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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Valley landholders

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Janella Purcell.

Unless you’re a serial reader of self-help books, most people would expect a true health transformation should take a reasonable period of time. It is an attractive concept that we can wash away the sins of a lifetime without exercise on a short stroll down the road to Damascus, but even after you’ve ‘seen the light’, keeping true health requires some discipline.

Janella Purcell has released a book called ‘Your 40-Day Transformation’ following the philosophy that, quoting from the back cover, ‘When we allow our body time and the right circumstances to do its job, healing will most often occur naturally’.

Whilst fasting for 40 days and 40 nights in the desert seemed to work for Jesus, the book does not recommend this strategy. Instead the 40 day reset program ‘includes recipes, monthly planners and strategies to achieve your optimal health.’

Janella has a property in the Byron hinterland, on which she hosts retreats, and whilst she’s been a naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist for 20 years, she says she is best known as a wholefood chef via Good Chef, Bad Chef, The Biggest Loser and morning TV.

One of the good points Janella makes emphasises the need to combat stress. ‘You can eat all the kale and reishi smoothies you like, yet if there’s a chronic stress in our life (physical or emotional), the inflammation from that heightened situation must be addressed and reduced before healing can begin’, she says. Having a healthy gut biome, connecting with your tribe and working with your sacred cycles in ‘connection to the feminine principles’ are also explored in the book.

You can find out more or buy her books at janellapurcell.com

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