During the past couple of years, changes took place. What most people thought of as “normal” was redefined. From face masks to facing financial insecurity, to keeping the kids entertained at home, you probably had to re-adjust your life when coping with the pandemic. Having the right tools to respond to these changes can help you maintain your mental well-being during difficult times.
The Great Lockdown of 2020 inspired chorister & pianist Louisa Billeter to undertake an epic piano project, recording a piano piece every day for a year and sharing the results each day on social media. This stunning effort led to a new project… combining Louisa’s interests of piano, photography and native Australian plants.
In this article we will learn of the path that led Louisa to ‘Waratah and others’ and look forward to an ongoing series of articles to accompany her on the journey as it unfolds, at its own perfect pace.
I have become highly sedentary…
A deep, gnawing sadness descended again this week in Melbourne as we returned to a further 6 weeks of lockdown. Franco Parvarro emerges, death is explored and reborn as a comforting acknowledgement of change.
To some people chainsawing and therapy may seem to be worlds apart. In the spirit of the slow movement, chainsawing for me is simply a focused exercise, a means to an end and a promise of things to come.
Hunting around among the small things for something interesting is a great way of switching off from the everyday. The gentle focus required to find these treasures is a wonderful antidote to the often mentally tiring demands of modern life, not to mention a great way of learning about your local flora and fauna.
Recently I’ve been practicing meditation. One of the exercises involves being ‘present’ for a few minutes in every […]