Jacqueline Arias is an advocate for fair-trading and natural and organic producers. She is the founder of Republica Organic, an organic local coffee. Republica delivers wonderful flavours, aromas, delicious tastes and exceptional quality whilst never compromising on their ethical stance. “Sometimes coffee pops up in health discussions and people can be confused about whether or not coffee is a good thing. Is coffee good for you? Bad for you? Is it the caffeine? Does quantity matter? Advertisements
Holidays are nearly here! Another year is winding up and we all need a little break to take stock, celebrate the wins, reflect on the losses, and recharge for 2018. Usually around this time of year time feels like it speeds up. There’s more on the social calendar, plans take over and there’s often a rush to get the loose ends tied up before the clock strikes 12 on December 31st. Christmas or no-Christmas, New Year, holiday festivities, however you spend it, this time can be a joyous one when we focus on the people we share our lives with.
Tahnee McCrossin is a student of the body, weaving the ancient healing traditions of Yoga and Taoism with somatic exploration and modern scientific understanding into an integrated system that supports longevity and self-healing of the body-mind-spirit. Through her work as a yoga and meditation teacher, chi ne tsang practitioner and health researcher, she is striving to reunite the modern body-mind with the spiritual and psychological wisdom of the ancients. She is grateful to be a current student of Mantak Chia, Paul Grilley and Michael Tierra. She shares with us some precious Taoist beauty secrets. “Chinese women are renowned for their perfect porcelain skin and anti-ageing lifestyle. Their secrets have been passed down for thousands of years from family to family, but the originators of many of the most secret Chinese beauty practices were the Ancient Taoists. Enamoured with the natural world, they were interested in living long, full, healthy lives in an ageless body (sounds great, right?) and they used energy cultivation and tonic herbs to help them achieve this goal.
As much as we focus on the external world – our jobs, families, relationships, friendships and even our external appearance – we need to spend a little time on the inside.
It has been said that stories are one of the best ways to understand who we are, that they reflect our lives, hopes, dreams and disappointments and capture what it means to be alive. This is one of the great gifts of books, their ability to make us feel something. You know when you read a book and it makes you laugh and reach for the tissues? I can tell how much I have enjoyed a novel by these two factors: 1) how much I just couldn’t put it down! 2) when it’s done, if I clutch the book to my chest like a very special thing for a moment, smiling.
Rosie Mansfield is a qualified Nutritionist based in her adopted home of Manly Beach, Sydney. Check her 5 easy ways to break an unhealthy eating pattern. “Start a food diary Pretty much the most affordable, simple and effective habit changing aid. Observe your eating (and drinking) patterns to begin the ground work to positive change. I like to do one once a month to simply stay on track. Download a free food diary here.
Light is an ephemeral quality that we just can’t live without! The rising and setting of the sun are the only events that happen every single day, no matter what. As they say, the sun always rises! Around the world, whether northern or southern hemisphere, light defines our lives and our lifestyles. As seasons change our worlds get darker in the mornings, lighter in the evenings, days stretch to midnight or fall short at 5pm. We are in a constant state of adjusting to how much light there is outside. This affects what we wear, how we eat, when we exercise, and what activities we can enjoy outdoors. This fluctuating state is universal and it can be said that in spring time, wherever you are in the world, as blossoms appear on trees and the air warms up, really, what we are most grateful for at the end of a long winter is more light in our lives. Light makes things grow – plants, trees, the food we eat; light also has an amazing ability …
Check this article by Mexico-based blogger Ainoha Aguirre Moura and see how we can all be part of a more sustainable new life. “Some actions begin as a test and end up becoming a habit; others behaviors, which transform themselves into powerful actions that define us, making us feel proud of ourselves… These small changes usually have something in common: They come to stay.
As part of our collaboration with Goodnessme box, we’re happy to share this interview of GoodnessMe Box Founder, Peta Shulman. What was it that drove/inspired you to create the Goodnessme box? When I was 21 what began as the flu resulted in three months of bed-rest experiencing constant headaches, heavy and achy limbs, low energy, fatigue and overall a low immune system. I saw a number of doctors during this time but received no real answer to the cause of the problem.
We go about our lives mostly in a rush with a long list of things to do and people to see. How often do we really stop and think about the source of everything that sustains us? I’m talking about mother earth. This holy planet. A.k.a ‘Our Home’. They say in life everything is a flow, or at least, it should be. In the seeking of right relationships, we want reciprocation, good ol’ give and take. But, how often do we take even a moment to think about giving back to the earth? It seems that all we do is use the earth – for resources, shelter, food, animals, water – but what do we give back? How do we make sure that the earth is not exploited in this relationship? How do we look after the earth? The answer is that we don’t. Our society is entirely focused on what we can get from the earth, often in extreme detriment to the environment and natural ecosystems of the earth. If the earth were a …