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How to bring harmony to your life?

How to bring harmony to your life?

Written by Michael Dermansky When you read every advice column and article on what to do and not do with your life, it can get very confusing and overwhelming and unfortunately, contradictory.  Although I don’t have all the answers, the aim of this article is to give you a few, practical tips and activities that you can do to bring…

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Create Your Harmonious Approach to Life

Create Your Harmonious Approach to Life

Written by Sally McGrath | Health that Heals Daily existence feels like a constant life juggling act, carrying the burdens of our lives and the sense that life is going through the motions or just surviving. Is there a way to create a sense of sustainable harmony, whilst living in the real world? By way of definition, harmony/harmonious is when…

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Beat the Winter Blues

Beat the Winter Blues at the Beach

Written by Cerise Canon When thinking about taking a beach holiday, swimming in the warm summer sun is usually the first thing that comes to mind; however, it need not be the focal point of a beach holiday. Although wintertime is not typically synonymous with beach holidays, there are so many reasons why having a winter beach getaway or day…

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Listening to your body

Listening to your body and your mouth

Written by Dr Jeffrey Kestenberg Patients who attend the dental clinic with symptoms that they have persisted with for several weeks, months and even years, repeatedly surprise me. Your body is telling you something when you experience pain, discomfort, itchiness, sensitivity to temperature change, a burning sensation, dry mouth or swelling. If you see redness or bleeding of the gums,…

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Your Body

Hello! It’s Me, Your Body here, Are you Listening?

Hey, it’s Your Body and Here’s what Happens to Me Each Day. Written by Sally McGrath Wake up, move you around, get you started for your day, talk, exercise, eat, walk, think, work, play, read, listen, run errands, make plans, deliver presentations, do projects, meet people, socialise with people, smile, laugh, cry, get stressed, get anxious, study, cook, clean, wash,…

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Positive Psychology

What’s New In Positive Psychology?

Written by Dr Melissa Keogh, Clinical Psychologist New research in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing by Proyer, Gander, Brauer, & Chick (2020) (https://iaap-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/aphw.12220) investigating the personality trait adult playfulness has found that playfulness can be stimulated by undertaking specific exercises and that increased playfulness positively impacts wellbeing and symptoms of depression in the short term. THE STUDY (Positive…

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Children with Autism and Food

Children with Autism and Food Aversions

Written by Sarah Milano Feeding issues can be a problem for parents of all children, but trends show that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can experi­ence even more eating problems and disorders. Although few reliable stud­ies show an absolute cause-and-effect link between the autism spectrum and eating disorders, the noticeable trends indicate definite relationships between what seem at first…

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How to Move More

How to Move More in Everyday life

Written by Bill Adamson, Claire Richardson, Chris Reeves and Jason Stone Before the wheel, before we controlled fire, before we had opposable thumbs and certainly before any game of thrones addictions all early humans had was movement. They foraged, they hunted, the sat on the ground on hard surfaces, they ran from predators. They moved. Movement increases blood flow to…

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Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Written by Tommy Fisher Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you have grown in an environment of junk foods, crash diets, and no exercise. It can be both intimidating and discouraging, so much that you stop in the middle of it and go back to your old ways, or you do not even try in the first…

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5 Immune System Boosts

5 Immune System Boosts

Written by Donna Sparx As the weeks get colder and noses get drippier, it’s time to pull out whatever superpowers we can muster to fight the Winter Bugs. Dodging germs can often seem like navigating a multi-layered quest in a computer game. The enemies are the Bugs and we have a secret weapon. It is sparkly, circular, spiniferous and most…

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Family Fitness On

Family Fitness On A Budget

Written by Melani De Sousa Prior to COVID-19, over two thirds of Australian children were reported to participate in organised physical activity outside of school hours at least once per week, with 25% participating at least three times per week for an average of 1 hour per session.[1] With month-long periods of global lockdown and the cancellation of most sporting…

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Osteopathy for Sports Injuries

Osteopathy for Sports Injuries

Maintaining muscular flexibility and joint range of motion Written by Dr Jason Stone Muscular flexibility and joint range of motion are often taken for granted, and rarely come up as a key focus in fitness and training regimes. Yet in my opinion, a neglecting these two bodily functions can be a major precursor to injury, and a limiting factor to…

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