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WellBeing Issue 182

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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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When you were little, you’d spend your day dreaming of all the wild and wonderful things you were going to do. You’d play make-believe for hours, making mud pies, drawing with chalk on the driveway and laughing as the sprinkler soaked through your clothes. You’d tell friends you were going to be a dolphin trainer, a firefighter, a doctor or a racing-car driver. As a child, the possibilities were as endless as the days. This month, we encourage you to reignite your childlike mind and revisit a dream you might have let go. As the wonderful Gloria Steinem once said, “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Never stop dreaming and your plans will always be possible.…

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from the editor-in-chief

They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. “They” usually mean that genetics dictate that children don’t differ too greatly from their parents. It might well be true that apples don’t generally fall too far from the parent tree but it’s also true that sometimes there can be a sizeable wind blowing when the fruit drops. As a case in point, I give you my younger daughter and me. We share many traits, I’m happy to say, but when it comes to handiwork we are light years apart. The genetic winds were blowing a gale on the day I passed to her my DNA regarding handcrafts. Even my most ardent admirers (and yes, they do exist) will tell you that giving me a hammer is like handing a…

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from the editor

It was a Wednesday afternoon and I was dropping envelopes into my friends’ mailboxes. On each of the envelopes I had written, “to be opened on Saturday”. My friends didn’t know it yet, but inside the envelopes were blindfolds (well, airline eye masks and a few headscarfs). Come Saturday, I was taking six friends and my fiancé, Henry, on a surprise adventure. Before I continue sharing this great adventure story, I’ve got to take you to the summer of 2017. Henry and I had just moved to the area and were spending our days at the beach. A crew of us would surf until dark, throw comfy clothes over our salty skin and meet for a chicken parmigiana at the local bowling club. There, we’d discuss the waves of the day,…

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your say

Monthly inspiration I read about seven magazines every month, but WellBeing is where I get the most value for money. I read the magazine over many days, sometimes weeks, as it’s like a thick book just with a beautiful cover and inner page layouts. I love all of the columns, especially “Raising a Shy Child” and “Stoicism”. This month, I really look forward to trying the recipes featuring Indigenous ingredients, especially lemon myrtle. Jessica Thomas Overflowing with love In this moment, I am overflowing with love. I have just spent the morning at one of my many local beaches in Port Stephens, with my seven-month old baby boy. We lazed about on a picnic blanket under a shady gum tree, dug our toes into the wet sand and laughed as we splashed in the…

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it's in the doing

What are your three favourite rituals for feeling renewed this spring? • I change the bed linen to bright new sheets and colourful cushions, write down my intentions for the coming season and sit in the garden with a good book and enjoy the new growth of plants and flowers around me. Juliet Madison • Feed the body with optimal nutrition, feed the mind with positive thoughts and spend time with those I love. Karen McMahon • I enjoy hot yoga and/or infrared sauna to detoxify and build up my immune system and book in for plenty of massages. I also make sure I have travel plans in my future to look forward to. Lisa Randall • I love to sit and take in the new garden smells, swim in the ocean and stand in the morning…

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Unsung heroes I felt compelled to write in after reading your “Unsung Heroes” article about grandparents in WellBeing #180. One of my greatest joys in life was introducing my first grandchild to my own grandmother, Oma. Sadly, Oma passed away soon after this at age 93. Oma was my inspiration and rock. A Dutch immigrant, she raised six children in Australia on her own and went on to have 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Oma left a legacy for us all. She was hardworking, passionate about life and family, a valued member of the community and volunteered up until the age of 90. My fondest childhood memories are going on road trips with Oma, learning about her life in the Netherlands and enjoying family gatherings at her home. Taking…