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Denim For Better Days
How did Outland Denim first come into conception and when? In 2008 I went to the cinema with my wife to see the film Taken, a fictional film inspired by the very real $150 billion illicit trade of human beings. It was my first introduction to the wor
WellBeing9 min lettiPsychology
Critiquing Criticism
When you raise the topic of “criticism” it’s not long before someone will trot out the saying that “you should ignore what critics say as no statue has ever been erected for a critic”. That quote is attributed to Romantic composer Jean Sibelius, and
WellBeing3 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Vegan Lentil Moussaka
Now that we’re emerging from the depths of wintertime, I have two burning questions for you: Have you been drawn to eating more? Have you craved comfort foods that you don’t usually crave? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, don
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WellBeing Gives Space To The Creative Souls In Our Community
E: hello@marniehawson.com.au W: marniehawson.com.au I: instagram.com/marniehawson Lifestyle and travel photographer Marnie Hawson is a former environmental scientist with an honours degree in zoology, so nature and conservation have long had a place
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Is There Power In Protest?
People are taking to the streets at an unprecedented level of frequency. Explosions of mass outrage have been growing more common since the mid-1940s, increasing by 11.5 per cent each year for the past decade. In 2019 alone, a tsunami of protests rea
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Time To Get Your Hands Dirty
When there are far-off dramas and traumas — like pandemics — I empathise with the situation but there’s not much I can do about it. So, I tend the pantry and I garden. When it comes to the pantry, I create order out of, well, not chaos, but very cram
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At a time when hate crimes and inequality appear to be on the rise, it has never been more important to actively fight for equality in all corners of our lives. This year has highlighted the injustices that exist all around us. The bushfire crisis la
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Beauty From The Pantry
Want to try the latest in natural beauty? Well, look no further than your pantry. The food you eat nourishes, nurtures and heals the body, helping it to work to optimal efficiency. But everyday foods can also soothe and beautify the skin, hair and na
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Farming For The Future
Unsustainable modern agriculture is associated with a range of problems. Often intensive, it concentrates on farming broadacre monocultures and an agribusiness model frequently dependent on large-scale machinery. To accommodate this, farms and fields
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Isolation With Your Pet
By the time this edition of WellBeing is published, we may no longer be in COVID-19 stasis. I suspect our lives won’t be as they were before the pandemic and some restrictions will remain. But we may be back at work, and no longer spending 24/7 with
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“Empathy fuels connection. Sympathy drives disconnection,” says Dr Brené Brown in a beautifully animated video that narrates the chasm between sympathy and empathy. “Rarely, if ever, does an empathic response begin with ‘at least …’” she says. True e
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The Healthy Non-toxic Kitchen
Along with the daily meal, many people are unwittingly serving up small amounts of chemicals and heavy metals leached from cooking appliances, utensils, food containers, wrappings and water pipes. As you clean up and cook, you’re also potentially inh
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A Regenerative Toolbox
When it comes to regenerative agriculture, there is no cookie-cutter template. However, a number of techniques and elements often play an important part, either individually or combined together: • Integration of livestock. • No-till farming techniqu
WellBeing4 min lettiMedical
Coronavirus — A Planetary Challenge
As 2020 galloped into full momentum, a large swathe of humanity suddenly found itself frozen in mid-stride, engulfed in the nightmare tsunami that has become the devastating legacy of the coronavirus. As the year has unfolded, and we have allowed our
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From The Editor-in-chief
None of us know exactly what lies ahead of us, but we do have some clues. I was walking with my daughter recently near a sun-speckled forest at the mouth of a river. The forest was barely large enough for the few wood pigeons that call it home. Still
WellBeing5 min lettiDiet & Nutrition
Mushroom Magic
For millennia, mushrooms have been used as delicious culinary delights and as a powerful medicinal ingredient. They are incredibly rich in a number of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre including the following. Beta-glucan is a soluble fibre
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Well Being Be-YOU-T Awards
Welcome to the inaugural WellBeing Be-YOU-T Awards, Australia’s only natural beauty awards. We asked for your favourite natural beauty products in categories like anti-ageing, face, body, hair, make-up, baby and many more, then we got to work. After
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Forgetting Your Memory
This patient was a 65-year-old woman who was still working but who had had a couple of major events that impacted on her memory and concentration. The first was a heart attack five years earlier when she had a stent placed in the aorta. She had taken
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From The Editor
“Where are we going?” I say suspiciously to my fiancé Henry, as he leads me blindfolded to the car at 5am. He opens the door and carefully guides me in. “I’ve packed your hiking boots and your wetsuit,” he replies with a laugh. After 40 minutes of dr
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Feed Your Brain
One of the great medical misconceptions of the 20th century was that you do not grow new brain cells. The last few decades have shown that in the olfactory bulb (smell) and the hippocampus (memory and cognitive processes), new neurons can grow throug
WellBeing1 min lettiPsychology
As Steve Jobs said in his 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking back.” You don’t know when things will come around to benefit you later on in life, so it’s importa
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Christine Broadbent
Sept 2–10 with its sensitive Full Moon and Earth and Water harmonies helps Cancer put in place some kinder routines and healing checkpoints, to safeguard against later regrets: Spring Equinox on Sept 22–23 is one of the year’s balancing points, but f
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The Winner Of The STAR LETTER!
The winner of our star letter will receive a $100 gift pack from the passionate team at Saba Organics. Saba Organics is proudly made in Melbourne, Australia. Tested by world-leading laboratories, Saba Organics has created an extensive 100 per cent ce
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Yoga For A Healthy Spine
A saying attributed to ancient yogis goes like this: “You are only as young and as healthy as your spine is strong, supple and flexible.” Over 5000 years ago, yogis knew the vital role that your spine plays in your physical health, wellbeing and spir
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Pilgrimage to Punamii-unpuu
Downstream of Mertens Falls where a shady patch of rainforest cools the trail, rock art glimpsed by chance lures us unexpectedly off track. We wade and rockhop with backpacks and boots held overhead to come face to face with a long-extinct thylacine,
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World Of Wellness
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Chain Reaction
I just received your WellBeing magazine issue #186 sporting a lovely, smiley, curly-haired girl on the cover; a welcoming sight given the current world we’re all living in. Over the past few months, my sleep has been disturbed. It’s been a while sinc
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Lessons From The Blue Zones
Recently, I’ve found myself absolutely enamoured of communities that are renowned for longevity. In my mind, these broad-smiling Italians sit in humble courtyards on low-to-the-ground seats (glass of wine in hand and a cheese platter nearby), surroun
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Escape Routes
Getting there: Mitchell River National Park is located about 890km from Broome via the Gibb River and Kalumburu Roads. Track conditions: The Gibb River Road is graded and usually opens to travellers in April each year. Kalumburu Road is far more rugg
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