Chris Cornell, anxiety, death and hope.

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I write this blog you after receiving some very sad news last night. I was lying in bed, about to turn the light off, when I received a call from my husband. He always calls (or texts) when he finishes a gig, to let me know he’s on his way home. Yet last night, his call came with some awful … Read More

Get rid of anxiety in two minutes flat!

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Anxiety can be absolutely crippling. I should know, after experiencing my fair share of panic attacks, before I learnt what I’m about to share with YOU! Now before I teach you this 2-minute exercise that will eliminate anxiety, there’s a couple of things you need to understand. Firstly.. what is anxiety? Anxiety is a fear of what might happen in … Read More

Emotional Health: Poisoning your mind with what you eat?

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Our emotional health is intimately connected to the food we put in our body. We may not think it is, but next time you eat a block of chocolate take the time to notice how you feel emotionally half an hour later. Down. Low on energy. Perhaps even a little cranky? Why is this? Refined sugar is one of the main foods … Read More

News Toxicity: Are you poisoning your mind?

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How much news do you consume on a daily basis? Are you a news junkie or do you take small bites? This week I wanted to look at how news can actually make us take on a more pessimistic view of life and even trigger depression and low moods. It’s not surprising, given that our environment has the ability to … Read More

Inner Mean Girl/Dude: How nasty is yours?

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We all have an inner meanie. You know the one I’m talking about. She/he’s negative, judgmental, constantly comparing you to other people and how well they’re doing or looking. She/he also likes to sabotage you in any way possible, such as keeping you busy doing all the things that will keep you from your dreams. You know your inner mean … Read More

Victim or Victor: Which one are you?

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Do you have a sob story you like to re-run in your head or to your friends, family or shrink? Are you someone who feels sorry for yourself and thrives on sympathy from others? If so, you are playing the role of a ‘victim’ and we all know what happens to victims, yeah? Bad stuff. They’re like negativity magnets. When … Read More

The Darker Shade of Grey – Say ‘No’ to Suicide

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Having travelled the roller-coaster of suicide attempts and lived to tell the story, I am more than familiar with the darker shades of grey – you may know them as depression. Unfortunately, there are many more who did not make it, with suicide being the leading cause of death for Aussies under the age of 44. The reason I bring … Read More

Do You Have Hysteria?

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Do you have hysteria? If so, maybe you’re not getting enough … ! If you’ve watched the new movie, Hysteria, you’ll have at least a vague understanding of the need for sexual satisfaction. Without it, women can cause all sorts of trouble, from road rage and acting out to experiencing depression and creating emotional scenes from seemingly nothing. The word … Read More

The winter blues

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The cold dreary days of winter are upon us and that can be dangerous for those prone to depression. But we don’t have to get SAD. We’re all familiar with depression these days, but how much do you know about it’s seasonal cousin? Seasonal Affective Disorder or ‘sunlight starvation’ usually strikes at the start of winter and ends in spring … Read More

Overcoming Fear

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Fear can freeze us; stopping us from moving forward. In this blog I share some tips tips on how to overcome our fears. We are taught fear at a very young age. It is a learned behaviour, therefore it can, if we wish, be educated out of us. Fear is a way of thinking that has the ability to hinder … Read More

The Sugar Blues

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How often do you indulge in something sweet, only to be left feeling like rubbish? Let’s takes a look at the relationship between sugar and our mood. Sugar is a known cause of altering mood. It gives your blood an instant rush of energy, but that does not last long. You will experience a drop in mood and energy an hour … Read More