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Rules for Being Human

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1. You will receive a body.

You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period    this time around.

2. You will learn lessons.

You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day you will have the opportunity to learn. You may like the lessons, or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.

Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation.  The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately works. read more…

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Aust Unity Backtracks on Yoga Promise

I’m really sorry to say that Australian Unity has backtracked on its promise of support for yoga rebates, despite its assurance to Yoga Australia that it would offer them if students came with a letter from their GP and had a certain level of health cover.

One of my students, who had Top Extras cover with Australian Unity, took the time and trouble get a letter from her GP to support her need for yoga and was denied a rebate from the health fund on the grounds that yoga was not a health activity it supported.  I’ve now dropped my extras cover with Australian Unity and will look for a new health fund.

What disappoints me is that I transferred to Australian Unity because I thought it had integrity. My kinesiologist had recommended them and I was also impressed by the addition of complementary health articles in its Wellplan members magazine.  Now I know it’s just all talk.   Shame, great shame.

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Die, Diet, Die!

Pattie at play

At 83, still hauling 30 litre bags of potting mix about while gardening all day, Pattie’s obviously doing something right.  What’s the secret Pattie?  “I always have morning and afternoon tea. I eat meat and 3 veg, with something sweet after. None of that fancy cooking,” she says.  Australia’s $790 million weight loss industry would turn that quick-smart into Pattie’s Just Eat Sensibly diet cookbook, drawn from the simple cuisine of post-war Australia. It’s far less sexy than our current sweetheart, the Paleo diet, with its earthier hunter- gatherer lineage. Whatever does it mean to eat sensibly these days? read more…

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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