Take a Forest Bath - On Us

Take a Forest Bath - On Us

How to Take Your Forest Bath

1. Press play and close your eyes. Let you attention rest on the sound

2. Take a long, slow breath in through the nose, breathing into your lower belly

3. Hold your breath for 1 or 2 seconds

4. Exhale slowly through the mouth

5. Take another breath and settle into your own comfortable breathing rhythm

6. Listen intently, and become fully entwined with the composition. 

Australia Reimagined: Towards A More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

The reality-check we've been crying out for. In Australia: Reimagined, Mackay is not only asking the big questions about our increasingly anxious society but also, refreshingly, offering some much-needed answers. The one question left unanswered though... what - if anything - can we do about it? Our Rating, 4 Stars

Shit My Therapist Says

My therapist says that we cannot get to the bottom of anything, no matter the issue, without first learning to take care of ourselves in difficult and painful spaces. We must accept our vulnerability and capacity to feel pain. Our goal is never to feel the absence of pain but simply to take really good care of ourselves when we hurt.