Tag: mental health

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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Beat the Winter Blues

Beat the Winter Blues at the Beach

Written by Cerise Canon When thinking about taking a beach holiday, swimming in the warm summer sun is usually the first thing that comes to mind; however, it need not be the focal point of a beach holiday. Although wintertime is not typically synonymous with beach holidays, there are so many reasons why having a winter beach getaway or day…

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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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May the trend for 2021

May the trend for 2021 be more focused on ourselves

Written by Brady Walker, Performance, Wellness and Breath Coach If 2020 was a year spellbound, most, I think, hoped that midnight Dec 31st granted permission to start again. Indeed, there were many people excitedly wishing 2020 away. So here we are, Jan 2021, where traditionally, the early stages of a new year revolve around health kicks, refocused finances, and more…

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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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Relaxing into a Heartful

Relaxing into a Heartful Gratitude Practice

Gratitude and our Brain Written by Carolyn King We have all heard about how practicing gratitude can reduce stress and increase happiness, but did you also know that being more grateful physically changes the molecular structure of the brain?  The importance of gratitude is often written about.  Feeling grateful for the body you are in, or the house you live…

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How to Have a Healthy Body

How to Have a Healthy Body Image in a Toxic World

Written by Connie Rogers You can’t beat yourself into a happy relationship with your body, you can’t be angry every day and love yourself.… and you can’t think your way out of addiction or depression. If you have a hard time loving yourself, this is for you. 1- As children, we learn to emulate our parents. If our parents suffer…

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How travelling can help kid’s

How Travel Helped Our Kid’s Mental Health

How Travel Helped Our Kid’s Mental Health Written by Kelly Malloy Six weeks ago, we packed up our camper trailer, our kids and our lives on the Gold Coast and began on a ten-month trip around Australia.  Although it’s still comparatively early days I’m happy to report, so far, so good! Our two children are 6 and 8 years old,…

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How to Love Yourself

How to Love Yourself

& Why it’s so Important Written by Mituri Sharma Health and in a broader sense, wellness takes many various forms for different people. However, what few of us can deny is the importance of it which is why it is so important we spend a few minutes a day focussing on healing ourselves because: When we’re healthy, we’re happy which…

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Exploring the Misunderstood World

Exploring the Misunderstood World

Of Mental Health Written by Sally McGrath Never before has mental health been such an important and relevant subject and condition that requires support and attention. Once the hidden away, socially ignored, “crazy, so stay away mindset” and now the subject of mental health is well and truly open for discussion on social media platforms, homes, therapist practices, offices and…

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Considering Mental health

Considering Mental health

Written by Katie Lowe (BA, GradDipPosPsych) Everyone knows that in order to stay physically fit and healthy, we need to exercise and take care of our bodies, but how often do we think about what it takes to stay mentally fit and healthy? People chat openly about exercise, diets and healthy eating all the time – but how often do…

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Legal Measures for Mental

Legal Measures for Mental Health

Written by Brooke Reardon Principal Lawyer, Wills & Estates. With COVID-19 taking its toll worldwide, the need for solidarity is required now more than ever. Not only has the global Pandemic made a significant impact on physical health, there is likely to be an alarming number of individuals who experience mental health illnesses as well.[1] During tough times like these,…

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Exploring the Often

Exploring the Often-Misunderstood World

Of Mental Health Written By Phillipa A. Brown When talking about mental illness, it typically refers to a condition that can significantly affect how a person thinks, feels, behaves and interacts with others. It might be helpful to think about mental health on a spectrum, where on one end of the spectrum, someone is considered to be mentally healthy and…

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Getting a Pet for Mental

Getting a Pet for Mental Health

What could be the mental health benefits of owning a companion pet? Written by Chris Bark We all love to laugh, and our pets are often a fantastic source of amusement. Who doesn’t love to watch puppy videos online? Owning a pet is for many heartwarming and a delight. Many benefits of pet ownership extended beyond just entertainment (and taking…

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5 Life Hacks

5 Life Hacks to Curb Overwhelm

Find more peace and joy in your everyday life while conquering your to-do list Written by: Camille Lucy In today’s modern society, it’s no surprise if your to-do list grows faster than you can check things off. Especially if you have a family. Often times, we feel that we have to do everything ourselves, and this can feel daunting, overwhelming…

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Make Relaxation a part

Make Relaxation a part of your Self-Care

Written by Carolyn King Do you ever feel like you can’t think straight?  Are you finding that you are spending most of your time barely surviving and living in reactive mode?  Putting out fires everywhere rather than laying some solid foundations? Are you feeling like you never have time to do what you want to do?  Do you feel that…

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Choosing respect

Choosing respect

And dealing with bullying Written by Jay Anderson As humans we are all “relational beings” -this means that connecting with others is actually really important for us and for our survival. Sure, there are some people whose personality is more introverted, who may like their own time and space, and other people (usually the exception) ….who may have social anxiety…

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Escaping the Judgement

Escaping the Judgement

Of Motherhood Written by Nikki Cox Being a mother comes hand-in-hand with being or feeling judged these days, particularly with the prominence of social media. It’s much more common than you think it is, with 6 in 10 mums in a recent report declaring they have been criticised for their parenting skills. But shaming a mum doesn’t seem to be…

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Superpower Against Bullies

Give your Kids a Superpower Against Bullies

Written By Joy Fairhall, Positive Psychology and Wellbeing specialist We all know the saying “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can never hurt you”. This used to be said to kids who were upset by what other kids said about or called them. The reality, however, is that words can hurt, and sometimes very deeply and, in…

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Well-Being Organically

Written by Hally Rhiannon-Nammu When it comes to looking after the environment we are reasonably well versed on what to do, what not to do and what options to strive towards. However, it comes to our own well being what is organic or not is commonly undertaken as an extreme. Influenced by trends and popularity of what is right or…

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Brain Boosted

How to Strengthen Your Mind Written by Joe Zhou Brain health isn’t really something we prioritise when we think about getting fit — in fact, “brain training” is something we take for granted entirely. We tend to focus our attention and efforts on losing excess weight, getting observable muscle “gains,” or even improving our gut health with healthier diets, but…

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The Power of the Mind

& 5 Ways to Harness It Written by Camille Lucy Everything begins as energy, then manifests or solidifies into form. (The Power) Would you believe that your thoughts can actually change your DNA? The brain is remarkable and your thoughts are extremely powerful. By harnessing your thoughts, you can access your subconscious mind and actually change your DNA. What’s more, negative thoughts…

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Unload the Mental Load

Written by Nikki Cox Women are naturally multi-taskers, and this innate skill ramps up significantly after you become a mother. Constantly trying to remember things you need to do, people you need to call, appointments you need to book, decisions you need to make… just to feel like you are in control of your life and are always ahead. As…

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