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On KINDNESS
If you’re performing an act of kindness, chances are it’s to help someone or make them smile. But did you know that there are scientifically proven benefits of being kind? Research has confirmed that acts of kindness can reduce the symptoms of stress
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Editor’s Note
Expectations. Now we are part way into 2021, I thought this would be a good topic to bring forth in this note. If I think of how expectations impact my own life, the first thing I think of is disappointments. It is something I wrestle with pretty reg
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Social Connection Boosts Fitness App Appeal
Apps alone don’t motivate most people to exercise but interacting with an online exercise community as well provides the impetus for exercisers to do more – and enjoy what they are doing. New research led by Flinders University PhD candidate Jasmine
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The Interconnectedness Between Anxiety And Inflammation
Dr. David Hanscom is an orthopaedic surgeon and specialist on back pain who left his practice to focus on educating others on how to become pain-free without surgery. Most recently, after surviving COVID-19, he turned his attention to prevention … “W
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Welcome
The fields are fair in autumn yet, and the sun’s still shining there, But we bow our heads and we brood and fret, because of the masks we wear; Or we nod and smile the social while, and we say we’re doing well, But we break our hearts, oh, we break o
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Emotional Abuse
I was in an emotionally abusive marriage and I didn’t even know it.! When everything fell into place and I had words to explain my normal’ my whole life changed amazingly and magically. My journey was long and tumultuous with multiple dark nights of
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Practising Gratitude
To say that 2020 was a challenging year for most of us is a profound understatement. While it’s easy to fall into quiet despair, there has never been a better time to cultivate positive mental health habits, one of them being gratitude. Paradoxicall
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Book Reviews
The quality of your personal relationships has never mattered more. It isn’t enough to have lots of friends on social media, or to give ‘everything’ to work hoping that will validate your existence. When familiar certainties are dissolving, we need t
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Practical Strategies to Strengthen Your Gratitude
Make it a point to write thank-you notes or letters in response to each gift or kind act - or simply as a show of gratitude for someone being in your life. Verbalise your recognition of the effort or cost involved and be specific. Adopting the ritual
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Eating Disorders
Dr Simon Wilksch; BPsych (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology) is both a researcher and clinician in the area of eating disorders. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University in Adelaide, leading research projects in the area of eating disorder
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Do You Have A Weakened IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Immunity is on just about everyone’s mind lately, and it should be because a healthy body relies on a strong immune system for fighting off viruses as well as pathogenic bacteria and parasites. Supporting the immune system is very important, especial
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Contributors
FRONT COVER IMAGE: Madre ARTIST: Antonio Mora WEBSITE: www.mylovt.com FB: antonio.moradiez.1 INSTA: a.morartworks Thank you to all the writers, organisations, and people we interviewed for their time and contributions to this magazine including:
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WHAT TO EAT When You Have Been Diagnosed With Cancer
Eating well is important for people impacted by cancer. Having the right types and amount of food before, during and after treatment can help one feel stronger, better able to tolerate treatment, less prone to infections and have a better quality of
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Is Spirituality A Component Of Wisdom?
Wisdom has gained increasing interest among researchers over the last few decades, as a biologically-based personality trait relevant to physical wellbeing and mental health. Previous studies have identified six common, measurable components of wisdo
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Study Identifies Social Media Behaviour That’s Most Harmful To Wellbeing
Whether you love to hate it, or hate to love it, social media is now integral to most of our lives. But how it affects us isn’t so black and white. According to recent research, it’s not about whether we use social media, but rather ‘how’ and ‘why’ w
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Mental Health Or Mental Wellness?
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has recently released its major research report for 2020: Defining the Mental Wellness Economy. It’s the first study to define mental wellness as opposed to mental health and to clarify the key concepts and pathway
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Would More Social Justice Make You Happier?
Their analyses showed that not only does a country’s social justice contribute to people’s happiness, but it is the second strongest predictor of their life satisfaction. Only a country’s social capital (the strength of family relationships and large
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Recipes
SERVES 2 3 large aubergines, stalks removed, each aubergine cut lengthways into 6cm thick slices (750g)3 tbsp olive oil220g paneer (or extra-firm tofu), roughly grated2 limes: finely grate the zest to get 1 tsp then juice to get 2 tbsp45g hot mango
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Body Scan Meditation
20-45 minutes, 3-6 days per week for 4 weeks, The body scan can be performed while lying down or sitting. 1. Begin by bringing your attention into your body. You can close your eyes if that’s comfortable for you . 2. Feel the weight of your body on
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There Is Always A Reason To Smile
Even if it’s hiding amid a pile of pain, we can always find something that will shift us into a positive state of mind. There is always a reason to smile. I know it may seem like the world is falling apart, but you can also look at it from the persp
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How Gratitude Helps Students With Anxiety
A new study has found that when high schoolers are taught about gratitude and given opportunities to practise it, they show improved mental health and wellness. In recent years, many educators have used social-emotional learning (SEL) programs to fo
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The Rise And Rise Of Veganism
In our meat and dairy-heavy culinary culture, removing the items that typically make up the biggest percentage of one’s diet can seem like an overwhelming challenge. But many people are doing just that. A 2018 study by Ipsos, a global research and co
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Living With Purpose
Many of us, myself included, love a good list or recipe - something to follow to make sure everything turns out as it should. But if my life was a recipe, the ingredients would be ‘a bit of this’ and ‘a bit of that’. All in good measure, but nothing
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Cultivating Wellbeing At Any Stage Of Life
A growing mental health crisis is the ‘second wave’ of health issues that experts anticipate due to the prolonged stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Tracking poll from July 2020, 53 percent of U.S. adults reported t
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USING SELF-COMPASSION AND ACCEPTANCE to Heal from Trauma and PTSD
“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin,” say
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Recipes
SERVES 2 Serve the salad warm as a delicious lunch or supper, or take it to work in a lidded container for a nutritious and filling packed lunch. 25g wholegrain brown rice, or brown and wild rice mix75g frozen edamame beans or frozen peas2 × 120g
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MAKING DECISIONS During Uncertain Times
In sports we game plan. At work we draw up strategic plans. At home, we family plan. We meal plan and travel plan, tax plan, and estate plan. Wherever we are, we devise back-up plans and contingency plans in case our primary plans don’t pan out. For
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Book Reviews
What does it take to find courage in the midst of deprivation and devastation? Why are some people able to continue living with purpose, even when faced with loss and despair? How does our community turn challenge into triumph? And what can we learn
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The Surprising Upsides of Worrying
Anxiety can be exhausting, but there is often a reason for it – and there are some surprising benefits to certain kinds of worrying. “I’m a near-professional worrier,” admits Kate Sweeny ruefully. She’s struggled for much of her life with anxiety ove
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