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.
Courage • n mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty
Bloom • v 1 To flourish, come into or be in full beauty, freshness or excellence
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It's in the doing • What everyday changes are you making to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle?
Recent medical findings for a healthier body
Interesting slices of life
All the latest in environmental issues
Gotu kola • A favoured Ayurvedic medicine, today research is showing the wide-ranging therapeutic potential of gotu kola, from supporting memory to reducing risk of blood clots.
Kimchi • This traditional fermented Korean food made from wombok has a wide array of health benefits.
Grace • n a disposition of courteousness and kindness
Coping with FOPO • Fear of other people’s opinions, or FOPO, has likely affected you somehow. It may manifest as indecisiveness, anxiety about what you wear or how much you eat, or even purposely avoiding people. But in the online world, it manifests into something much darker — an obsession with social approval, even if that means losing what makes you.
Eric Winters • Spend 10 minutes with our Paradigm Shifters, the people who are shaping the ideas that will take us into the future. Meet Eric Winters, self-leadership speaker, coach and author of Swipe Right on Your Best Self. Winters’ philosophy is that when we make courageous choices, we create a more meaningful, authentic life. Here, he shares his secret to setting up a successful day, what meaningful ambition means and how to live with courageous authenticity.
Letting go of resentment • Resentment can be a bitter feeling, steeping you in darkness, tension and pain. But there is a soothing elixir that can help — forgiveness. For those struggling through resentment, here is a psychology-backed guide to letting go of hard feelings.
Facing up to phobias • You have likely experienced a moment of terror, but for those living with phobias, this overwhelming fear is a part of daily life. We explore the origin of phobias and how to overcome them.
Why meaning matters • Happiness is elusive, but living a life of meaning can boost your resilience, wellbeing and ultimately lead to a happier life.
From the WellBeing team
The biohacker’s guide to dark chocolate • It’s really not too good to be true: chocolate is good for you. Nutritionist, naturopath and chiropractor Damian Kristof shares his better-for-you chocolate guide with Pana Organic Dark Chocolate.
The art of slow cooking • Flavourful sauces, meltingly tender meats and very little effort. Slow cooking is an essential for every busy cook, but there is an art form to getting it right.
Serenity • n 1 the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled
Yoga for stronger immunity • In a time of collective ill health, you might be wondering what you can do to improve your immune system. Incorporating yoga into your routine can significantly bolster your body’s ability to combat sickness.
Aminata Conteh-Biger Power for good • When Aminata Conteh-Biger speaks, people listen. It has taken some time and much soul-searching to find her voice, but now the Sierra Leone refugee, war survivor, storyteller and...