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Wellware Collections and LOOP present the Winter Kit

July 9, 2012 – 3:29 pm |

Release date: 9/ 7 / 12
To nourish your body and soul through the colder months, Wellware’s Winter kit combines music and remedy by bringing together a relaxing downtempo …

Moving past perfection

June 25, 2012 – 10:17 am | One Comment

“Problem? What problem? I’m proud of being a perfectionist!”
That almost sounds like me talking sometimes. What’s wrong with being a perfectionist? You get good stuff done, working hard all the way, right? Maybe some of the …

Wanting to be in control is perfectly normal – but sometimes, it just doesn’t work

June 17, 2012 – 7:49 pm |

All this stuff I write about noticing, accepting, being mindful. It can be hard to get your head around, and even if that isn’t a problem, it can be tricky to practice in our everyday …

The power of noticing emotions

June 14, 2012 – 4:12 pm | One Comment

By Dr Sarb Johal
In order to accept a feeling or sensation (or a thought), we have to notice it first. The metaphor of observing like a curious scientist helps to foster openness and curiosity towards our own …

Yes, music does help your exercise performance – enjoy!

June 6, 2012 – 12:12 pm |

By Dr Sarb Johal
A recent study seems to show that whatever you like to listen to, your own choice of music could not only improve your enjoyment of taking part in competitive sports, but it …

Walking breaks : an easy mental and physical boost

June 3, 2012 – 10:29 am |

By Dr Sarb Johal
Stuck at your desk all day? A long way to travel or drive? Taking a break can act as an excellent way to refresh you attention and mental focus. However, there is …

Asking yourself the right questions

May 28, 2012 – 1:28 pm |

By Dr Sarb Johal
Think of using questions as you use a good search engine – the right keywords get you to the result you want. You still have to be discriminating with the information you …

Tune into the lighter side

May 24, 2012 – 6:18 pm | One Comment

By Dr Sarb Johal
Lots of things happen in our lives that we take pretty seriously. And sometimes, that is totally appropriate. But taking every little setback to heart can seriously deplete your energy.
A problem-solving state …

The secret to getting out there and exercising is getting out there and exercising

May 23, 2012 – 5:18 pm | One Comment

By Dr Sarb Johal
Over the last few days, I discovered that I have mislaid the charging cable for my Garmin GPS training watch somewhere. Those who know me know that I usually take quite a …

How can negative feedback ever be useful?

May 23, 2012 – 10:06 am |
How can negative feedback ever be useful?

A short time ago, I was working with a great running coach I know in London (James Dunne) as I honed my technique. It was gratifying to note that my running style was looking much …

The benefits of disconnecting from the net every now and again

May 22, 2012 – 10:34 am |
The benefits of disconnecting from the net every now and again

I’m a fine one to talk, and you’re reading this online. I am one of the most connected people I know, and I know that I sometimes need to unplug. Here’s why.
In a study presented at …

Can running help you live longer? Sure looks that way …

May 20, 2012 – 7:14 pm |

By Dr Sarb Johal
I’ll give you the fact that if you haven’t run for a while (or at all), running isn’t going to make you feel like you’re going to live longer. When I started, …

Life-changing trip to Nepal – by Tracey Adamson

May 2, 2012 – 3:29 pm |

“I have been interested in developing countries since I started my physiotherapy degree. I don’t want to wait until I have graduated and worked for a few years before I can start making a difference. …

Heal Christchurch: Health practitioners from a range of different modalities gather to offer free private consultations to residents affected by quakes

March 19, 2012 – 9:04 am |

Joel Le Blanc
The Christchurch Earthquakes have affected thousands of people living in Canterbury since the seismic events first began in September, 2010, and many residents continue to suffer from heightened anxiety and insomnia as a …

International Links for New Zealand deaf and hearing impaired

February 26, 2012 – 7:33 pm |
International Links for New Zealand deaf and hearing impaired

Media release
26 February 2012
For immediate release
International Links for New Zealand deaf and hearing impaired
The Deafness Forum of Australia (DFA) and The National Foundation for the Deaf in New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding …

Herb Profile: The wonders of Yarrow – by Tricia Curtis

February 21, 2012 – 4:56 pm |

Yarrow is a plant many of us welcome into our gardens without really knowing the depth and breadth of her true personality. She’s been around for centuries, used on battlefields of old to staunch many …

Simple nutrional, herbal and emotional healthcare for our feline friends – by Joel Le Blanc

February 4, 2012 – 11:46 am | 4 Comments

Cats face the same issues in commercial food  that push many people every year to turn towards eating whole and organic foods. Many brands of commercial cat food are highly processed, and are full of …

Diabetics get on their bikes to inspire others to reach for their dreams

January 24, 2012 – 2:03 pm |

Diabetics get on their bikes
Team Type 1 cyclists to compete in New Zealand
Young New Zealanders living with diabetes will join leading professional cyclists, Team Type 1 Sanofi, in fun Cycle Challenges in Auckland, Wellington and …

The good news about nature’s SPF protection – by Joel Le Blanc

January 18, 2012 – 11:26 am | 13 Comments

Slip, Slop, Slap — with Natural Sunscreens!
Have you ever thought about making your own sunscreen? You don’t need a laboratory or a degree in pharmacology to do this. Nature provides us with a whole host …

Herb Profile: The amazing powers of Plantain – by Tricia Curtis

January 15, 2012 – 10:51 am | One Comment

When I was a little girl, I remember feeding some chooks that belonged to my grandparents neighbours. The chooks were kept in a little A-frame house that was moved around the lawn. Always, the patch …

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