Magical guided meditations for kids and teens

Children get stressed, angry, anxious and worried, too. So help them relax their minds and bodies for a little while – and gain confidence – with a fun, guided meditation. These three meditations (for ages 4-18) can easily be adapted to suit your child. Try one before bedtime, or when they could benefit from some downtime. The Read more…

Review: The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand

The Sarojin is in one of those unique places in Thailand, Khao Lak, where you feel inspired and enamoured by the charm and friendliness of the locals. Khao Lak was devastated in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, and while there is still evidence in the form of memorials and a boat wreck or two, it’s clear that Read more…

5 Aussie-made and Aussie-scented candles

Scented candles do that little something to boost your mood, relieves stress and wash away your cares. And when they’re made in Australia and contain Australian-loved florals, herbs, scented leaves and even foods then, well, they make you feel even more special as you remember happy occasions. These are some of our faves. A mere whiff of a Read more…

How to choose the right yoga mat for you

Go back just over a decade and yoga mats weren’t anything fancy: a slab of PVC that came in blue, pink or purple. These days, not only do you have a wider colour choice, but the science that goes into a yoga mat has made them more comfortable, non-slip and even environmentally friendly. Now all you have Read more…

Is kelp the new kale?

Recently, if you weren’t tipping back a kale smoothie, slipping kale into a salad or steaming it for a side, you weren’t ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’. But now there’s a new kid on the block: kelp. And it’s kicking all the right nutrient goals. We take a deeper look, and give you a recipe Read more…

Strength yoga for all athletes

Male or female, young or old, practising yoga can benefit everyone. And when it comes to strengthening and toning, it can offer a full-body work-out for your muscles and diaphragm. Could it give you an edge in competitive sport? Quite possibly. Many professional athletes have added yoga to their training regimen. We say, don’t knock it Read more…

Thanks, Bali, I’m a new me!

Come on a journey of self-discovery in a land where health and happiness go hand in hand, writes Natasha Shaw. Bali is one of those places that has a reputation for fun and surfing, but behind the façade of this Indonesian island is about four million locals who have built a society on spirituality, good food Read more…

Review: CHI The Spa, Shangri-La Sydney

Always on the hunt for an amazing spa in my hometown of Sydney, I leapt at the opportunity to visit CHI, The Spa at the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, says Natasha Shaw. I’d been spoilt with delicious massages at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa on Panang Island in Malaysia as well as the Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa in the Read more…