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Turn Yourself On
The Big Fat Surprise

You know how it is...you feel like you're going through the motions - you're not depressed - but you don't feel you have much to look forward to. No one knows it of course, but you feel it, especially at night. You have a shelf full of self-help books but everything you've done up until now has only taken you so far, you're still not in that life that's waiting for you. And you know there's greatness in you.

Marina J
 
Zenful Business
In Zenful Business: 11 Models for Flow and Peak Performance at Work, Debbie Pask introduces 11 do-it-yourself models to teach readers how to thrive in a work environment. The models are based on personal mastery, which Pask says will help with sales, relationship management, planning, problem solving and commercial leverage. "Stress and competition is driving serious burnout and health related issues. .
Debbie Pask
 
Courage
Karen and Michael had a good life, with two beautiful children. They tried to create a world that was safe and happy. But in June 2001, nine-year-old Nathan-- their only son--was hit by a car. Karen shares her journey through grief, one step at a time. Her tragic but uplifting story connects readers to her feelings of loss, and it helps them to understand they are not alone.
Karen Lang
 
Why Diets Make Us Fat
Everything we know about dieting and weight loss is wrong.
In Australia, two out of every three adults are overweight. We think we know the answer: cut calories; eat less. We conclude that being fat is a failure of willpower, perhaps supplemented by a quirk of genetics.
Sandra Aamodt, PhD
 
 





  What’s Inside JUN/AUG 2017 magazine?
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mental healing

The Most Successful Prison System In The World Is Also The Most Humane

Normalcy is the key, where friendships between guards and inmates are common and fully equipped kitchens are available for most to use. High-quality art in the complex and shared living rooms serve to ‘create a sense of family.’


Awaken Your Unlimited Healing Potential
The healing potential of the human being expands far beyond the world’s general understanding. Evidence can be found for this throughout all cultures and their related spiritual belief systems. Years ago, I was confronted with a serious health crisis that was unresponsive to both conventional and alternative medicine. As a result, I began to research and explore the realms of psychic healing, shamanism and deep meditation. I discovered fascinating examples of individuals who overcame “incurable” physical illness and extreme trauma with an open mind and a determined spirit. This inspired me to begin a journey inward through silence and meditation that led to the awakening of a primal healing force which lies dormant within the human being, waiting to be activated. Therese Wade shares.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioural treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is now recognised as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders.

business profile

Ethical Fashion: At Tonle, Every Thread Counts

Technological advances of the 21st century have catalysed the concept of fast fashion into a dream come true for money-hungry design labels. Fast fashion has quickly become the industry norm, with big box shops boasting to shareholders about their ability to give immediate consumer feedback to factories worldwide. However, in one of the world’s most cut-throat industries, many companies don’t stop to examine the impact of their newfound cash flow. Wasteful production, low wages, and unsafe conditions are the grease that keeps the fast fashion machine churning, with sometimes devastating consequences for the environment and people involved.

interview

INTERVIEW: Dr Debra Campbell, Psychologist
“The greatest gift we can give is being fully present, not just being physically in the same place. Being fully present to hear and see the other soul communicates to them verbally and non-verbally, that they are worth it to you. You see them and you are good with what you see.”.

profiles

PROFILE: Stephen Jenkinson, Culture Activist

Stephen Jenkinson is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is revolutionising grief and dying in North America and redefining what it means to live and die well. Apprenticed to a master storyteller, he has worked extensively with dying people and their families, he is a consultant to palliative care and hospice organisations, and is an educator and advocate in the helping professions.

IN CONVERSATION WITH: David Packman
For me, looking back on my journey with meditation, it all started with the simple exercise of observing the nature of my mind without judgement, which eventually led to looking at my values I guess, in terms of how I was showing up in the world. If someone had asked me prior to this “what are your values?” I wouldn’t have really been sure. … It’s a bit like the analogy of the feather, the brick and the train. Life has a funny way of letting you know when you are not living in line with your truth and, left unattended, the results can be quite catastrophic.

book extracts

Fat Yoga

My grandmother told me when I was very young that I would never find a husband as I was too fat, and that had stayed with me, eating at my belief in myself, so I didn’t really start dating till I was 30 (don’t worry, I had lots of ill-advised flings!). And then I met someone. He was so lovely and I was so happy. In reality, I was surprised. Surprised that anyone would love me and want to marry me. In the back of my head I thought the white picket fence and the two kids was not something I was worthy of. .

Leading and Active LIFE
It’s important for your health to lead an active life. The ancient Chinese put great emphasis on the importance of exercising the body for longevity. A sixteenth-century Chinese physician named Li Tiing said, “Everyone knows that prolonged walking and standing can cause excessive fatigue, which is harmful to good health, but few people mention the harmful effects of lying down or sitting all day.” The Chinese use the term ‘people of fatigued mind’ for people whose days are spent using their minds and consuming their brain power. They term ‘people of fatigued body’ as those who are constantly consuming their physical energy.




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A Life Of Its Own
A Life of Its Own aims to provide clarity and understanding of one of Australia’s most stigmatised and controversial issues – medicinal cannabis. Award winning journalist, Helen Kapalos, takes the audience on a wide-ranging voyage of discovery about medicinal cannabis, addressing the complex issues facing its use today.

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