PRACTICING SELF-CARE TAKES PRACTICE

What is self-care? Marg Brassington stopping to smell the roses Self-care involves practices, routines and rituals which we undertake to care for and maintain all aspects of our own individual wellbeing. Self-care practices can look different for everyone. Our...

PUTTING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ON THE ‘LINE’

Are you ‘stuck’ in a past relationship? The ghosts of unhealthy relationships past – hurt, anger, sadness, resentment, guilt and fear – can affect your wellbeing in the present (and the future), unless you take steps to become ‘unstuck’ and clear these...

THE ‘INVISIBLE’ IMPACT OF PAIN

Throughout your life, you will have experienced at least some degree of physical pain (unless you’re a super hero?). The ability to experience pain is actually a good thing – in small doses. Pain is our brain’s ‘alarm system’; warning us to immediately stop...

BODY AND SOUL

Body image issues are so ubiquitous that they’ve become a pandemic in their own right. Sadly, Australia has a particularly high prevalence. Body Image Statistics in Australia Studies show that almost 30% of males (under 25) and 35% of females (overall) are unhappy...

COUPLEDOM, NOT COUPLE ‘DOOM’.

This past 12 months has seen record numbers of couples separating and divorcing. It’s normal for any couple to go through the ups and downs that come with the territory of coupledom. However, underlying relationship issues that might be resolved under normal...

CLICKING ‘DELETE’ ON CYBER BULLYING

While you are reading this, countless people around the world are being cyber bullied. This may include your child, your friend, your neighbour, someone you work with… or even you. Bullying is not a new phenomenon. Unfortunately, it has been around (in one insidious...