Everyone knows we're all "supposed" to do a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day. But what if it's raining? Or joining a gym and actually using your membership makes you want to crawl under a rock? Or all those repetitions make you want to shriek, because they're just plain boring? Or you... Continue Reading →
Song: The Ellie Badge Composer: Michael Giacchino
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On the day after my country's national election - preceded by weeks of dispiriting, spiritless and unedifying national discourse - this address by renowned Australian conductor Simone Young found its way out of my kitchen radio, and into my mood. Put the kettle on. Put your feet up, and hear why excellence, the arts, artistic... Continue Reading →
Great art and music evoke profound emotions and feelings. Margi Macdonald, Clayfield natural medicine practitioner, explores the relationships between art and music, and the heart and mind.
Last night I took Mum to hear and see the Australian Chamber Orchestra who are currently playing their Great Romantics tour. A public thanks to my daughter for the tickets! This was an especially poignant and serenely happy evening, as Mum is now recovering so wonderfully from her recent misadventures-amongst-the-medicos. Mum gave me my love of... Continue Reading →
There's always something quietly wonderful about being a parent. My youngest offspring turned 16 recently, and I'm drinking in every moment of her blossoming, as she moves well beyond 'kid' to woman. What has this to do with health and healing ... and you? During the past 20 years I've learnt that expressing our creativity,... Continue Reading →