Much more than green things that stand in the way, trees look beautiful, make half the air we breathe, and are vital for human physical and mental health.
Women hear a lot about the importance of fitness and movement, but there’s so much misleading and contradicting information out there, it’s confusing. Surfing can cut through all this and help directly, by connecting your mind, body and soul.
New research reveals that Australians are stressing away quality sleep, with many people being kept up at night due to high stress levels.
Fears for the future of life on Earth are different to other forms of anxiety, and require a different response.
A new organisation was recently launched to take on the national loneliness epidemic, by bringing people together.
Blue Knot Foundation, the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma, is a non-profit organisation focused on helping the estimated one in four Australian adults who are survivors of childhood trauma.
Boaties all swear there’s nothing better than being in a boat. Now there’s some evidence they might be right.
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art which is practised by many people around the world today for its health benefits.
Singing isn’t just a way to bring joy to yourself and others, it also brings many health and healing benefits.
Elders around the world have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. For those living with dementia, the new restrictions have made things even more difficult. Dementia Australia has launched a new campaign urging Australians to keep the world open for people living with dementia, not just during the pandemic, but every day.
Yoga is continuing to rise in popularity in Australia and around the world. Research from Roy Morgan shows that the popularity of yoga has doubled since 2008, with over two million Australians participating.
A revolutionary wound-healing technology developed by Australian scientists, led by Southern Cross University’s Dr Rosemary Craig, is attracting attention in an international competition run by NASA.
St Francis of Assisi once said ‘for it is in the giving that we receive.’ But you don’t need sandals and a lot of pets to find out if that’s true. According to scientific research, helping others doesn’t just feel good, it has measurable health benefits.
After taking a break for the COVID-19 lockdown, Bangalow-based crystal bed healer Emma Bellamy is taking bookings again and preparing to re-open fully on July 20.
Remedial massage was one of the first essential services to be re-opened by the government after COVID-19 struck. Based in Byron Bay, massage therapist Yasmin Lang has been continuing to help clients who are struggling with aches and pains at this time. She offers treatment in the safety of a warm and nurturing space.
Since the 1950s, plastic has proliferated everywhere. Eight billion tonnes has been thrown away. Nine percent of that has been recycled, and twelve percent has been incinerated. Humans and every other species are constantly exposed to this stuff. Unfortunately, many forms of plastic are fundamentally toxic.
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.
There’s more to mushrooms than meets the eye. Some species provide psychedelic trips, some are delicious to eat, others just want to kill you. But did you know fungi can also survive in space, build things and help with the climate crisis?
With the big upsurge in home cooking lately, and with lots of us having more time than usual, slow food is enjoying a resurgence. One of the most exciting (and environmentally sound) forms of this is solar cooking. As well as tasting incredible, solar cooking is great for your health.
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.
COVID-19 policies from governments and businesses are evolving quicker than I can type. NAB announced today (20/3/20) eligible customers will be able to freeze home loan repayments. China has reported no new local cases of the virus and has successfully managed to ‘flatten the curve’ in the viruses epicentre of Wuhan.
There’s a theory that all human emotions boil down to fear and love. For every situation that we face in life, there are two basic response paths. Unlike computers though, we’re not binary – humans are more complicated.
Byron Healing spoke to Turquoise Coleman, an internationally acclaimed holistic beautician, Reiki Master, Temple dancer and Transformational practitioner about her life and work.
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.
Next in our series about local practitioners who are maintaining their practices online at this time of isolation is Lin Bell, a healer and intuitive with many years experience across a range of healing modalities.
Lachlan Cornell Fire was first controlled by humans somewhere between 250, 000 and 1.5 million years ago (depending on what evidence you find definitive). Since then its uses have included everything from cooking to fighting, warmth to relaxation. It has always been an integral part of human life however its calming properties are becoming increasingly […]
Lachlan Cornell I asked Shamanic Energy Healer, Sarah McLeod, a few questions regarding her practice. She is also the founder of an experience known as ‘Vision Weaving’ and has clients spanning across five continents. What makes Shamanic Healing different from other forms of energy healing? ‘I call my work Shamanic energy healing because that is […]
Lachlan Cornell The gut microbiome has been gaining attention in both the medical and food industries over the past fifteen years. Due to this increased awareness around the importance of gut health, you may indeed already have an idea of which foods are settling your tummy. And that’s great. But what really is gut health […]
Lachlan Cornell Attunement Therapy is a modern healing modality founded on some of the most ancient biological principles relevant to human physical and emotional health. It’s been developed over 14 years by Tristan Bray right here in the Byron Shire! ‘Evolution has wired us to be physically connected with other people on a regular basis […]
Using touch as a healing method is a tradition of antiquity. Both eastern and western civilisations found that massage could heal injuries, relieve pain and cure illness. And of course, as a way to reduce stress and induce deep relaxation. For over 5000 years, massage therapy has developed and transformed into what we know today. […]