Category: Lifestyle

5 Tips for Mental Wellbeing amid self-isolation

Johanna Rumphorst Isolation, social distancing measures and the closure of schools and workplaces are current challenges that can affect our mental health – many of us can experience symptoms of anxiety like stress, fear and loneliness at this time. But what do you do without the things that usually help, like seeing friends and family or having a brownie in your favourite coffee shop? Don’t panic, there are many things that will make you feel better and also comply with the rules. The following 5 tips will help to make you feel more relaxed and support your mental wellbeing...

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A Guide to Meditation

Isabella Ross In our chaotic lives, it is important to re-centre and find restorative balance. Not an easy feat for all, there are lots of ways to find relaxation and peace of mind. Meditation is one of the best ways to find balance, known for its calming qualities. According to The Good Body, across the world between 200 and 500 million people meditate. Even though meditation’s origins lie in the religion of Buddhism, secular mindfulness meditation is now more commonly practiced. So to help you relax and let go of any tension or stress, here is our guide on...

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Bliss and Glow: Balance Aesthetics Medispa

Isabella Ross I decided to try out Balance Aesthetics Medispa in Turramurra for myself – spending my own money to see whether it had the Sydney Observer ‘Tick of Approval.’ And indeed, it now does! The clinic’s fundamental philosophy is to “help clients feel best in their own natural glowing looking skin.” I decided to get an express facial ($55) – something quick and easy, with the goal of achieving a dewy glow to my complexion. A fantastic aspect of the facial is that it is customisable to the individual. My facialist Kim, a certified Dermal Beauty Therapist, sat...

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Biggest Wellbeing Trends in 2019

Barre Classes: Barre-based exercise uses a combination of postures inspired by the ballet beam that consist of small, isometric movements. Unlike a ballet dance class, anyone can take part in barre says local trainer Anja Lineen. “With each isometric movement, you target the tiny muscles that often get ignored if you are sticking to single-plane movements or standard cardio. These exercises improve posture, increase flexibility, have a very low injury risk and almost no barrier to entry meaning anyone from any background can do them.” Saunas: There’s nothing quite like a sauna to help you sweat in the cooler...

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The Great Escape

Tita Smith As the New Year has well and truly settled in and the mayhem has mollified by the time the school holidays arise, the mundane activity of work and school routines have everyone itching for a getaway. Whether it’s a quick stop out of town, or a sandy beach far away – these tips and tricks will have you dreaming of your next holiday destination in no time!  Stress Less Preparation is key when travelling with young ones. To optimise your relaxation, it’s best to pre-assess and anticipate any factors of stress before they arise. For tips on...

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