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Walk it off: local walking and running groups to join

Autumn is a beautiful time for walks and runs around Manly and surrounds. While a solitary stroll can be a great way to grab a breather, the benefits of sharing a regular constitutional with others is well-documented.  We've pulled together a few examples of locals leading the way...

Local water wellness to help you stay afloat

Northern Beaches residents love their water sports.  With idyllic beaches a-plenty, many of us hit the waves for a body bash, surf or swim to keep fit. But what if you want to stay fit and enjoy the ocean with a little more zen in...

Luke McLeod on why curiosity calmed the cat

He’s the ex Bachie and Manly resident who now runs a successful mindfulness business. Here Luke McLeod gives his top tips on dealing with stress. More regular short breaks “A study by the Draugiem Group, which used a computer application to track the work habits...

Free next day grocery delivery launched for Manly and Beaches

This feels like more of a Public Service Announcement than an ad but in the interests of transparency, let’s call it both. Fairlight resident Benjamin Kassel has launched an app and service, called Pretty Green, that provides FREE grocery delivery NEXT DAY, completely does away...

Beaches bravado masks mental anguish

Guilt about feeling miserable despite ‘living the good life’ on the Northern Beaches has proven a barrier to good mental health outcomes, explains Manly psychotherapist Rebecca Sharp. TRIGGER WARNING: This article mentions self harm. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts please call Lifeline Crisis...

Julia Baird on her connection to Cabbage Tree Bay

Australian journalist Julia Baird shares her personal connection with the water at Cabbage Tree Bay in a new video series, Summer Night Walks, highlighting the importance of natural public spaces. Julia takes Tim Ross on a walk around Cabbage Tree Bay and talks about the...
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