Did You Remember to Self-Isolate the Scales?

As self-isolation becomes the new norm and working from home is our thing, our days are now disconnected and disjointed. Once routined, organised and rhythmic, now for many of us our days are less busy, quiet and filled with stress and anxiety. The hum of the office talk, ringing of mobiles is replaced with our [...]

By |2020-03-31T22:01:35+00:00March 31st, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Loneliness, Social Isolation And A Surge In Disordered Coping Responses

It feels almost surreal today, sitting at home writing this blog post. I would usually be sitting in my office typing this up, waiting for my next client to walk into my office, but today, I’m waiting for the sound of Skype. And in this world of change, uncertainty and the new buzz word of [...]

By |2020-03-24T20:17:43+00:00March 24th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Come as You Are: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Did you know that this week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)? How much coverage has there been on TV? In the newspaper? On social media? I haven’t seen any. Quite sad and rather disappointing I would say. According to the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, [...]

By |2020-02-28T06:33:23+00:00February 27th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Alarming Effects of Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence

This is a timely article from Psychology Today. Here's an excerpt. "Domestic violence (DV) takes many forms, including chronic arguing and yelling, controlling behaviors, intimidation, threats of suicide or murder, threats involving weapons, and serious injuries. There is always, however, a destructive undercurrent of power and control, with offenders commonly and compulsively grasping for in [...]

By |2020-02-24T07:07:27+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Staple My Lips Together? There has to be another way!

Never mind fillers, botox, pills and potions. I found the answer, it’s so easy. If we want to wear the exercise gear promoted by those international brands we all love, and some of fashion labels we all love- it seems that we have to be the size of a toothpick, with gaps between our thighs [...]

By |2020-02-11T09:58:13+00:00February 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Staple My Lips Together? There has to be another way!

Divorce! Break up! It’s over!

My soulmate, my best friend. My despised enemy. My judge. My tormentor. That’s right…. It’s complicated. Is it love? Is it hate? Is it indifference? We have been in a relationship since the age of 13, 14, 15. Really. Every single day, very few days skipped. And in very bleak times, twice a day. That’s [...]

By |2020-01-30T20:14:22+00:00January 30th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

How prevalent is a psychologist that accompanies sports teams?

How prevalent is a psychologist that accompanies football teams, cricket teams, swimming teams etc? Physical health is supported by good mental health. This article in Forbes focuses on the NBA’s player-led initiative around mental health which forced the league to be proactive in confronting stigma and long-standing stereotypes of masculinity and toughness in sports. Mental [...]

By |2020-01-30T20:31:05+00:00January 29th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain

"Sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to those observed when addictive drugs are consumed." This article explores the work from researchers from Aarhus University who examined what happens in the brains of pigs when they drink sugar water. Read the article Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain at Medical Xpress

By |2020-01-16T20:34:48+00:00January 16th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments