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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Cities feeding themselves

Russ Grayson's picture

Community gardening is becoming part of a new social movement that is developing around our food supply. Russ Grayson from the Australian City Farm & Community Gardens Network says there is still a long way to go for planners to see the value of community gardens to urban food security and community development.

Do bicycle advocates need to act like Hollywood?

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What does Hollywood have to do with bike riding? Rachel Smith says we all need to get involved in collecting data if we want to see our dream of more people cycling come true.

Conversation at the end of a life well lived

Don Campbell's picture

Watching a loved person die is painful and confronting. Don Campbell urges patients and their families to have their own difficult conversations in advance to help doctors provide compassionate care at the end of a life well lived.

How to be a bettertarian

Rebecca Sullivan's picture

There are so many choices around food available, which makes it complicated for consumers to purchase sustainable products. Rebecca Sullivan explains how as a bettertarian she makes better nutritional choices that integrate the land, the animals and the people.

Integrate self care into health policy

Deon Schoombie's picture

The current health care system is under enormous pressure. Deon Schoombie, Executive Director of the Australian Self Medication Industry, wants a national conversation on how self care can be more fully integrated into our health care policy.

Our voice. Our impact.

It’s National Youth Week (NYW) from 4 to 13 April 2014, the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 from across Australia get involved in NYW each year.

Chained to a desk? Your health is in danger

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Sitting at a desk all day can have serious long-term effects on your health. Andre Smith looks into ways to ease the stress of sitting all day.

Meat Free Week: Whither the farmer?

Eleanor Nurse's picture

Australians are invitited to give up meat this week to think about our meat consumption and the impact on our health and the environment. Eleanor Nurse from the animal protection institute Voiceless says it’s time to start having a conversation about the provenance of our food.

In defence of shyness – but there’s a downside

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Being shy can be quite charming, but also isolating. Leicester Warburton says that when we look up, smile and show a genuine interest in people, we realise we are not alone.

 

Coaching conversations – The intention to give attention

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In our busy lives it is rare that we take the time to engage meaningfully with each other at the workplace and at home. Organisational coach Clive Leach says that being present and suspending our own agenda and needs for a few minutes is an act of kindness that has benefits for both giver and receiver.