What Fires You Up To Achieve

What Fires You Up To Achieve?

Know Your Motivation Type What Fires You Up To Achieve Written by Tania Burgess Whilst some people are naturally wired with a competitive drive to achieve, not all of us will be motivated to reach that goal, beat that time or excel beyond our previous or another’s best. Discovering what motivates you may be easier than you realise, thanks to…

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How To Live Your Best Life At Every Age

How To Live Your Best Life At Every Age

Age Is Just A Number How To Live Your Best Life At Every Age Written by Donna Cameron Year by year, day by day, minute by minute, time keeps rolling on. We can easily get caught up in  “groundhog day” – working in the same job, spending time with the same people, eating at the same restaurants. Life can be…

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How To Love Ourselves Lumps Bumps & All

How To Love Ourselves, Lumps, Bumps & All

No More Filters! How To Love Ourselves Lumps Bumps & All Written by Donna Cameron Botox, body shaping, fat reduction – even with all of this we still add a filter to our pictures! What is it going to take for us to love ourselves with a makeup-free face and some lumps and bumps on our bodies?  How can we…

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How to make the best decision for your mental health

How To Make The Best Decision For Your Mental Health

How to make the best decision for your mental health Written by Donna Cameron As I write this, my first domestic trip since the Melbourne lockdown came to an end is happening tomorrow, and my first international trip is taking off in less than 25 days.  The feelings prior to any trips I have been on in the past have…

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When Miscarriage Happens

When Miscarriage Happens

Written by Dr Raewyn Teirney, a world-leading fertility specialist and gynaecologist. Miscarriage. It certainly is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies to occur for anyone trying to begin or grow their family. Harrowing, devastating, and isolating, a miscarriage can make both partners in a relationship feel as though they are not worthy, or that they are to blame. Please, never…

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Create Your Harmonious Approach to Life

Create Your Harmonious Approach to Life

Written by Sally McGrath | Health that Heals Daily existence feels like a constant life juggling act, carrying the burdens of our lives and the sense that life is going through the motions or just surviving. Is there a way to create a sense of sustainable harmony, whilst living in the real world? By way of definition, harmony/harmonious is when…

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Address Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Address Self-Sabotaging Behaviors to Achieve a Peaceful Life

Writtten by Connie Rogers is a Certified Brain & Health Coach owner of www.bitesizepieces.net Below are 5 easy steps for living a peaceful life. Address Your Stress; If we want to achieve balance and peace in our life, we first have to understand the source of our stress. For example, it could be memories from childhood abuse.  According to the…

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Time to tackle workplace burnout

Time to tackle workplace burnout

A case study and a way to nurture mental health Written by Katriina Tahka Chronic exhaustion, anxiety, an over-active mind that prevents a deep and restful sleep from occurring, and the onset of depression and other mental issues. These symptoms sound pretty common, right? They’ve almost become the trademark of this working generation. When ignored, these symptoms can lead to…

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Getting back to basics and into nature

Getting back to basics and into nature

The benefits for your mental health Written by Donna Cameron, In the hustle and bustle of daily life, most people find it extremely difficult to take any time out for themselves.  When I talk to them about the importance of getting back to nature, such as breathing in some fresh air, taking their shoes off and walking barefoot on the…

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Sticking To Your Healthy

Sticking To Your Healthy Habits

Written by Katie Lowe (BA, GradDipPosPsych) Have you ever procrastinated about getting started on that new health and wellbeing goal? Have you waited eagerly for that surge of motivation to hit and fill you with bursts of energy and positivity to get going? I’m going to suggest you have done both, because I know I have! I have some bad…

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How To Recognize

How To Recognize The Signs Of Burnout

Written by Katie Lowe (BA, GradDipPosPsych) Life can be exhausting! Balancing a career; study; love and relationships; children and family; up keeping a house; cooking; exercising; maintaining your physical, emotional and mental health; friends and a social life; leisure; and all the other things, can be quite the juggle. ‘Burnout’ is when you reach the point of physical and emotional…

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Tuning Into Feelings

Tuning Into Feelings

Written By Dr Melissa Keogh, Clinical Psychologist By definition, feelings are emotional states and broadly speaking, encompass sensations such as fear, anger, sadness, joy, surprise, guilt and love. As a psychologist much time is spent assisting clients to recognise, label and sit with feelings. It is the cornerstone of the therapeutic journey and an important aspect of emotional health and…

