Our Feelings and Emotions are like Babies

When babies are born, they demand attention. Even in the animal kingdom, newborns are tended to by their parents. Imagine if we noticed and gave attention to our emotions and feelings in the same way. Our emotions are the core to our world. They drive our behaviours, our relationships and our day to day experiences. [...]

By |2020-10-27T08:09:02+00:00October 27th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The Future of the HSC – Interview on The Wire – a daily current affairs program on Community and Indigenous radio

The reality of working online has taken its toll on students in the form of adverse effects on mental health. With the HSC exams just two weeks away, students this year will face one their greatest challenges ever with different classroom conditions, new legislation changes in the university sector and an uncertain future. I shared [...]

By |2020-10-07T07:49:06+00:00October 7th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Connection in the time of Disconnection

At our very core, humans have evolved to survive and thrive on connection. Our very being is based on having an “other”, or many “others” in our lives. Despite moves to come out of lockdown and back into a new kind of living, for most of us, our lives are still pretty much disconnected. For [...]

By |2020-09-22T22:43:17+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Do you hear when you listen or do you listen when you hear?

I had a dear 82-year old lady come see me today – I had seen her last year when her husband passed away and she was grieving, but now she was depressed. Different to last year. Not surprising you might flippantly think, and also pass this blog by and say yup, Covid, isolation and so [...]

By |2020-08-24T09:10:10+00:00August 20th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Do you hear when you listen or do you listen when you hear?

Iso Blues – but you don’t have to do this alone

Sitting and writing this blog today, the weather is glorious. The sun is shining, the sky is a beautiful blue and it’s a lovely twenty degrees (well nearly there!), it is an opportunity to take in the good, acknowledge the positive and savour it. Unfortunately, lurking underneath this is some alarming statistics that were reported [...]

By |2020-08-05T14:15:51+00:00August 4th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Iso Blues – but you don’t have to do this alone

Food and Emotional Regulation

So, what does it meant to emotionally self-regulate? And why do I need to know what this is? In short, emotional self-regulation is a way of managing unsettling or uncomfortable emotions or impulses. When we manage this in a positive way, we are able to engage in behaviours that are considered, mindful and not harmful [...]

By |2020-07-28T16:09:23+00:00July 28th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Rules Shmules… It’s Enough!

Ok, so unless you have been living with your head under a rock you have all heard of neuroplasticity, right? And you know that you can change your brain, rewire your brain and create different outcomes? Well what I don’t get is how come then, all those Brainiacs and so called health or lifestyle gurus [...]

By |2020-07-28T08:16:08+00:00July 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Mindfulness, Empathy and Self Compassion

Mindfulness, Empathy and Self Compassion... We hear these words all the time. They form part of our language. In the workplace they get the tick of approval, and social media throws them out wherever possible. In light of both world-wide and Australia-wide events that have occurred since late 2019 and the beginning of this year, [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:42:59+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Mindfulness, Empathy and Self Compassion