You know this state of presence by its feeling: aligned, connected and in flow. Sometimes our physical environment enables us to cultivate this sense of balance, ease and calm, which is why we intuitively turn to nature and other grounding environments to relax and reconnect with ourselves and the world. But, other times, if you adjust your internal landscape — your perspective on a situation — you can rediscover your presence, find more ease in moments of unease and surrender to the freedom of balance. Transitioning from a place of doing and into a state of being is at the core of this magazine, Being.
create • v 1 to bring into being; cause to exist; produce 2 to evolve from one’s own thought or imagination
Rural magic • By being present to life in a rustic hinterland abode, cultivating calm comes with ease.
The joy of journalling • Like a debrief with your best friend, journalling is an essential element in any self-care schedule.
A reason for being • The French call it raison d’être and the Japanese call it ikigai — translated as a reason for being. From the outset, it seems an elusive quest. And while the answers may be deep within us, all it takes is a little curiosity to uncover them.
How to work with self-doubt • Feeling stuck in self-doubt provides you with an opportunity to rewrite your own stories to create new, powerful pathways forward.
Mindful goals • By cultivating a sense of purpose and setting goals that align with your core values, you can achieve success while still living a contemplative life.
balance • n 1 state of equilibrium or equipoise 2 mental steadiness; habit of calm behaviour, judgement
The art of balance • How compassionate self-reflection can help you to cultivate more balance in your life.
Unleash the power of doing nothing • Are balance, ease and calm housed in moments of doing less? The Dutch concept of niksen — doing nothing — is a way of making peace with missing out.
Leaning into resilience • By being resilient and asking how best we can serve, adapt and grow in a challenging situation, we might just discover something even better.
Valuing your time • Does time fly by, yet you still can’t get everything done? By improving your boundaries, self-belief and time management, you can fill your days with more of what you love.
Unlocking awe • Not simply an emotion, awe is an altered state of consciousness that can make us feel more human and alive.
Be one with the wild • Observe the ethereal landscapes, hidden wonders and delicate ecosystems of our planet.
connect • v 1 to bind or fasten together; join or unite; link
Making your own street library • You don’t need to go far or spend money to enjoy a good book. Street libraries bring the sharing of resources to our communities, and an offering of trust and hope.
Skin-positivity as self-love • Gazing into the mirror, are you happy with what you see reflected back? Rather than focusing on a “flx”, the skin-positivity movement encourages acceptance and confidence in what we look like.
The energetics of food • When we look at nourishment through the lens of mind-body medicine, it’s not just the food we eat, but the way we shop, cook and consume which play an imperative role. We delve into the wisdom of food energetics and how it can nourish us on a deeper level.
Lit from within • The philosophy of Buddha nature suggests that we don’t need to search outside of ourselves for validation or empowerment, and that we already have everything we need within us.
Essential oils for a balanced life • Discover simple daily habits to encourage mindfulness with the power of Young Living essential oils.
Eating simply & seasonally • We...