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Rosamund Burton has written for a wide range of publications, including The Sydney Morning Herald, body+soul, The Sunday Telegraph, Good Reading and Wellbeing.

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Aboriginal
Cosmic Ordering
Death and the afterlife
Goddess
Health and wellbeing
Loss and separation
Relationships
Resilience
Spirituality, religion and belief
Travel
Writing
Yoga

Aboriginal

NOVA | April 2011

After traveling in Far North Queensland, Rosamund Burton delves deeper into the area’s Aboriginal wisdom that is falling silent year by year.

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NOVA | May 2010

Aboriginal spirituality and its intense connection with the land holds powerful healing lessons for us all. Rosamund Burton speaks with elder Max Dulumunmun Harrison.

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Good Reading | February 2007

The surprising combination of an Australian Aboriginal man and a Finn collaborate on an intriguing book about the value of indigenous knowledge.

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Cosmic ordering

Good Reading | December 2006–January 2007

UK astrologer Jonathan Cainer talks about his new book Cosmic Ordering: how to make your dreams come true.

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Death and the afterlife

Wellbeing Magazine | August 2015

Connecting to your forebears can help you heal any invisible fault lines that run through your life as well as tap into a deep intergenerational wisdom.

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Practical Parenting | March 2007

What can you do to help a friend or relative who is mourning the loss of a child?

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Good Reading | March 2007

Author Mary Roach looks for hard evidence of life after death in her new book Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife.

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Goddess

Nova | May 2007

The Goddess is an emerging force in 21st century spirituality.

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Health and wellbeing

Wellbeing | November–December 2012

When illness, depression or addiction take over our lives, it can be helpful to look to spiritual solutions to heal what might be broken, ignored or repressed.

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NOVA Magazine | July 2012

Bestselling author Cheryl Richardson has devoted much of her life to caring for others, so understands better than most its pitfalls.

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body+soul, The Sunday Telegraph | 1 June 2008

Paying attention to the breath can have a significantly beneficial effect upon both the mind and body. Rosamund Burton investigates The Art of Living course.

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The Sunday Telegraph | 15 July 2007

The HeartMath system of stress management is based on 15 years of scientific research.

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Nova | July 2007

What we eat has often been overlooked by health professionals when examining the causes of illness. But this is changing...

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Good Reading | May 2007

Diabetes is the fastest-growing disease in the world. A new book, The New Glucose Revolution Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Handbook examines what you can do to control this killer disease.

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Loss and separation

Practical Parenting | March 2007

What can you do to help a friend or relative who is mourning the loss of a child?

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Practical Parenting | March 2006

Respected teacher and author Petrea King shows how the rainbow ritual can be used to bring people closer together.

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Relationships

Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 10 June 2017

Former world surfing champion Pam Burridge, 51, and Roz Johnston, 50, share a passion for the surf. Through their classes and retreats on the NSW south coast, they have also instilled a passion for wave-riding in many other women.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 3 June 2017

Maree Smith, 60, and Maree Jenner, 59, both have achondroplasia and met 50 years ago at the first national convention of the SSPA, the Short Statured People of Australia. They have supported and helped one another ever since.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 1 April 2017

Ned Travers, 16, has suffered from severe epilepsy since he was 12. In 2014, he moved with his mother Carolyn Travers, 55, from Sydney to Tuscany. The same year they walked an old pilgrim route, which was his path to better health.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 11 February 2017

Comedians Denise Scott, 61, and Judith Lucy, 48, admired each other’s work from afar before collaborating on a project with colleague Lynda Gibson – and bonded for good when Gibson’s cancer became terminal.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 19 November 2016

In 2014, environmental officer Glen Turner was shot dead in northern NSW by farmer Ian Turnbull. Since then, the friendship between Glen’s partner, Alison McKenzie, 54, and his sister, Fran Pearce, 52, has become much deeper.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 22 October 2016

Labor MP Linda Burney, the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the House of Representatives, and Lynette Riley, a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, both 59, have been best friends since their days at teachers college.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 10 September 2016

Megan Jacobson and Shari Sebbens, both 32, grew up together in Darwin and now live in Sydney. Megan is a novelist who also works in TV production. Shari is a Logie-winning actor who starred in The Sapphires and Redfern Now.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 6 August 2016

First cousins, Lisa Darmanin, 24, and Jason Waterhouse, 24, grew up in Sydney’s north messing about on boats and competing against each other. Next week they will be sailing together in the Nacra 17 class at the Rio Olympics.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 26 March 2016

Tom Keneally, 80, is an acclaimed writer. His daughter, Meg, 49, a former journalist, works in corporate affairs and as a scuba diving instructor. The Soldier’s Curse is the first of a series of novels they are writing together.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age | 19 March 2016

Stephanie Clarie, 71, was a 15-year-old schoolgirl when she helped teach English to Les Atallah, 75, who had just migrated to Australia from Lebanon. They then lost contact but 54 years later they resumed their friendship.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald | 21 November 2015

Connor McLeod, 14, is blind. With the help of his mother, Ally Lancaster, 43, he has campaigned for the Reserve Bank of Australia to print tactile banknotes and for text-to-speech technology on Eftpos machines.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald | 17 October 2015

When journalist Annabel Crabb, 42, began hosting TV’s Kitchen Cabinet, she turned to long-time friend Wendy Sharpe, 43, for culinary advice. The pair share a passion for food and have collaborated on a new recipe book.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald | 10 October 2015

After being misdiagnosed with major depression and admitted to hospital four times, Sophie Hardcastle, 21, found out she had bipolar 1 disorder. Her mother, Lindy Hardcastle, 52, has been her primary support.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald | 3 October 2015

Anthony Bennett, 35, and James Carroll, 34, studied veterinary science at the same university and, since 2012, have run a vet practice together. Both are married and star in the pay-TV show Village Vets Australia.

