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August 2019

Womankind is an advertising free publication filled with art, photography, philosophy, psychology, and insights on how to live a more fulfilling life.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Antonia Case EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Zan Boag ART DIRECTORS Aida Novoa, Carlos Egan COVER ILLUSTRATION Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo ADMINISTRATION Marnie Anderson, Claudio Faerman CONTRIBUTORS Niamh Boyce, Antonia Case, Stav Dimitropoulos, Jane Gleeson, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, Patrick Stokes ARTISTS Nikoline Liv Andersen, Monica Barengo, Carlos Egan, Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo, Violise Lunn, Aida Novoa, Trine Søndergaard PHOTOGRAPHERS Stepfanie Aguilar, Kate Atkinson, Sarah Black, Gitte Christensen, Skagens Museum, Helga Leunig, Roberto Moiola, Ulrike Perkins, Nicky de Silva, Trine Søndergaard, David Leth Williams, Tanushree Rao, Emily Reynolds, Paolo De Santis DISTRIBUTORS AU/NZ: Ovato UK/EU: Pineapple Media US/CAN: Disticor PRINTERS AU/NZ: Ovato UK/EU/US/CAN: Walstead…

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It was a shock to walk past an old dream the other day, slumped against the footpath, dirty, scratched, and somewhat more diminutive than in my recollections. In my youth, this (now rusting) blue lump of metal was my symbol for grown-up success - it was the car that I’d drive to my dream job as a successful career woman. But always out of reach financially, this car remained a dream for years, before being long forgotten as other dreams parked in its view. Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard was never fooled by shiny pieces of metal. If you could wish for one thing in your life, what would it be? For Kierkegaard, it wasn’t wealth, power, or even fame, since such pleasures fade over time, and ultimately disappoint, much like my…

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It’s the one question that we’d all like to know the answer to, so we could just get on with it - the living part, that is. If we knew what the ‘good life’ entailed then we could shun the rest, and just concentrate on the important bits. But society has a tendency to derail us. We’re repeatedly told that the good life is about making loads of money, having a successful career, and buying as much as we can possibly shovel into our houses and garages. Some are convinced that they need to be famous and get their name up in lights for the good life to kick in. It’s worth remembering that the phase of flight for the Kunanyia stephaniae butterfly lasts a mere 14 days, long enough…

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thank you gift

2-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION As a thank you for taking out a 2-year subscription, you will receive our beautiful fabric-covered Womankind notebook as a free gift. 3-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION As a thank you for taking out a 3-year subscription to Womankind, you will receive our beautiful fabric-covered Womankind notebook and a poet tea canister as a free gift. Terms: Offer valid for 2 and 3-year subscriptions taken out between 27 July 2019 and 31 October 2019. To claim your free gift please contact us at subscribe@womankindmag.com and mention this offer. If it is a gift subscription the bonus gift will be delivered to the purchaser’s address.…

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stop thinking, start drawing

Harvard academics Jennifer Drake and Ellen Winner recruited 80 undergraduate students and sat them in front of a traumatic movie involving torture and murder. Later, the undergraduates were handed a set of colouring pencils and a white sheet of paper, and were assigned to either one of two groups: either they ‘vented’ their negative feelings about the movie by drawing something about it, or they were asked to draw something completely unrelated to the film to ‘distract’ themselves. “Use the next ten minutes to draw a house,” they were told. Consistent with previous research, the academics found that students who drew something completely unrelated to the movie were able to control and overcome their bad mood faster than those who used art to vent their feelings. In fact, any activity…

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art lowers stress levels

In the paper Reduction of Cortisol Levels and Participants’ Responses Following Art Making, authors Girija Kaimal, Kendra Ray and Juan Muniz measure the cortisol levels of 39 healthy adults ranging in ages from 18 to 59 years before and after 45 minutes of doing art. Participants were asked to create any kind of imagery using clay, collage, or markers, individually or in combination, and after 45 minutes a second saliva sample was taken and transported on ice to a certified lab at the university for analysis. The study found that cortisol levels - which is a stress hormone released by the adrenal glands when the human body comes under stress - was lower after making art for around 75 per cent of participants, and it didn’t seem to matter what…