WellBeing is the World’s leading journal of natural health and living. A refreshingly intelligent reading experience, WellBeing offers inspiration for a way of life that is authentic and soulful. Reportage reviews the latest developments (or revived ancient practices) in natural living, and in-depth articles both challenge and inspire pragmatic action in the real-world balance of work, life, family and community. WellBeing reaches an increasingly sophisticated audience of citizens of the global village.
Shine • v 1 (of the sun or another source of light) give out a bright light 2 (of a person’s eyes) be bright with emotion n 1 a quality of brightness produced when light is reflected on something
Nature • n 1 the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing 2 a creative and controlling force in the universe 3 natural scenery
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It’s in the doing • What’s your favourite way to cultivate stillness in your life?
Recent medical findings for a healthier body
Interesting slices of life
All the latest in environmental issues
Immune booster • Andrographis is an immunity-supporting herb with effects that range from reducing fever to reducing the inflammation associated with heart conditions.
Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa) • Rosella can be consumed as a tea, pickle, jam or vegetable and it has a dazzling array of health benefits.
In all weathers • The four pillars of mindfulness are powerful tools. By anchoring you in the present moment, mindfulness helps you weather all manner of storms, no matter how pleasant or unpleasant they appear to be.
Gather, connect, support • Gather, a new space in Melbourne’s inner west, is helping women come together, connect and build community in a supportive environment. We chat to founder Gabrielle Nancarrow about the all-inclusive initiative.
WellBeing gives space to the creative souls in our community
In a nutshell • As well as gracing our palates as a nutrient-rich snack, nuts have a bounty of beauty benefits for your skin, body and hair.
Cleaned by nature • The chemicals in everyday household cleaning products are a poorly scrutinised health hazard. Fortunately, more of us are rediscovering the natural cleaning methods our great-grandparents once used.
Unsung heroes • Protectors of our past and keepers of family traditions, grandparents play a vital role in families. By sharing unconditional love, kindness, compassion and comfort, the relationship between grandparent and grandchild can be caring, nurturing and nourishing for the whole family.
Nourish your nerves • There is a direct and proven link between the food you eat and the health of your nervous system and therefore your mood. Choosing the right foods in tasty meals can have major, and rapid, effects on your nervous system and how you feel.
Good Guy • On the surface, Ironman Guy Leech is a typical Aussie athlete, buff, bronzed and blonde. Underneath he’s on a heartfelt mission to reduce Australia’s 27,000 deaths annually from cardiac arrest.
Relax, breathe, unwind
Yin yoga & Zen for a meditative mind • Breathe your way through yin yoga and Zen meditation to awaken to the powerful qualities of self-acceptance, compassion and mindfulness.
Overcoming resistance • Carl Jung’s wise words “what we resist persists” couldn’t be more true. Transcend your resistance by courageously stepping outside your comfort zone to unlock your full potential.
Move like you’re meant to • We all know more movement is better than less, but there’s a growing community who think some movement is more nourishing than others. Followers of the “movement culture” are ditching weights and treadmills to move the way we evolved...