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Wellbeing | August 2014

The ability to effectively resolve differences is an invaluable asset. When tensions arise at home or in the workplace, Nonviolent Communication can help all parties connect properly so they can work calmly towards resolution.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald | 28 June 2014

Ross Woodthorpe Anderson, 23, and his English-born grandfather, Herbert “Woody” Woodthorpe, 87, share a passion for flying, and in particular gliding. Woody first took up gliding 52 years ago, while Ross got his glider's licence at the age of 15.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald | 8 December 2012

David Kensit, 56, was working in electronics when he met Pam Kensit, 51, an artist visiting from Ireland, in 1989. Shortly afterwards, David inherited half his father’s isolated NSW property, 42 kilometres from the small town of Crookwell. Many locals thought they wouldn’t last a year.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald | 9 June 2012

Hazem El Masri, 36, was born in Lebanon and emigrated to Australia in 1988, when he was 11. He played professional rugby league with the Canterbury Bulldogs from 1996 to 2009. His wife, Arwa, 35, was born in Saudi Arabia and is the daughter of Palestinian parents. They have three children.

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Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald | 21 May 2011

Author Walter Mason, 40, is doing a PhD on Australian self-help literature. Thang Ngo, 44, is a strategy and planning manager at SBS Radio, has a popular food blog and, from 1999 to 2008, served on Fairfield Council in Sydney. The couple met when Walter was 19.

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Good Reading | June 2009

One day Selma Masson asked her friend Michelle McDonald to write her life story. It changed both women’s lives.

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Resilience

News Review, The Sydney Morning Herald | 21 December 2013

At 86, sailing legend Syd Fischer will take part in his 45th Sydney to Hobart this year.

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Good Reading | August 2009

John Maclean talks to Rosamund Burton about the advantages and drawbacks of being a goal-oriented person.

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Good Reading | May 2008

Ingrid Poulson has faced the most unimaginable tragedies that life could throw at her, yet she has overcome them to be an inspiration to others.

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Spirituality, religion and belief

NOVA Magazine | June 2012

Don Miguel Ruiz is well known as the author of the enduring bestseller The Four Agreements. He speaks with Rosamund Burton on the eve of his first Australian tour.

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Travel

Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald | 20 June 2015

After more than 50 years of travel, a legendary Irish writer is calling it quits.

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Wellbeing Magazine | March 2015

You’ve heard of St Patrick’s Day but what is its significance? We trace the path of Ireland’s national apostle and discover how his legacy lives on.

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Traveller, The Sydney Morning Herald | 29 March 2014

Rosamund Burton tackles Cornwall’s St Michael’s Way pilgrimage route.

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Wellbeing Magazine | April 2013

The megalithic monuments of the Emerald Isle reveal the ancients’ deep knowledge of the movements of the heavenly bodies.

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Wellbeing Magazine | January 2013

A short walk from Sloane Square Underground Station along Chelsea’s Royal Hospital Road bring you to one of London’s little know gems: the Chelsea Physic Garden.

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The Weekend Australian | 24 March 2012

There's heritage, fun and snakes alive at the end of the line.

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The Weekend Australian | 10 December 2011

On the trail of the history of the Book of Kells.

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The Weekend Australian | 13 August 2011

Nearly a dozen lidos for all seasons thrive in the English capital.

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Good Reading | July 2011

Rosamund writes about how she came to write Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers, her book about walking St Declan's Way in Ireland.

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Australian Traveller | August 2009

Check out Sydney via kayak.

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The Weekend Australian | 10 December 2006

Rosamund Burton goes to a desolate and beautiful part of Australia that very few of its citizens will ever see.

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The Sun Herald | 15 October 2006

Rosamund Burton joins the ranks of the few to have seen this outback wonder..

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Writing

Annual Edition, Wellbeing | December 2013

Putting pen to paper is a time-honoured way to gain clarity in your life, work through tough situations, heal from trauma and gain a deep sense of authenticity and purpose.

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Good Reading | May 2010

Mitch Albom tells Rosamund Burton about the inspiration for his latest book, Have a Little Faith .

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Good Reading | December 2008/January 2009

A ’beautiful‘ handshake between his nationalist paternal grandfather and British major maternal grandfather gave Sebastian Barry something on which to rest his faith in Ireland’s future.

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Good Reading | June 2009

One day Selma Masson asked her friend Michelle McDonald to write her life story. It changed both women’s lives.

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Yoga

body+soul, The Sunday Telegraph | 1 June 2008

Paying attention to the breath can have a significantly beneficial effect upon both the mind and body. Rosamund Burton investigates The Art of Living course.

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