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All The Latest In Environmental Issues
We know that spending time in nature reduces stress but until now it was unclear how much is enough. To establish an effective “dose” of nature, subjects were asked to have a nature experience of 10 minutes or more at least three times a week. Partic
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Flow On
Sarah Wilson is an Australian journalist, international bestselling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. For those of you who don’t know, Wilson is the founder of the highly lauded IQuitSugar movement, under which banner 15 books have been publis
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Aurora Spa
Aurora Spa in St Kilda is spread over two levels. The first is the reception and ASPAR boutique, with a pristine water wall to create an instant calming space on arrival. A curved staircase then leads you to the heart of the spa. Here, you have a spa
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ikatan Day Spa
“Ikatan” in Indonesian means “connection”; in Balinese, “ikat” means “to make by hand”; and the full word “ikatan” is Balinese for “hand-loomed sarong”. Bringing all of these meanings together, ikatan Day Spa represents a place where people feel conn
WellBeing3 min readFood & Wine
Counter Culture
SOPHIE HANSEN, MURDOCH BOOKS “Making and sharing good, simple, seasonal food is an act of love and generosity.” To give and share food with those you love is the sentiment behind A Basket by the Door, by Sophie Hansen who, originally from Sydney, now
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Ivy Leaf
Also known as common or English ivy, Hedera helix, is a species of evergreen flowering vine and a very familiar sight in gardens and waste spaces or climbing house walls and tree trunks. Native to Europe and western Asia, it can grow up to 30 metres
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Quiet Courage
There’s this idea that courage is big: a valiant act of risking your life for others or standing up in a public forum to fight for what is right and good. Courage underpins the work of firefighters and whistleblowers and moral giants such as Mahatma
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Ballarat’s Sanctuary Day Spa
Take a few deep breaths as you step inside the grand entrance. Leave life’s stresses at the door and allow the attentive team of skilled therapists to take you on a decadent journey to promote wellbeing, vitality and radiance from within. Ballarat’s
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Journeys Of The Spirit
It is often during a time of transition that we discover the need for something more, a deeper connection to self, nature and our community. This was the truth for Journeys of the Spirit founder, Julie Baker, 21 years ago. During a time of personal c
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Card Decks
NATALIE MCNAMARA Positive mental health coach Natalie McNarama has created a set of 22 Mindfulness Cards to help you and your kids practise positive self-talk. Using beautiful and bright watercolours, the cards share an emotion or belief you might ha
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Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is produced by European bees that forage on the New Zealand and Australian tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium), a plant that grows wild in both New Zealand and southeastern Australia. Historically, indigenous populations of both countries
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Colds And Flu
Infections are part of the human condition and have coexisted with us since the dawn of time. The positive side of this equation is their essential role in the development of our immune system; the negative side is that they can make us very ill and
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Bannisters Day Spa Mollymook
Bannisters by the Sea is comprised of 34 luxurious rooms each accentuated with a private balcony and spectacular ocean views. Plush beds and bespoke amenities create a stylish seaside escape ideal for rest and relaxation after a sublime day-spa treat
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Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa and Parklands Country Garden & Lodges
Just a 90-minutes drive from Sydney CBD, Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa is conveniently located at Echo Point in the township of Katoomba, only 500 metres from the famous Three Sisters, bushwalking tracks and lookouts. The destination overloo
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Beauty Source
Set in an oasis, ikatan’s all-inclusive personalised Retreat Day is an experience like no other. Start your eight-hour retreat with yoga and/or meditation then breakfast. Treatments have a wellness focus to calm the mind before lunch in the gardens.
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Luxury Travel At Its Best
What inspired you to join Abercrombie & Kent and when? I joined Abercrombie & Kent in Egypt in 1984 as a travel manager and looked after inbound Australian travellers. At the time, I was living in Cairo, Egypt, and was inspired by the reputation Aber
WellBeing1 min readFood & Wine
Protocol For Prevention And The First 24 Hours Of Infection
Prevention of infection is important but there will always be times when this partially fails, so a specific program was devised for patients that has had some success if the infection is caught early. Olive leaf extract (fresh plant tincture) can be
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Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Indulge in Hampton’s-style, boutique accommodation with 25 private coastal-inspired cottages sprawling over a beautiful rural acreage of manicured grounds, established native flora, running streams, a tranquil lake and a few smaller ponds. Located at
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Maruia Hot Springs
The grass was knee-high around the hot pools and the property required renovation when the new owners took over Maruia Hot Springs. Now, three years on, Maruia Hot Springs has won two luxury World Spa Awards: Best Luxury Eco Spa regional winner for A
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A Roadmap To Ayurveda
This is an edited extract from The Yogic Kitchen by Jody Vassallo, published by HQ Non Fiction, AU$39.99 The doctrine “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” rings true for Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine from India. Not sure what
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WellBeing Gives Space To The Creative Souls In Our Community
Jessica Thomas E: jessica.thomas.is@hotmail.com W: facebook.com/jessthomasart I am a hobby artist, primarily self-taught and based in Canberra. The drawings and paintings I complete usually reflect my interests in flora and fauna. However, I enjoy ex
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The Art Of Letter Writing
Yearning to slow down, be more mindful and strengthen your relationships at the same time? Dust off that pen licence and start writing. Taking the time to craft a letter to one person is the opposite of what we do when we post our thoughts to all of
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Byron Bay Detox Retreats
Byron Bay Detox Retreats offers one of the most holistic and comprehensive naturopathic detox programs available today and is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Experience a life-changing transformation on exclusive group retreats, or personalised one
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Noosa: Australia’s Wellness Capital
Whether your idea of restoration and wellness is luxurious pampering, a decadent getaway, living organically, getting in shape, a new challenge or simply slowing down, Noosa’s relaxed rhythm will restore life’s balance and stay with you well after yo
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Food Source
Tuocha is a 100 per cent natural tea grown in the Yunnan province of China. Tuocha Tea brings you 3000 years of wisdom and history in each cup. This tea has been known to not only help reduce cholesterol levels but also aid digestion and help relax t
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Natural Beauty Lift
Sharing an intimate moment with a complete stranger can be intimidating, no matter the situation. The most intimate encounters we have with strangers are often sought out when we need some extra loving—such as a massage or facial. Allowing someone yo
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Dealing With Guilt
Guilt is a burdensome emotion. It can weigh you down with self-recrimination, damage your sense of self, erode your relationships, trigger anxiety or resentment and make you self-punish. It is, according to cognitive theorists, a result of thoughts a
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Chateau Elan at The Vintage
Situated in the luxurious Chateau Elan at The Vintage resort, spa guests can stay overnight in one of the spa suites or villas. The property boasts accommodation, a swimming pool, tennis court, golf course, golf clubhouse, conference facilities, a re
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One Spa at RACV Cape Schanck
The raw and beautiful scenery of Cape Schanck is not just for show. Explore your surrounds for a day on one of the many spectacular coastal walks, or find an adventure to amuse the whole family, with Arthurs Seat and Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm all n
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