October: Mental health awareness month

An initiative of the Mental Health foundation Australia, October is about raising awareness of mental health and how it can impact on anyone at any time. Building communities and connections is the theme of this year’s mental health awareness month. It is halfway through October and a timely moment to check in with your own … Continue reading October: Mental health awareness month

Bookshops, reading and your mental health

Whether you read by yourself or in a group, there is great pleasure in finding connection and meaning in a good story allowing your mental health to get a positive boost. Reading supports your mental wellness by giving you the opportunity to slow down and be present within the story - a welcome escape from … Continue reading Bookshops, reading and your mental health

A focus on goal setting – part one

When setting goals to achieve you have the best intentions at heart, but then something happens, and they are unable to be fulfilled. The need to fulfil goals comes from the expectation society places on us to achieve certain goals like buying a house, getting a good job or going to university. While there is … Continue reading A focus on goal setting – part one

Soothe sore muscles naturally

Sore muscles can seem more tense during winter as the cold settles in. You experience sore muscles from a number of sources such as exercise, carrying items, etc. Looking after your wellbeing during the cold months can be a challenge but not impossible. With the increased availability of natural wellbeing products on the market you … Continue reading Soothe sore muscles naturally

Your lung health in winter

As winter settles in Down Under, it is a timely reminder for us to remember to take care of ourselves – especially our lung health. The lungs are central to your wellbeing and ensuring that you take in fresh, clean air to circulate through your body. Breathing is the most natural action for your body … Continue reading Your lung health in winter

Tea Meditation: for health and wellbeing

There is a reason why the Japanese love their tea and tea ceremonies. The art of making a simple cup of tea while in the present moment has the power to relax the mind and body after a hectic day. The way of tea as it is referred to in Japan is a ritual ceremony … Continue reading Tea Meditation: for health and wellbeing

Remember rosemary for memory

In Act IV Scene V of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Ophelia turns to Laertes and says; “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember”. As far back in history as you can remember, Rosemary has been often used as a plant to help improve the memory. For decades, scientists have been studying the magical power that … Continue reading Remember rosemary for memory

Food journal and planning

Over the past couple of months, we have looked at how eating mindfully not only helps you plan your meals but contributes to improving your health and wellbeing. As you have worked through your food journal aligned with the mindful eating blog series, you may have noticed some trends to your eating habits. Such as … Continue reading Food journal and planning

Mindful eating meditation

Over the past few weeks we have explored how mindful eating can lead to improved health and wellbeing as well as the best foods to introduce into your diet – if not already. The purpose of this meditation is to help you increase your appreciation of the food you consume and to bring you from … Continue reading Mindful eating meditation

Food and your nervous system

You are what you eat. This saying is truer than you might imagine because scientists can now prove a link between what you eat and the health of your nervous system. That is why choosing the right foods goes a long way to boosting your mood. Your diet can have an effect on your mental … Continue reading Food and your nervous system