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all, we have been forced to change
habits and change our ways -- re-establish
and align new values, economic, societal
and spiritual. Each and every one of
us has been touched, whether through
failed family structures or businesses,
extra stress from financial uncertainty or
through compromised health.
Each and every one of us can look
within and find the light that gives
direction to the new path to be
discovered. As we pick ourselves up,
dust ourselves off and get ready to
start all over again, will we have learnt
from our lessons and rediscovered core
Can we envision a world with a
better balance between production and
consumption and between exploitation
and protection of the environment?
Fundamentally, people change only
a little bit, and only very slowly. People
may be a little less willing to buy flat
screen TVs on credit, but they will still
aspire to own flat screen TVs.
As for the environment, can we, the
human race, pull it together in time to
meaningfully slow down global warming,
and can we see reason to invest in
alternative energy when there are so
many arguments for investment in so
many other troubled sectors?
As the recession has tightened,
spending practices have favoured
the types of products that are most
important to consumers, for example
food, health, beauty and cleaning
products. Or rather, those products that
we put in or around our bodies on a
daily basis, that nurture us and improve
our quality of life on a baseline level.
This offers new opportunities and new
markets for eco friendly products and
one of the reasons the organic market is
The need to have the latest, greatest
things is out. According to a recent survey
I've read, 67 per cent of respondents
agreed it was important to buy products
with social and environmental benefits,
and over half (51 per cent) agreed they
were willing to pay more for products
with social and environmental benefits.
So the recession hasn't been all
doom and gloom -- it has just heralded
a "profound reset moment in our lives".
There are silver linings and new glimpses
of light from this crisis -- we just need
to open our eyes to the treasures we
already have and future possibilities.
Good things happen to us every day
and we just need to take the time to
As your environment changes, for
example, by having less income, value
systems also shift. The trend for people
to want to feel more secure means they
may be less willing to take on debt, which
means less stress, more time at home with
the family and perhaps happier family
At a time when we are becoming
poorer (although in relative terms, we
Australians are still far better off than
almost anywhere else in the world),
there are already signs of more
volunteering for community service
projects, more time spent with family,
more cooperation within families and less
concern with material goods.
The fallout of the current economic
crisis has hurt our pockets, but it may be
a godsend to your health and quality
of life if you have been running on the
For the crisis to have hurt so many
indicates that, as a society, we were
running too fast, too long and aspiring to
a lifestyle that was destined to explode.
Fast food, fast cars, bigger, better, best
... all lead to inevitable health impacts
like spiralling obesity, hypertension
and a population faced with a looming
mental health crisis.
"The fundamental nature of
medical risk has changed over the past
Springtime! In Nature's eternal cycle
it heralds newness, opportunity,
discovery as we unlayer clothes to
reveal those most vulnerable areas, the
arms, the lily white legs, and the winter
The last 12 months has proven to
be one of the toughest years for most
households. After a couple of months of
uncertainty, the media has consolidated
around reporting this as an ordinary
recession, though more severe than
Toughest and most challenging of
Learning our Lesson
© NOVA SEPTEMBER 2009
As the sun peeks out after our winter of discontent, naturopath Narelle Stegehuis sees an
upside in terms of health, happiness and fulfilment.
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