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Meditation Tips for Beginners

2020-06-02T21:40:55+12:00June 24th, 2020|

Without doubt, one of the most gratifying and significant life changes I made was getting involved in mediation. While many people may intend to try it out, most of us lack the time, the space, or the patience to give it 100%. For years, I was the same – until I finally gave it a proper chance.

Ways to Feel Better on a Bad Day

2020-06-02T21:40:05+12:00June 16th, 2020|

Life comes at us in various ways, but most of the time we can often break it down to a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ day. Like you, I’ve had my fair share of both kinds of day over the years – I’ve endured horrific days and enjoyed amazing days. However, one thing that I’ve worked on across many years is the ability to feel better when I’m not having such a good day.

Making Meaningful Changes Group

2020-06-14T20:16:53+12:00June 14th, 2020|

Making Meaningful Changes The Making Meaningful Changes Group is for people in the gathering resources and planning stage of change. The aim of this group is to help individuals gain the confidence and resources needed to start taking action on their change. Based around the trans-theoretical theory (The Stages of Change), this group is best done in tandem with the Creating a

Depression Support Group

2020-06-14T20:20:40+12:00June 14th, 2020|

The Depression Support Group is designed to be a safe place for people experiencing depression to be heard. We will talk about your feelings, fears, and concerns with the aim to help you feel more capable of coping with your depression.

Anxiety Support Group

2020-06-14T20:20:59+12:00June 14th, 2020|

Anxiety Support Group The Anxiety Support Group is designed for people who experience anxiety symptoms that are getting in the way of daily life. In this group we will discuss your feelings, experiences, fears, and ruminations to help you find ways to cope with these anxious feelings. This group is for open communication and is a safe place for all to speak.

Random Acts of Kindness You Can Spread

2020-06-04T21:08:55+12:00June 12th, 2020|

The world that we live in can feel both incredibly kind and incredibly cruel depending on where you look. As someone who has been lucky enough to experience immense kindness and vicious cruelty, I have been on both sides of this fence. However, without doubt one of the most effective ways to live a happy and healthy life, I have always found, is to initiate some random acts of kindness.

How Journaling Can Make You Happier

2020-06-02T21:34:36+12:00June 8th, 2020|

In life, one of the most common issues that we can face stems from an inability to know what tomorrow hold. For me, and likely for you, that uncertainty can be quite off-putting and unsettling. If you find yourself in that particular position, you might find it hard to snap free and to find focus once again.

Happiness Habits: Getting the Most out of Life

2020-06-04T21:05:39+12:00June 4th, 2020|

Life is, for most of us, about finding happiness and contentment. Yet it’s not an absolute construct. Most of the time, we assume someone who is awash with cash and social opportunity to be the happiest. We also assume someone living week to week with no social activity to be deeply unhappy. But is that always the case? In my life, I’ve found it’s nowhere near the case at all.

A Balanced Diet for a Healthy Mind

2020-06-04T21:07:43+12:00May 30th, 2020|

For anyone looking to get into good physical and mental shape today, your diet is an essential part of the process. Your body needs good food to help maintain your physical condition, but so does your mind. Our mind craves and desires a whole host of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. Without it, we are depriving our bodies and minds of the resources they need to be the best that they can be.

Imaginary Audience: An In Depth Look

2020-05-24T19:59:12+12:00May 26th, 2020|

As you'll remember from my previous article on egocentrism, the imaginary audience is a term used to describe human fascination in what others think of them. Like actors in a play, each person in society believing they are playing out a role to their adoring audience.

Safety Measures to Take to Protect Your Home

2020-05-05T12:26:39+12:00April 20th, 2020|

As Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs pyramid shows us, safety and security are some of our most fundamental needs. Taking safety measures to look after yourself and your home should be top priority. Some are things you're probably already doing. Others you may not have thought about.

An Entrepreneur’s Book List

2020-05-06T23:47:36+12:00April 17th, 2020|

Part of being an entrepreneur is having the right knowledge and tools backing you. Most entrepreneurs would agree that there are some basics that everyone needs to know before getting started. Getting a good education does not require you necessarily to go back to school but to use the resources already out there. That is why we have compiled our list of must-reads for entrepreneurs.

Loving Kindness Meditation and Mental Health

2020-05-05T12:27:13+12:00April 13th, 2020|

In my professional career, I often hear from clients that they don't do anything for self-care. Mindfulness and meditation are not on their radar. This article will highlight the importance of meditation. Specifically the Loving Kindness meditation and studies that prove it's usefulness in our day to day lives.

Egocentrism: Is it Just for Teens?

2020-05-05T12:27:37+12:00April 9th, 2020|

Egocentrism is defined as the inability to differentiate ones self from others or to see a situation from another's point of view. Piaget used the term in his research on cognitive development in children. Later, Elkind offered an more detailed explanation of egocentrism in adolescents. In this article we are going to talk about what egocentrism is and how it plays a role in your life today.

Wellness while in Self-Isolation during Coronavirus

2020-05-05T12:28:06+12:00March 28th, 2020|

It is important to ensure you are taking care of yourself during self-isolation during the coronavirus. Physically making sure you are getting enough movement while home and are eating the best foods to keep you healthy. Mentally that you are getting enough social interaction and mental stimulation. Spiritually, not losing faith or hope in a better tomorrow. Financially making ends meet.

Creating a Wellness Routine

2020-05-05T12:29:11+12:00March 20th, 2020|

Although there are many definitions, the overall basis of wellness is a state of complete physical and mental wellness and not just the absence of disease (World Health Organization). There are many ways in which we can achieve wellness; from healthy eating and exercising to looking after your finances and challenging your mind. 

Talking to your Loved Ones about Depression

2020-05-05T12:30:45+12:00February 28th, 2020|

Talking to your loved ones about depression can be a scary experience. You're not alone. Over 300 million people in the world experience depression. Chances are someone you know and love has experienced the symptoms and effects of depression at one time or another.

Taking a Wellness Inventory

2020-05-05T12:31:11+12:00February 5th, 2020|

Periodically, it is a good idea to take a personal inventory on how your wellness journey is going. We often get hung up on smaller failures and overlook some of the things that we do that are contributing to our wellness.

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Building a Good Sleep Routine

2020-05-05T12:31:29+12:00January 28th, 2020|

A good sleep routine consists of having a structured, consistent routine before bedtime. This will lead to a more restful night’s sleep. A good sleep routine can differ from person to person but it’s recommended for everyone to get at least eight uninterrupted hours of sleep a night. Sometimes this isn’t so easy.

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Diet and Exercise and its Effects on Mental Health

2020-05-05T12:31:42+12:00January 18th, 2020|

Today we are going to talk about a subject that has a lot of misinformation floating around about: Diet and Exercise and its Effects on Mental Health. For many years, doctors and scientists thought mental health was “all in our heads”. But turns out they were wrong.

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The Stages of Change and Wellness

2020-05-05T12:31:56+12:00January 3rd, 2020|

The Stages of Change is a psychological concept explaining the process people go through in order to make a meaningful change in their lives that are applicable to wellness in a variety of ways.

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