Yoga and meditation coping strategies for Christmas

Not everyone looks forward to Christmas, it often brings out the conflict, stress and high expectations. There seems to be extra pressure at this time of year where you try and please everyone but end up leaving yourself burned out and resentful of the season. However, there is a solution. Yoga and meditation are a … Continue reading Yoga and meditation coping strategies for Christmas

Stress free Christmas with mindful meditation

Christmas is just around the corner. Next week to be exact. For some it is the happiness time of year, but for others it can strike fear into their already stressful day. The pressure of hosting the perfect family Christmas lunch (or dinner), obligations to attend parties, presents, and all the activities that come with … Continue reading Stress free Christmas with mindful meditation

October: Mental health awareness month

An initiative of the Mental Health foundation Australia, October is about raising awareness of mental health and how it can impact on anyone at any time. Building communities and connections is the theme of this year’s mental health awareness month. It is halfway through October and a timely moment to check in with your own … Continue reading October: Mental health awareness month

Bookshops, reading and your mental health

Whether you read by yourself or in a group, there is great pleasure in finding connection and meaning in a good story allowing your mental health to get a positive boost. Reading supports your mental wellness by giving you the opportunity to slow down and be present within the story - a welcome escape from … Continue reading Bookshops, reading and your mental health

RU Okay Day

Today is RU Okay day a day where people check in with each other and sure each other are okay. However, don’t make your check in feel like an obligation. If someone is not feeling okay take a moment to stop and genuinely listen. It doesn’t cost much to take ten minutes to listen and … Continue reading RU Okay Day

Change your perspective to change your life

`There are no facts, only interpretation’. – Fredrich Nietzsche More than a century old, this saying by the German philosopher is still relevant today. Can we really say what is right or wrong or is it merely a view of perspective or circumstance? Is your perspective holding you back from living to your full potential? … Continue reading Change your perspective to change your life

A focus on goal setting – part two

Last week we looked at how value based goal setting can enable your health and wellbeing. This week we will take a look at some ways to think differently about setting value based goals. Take a moment to reflect on the questions from last week and then write down about 10 things you would like … Continue reading A focus on goal setting – part two

Building psychological courage

Facing tough decisions and situations is hard backed by fear brought about by your historical belief system. However when you learn to acknowledge ad accept your fears and vulnerabilities you can confront them and change your behaviours. Courage is often broken down into physical, verbal, emotional and psychological which work together to protect your health … Continue reading Building psychological courage

Be yourself – your way

Be yourself, everyone else is taken – Oscar Wilde This is one of my favourite quotes and although it was coined years ago, it is still so relevant today as it was then. There is only one you and you are unique. When you buy into what society expects you to be you may never … Continue reading Be yourself – your way

Walk tall to happiness

Your posture and the way you hold yourself has a big impact on your health and wellbeing – and ultimately your happiness. A healthy posture begins in the mind where you have stored memories of how you should move depending on your past experiences. Think about how your body responds or practise observing how you … Continue reading Walk tall to happiness