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New Year Resolutions, again?!

New Year Resolutions, again?!

We’ve all been there.  In the run-up to the New Year festivities, we feel very certain that turning the page on yet another year in our journey is a perfect time to reframe, restart, reshape and recommit to higher standards in our health, our practice and our aspirations to better ourselves.  The details of how […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

Essentially, everyone wants to be happy.  For many of us happiness is elusive.  There can be long periods of elation, until life throws us a curve ball.  At the other extreme we can be living in a state of despair that seems endless.  For others and perhaps most of us, happiness is an experience that […]

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Youth and post-COVID life

Youth and post-COVID life

Amidst the current turmoil, there have been sparks of creativity and talk of the world emerging greater than it was before. In many ways, this is most important for the youth to embrace and that is exactly what Junior Landcare Australia’s ‘What’s in your backyard?’ campaign has shone a light on.

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Healing with dance

Healing with dance

During lockdown, getting enough fun exercise has been a challenge for a lot of us. For professional dancers trying to maintain their skills and fitness, working alone, it’s been extra tricky. The bonus for people at home who love dancing is the profusion of online learning and training opportunities, many of them free.

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The power of play

The power of play

At the moment many parents are spending more time with their children than ever before, which has its wonderful and awful aspects. There’s been a lot of focus on home-schooling and parents skilling up to become de-facto teachers. But the situation also presents possibilities for parents to learn from their kids – about play.

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Virtual healing: Belle McPhee

Virtual healing: Belle McPhee

One of the ironies of the current situation is that as the pandemic tightens its grip, many people are finding it harder to get the health care they need. Most alternative health practitioners in Australia are no longer able to see patients in person due to new restrictions. Luckily there are a number of people in our region who are ready and willing to bridge this gap using digital communications technology.

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You can’t rely on the health rating system

You can’t rely on the health rating system

We should all be familiar with the health star rating system (out of 5) that we see on some of our staple groceries each week. What you might not be a failure with is that it is outdated and can’t be relied upon; especially if this is the only measure you look at when deciding if a product is healthy or not.

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