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WellBeing

Issue 189 + Course Guide

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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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
charisma

Ask people to name someone they think is charismatic and the answers will almost always include the likes of Obama, Brené Brown, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Princess Diana. But ask the same people to tell you what makes these smooth operators so charming, and you’ll likely be met with blank faces. Singling out the charismatic among us seems somewhat intuitive, but quantifying what makes these people so magnetic is a whole other exercise. Unlike power, wealth or status, charisma is something altogether more amorphous: a vibe-like quality that draws admiration and trust from others. At its core, charisma is nothing more than understanding better who you are and accepting yourself in all your flawed glory. Hold that space with pride and sensitivity. The best performance in the world will crumble…

1 min.
essence

Has a coffee date with a friend ever left you feeling alive with inspiration and new ideas? Has a chance encounter with a stranger ever left you wishing wish you’d asked for their number? Or maybe that weekly catch-up with an “expander”, someone who you admire, leaves you pulsing with electricity. Humans are wired for connection — whether it be with your barista, colleagues, partner or friends. But have you noticed that interactions with certain people can leave you buzzing? Why is this? Because of the quality of their essence. They’ve done the inner work and they know how to hold, direct and transmute their own energy for the better. Find those people, spend time with them, spend time with yourself and emit your own uniquely shining essence. It’s more…

3 min.
from the editor-in-chief

I was having a lively discussion with my daughter recently. It all related to the intellectual capacity of the family’s beloved Moodle (Maltese–Poodle cross), Max. The discussion had been sparked by Max’s having spent some five minutes ardently barking at a palm frond that had fallen from the tree. My daughter was putting arguments for the defence while I was prosecuting that Max, though much loved, does behave at times like a dog of very little brain. It was all a pleasant and playful enough argument, and after a few minutes I asked my daughter if she had heard of the Shakespeare quote, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” She hadn’t, and I explained that it meant when you try too hard to convince someone, you lose your credibility as it…

4 min.
from the editor

Our wonderful deputy editor Charlie Hale shares in her article “Magic in the mundane”, found on page 104 of this issue, “The world has shifted on its axis, but we must still indulge in life’s pockets of pleasures.” Welcoming this bright perspective, I step back from the computer and walk outside to my garden. Sitting in the midday sun, I admire my handiwork. My newly planted snapdragons are blooming, their petals softly streaked with pale pink, yellow and cream. By their side, my tomato plant has hundreds of yellow flowers getting ready to make their journey from floret to fruit before getting picked for my plate. Happily, I notice that my lime tree, which I pruned back so much last year I thought it would never fruit again, has new…

1 min.
social chats

Yoga for a broken heart Yoga helped me to heal a broken heart and depression. @evolvehealthandwellnessco Apple-cider vinegar gummy bears I love making these gummy bears — and gummy snakes too! @nicandrobnaturally Zero Waste Week I’m using a compost bin in our garden for all our food scraps. @whalteroadnz Recycle plastics I’ve started a soft plastics collection. @joanne.tassell Dance your way to wellbeing Dancing is such a fast and amazing way to make me feel better. And I absolutely love it! @raisingkidspositively…

3 min.
recent medical findings for a healthier body

Capers for brain and heart There is archaeological evidence that indicates that humans have been consuming capers for at least 10,000 years. These immature flower buds of the caper bush are eaten pickled and have also been used as folk medicine. In a new study from the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a 1 per cent extract of capers activated KCNQ channels that are important for normal human brain and heart function. The mechanism was revealed to be a compound called quercetin, a plant flavonol that is richly supplied in capers. Apparently, the quercetin binds to a region of the KCNQ channel that is necessary for responding to electrical activity. By doing this, the quercetin tricks the channel into being open when it would normally be closed. Drugs that…