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It’s that time of year again. You’ve enjoyed your holidays, set your new year’s goals and have settled back into work.
Along with heading back to work, the pandemic is in its third year of existence, and although it’s now a standard part of life, it’s also...
The start of a new year is a great time to set new goals and get clear on what you want. What do you want to change about your current lifestyle? What are some small and actionable steps you can take to achieve this?
Although the start of a new year is a great time for a fresh...
Silly season is almost upon us. This time of year can bring excitement, joy and a sense of connection to those close to us. Adversely, it can come with a lot of stress, feelings of anxiety or depression, and loneliness.
Large family reunions, public outings, and group...
'Man up, don't cry.'
'Stop acting like a girl.'
You've probably heard these phrases before. We hear them at school, at sport's games, in the backyard and on TV.
Although rarely meant to intentionally cause harm, phrases like this perpetuate the stigma that men should...
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the items on your Christmas shopping list are likely getting longer and longer. Buying presents can be stressful and overwhelming, but studies show that giving to others can benefit your physical and mental health.
If presents aren't your thing or you...
You’ve most likely come across articles or videos preaching the benefits of waking up at 4 or 5 am. Although this can work for some people, morning routines can look different to everyone. Some thrive waking up before the sun, while others prefer taking it slow....
How often do you take time out of your day to be grateful?
Life moves fast, and it's easy to take people, situations, and things for granted.
Gratitude practices have risen in popularity over the years as more and more people recognise the benefits.
There are many science-backed...
Now more than ever, kids are being raised in a period of immense change and uncertainty.
With so much external stimuli, distractions and information, life can be overwhelming for both you and your children.
Children's brains are incredibly malleable. They are highly influenced by their...
Have you found it hard to stay focused during an important task, with your mind fixating on your long ‘to-do’ list instead of doing the work?
Does your brain struggle to switch off?
What if there was a way to calm these thoughts to help you stay focused, calm and present?
Did you know that we have over 70,000 thoughts a day?
95% of those thoughts are recycled from the day before and 80% of them are negative.
It makes sense that we can feel burned out, overwhelmed, and anxious at any given moment.
For many years, meditation has been used as a tool to help combat...
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