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How to Ease Your Stress by Paul von Bergen

Interview between Dr William De Jean and Billabong Retreat founder Paul von Bergen about how to reduce stress. read more

Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

(courtesy of the Merrymaker Sisters ) We have forever been searching for the perfect paleo cookies. Several faileos (too hard, tastes like cardboard, crumbles + falls apart = gross) later, here it is! Our (to date) favourite paleo cookies! We like ours soft + chewy... read more

Organics at Billabong Retreat

The Billabong Kitchen and recipes were inspired by the personal  health issues of owner Tory, who undertook vigorous research and experimentation to bring herself back to perfect health, as well as understanding that the journey continues as we change and grow, ebb... read more

Lotus Dreaming Poem by Tory

Arriving, perfect timing. Late, fate hesitate Coming here to mediate Quiet night, dream inside others moving different tides. Sitting breathing frogs I’m hearing, listening and learning ancient dreaming Outside stillness inside stirring New ways to be, I am learning... read more

Background to Mindfulness by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen Inspired by John Kabat Zinn If you were part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra you would not dream of using your instrument without tuning it first yet. The mind is our instrument of running our life yet most of us don’t spend even a moment of... read more

Breathing Meditation Made Easy by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen Breathing is such an under-rated skill in the West. Our obsession is all about the heart, and exercising to get it to beat fast in the bizarre hope that is all we will need to do to stay healthy. We are so dumb sometimes. Breathing is what gives us... read more
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