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Access our range of free meditations for mental and physical health and well being, teens and kids, and short practices for life and workplace balance.

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Fostering human flourishing. Our blogs range across a host of subjects including tips and tools on well-being, healthy lifestyle and interesting philosopical writings.

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Ability Life’s vision is to cultivate well-being nourishing mental, emotional and psychological resilience toward a more balanced and connected life.

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Ageing Gracefully

Ageing Gracefully

Ageing gracefully is so much easier if you are friends with your own body, thinking less about how you look and more about how you feel inside. However, this is easier said than done, living as we do, within a society that glorifies youth and beauty. We have entire...

Anger Energy

Anger Energy

Anger eats energy – your energy. Anger can range from mild irritations to a raging monster of energy consumption, and it can exhaust you. When anger manifests as energy it becomes a mental formation, and this energy formation can cause lots of suffering if it’s not...

Nostalgia, Harmony and Belief

Nostalgia, Harmony and Belief

What happens when the past takes on an intensity that shapes our present behaviour? A backward-looking life, whether shaped by good or bad experiences, spells trouble, because your thoughts and feelings are the tools that will craft your personal world, both now and...

Pillars of Purpose Series – Stillness

Pillars of Purpose Series – Stillness

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. ‘Purpose’ is defined as the reason something is done or created, or for which something/someone exists. The ultimate purpose, the purpose for human life itself, has...

Magic Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms, psilocybin or psychedelic mushrooms, have been used in indigenous cultures for religious rituals, healing, and divinatory purposes for millennia. Psilocybin is an hallucinogenic compound, the term ‘magic mushroom’ was formed when the effect of this...

What is a Paradigm?

What is a Paradigm?

A  paradigm is the thinking that serves as a pattern or model. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.These assumptions are often not...

Firm Focus, Soft Gaze

Firm Focus, Soft Gaze

Ways of developing a firm focus, and soft gaze. In Vipassana meditation, we open ourselves in a wide awareness of senses, with a soft mental gaze that allows us to notice whatever is happening. If something catches our attention, we then turn toward whatever it is –...

Hope

Hope

Hope can sometimes challenge us - can we, will we, accept hope in times of despair? How do we manage the unmanageable, that thing, person, or circumstance that gives rise to emotional exhaustion and hopelessness? To be without hope is to be without optimism,...

The Intactness Within

The Intactness Within

 How strange life can be,It’s not always as it seems,What seems so right What seems so wrong. Go out, go out they say,But pause just a little,Before you go,Maybe first there are things to know. What we seek, it looks for us,Hoping too, that in our search, we stopIt’s...

My Way

My Way

I often wonder why I love science fiction and science fantasy so much. My friends read all the latest books that win prizes and are much vaulted. I do try and read them but too many of them are dry, depressing, and boring. ‘What about space?’ I think, ‘what about...

Lost your Career Path?

Lost your Career Path?

It isn’t a failure if you decide after many years that your career isn’t for you. People change and their priorities with them. So, it’s normal to find yourself with over ten years of experience in a field that isn’t for you anymore. According to Indeed, 49% of...

The Notebook

The Notebook

I have a beautiful notebook. The picture on its cover is of the sunset, yellows, oranges and gold’s. Its a few years old now, it is still pristine. I look at it often but do not write in it, in case the words I write are not good enough somehow for its perfect blank...

Coping with Death and Loss

Coping with Death and Loss

Death is inevitable. There are nearly 8 billion people on the planet at this time and every one will meet an ending of this life be they old or young, sick, or healthy. No one knows how long their span here will be, for hundreds of thousands every day their time is up...

Adapt or Diminish

Adapt or Diminish

Nothing is permanent, everything changes – this is the nature of things. National Geographic writes that “adaptation is the biological mechanism by which organisms adjust to new environments or to changes in their current environment … “So change is a natural part of...

Self Compassion

Self Compassion

We are born into a social species, being cooperative and caring for others is hard wired into our DNA. So, it’s not surprising that when we see suffering, sometimes that suffering has caused compassion to rise in us for others. And when our hearts are touched by...

Testimonials

Attended by people in various health related and challenging situations, such as diagnosis and treatment of cancer, chronic pain, sleeplessness, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety … it proved to  be very successful … excellent comment and feedback … highly recommend it …

HC Gibson ND MWell C-IAYT PhD candidate

Director, Wellness Education & Research, Solaris Cancer Care

I am a strong advocate for practicing mindfulness to help manage everyday life, to deal with the more challenging times… I am encouraged by organisations and initiatives that promote mindfulness to support stronger individuals, community and society, particularly as it’s something I’ve witnessed in my personal and professional life.

Marnie Baker

Manager Director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

The Mindfulness Based Well-Being program …

“I’m almost speechless …

That was the most profound and effective meditation experience I have ever had …”

Robert Whitehead

Naturopath