menopause and mental health

As women, and as a society in general, we openly talk about breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and even periods, but how often do you see menopause spoken about in the media, day to day conversations, and on social media? Even in 2020, menopause still seems to be a taboo subject. Surely, we’ve moved on from…

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spring clean your mind

SPRING is here. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and it is time to shrug off the Winter blues. Most people use this time to do a spring clean of their house and their wardrobes, but have you considered doing a spring clean of your mind?   4 Steps to Spring Clean Your…

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Get Your Mojo Back

We have now had six months or so of COVID-19 which has meant lockdowns, social distancing, working from home, home schooling and being unable to travel either interstate or overseas. It is not surprising many of us have lost our mojo.   When you have mojo, you are generally full of energy, positive and optimistic…

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people pleaser

Are you a people pleaser? Do you always do what someone asks of you, even if it makes you uncomfortable or wastes your time?   If this sounds like you, then you could be suffering from what is sometimes referred to as the “disease to please“, meaning you frequently say ‘yes’ to people when in…

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Five Senses mindfulness exercise

Whether you’re feeling uneasy about world events, you’re busy running around after everyone else, or you’re stressed about finances, relationships or work, there is one age-old practice you can introduce to your day to help you find some calm and collect your thoughts. One of the best ways to relax into the present moment is…

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Opportunity in change: how to make the most of disruption

In times of disruption, turmoil and chaos, it’s hard to accept that change can be as good as a holiday and that variety is the spice of life. Now more than ever with the current COVID-19 health scares and economic instability, I know many people are feeling unsure, frightened and angry at the change that…

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IWD equality

As a counsellor, gender equality and pay parity aren’t really areas I can claim to be an expert in as part of the discussion around International Women’s Day (IWD). But as a counsellor specialising in women’s wellness, there are a number of subjects I’m privy to having experience with that I think well and truly…

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self love

When you think about it, flying through this turbulent life is no different to a plane in distress – when the masks drop, you must apply yours before attending to others.   Why am I talking about plane disasters in a Valentine’s Day article? Because it’s a great analogy to recognise that sharing love with…

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Goals

How often have you set a resolution only to have abandoned it by February? Research indicates that less than one in four people will stick with their resolution after 30 days, and only 8% of those that make a resolution will commit to it 100%. While it’s inspiring to use the gap between the year…

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