggle with meditation. What makes it worse is that every time I try to learn the skill, I get distracted, discouraged and give up. I’ve made feeble attempts a couple of times this year; I’ve read the first few pages of the book Hurry […]

Linky goodness

Need a diversion? Check out the sites that have been lifting our spirits this week. The World Needs all Kinds of MindsTemple Grandin suffers from autism and in her talk at the 2010 TED (Technology, Entertinment, Design) conference raises the point that this diagnosis should not be regarded as a negative, but as something to […]

Dealing with the emotions of Black Saturday

In place of our regular Regional Profile this issue, we have an incredibly moving account of one man’s journey as he Deals with the emotional aftermath of the Victorian bushfires that occurred this time last year. I had to read Stephen Andrew’s account in bits and pieces because his writing was so articulate and emotionally […]

All You Need is La

The lovely Rebecca Cavalôt recently wrote a two-part feature for WellBeing about how music can help to heal our bodies as well as the planet. “Recent discoveries show that the whole universe is alive with melody. In 2003, NASA studied the Perseus Cluster black hole and found it has murmured a B-flat for the past […]

Spaghetti with pesto and zucchini

I love a good pasta. It doesn’t matter whether it’s summer or winter, I can be easily convinced to whip up a pasta dish for dinner … and even more easily convinced to dig in when my husband cooks! This summer I’ve found a recipe that has quickly become my favourite go-to dish on those […]

Book Love

You know you’re in for a ride when the book you’re reading opens the second chapter with this quote: “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you really think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt. Wow. I’m […]