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Bridging Foods – Homemade recipes everyone wanted
Article by Nicole Sjardin, one of the authors of Bridging Foods.
The simplicity of my day to day life
From domestic violence and partying and playing sport to now living simply from day to day and committing to life.
Building a nest
This true story shares how the writer changed the way he worked from working to support his habits, where life had no meaning, to truly loving work.
Playing it safe with social marijuana use
I didn’t grow up with social marijuana use; I didn’t feel drawn to it and I didn’t really come across it until I started to go out to parties in my late teens. At age 17, I met my first bong at a back-yard party…
How I quit smoking pot after 12 years
I first started smoking pot because I wanted to be cool; I was about 13 years old and this guy I liked smoked it at the time. I thought ‘he will totally be into me if I get into smoking pot.’
Video game addict
A personal account of the damaging effects of being addicted.
Psychology, Addiction, Drugs, Overwhelm, Connection, Gaming, Hurt, Breath
Journey back to myself
I look back at my life of numbing myself with drugs as a time of being so lost in the world, wanting and seeking for that deep connection with myself, only to find it was there within me all along.
True Love and Tea
Madeleine shares her story of what can happen when we stop playing ‘the dating game’ and choose to simply be ourselves.
Coffee: Do I love it, or do I need it?
I used to love coffee. Drinking coffee was the only way I thought I could get through each day, as I was working too hard, on not enough sleep.
The Way It Is – A Treatise on Energetic Truth
Is there more to us and to life than meets the eye; how did we get here and where are we going?
Marijuana – not as harmful as alcohol?
When I realised how alcohol was affecting me, I started to look for another drug. Marijuana was readily available, cheap and did not impact on my behaviour in the same way alcohol did, or so I thought at the time.
Brainwashing, supply and demand
Our Audio of the Month for November 2017 presents how through scientific evidence it has been proven there is no such thing as brainwashing – so what is really going on when we use that term?
From denying smoking to giving up smoking without trying
As an adult, I came to learn the truth about smoking cigarettes and ended up giving up smoking without trying.
You don’t drink alcohol? You’re no fun!
Recently I was with a group of people and the comment was made that “you’re no fun” because I had not been heavily involved in smoking tobacco, taking illegal drugs or drinking alcohol.
Looking for love (The Techno Connection)
We are all looking for love and connection… can we find it at techno parties?
Connection, Music, Love, Alcohol, Drugs, Relationships, Inner-heart
Cocaine and Chocolate, kissing cousins?
Cocaine and Chocolate are both addictive substances activating the same chemicals and pleasures systems in your brain; yet one we can buy over the counter and is socially acceptable the other is a class A drug.
From smoking marijuana to breathing life
The 70’s was the era of sex, drugs and rock‘n’roll, and there was plenty of it to go around. Getting stoned, going dancing and having sex with a stranger became the norm.
Recording studio life – Finding the 'magic'
A place where ‘magic happens’, the recording studio is where artists or band's aspirations are fulfilled and distilled into ‘musical gold’. The truth in most cases is much less flattering.
Music, Drugs, Anti-social behaviour, Musicians, Energy in music, Connection, Harmony, Productivity
Before and after: Tony Steenson
Life is great, my relationships are getting stronger all the time, I love going to work and it really is a pleasure to be alive. This wasn’t always the case though.
Drugs, Anti-social behaviour, Exhaustion, Miracle, Universal Medicine
A collection of delicious and free audios offering a different perspective on food.
Free downloads, Alcohol, Awareness, Caffeine, Chocolate, Dairy free, Sugar, Drugs
The identification of dealing drugs
Growing up, drugs were never really spoken about; they were considered bad and for those who did not achieve much in life. Yet among my extended family, drug use was commonplace.
Marijuana and Me
My first experience with marijuana happened at the age of 15. The group of friends I hung out with all came from unhappy backgrounds, as did I, and so the alcohol that I’d begun drinking at 14 was never enough to quench my thirst so to speak and I wanted to try dope, as did my girlfriends.
Smoking… hot? Not!
Smoking cigarettes is not smoking hot. Well it is in the sense that the end that is on fire will burn you if you touch it, but it is so not hot in the sense of it being sexy, or glamorous, or desirable.
Addiction, Anxiety, Confidence, Drugs, Connection, Hurt, Healing, Alcohol, Gentle breath
From alcohol and marijuana to embracing our sensitivity
We may turn to alcohol or marijuana as a way to medicate or to escape from the world, but we do not escape at all nor are we offered any healing. Is there an alternative to help ease our emotional pain?
Abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Hurt, Emotions, Essence, Healing, Love
Before and After I stopped smoking weed
Smoking weed, marijuana or ganja, whatever you want to call it, was normal in my family. It was just as normal as smoking cigarettes, it was around me all the time growing up, it was socially accepted and never hidden, so I thought it was just what you do.
The train wreck we call ‘art’: music and our responsibility as a global family
Defending music at all costs as the reality of a life is ignored – how did this become ok? On Mary Forsberg’s letter about the life and death of rock star Scott Weiland.
Death, Drugs, Alcohol, Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Musicians
How I quit drinking and felt more confident
Alcohol has been a part of my life for a good 13 years, until I quit drinking 2 years ago. And in that time, I don’t think I’ve ever really enjoyed the taste; it has always been about how it has made me feel – or not feel.
How I stopped smoking and saved thousands of dollars
I started smoking at a young age – my brother took me into his room when I was seven and said: Here, try this… And then once I had smoked a whole cigarette he said: Now you can’t tell on me… and that is where it all began.
Smoking dope (marijuana)
Marijuana came into my life as a relief from the feeling of tiredness through lack of sleep and a continual bombardment of thoughts and the feeling of everything coming in on me. I was not happy, work was drudgery and I was after an escape from this cell that was my life.
Addiction, Drugs, Heart disease, Insomnia, Sleep, Alcohol, Love, Hurt, Healing, Exhaustion
‘Wasted’ is a term we would use when we got stoned. We could sit around for hours smoking pot and doing nothing. ‘Wasted’ couldn’t be a better word to use.
Teenage drug abuse – Is it just a passing phase?
If you are thinking teenage drug taking is a ‘just a passing phase’, read one mother’s deeper understanding of this.
Living with a marijuana smoker – it’s not natural
I thought marijuana was harmless and natural, until I lived with someone who smoked it.
Relief strategies – the failings of our mental health industry
Tanya Curtis explores the current failings of the mental health industry and the harm that relief-based strategies are having on our society. She offers a new way forward.
Alcohol, Drugs, Behaviour, Evidence-based, Humanity, Mental health, Healthy living
How I quit smoking and found me
Today I am in my early 60’s and I have been smoke and alcohol free for seven years now, but the battle to quit smoking took me 16 years.
Addiction, Drugs, Emotions, Self-worth, Lifestyle, Healthy living
A personal account of addictions
Deborah McBride shares how she healed her drug and alcohol addiction. Why is that we reach out for something outside of us to dull ourselves from what life brings and we think we cannot cope with: why are alcohol and drugs such an enticing option and how do we kick addiction to the kerb?
Cannabis, Marijuana or Marihuana: a drug by any name . . .
Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in Australia. It comes from the dried flowers and leaves of the plant Cannabis Sativa. Other names for it are marijuana, marihuana, grass, pot, weed, mull, hash, dope...
Addiction, Drugs, Mental health, Depression, Alcohol, Caffeine
My Addiction to Marijuana
How did this woman stop smoking marijuana after being addicted to it for 33 years? When even the diagnosis of breast cancer and having two young children was not enough to get her to stop?
Bullying and suicide in construction – does building culture need to change?
Building industry culture encourages men to be hard, tough and strong. From the time men enter the industry as an apprentice, they often feel they have no choice but to enjoin this macho culture. Bullying is commonplace. Could this culture be contributing to the unusually high suicide rates in the building industry.
Depression, Burnout, Bullying, Stress, Drugs, Domestic violence, Exhaustion
Interview with Ben Hurt, recording engineer
Have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes in a recording studio? Benjamin Hurt, a recording engineer for 20 years, talks about his experience of musicians, artists and life in the recording studio.
Music, Musicians, Energy in music, Emotions, Alcohol, Drugs, Lifestyle
Checkpoints – A story of drugs, alcohol, violence, love and responsibility
Mark Twist had a traumatic childhood, tarnished by domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol abuse. Is it possible to change your life from such an upbringing? Mark Twist shares how – by taking responsibility.
Alcohol, Addiction, Love, Hurt, Anxiety, Pain, Behaviour, Abuse, Hardness, Drugs, Domestic violence
Addiction to pain killers, the rise of opioids
There is a world-wide epidemic that started under the guise of medicine. Prescription pain relievers – synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – play a big part in a serious international crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
The unspoken pandemic
There is an unspoken pandemic killing hundreds of thousands of people a year with millions more succumbing to its ill effects.