On the outskirts of Brisbane, an urban drain takes on a life of its own Across town from me, landscape architects and engineers in consultation with the local community have cut a waterway free from its concrete constraints to create living, breathing hydrological infrastructure, for humans and non-humans alike. It sounds wonderful, don't you think?... Continue Reading →
Photo by Noelle Otto on Pexels.comPhoto by Bas Masseus on Pexels.comPhoto by Daniel Reche on Pexels.comPhoto by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.comPhoto by Rene Asmussen on Pexels.com ‘It’s a superpower’: how walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara believes that plenty of regular walking unlocks the cognitive powers of the brain like nothing... Continue Reading →
With thanks today to Senator Scott Ludlam, who shared this juicy science on social media today. Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose We show that people who made long visits to green spaces had lower rates of depression and high blood pressure, and those who visited more frequently had greater social cohesion. Higher... Continue Reading →
Well, I had no idea last week, when I wrote this post, that it was Sleep Awareness Week. Who knew? Information-overloaded like so many of you, I almost missed this gem of an article. There are so many good ideas here. Let us know in the comments what's most appealing to you.
This full moon just past - while making pesto - The Eloquent Gardener suggested we invoke The Winds of Change with a simple ritual. It's amazing the flashes of inspiration which come when you're in the kitchen! After dinner, we headed off beneath the moon to the seaside and a fierce wind, all set with... Continue Reading →
Well, not quite summoning...but certainly exploring, discussing and reflecting. I'm so lucky to have six blogging friends who form The Health and Happiness Collective, and together, we share our unique perspectives and reflections. For the next couple of weeks, we're visiting the theme of Change. First up, we have Ananda Mahony at Vitale, with Confessions... Continue Reading →
Just like us, when our gardens are stressed from poor nutrition, dehydration or damp sogginess, over-crowding or temperature extremes, invading bugs will come and take over, creating an acute health problem. Did you know that in Traditional Chinese Medicine, we see the mind-body-spirit as a landscape or garden? Our job is to help you become... Continue Reading →
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September is such a busy month, with acupuncture and herbal medicine seminars, peer reviews and renewed focus and energy for ideas and projects. During a recent online forum, Robin Marchment shared this gem. It's a beautiful counterpoint to the busyness of the season. Great discourse on the four seasons and harmonising the spirit 四气调神大论篇第 春三月，... Continue Reading →