Why Am I Running On Empty? An Insiders Guide To Hypothyroidism
The onset of hypothyroidism is typically gradual and insidious: progressive chronic fatigue; waking unrefreshed; brain fog and cognitive dysfunction to the point where it becomes increasingly difficult to concentrate, read and process material, plus difficulty making even simple decisions. Cosmetically, there can be gradual stubborn weight gain, an abdomen bloated with chronic constipation, dry gritty eyes, dry skin and cracked heels, swelling of the ankles and shins known as myxoedema, in addition to brittle thinning scalp hair, eyebrows (especially the outer third of the brow) and nails. Beyond the crippling fatigue, the morning joint stiffness, diffuse muscle and joint pain (fibromyalgia), the accompanying anxiety and depression can become debilitating. Dr Tania Ash reports.
How Often Should I Do Yoga?
One of the things I love about yoga is that it is layered with different understandings, meanings, practices and definitions. What this means is that a seemingly simple question like ‘how often should I do yoga’ doesn’t necessarily have a simple answer. Before you begin to answer this question you need to be clear about your definition of Yoga and then, based on your understandings, you may have more clarity about the question you are asking. Jennifer Schrader looks more closely at this important question.
Who Knew? That There’s A Wide Variety of Reflexology Methods Available Today
Moving on from the last article on the history of Reflexology, Sonia Bailey presents examples of Reflexology techniques to give you an idea of the many styles being practised in Australia today.
Fear, The Inner Terrorist
Has the world become more fearful? If the constant threat of terrorism makes you fearful and afraid to function day-to-day, then what does that say about fear? In this article Anne Matheson looks at how our ‘inner terrorist’ operates and why it is important to learn how to handle fear.
Archetype, Insight and Mindfulness: An Exploration of the Healing Potential of Tarot
Identifying archetypes in the client’s world-construct, offering hope and inspiration and as a tool for mindfulness: these are some of the ways the tarot has been useful in my counselling practice.
Joy Aimee reveals.
That Sugar Film
When actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau met a girl he was keen to impress he decided to get healthy by dramatically reducing his sugar intake. In no time he was slimmer, calmer, fitter and happier. He was also very curious – why did the elimination of sugar have such beneficial effects on his health and wellbeing? He decided to eat 40 teaspoons of sugar a day from within his food choices over a 60 day period to find out – and get monitored as he went along. He enlisted Dr Debbie Herbst for general check-up, Dr Ken Sikaris to take blood readings, Sharon Johnston a nutritionist, and David Gillespie a sports scientist. Here are some of the results at the end of the 60 days
The New Life Foundation, Thailand
The New Life Foundation is a mindful recovery community. They offer a rich learning space for those who want to work on self-improvement and personal development, and for people who are suffering because of stress, burnout, depression, abuse, and relationship or addiction issues. They aim to provide a unique learning environment based on mindfulness and sustainable living, where residents can learn to nurture and maintain their recovery. With support from the community and guidance from the staff, each individual develops their own action plan that enables them to discover their potential and develop a new healthy lifestyle based on mindfulness, truthfulness, responsibility and respect
Artist John Wolseley was born in England in 1938 and immigrated to Australia in 1976. John has gained recognition in the past four decades as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists whose work engages passionately with the environment.
The Path of the Empress
The book, The Path of the Empress explores the feminine power of transformation and how women can strengthen their erotic aura, bring determination and flexibility into harmony, use anger strategically, and create alliances and take good care of themselves. Inspired by Wu Zhao and ancient Chinese texts, the authors describe the ten important stages of a woman’s life, and focus on exercises and magical herbal elixirs that open up the mind and soul to new insights and solutions. Following is an extract from Chapter Nine: Change of Power, Change of Life: Wood – Liver – Second Spring.
The River of Life
My partner started to explore what new directions or rivers were available to her to change the way things were in her life, and to experience a more spiritual and fulfilling life. Firstly she searched on her own, then after discovering the many different options available, and seeing the change not only in herself but also in the family dynamics, she then tried to encourage me to come on the journey with her. Graeme Harris shares his story.Plus Regular Articles Which Include:
CHEMICALS EXPLAINED: Your Household Products May Be More Toxic Than You Think,
by Bill Statham
DREAMING HEALING: Dream Incubation, by Amy Campion
MUSINGS ON LIFE – In Search Of Our Valuables, by Ted Scott
AN OTHER PERSPECTIVE: The Mysteries of Chinese Medicine Revealed, by Jeff Shearer
ASTROLOGY FOR PERSONAL GROWTH by Michelle Proctor