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Stress, Trauma and the Body A useful map of how the body (I.e the autonomic nervous system) responds to stress and trauma

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Gina Williams on why every Australian should know some Indigenous words The Noongar musician had to take Tafe classes to learn the language of her people, but now she’s dedicated to spreading its popularity – one song at a time

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Religion - Religions of the World: Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity

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Religion - Inside Judaism

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Religion - Muhammad The Prophet

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Religion - The Life of Buddha

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Religon - The Last Life of Nirmala : Jainism ( apologies for the sound)

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Religion - Hinduism explained by west perspective, dated but interesting and easy to understand

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Music - Sacred Chants of Shiva - Yoga meditation - Om Nama Shivaya

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Right now, as you read this post, 2015, Cultural Genocide of Australia's first peoples in being planned, continued and carried out. When are we, as a nation, going to wake up and embrace the fact that We, non- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, are the guests in this country and should learn from it's custodians, not destroy them.

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Religion - Jesus of Nazareth was many things to many people—but in an age of ruthless Roman rule, those in power saw his growing influence as a threat. "Killing Jesus" on the National Geographic Channel tells the gritty tale of politics and persecution behind the death of one of history's most important figures.

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http://killingjesus.nationalgeographic.com/#!/boy-or-messiah/headdress
An interesting look at the politics surrounding the story of the coming of the Massiaha told from 3 different points of view, that of Pilot, The High Priests and Mary and Joseph.

"Yellow Fever" is a mixed-media documentary animation by Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii. The short film, which served as Mukii’s thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art, is a captivating blend of live-action, stop-motion, spoken word, and vibrant hand-drawn animation that explores the effects of Eurocentric beauty ideals, as disseminated by mainstream media and advertising, on African women.

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Music - Celtic Mermaid

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Ruby Wax on Neuroplasticity: "You're the Architect of Your Own Brain"

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Just Breathe - a film interview with kids who talk about their brains and bodies responses to stress and 'calming down' through minfullness practice.

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The 7 Habits of Truly Genuine People What authentic people do differently than the rest of us, and how you can too.

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Barry Schwartz: Our loss of wisdom : You don't have to be brilliant to be wise but without wisdom, brilliance is not enough.

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Find Happiness in Keeping a One-Sentence Journal by Natalie Shoemaker. "Even people who deny the possibility of being happy, if you say do you think you could be happier? They’ll say, 'Yeah, I could be happier.' Sometimes I think it’s easier to think about being happier, for what ever that means to you then worrying about what is happiness and what would life be if I finally achieved this ultimate happiness?"

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In 1887, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly pretended she was crazy and got herself committed, all to help improve conditions in a New York City mental institution. “The insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out.”

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Color Psychology How Colors Impact Moods, Feelings, and Behaviors. Why is color such a powerful force in our lives? What effects can it have on our bodies and minds? Continue reading to further explore the history of color including how it's used, the effects it may have, and some of the most recent research on color psychology.

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A Brief History Of Artists Grappling With Loss And Death. "Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it," Joan Didion, A Year of Magical Thinking.

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Worrying,” quipped Mark Twain, “is like paying a debt you don't owe.” How to stop worrying and get on with your life. An expert explains why worries spiral out of control, and how to stop them.

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Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier "Music can minister to minds diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with its sweet oblivious antidote, cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff that weighs upon the heart." --William Shakespeare

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Music - 3 hours Romantic Relaxing music | Guitar | Flute | - Background Spa Music Therapy Stress Relief

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Babakiueria - A series of excerpts from short parody about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are represented through media and education in Australia. Attitudes are slowly changing but sadly, way too slowly,

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Anthropology, the study of humankind, should be the first of all the sciences our children encounter, writes Marc Brightman, with its singular capacity to inspire the imagination, broaden the mind and open the heart. Moves to downgrade it in the education system by those who know the price of everything, and the value of nothing, must be fought off.

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When will the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait community be understood and there culture appreciated. Warren Mundine has told SBS Tony Abbott's comment suggesting Indigenous Australians were making 'lifestyle choices' to live in remote communities was 'silly' but does not detract from the need for a national conversation on the issue.

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Archetype of Wholeness: Jung and the Mandala by Peter Patrick Barreda

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Can't Meditate? Here’s why you should try art! The Challenge: We all have moments when we feel overwhelmed by our emotions. The Science: Creating art leads to surprising benefits for body and mind. The Solution: Make time for creativity to significantly improve your life

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Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

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Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people will listen.

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Why are we called MoonDaisy? it is in honor of our much loved dogs who sadly passed away within one month of each other. SVETLANA: MoonDog's name came from was a children's story I wrote. Reggie became my muse for the illustrations - and this name has stuck! Moon Dog became a bit of a legend around the kid lit writers in LA and even attended some of the retreats my friend Dawne and I facilitated. He has hobnobbed with literary agents and editors from the big publishing houses in the US. What a dog! MAIREAD: Daisy was a much loved mutt. I was very unwell for a number of years and I had a companion dog named Bobbie. As I began to heal and get out into the world I brought Daisy into our lively home to be a companion for Bobbie when I wasn't there. Sadly both Bob and Days are gone now but their memories will live on. Reg Moon Dog and Daisy were our shadows, always there next to us and never left our sides. They were incredibly smart and did all sorts of tricks and were always so eager to please. We loved them so!

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I am involved in many diverse and interesting mental health promotion and community events. My friend and colleague Svetlana and I are venturing out together to offer creative events to inspire curiosity and involvement in nature, history and the present day, to some of our newest immigrants. We [particularly focus on local landscapes and the traditional owners of the space while learning about traditional Aboriginal stories involving community spaces.

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Mindful Mojo is the first of many collaborations between Art of Life and Svett Art Therapy

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Did Laughter Evolve to Make Us Healthy?

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Personal Effects by visual artist Alan Counihan was based on the institutional archives and the belongings of dead or discharged patients from Grangegorman (St. Brendan’s) Psychiatric Hospital, Dublin. This research process took form as a site-specific installation in the old hospital with further Dublin installations in Culture Box, Temple Bar and in Axis, Ballymun.

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Robert Campbell Jnr's depiction of a segregated Australia – in pictures

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10 Quotes From a Oglala Lakota Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society

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Meditations: Native American Flute Album

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Well Done and Congratulations Lachlan for being chosen to represent Australia in the World Titles Indoor Lacrosse team in the U.S in September. Now......How am I going to get there???

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My 2 boys. Lachlan (Right) and Campbell (Left)

Serenity Stones by M is a mindfulness venture. I listen for stones that ask me to take them home. They inspire me create according to their individuality. Each stone is unique and hand chosen. The works are sealed and waterproof but not dishwasher safe.Serenity stones can be ordered in Australia only ATM. Check out the link below for more details and to view the individual stones.

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