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.
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Glamping getaway • We revel in the simplicity, cosiness and ease of a glamping experience in the Victorian countryside.
Cup of mindfulness • If mindfulness is a tool we can embody in day-to-day activities, then why not embrace it with your daily coffee?
Making your move • Looking to pick up sticks and move further afield? Be inspired by three stories of people who made the shift.
Ease over effort • Might happiness be found in letting go and going with the flow?
Seven ways to journal • Journalling helps us bring what is important to us into conscious awareness, while building self-trust and self-respect. We reveal seven different ways to explore the practice.
Seven ways to explore journalling
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The cycle of life • According to Vedic texts, nature moves in cycles of creation, maintenance and destruction. Let’s explore how this can play out in our individual experiences and how being aware of the cycle can bring about a sense of peace.
The brightness of insight • Why do we behave the way we do? Let’s plunge into the depths of our less-than-conscious selves and make the unconscious conscious.
Moving goalposts • If birthdays are a reminder of a missed goal, it’s worth reassessing the expectations you have on what you need to achieve and by when.
Mindful friendships • Approaching friendships with mindfulness allows you to cultivate authentic connections that have depth, respect and empathy.
A financial friend to your future self • Three experts reveal how you can be ethical, mindful and compassionate with your money. The answers suggest it’s about being kinder, rather than stricter, with yourself.
The art of repair • Feeling like the world is a continuous string of unexpected events that you have little control over? Tackling your mending pile can be the place to unleash your creativity and practise perseverance.
Life-changing travel • From awe-inducing landscapes to the intricate ways culture weaves itself into destinations, transformational travel is a way to savour, treasure and be moved by life.
Top 5 transformational travel trends • by the founder of Revitalise Escapes, Jo Surkitt
Lessons in sadness • Accepting sadness as a natural part of life is a lesson in bravery, and brings us closer to true happiness.
Reconnecting to your curiosity • Is life feeling mundane and predictable? Tap into your innate curiosity for the world to become fresh again.
Soulful singing • The focused, physical nature of singing makes it an ideal vehicle for mindful symphony with our bodies. For many, it’s a key instrument for healing.
Salad meditations • Turn salad making into an enriching, mindful experience with this nourishing, five-element formula.
Your guide to waste-free gardening • With the help of organic gardening expert Ben Raskin, discover how to grow your own food for maximum taste and minimum waste.
Simple food • Eleanor Ozich shows us how...