A Covid-19 “Thrival” Guide

Catapulted into temporary hibernation it’s easy to slip into despair. Quality time has become quantitative as the 9-5 working day is on hiatus; handbags are in repose and the schoolyard is our own backyard, if we are so lucky. Even if easing of restrictions is on the horizon there’s s

Love in the time of Coronavirus

Love in the time of Coronavirus – by Ros Ben-Moshe The smoke from Australia’s devastating bushfires has barely dissipated and we’re in the midst of a public health emergency. Much discussion has been directed towards the economic and public health response to the coronavirus, from ban

Laughter Yoga in Aged Care

Laughter yoga is a unique exercise routine that combines simulated laughter exercises with yogic breathing (pranayama), and clapping. It is an ideal activity to conduct with older people with its many associated physical, emotional and social health benefits. It is a great way to enha

SOL – Smile Out Loud

Close your eyes. Imagine walking into a room filled with people you love all smiling at you. How does that make you feel? The humble smile is an amazing thing. It not only enriches your wellbeing, but also that of others. It’s free, but is sometimes the most meaningful gift we can giv

Mind full or Mindful?

Liberation of one’s mind, body and spirit, can be achieved through a simple and beautiful inner resource: Mindfulness. By actively pursuing mindfulness daily, one can reach an eternal level of both personal and external understanding. Once one’s mind has been opened to it, change almo

Just Breathe

One might think that something as innate as breathing would be something we all do naturally well. Yet the way we breathe fulfills much more than a functional life-preserving role. Daily mindful breathing has the capacity to reduce stress and revolutionize your mental health and overa

BUPA’s Blue Room interviews Ros on health benefits of laughter

The Blue Room LOL: The benefits of having a good giggle We all know it feels good to laugh – but laughter might also be good for your wellbeing.  Carol Kilkenny   Wander through a children’s playground and there’s a good chance you’ll hear an orchestra of l

Being Mindful

The following is a guest blog that I wrote for SpiritGrow Mindfulness Meditation Centre about mindfulness.  I am republishing it to coincide with Mindful in May.  Details about how you can join Mindful in May are at the end of the blog. One