Doing absolutely nothing sounds simple, but it’s actually the hardest thing in the world. Why? Because we live in a time and a place where we have so many options. We can watch TV, go on the internet, scroll through Instagram, talk on the phone, eat food, drink alcohol – anything to pull us away from the present moment, numb our feelings and prevent us from experiencing the here and now. It’s the here and now that we’re all terrified of experiencing. It makes us uneasy.Read More
Meditation is one of those things that once you’ve carved out a daily practice, you can’t imagine not having it in your life. But before that, when your desire to catch some OMs is born of reading books like Eat Pray Love or anything by Louise Hay, and looking at calming images of people sitting poised against a lush green forestry backdrop, meditation can often be something that brings up an inner battle of excuses.Read More
We’ve spoken about the benefits of mediation quite a bit, both on healthtalks and on our blogs, but this week we wanted to help you deepen your meditation experience by talking you through a guided practice.Read More
I have a friend who drinks like a fish, eats out almost every night of the week, parties hard, gets by on very little sleep, never works out, and still manages to look and feel amazing. For years I’ve been trying to figure out how she does it. Freak of nature? Perhaps. But I think it may have something to do with the fact that she is just so care free. She never, ever worries about anything that is outside of her control and has the most sunny disposition of anyone I’ve ever met. I’m certainly not condoning her lifestyle (and I don’t think she’ll get away with treating her body like that forever), but I definitely think her case proves that health and happiness runs much deeper than what we put in our mouths. It’s what goes on in our noggin that’s most crucial.Read More
Are you sitting near another person at the moment? Have you been talking to someone else recently? Thinking of someone else? On current estimates, one in nearly every two people alive today will develop cancer in their lifetime. That is way too many. But if you have someone else near to you, that is two people. So who might it be? How good would it be to save a life in 2013?Read More
GUEST POST BY BRIAN LEAF.
I used to have a Kombucha problem. Which came to a head when my wife kicked me in the head and broke my nose. That’s also when I met my shaman, Edmund. Let me start from the beginning.Read More
I have done a lot of crazy shiz to heal my body and transform my life. I’ve eaten sea cucumbers, drank straight beetroot juice, injected myself with B12, crude liver and mistletoe, drank castor oil, put coffee up my bottom, put castor oil up my bottom, drank hourly juices, turned vegan, seen energy healers, seen psychics, seen crystal healers, had vitamin C IVs, became a yogi, and taken so many pills and potions that it’s impossible to count. However, there are three things that I’ve done that have had the biggest impact and brought me the most benefits.Read More
After spending the past three weeks travelling in the US, totally out of my regular routine (and adapting to the aftermath of a hurricane!), this week’s episode of healthtalks is one I desperately need to implement. Segment 5 is all about resetting the mind.Read More
GUEST POST BY IAN GAWLER.
The process of learning to meditate can be summarised into four easy steps. Each one flows quite naturally into the next and together they combine to make up the technique called Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation (MBSM). Here are the four steps of MBSM:Read More
GUEST POST BY IAN GAWLER.
Want to be really well? Meditation may be the best individual thing you can do. Why? Well, we know that over 6000 research studies now tell us this is true (see ref 1). But who do you know that meditates? What are they like? Most I know are pretty cool. They seem happy most of the time. Bright, interested, engaged. Good people to hang out with and usually they look really vibrant, really well.
How about this? If the government wanted to save significantly on the health budget; if the health funds wanted to be more profitable or be able to afford better services, paying you to meditate would be one of the most cost effective things they could do!Read More