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Tears Tantrums and Memory Loss

Tears, Tantrums and Memory Loss

What is your body trying to tell you? Written by Donna Cameron The world of mental health can be very confusing.  You hear the words anxiety, depression and mania.  You see your friends, colleagues or maybe even yourself, go through times where even getting out of bed is a difficult task.  What does it all mean?  What happens in our…

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Listen to your body

Listen to your body

Written by Phillipa Brown A large portion of nurturing mental health entails listening to your body. There are three key areas to focus on that functionally serve to increase resilience and prevent mental health decline. These three key areas are 1. Sleep, 2. Diet, and 3. Exercise. When utilised properly, these functions serve to support good mental health and ability…

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Facing Fear through Mindfulness

Facing Fear through Mindfulness

Written by Susan Nefzger When you let go of fear and face your surroundings, you call up the ability to alter the experience of the present moment. At this point, you can change the present landscape by changing your perception. Its not escapism, it is the opposite, actually. The action taken assists in the realization that what you are sensing…

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Moving Forward with Mental

Moving Forward with Mental Health in 2021

Written by Donna Cameron As we all close the door on 2020 and enter the year 2021, there are expectations and hope for a year free of restrictions and regulations.  Unfortunately, this cannot be promised as the COVID-19 word has not yet disappeared.  This is the perfect time to look at what has changed in the world of mental health…

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Positive Psychology

What’s New In Positive Psychology?

Written by Dr Melissa Keogh, Clinical Psychologist New research in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing by Proyer, Gander, Brauer, & Chick (2020) (https://iaap-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/aphw.12220) investigating the personality trait adult playfulness has found that playfulness can be stimulated by undertaking specific exercises and that increased playfulness positively impacts wellbeing and symptoms of depression in the short term. THE STUDY (Positive…

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Digital Wellness Trends

Digital Wellness Trends For 2021

Written By Katie Lowe (BA, GradDipPosPsych) For many of us, the ways that we would normally take care of our physical and mental health went out the window in 2020! From gyms and group fitness sessions, wellness retreats and massages – to Friday afternoon drinks – it was all put on hold. For many, this was a difficult transition filled…

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The Power of Positive

The Power of Positive Psychology

Increasing your Happiness Levels in Life! Written by Carolyn King Positive Psychology is a relatively new domain of psychology, having begun in 1998 when Martin Seligman chose it as the theme for his term as president of the American Psychological Association.  He wanted to study what makes people happy as opposed to what makes people unhappy. Over the last few…

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How to show leadership

How to be a leader in your community for the betterment of others

Written by Phillipa Brown When you think of who your leaders are in your community, who comes to mind? Is it your local or federal politician, a religious leader, an executive or CEO of the company you work for, or do you think about a parent, friend or neighbour? There is no wrong answer here. All of these people are…

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Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming Loneliness

How Volunteering May Help Written by Dr Melissa Keogh, Clinical Psychologist, B.A. (Hons), D.Psych (Clinical) The Australian Loneliness Report conducted in 2018 revealed that 1 in 4 Australians experience problematic levels of loneliness. Which begs the question – what exactly is loneliness? Loneliness Loneliness can be defined as a subjective feeling of social isolation and distress whereby one’s personal need…

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Considering mental health

Considering mental health

Written by Brady Walker According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can make a contribution to her or his community.” The issue of mental health is not new; far from…

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5 Ways to Give Back

5 Ways to Give Back To Your Community

Whilst Improving Your Wellbeing Written By Katie Lowe (BA, GradDipPosPsych) Anyone that has seen the movie ‘Castaway’ knows that we humans thrive on – even depend on connection. We are social beings that have evolved to subsist within supportive, nurturing communities. We love to feel like we belong, and research actually shows that the biggest single factor for predicting health,…

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7 Ways to “Stay Connected”

7 Ways to “Stay Connected” without Technology

Balance Technology And Humanity For An Abundant Life Written by Camille Lucy Technology is always advancing and the younger generations are more involved and adept with its use than perhaps older generations. Even still, technology has landed in the hands of just about everyone: from wee little babe to Great grandma’s (so impressive!). While technology is a superb tool to…

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