Health & Fitness

WellBeing Issue 176

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.  Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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in this issue

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You’ve no doubt heard the word “intention” if you’ve been to a yoga class. The teacher often encourages you to set an intention at the beginning of your practice. It’s used as an anchor for you to return to, not only when things are going well, but more importantly when they’re not. It’s also why people encourage you to remember why you started something when the going gets tough. It’s not always smooth sailing and motivation and willpower can only get you so far. An intention can be something tangible, like waking up at 6am to go for a run before work. It can also be a more intangible aim, like sending a loved one support, no matter how far away they are physically from you. Intentions are a force…

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You may have no control over the wild, unpredictable world you live in, but you do have control over how you choose to live your life. How? We hear you ask. Through perspective. Think of perspective like owning a few pairs of glasses. You have your favourite sunnies: bright, positive and fun to wear. When you wear them, which is often, the world feels like sunshine. Then you have your reading glasses: a little more serious, sharp and direct. You reach for them when you need to be clear and focused. You have one last pair and, when you wear them, a heaviness begins to frame your outlook on life. This makes sense: the lenses are darker in colour, almost grey and foggy. You’re constantly switching between your different-coloured shades…

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from the editor-in-chief

On the way to school one morning, totally unprompted, my younger daughter offered the thought, “I wish we didn’t have money.” “Why?” I asked, in full parental focus-on-getting-to-school-on-time mode. “Money can help us do things.” What I was thinking was, “It can help you go on that excursion for one thing, and it can help pay your dance fees.” Daughter, though, was in no mood to deal with my myopic thoughts; she was in expansive mode. She returned to her theme. “No, I mean everybody. If we all didn’t have money, then a farmer could give people things that he grows and they could give him something in return. People do silly things for money. It would be nicer if we all didn’t have money.” Buckled up, hair in a neat ponytail, resplendent in…

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from the editor

My sister and I have always had our tattoos done together. It’s a ritual of sorts. But a few months ago, my beloved big sis decided to throw a curveball and travelled down the ink path solo. I was initially very confused by the fact she wanted to shake up our enjoyable experience together for something arguably more painful and isolating. But when she explained that she just needed to do this one on her own, I was able to let go of the “breaking” I associated with our ritual so I could, instead, focus my attention on her experience — more closely, the intention behind her choice of this experience. By honouring her needs and tuning in to the depths of her intuition, she followed through, undertaking her solo…

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your say

Did something resonate with you in this issue of WellBeing? Tell us! Write to WellBeing, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde, NSW 1670, email wbletters@umco.com.au, comment on our Facebook page or Instagram account: @WellBeing_Magazine. We reserve the right to edit all letters. Connected and calm I’ve always enjoyed savouring your beautiful magazine at the library or at a friend’s home. I don’t have much money and put off subscribing to WellBeing for a few years, but I’ve now subscribed after contemplating how your magazine calms me no matter what else is going on in my busy life. I also feel connected with the other readers through your magazine. Thank you. Elizabeth Brawn Earth lover I never do this (I’m usually a silent praiser), however I feel compelled to express my gratitude to WellBeing for validating my…

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it's in the doing

Many times, my intuition has kept me safe from harm. It has navigated different pathways and highlighted different aspects in nature to keep me away from potential human threats that could have ended very differently had I not listened to that inner voice. I keep my intuition intact by utilising it daily like a muscle. I do this by meditating, listening in, connecting to my surrounds and trusting that the inner voice speaks the truth. Caterina Morrison The last time I relied on my intuition was six months ago. I had seen five doctors who all told me I was suffering from “women’s problems” and sent me away with pills and potions. My intuition was telling me it was more. I was ready to give up, but I kept going. Sure enough,…