Monthly Archives: August 2017

Aboriginal meditation is being used to heal minds in the modern world

Miriam Rose Baumann thinks Australians could learn from the world’s oldest culture to help with mental health. By learning Dadirri… As a former school principal and Order of Australia recipient, Ms Baumann is now teaching Australians about her culture and the spirituality that guides it. Ms Baumann calls the Aboriginal meditative practice ‘Dadirri’, a word […]

Vanishing Australian backyards leave us vulnerable to stress

The traditional Australian suburban backyard is being lost to higher-density housing and massive project homes on small lots. But this loss could be increasing the risks of physical and mental health problems among city residents. Private and secure backyards are places where people can retreat from the relentless pressures and intensity of city life. This […]