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Aug

12

Changing Habits

An Autobiography in Five Chapters by Portia Nelson Chapter I I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes me forever to find a way out. Chapter II I walk down the same street. There […]

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Jul

27

More mindful holiday activities for the family

Last week I shared some mindful activities to try out. How did you go? Did the kids enjoy them? If you are interested in some more mindfulness for the kids have a look at our new courses starting up again after the summer holidays. This week I want to share a bit about ‘flipping the […]

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Apr

27

Apps for healthy and conscious shopping

Earlier this month I wrote about the 2016 update on Pesticides in Produce  from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  Just a few days later the new EWG Healthy Living app was launched.  In this post I’ll introduce this and other similar apps that help you make better choices as consumers. The EWG are an excellent […]

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Apr

20

Some pesticides with your produce?

The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce was released earlier this month revealing yet again that some of our favorite fruits and most used vegetables are drowning in pesticides. The saddest bit of news has to be that strawberries ARE the dirtiest of the 50 fruits and vegetables tested.  Why sad? […]

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Aug

29

Mindfulness Series: Breathing and a Beginner’s Mind

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt   Possibly the most important self-discovery I’ve made since teaching young people about the mindbody connection, is that they are teaching me just as I am teaching them.  Each class, each group of children, […]

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Dec

19

Triclosan – the deadly agent in soap

Triclosan is a chemical antimicrobial that is found in all sorts of consumer products from soaps, shampoo’s, detergents and even in children’s toys.  It has also been in the spotlight recently with government investigations and researchers testing its harmful effects. Triclosan has been investigated by various authorities in the US due to concerns that it is linked to […]

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Aug

04

5 Tips  for a Good Night’s Sleep

I don’t sleep well when I travel and I never sleep on planes.  When I’m not in my own bed I toss and turn for what seems like the entire night and after a few days of this my body and mind are exhausted.  Is this experience of sleep deprivation familiar? Sleep Health Sleep is […]

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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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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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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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Oct

09

World Animal Day

Did you know October 4 was World Animal Day? There are some important reasons for highlighting this special day and they relate to the wellness of humans and animals. First we’ll start with some recent stories that highlight why we should be thinking about and doing more for animal wellbeing.  Then we move onto the […]

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Jan

21

A case for massage and meditation in the workplace

Recently I asked a business owner friend if they have implemented any wellness practices for staff in their office. She thought for a while and then reflected her frustration that the staff did not utilize the wellness benefit.  I was intrigued at this response.  Through my work in researching workplace wellness, I’d suggest that most […]

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Jan

21

Sipadan – marine wellness in action

Despite the title of this post, which I admit was intended to grab your attention….did it!! I’m not sure for certain that Sipadan is in fact Marine Wellness in action.  But what we experience during our recent dive encounter in January was significantly better than our last visit in 2005, but unfortunately not as abundant as that witnessed on our first […]

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Jan

21

Miessence can improve Wellness

Last week I introduced you to Miessence and why it’s Certified Organic (to food grade standard) status is important.  In case you missed it you can find it here. I also posted on what ‘Wellness’ is.  Wellness is essentially a choice, a decision an individual makes to move toward optimum health and wellbeing.  Some suggest […]

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Jan

14

What is Wellness?

While the idea of ‘Wellness’ is obviously quite distinct from the concept of mainstream health, it is interesting that as yet no fixed definition or theory exists for Wellness.  Yet this is not to be viewed as a bad thing.  The wide use of the term Wellness results in different meanings, for different groups, in […]

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