Wellness Research, Wellness News Blog and Articles

Jul

17

Meditation for Compassion

We would all like to think that we are compassionate beings.  Most likely compassion extends towards friends, family, co-workers, the people we come across daily and even with strangers.  Does this same level of compassion extend to animals and the natural world and do we extend compassion toward ourselves? In this short video, Shauna Shapiro […]

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Jul

08

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

I’ve long wanted to add a new monthly feature post and at last here it is.  I’m calling this ‘Favorite Ingredients of Wellness’  and it will feature some of the wonderful wellness things I’ve experienced in the past month. I hope you enjoy this offering. I hope you find the desire to try some of them. […]

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Jul

04

Meditation for the mind, body and spirit

Why do we meditate, practice mindfulness, or other mindbody therapies?  Perhaps you’ve tried it for relaxation, or to ease the mind, or perhaps because you’ve heard it helps with stress and anxiety.  Perhaps you are looking for some way to relieve pain when the drugs are just not working.  Or you may be thinking of […]

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Jun

13

World Environment Day – it counts every day

As I sat on top of Tigers Head (Lo Fu Tau) earlier this week, contemplating life and my navel, it’s impossible not to be in awe of the beauty of the environment around me.  I wondered if I, if we, do enough to protect and preserve this environment; do we do enough to engage others […]

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May

21

Want to grow your own food?

Growing your own food is increasingly popular, even in an urban jungle like Hong Kong.  A balcony can be your oasis in the city, feeding your body whilst nurturing your mind and spirit.  It offers an opportunity for bees and other pollinators to find a home in the city; to have a reason to come […]

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May

10

Happiness = Love and makes for good economics too

If you are a regular follower you may have noticed I have been away for a while.  Now that didn’t make me happy! but the reason for the absence certainly did.  I was engaging in passionate pursuits of the academic kind.  More on this another time but needless to say I was working in flow, […]

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Feb

28

Time for Tea

I love drinking tea, particularly herbal tea’s which I am more partial to than black tea. I also love red bush tea (rooibos) and green tea and I must admit to thoroughly enjoying a cup of Irish tea brewed by my mother-in-law Nancy on a recent visit to chilly Ireland, but I never ever add […]

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Feb

10

Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Empathy

Many will remember Brené Brown’s TEDx talk on The Power of Vulnerability - it went viral (13.7 million views and counting) – and possibly her book: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.  Brown, research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, […]

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Jan

28

Wellness, Walking and Nature

letting nature recharge our battery of senses brings balance to our personal and collective lives      Michael J Cohen     Cooped up in a cold apartment and office throughout the day, a glance outside has in recent weeks offered nothing more than grey polluted skies and little inspiration to get outdoors.  But being in […]

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Jan

20

Mindfulness at School

    As part of my work at RMIT I am conducting research into teaching mindfulness in schools.  My research considers teachers perceptions of the experience of teaching mindfulness meditation for the first time.  I have been impressed by the rich descriptions and impressions of the teachers I have interviewed.  Their reflections of the benefits […]

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