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.
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Gentian (Gentiana lutea) • Gentian is a bitter-tasting herb with an array of health benefits. Most significantly, it’s a powerful stimulant to improve digestion.
Green beans • Green beans are actually the unripe fruit and fruit pods of the “common bean”. While they may be common, green beans also have many health benefits.
Moments with Mum • At stunning Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat, we explore the “womb of Springbrook” and enjoy two days of uninterrupted mother-daughter time.
Glow naturally • Want that “sun-kissed” look this summer? Sonya Driver, the founder of Eco Tan, offers a healthy and organic solution to tanning — without the harmful rays of the sun.
WellBeing gives space to the creative souls in our community
The perfect paint • While house paints have become a lot more eco-friendly over the past 10 years, they still come with health risks. Experts share the best options for a low-tox look, plus how to use colour to your advantage and enhance your wellbeing.
How to raise a shy child • While there are wonderful qualities to being shy, it doesn’t come without its challenges. Especially when you’re a parent bearing witness to your child’s shyness. Here’s how you can help them live in an extroverted world while still honouring who they are.
Supercharge through sleep • Sleep is so crucial to good health yet it’s one of the first things to fall by the wayside when life gets busy. It’s time to prioritise your slumber and find your sleep “sweet spot”.
From bush to plate • Australia is blessed with an abundance of edible native plants. Many of these lesser-known indigenous delights can be used in your kitchen to create delicious and nutritious meals.
Triggered • While you are responsible for your feelings, perhaps a deeper question to ask is what is responsible for the emotions you feel? Your amygdala has a bit of explaining to do.
Boarding pass • Why be bored this summer when you can grab a board and ride your way to fun, fitness and freedom?
Magic from the mat • An interview with Rachael Coopes could have taken place on stage, in front of a television camera, on a movie set or in front of a writer’s keyboard. All these things have been part of the fecund and successful creative and professional life she leads. Befittingly, though, it took place sitting cross-legged on yoga mats and that seems just about right because, as you will see, for Coopes the yoga mat is where everything comes together.
Looking at life through a different lens • When Jessica Cox left school, she completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photography and found herself working in the events and staging industry. Then in her mid-twenties, she started to get more and more interested in health.
Ahimsa on & off the mat • The traditional yogic practice of non-violence, ahimsa, is an influential force that’s equal parts...