Shin-rin yoku (Forest Bathing) – a multi-sensory forest therapy walk with Mayu Kataoka 
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Shin-rin yoku (Forest Bathing) – a multi-sensory forest therapy walk with Mayu Kataoka 

The freshness and quiet of a Sunday morning, together with a glorious all-blue sky, were the perfect setting for this unusual and restorative walk.  Mayu, a practitioner of shin-rin yoku, led us through a walk in Lane Cove National Park, bedside the gently flowing river and among mighty trees and coastal bush. Seven of us…

WHAT CAN I DO?
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WHAT CAN I DO?

Can one person make a difference?  Or do we wait for someone else to do it! This is a question that is asked at our Market stall, round dinner tables, in class-rooms…..everywhere, in these  urgent times. What’s that quote from the Dalai Lama … something like, “If you ever think you’re too small to make…

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Responsible Runners Cleanup Lockdown Challenge (and a rosemary swap)!

Responsible Runners Bondi started more than a decade ago, with a group of friends willing to pick up rubbish as they jogged along Bondi Beach. It became mainstream and the movement grew up in other suburbs to do regular clean-ups. The local Bondi group started again in November 2020 with a monthly event. The format…

Learning and Practicing Rotational Planting in the Community Garden

Learning and Practicing Rotational Planting in the Community Garden

Words by Jade Peace On the 13th of October, we had a very special garden bee, although the morning began quite cold, grey and drizzly, I was excited and full of anticipation for the day ahead. You see, earlier that week, Kit, Lance and I met with Jon Kingston on a windy and cold evening…

Easter and Transition Bondi

Easter and Transition Bondi

Words by Kit I was once told religions generally contain the following common elements: Community (congregation) A sense of awe Ritual and ceremony Ethics and morality This information has stayed with me, and is a yardstick for me to view aspects of my public and private life against. These elements explain the parts of religion that…