Category Archives for "Wellbeing"

10 Simple Things To Do When You’re Feeling Down

10 things to remember when you feeling down and crying on your bedroom floor because your kids didn’t say goodbye to you this morning or you are pacing the floor in the middle of the night because you were worried your middle child is addicted to social media. I had one of those weeks last […]

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On Dating And Finding Your Match

This post is written by my talented friend Jo O’Donovan who is a Life and Relationship Coach. If you are single and looking for love, in a relationship which you want to improve or struggling with work colleagues Jo’s expert guidance can help. You can find her at www.mydream-myreality.com “So… I went on a date […]

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Invisible Over 50? Age Fearlessly

Feeling invisible over 50 is not just in your head, it’s also in the heads of many women. Once you hit 50 did you feel like you were suddenly invisible? There wasn’t a line in the sand and you couldn’t really put your finger on what was bothering you until one day it dawned on […]

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Natural Ways To Fight Mild Depression And Anxiety

We all have those days when you wake up and you feel off, you can’t quite put your finger on it but you know that you’re not feeling great. You have mild depression. Call it what you want. The Doldrums. A funk. Down in the dumps. Flat. Life is pretty good. So why are you […]

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13 Easy Ways To Decrease Your Stress Now

Let’s set the scene for when the universe gives you a reason to decrease your stress. Its 4.00 am Sunday morning and you are awake, even the birds aren’t stupid enough to be up and on with their day. Right bring it on, no point in stewing, may as well get shit done. The universe, […]

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How To Have Things To Look Forward To In Every Day

In life it is important to have things to look forward to, a holiday in the sun, upgrading that furniture, having family visit, that awesome new show but those are the big ticket items. It is also important to have things to look forward to in every day. Have Things To Look Forward To In […]

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5 Tips For Keeping The Stress Out Of Christmas Shopping

The stress of christmas shopping can start in the carpark. Today’s car stalking episode. The mall doors slide open and a woman walks out keys in hand, pushing a trolley laidened with enough presents to provide a very-merry-christmas for every kid in the city. At this point I expected to hear the ark angels sing. […]

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How to Improve Bad Self-Esteem

Bad self-esteem is that gothic mistress with black khol eyes who treats everything and everyone with suspicion and distaste. She wants you to be perfect, to judge yourself as not good enough, to think the worst and when the worst happens she tells you to give up. Here are some tips for kicking that black-eyed […]

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Screen Time For Children – 5 Effects And 5 Rules

How much is too much screen time? ‘How much screen time’ is a debate that rages hotly and VERY LOUDLY in many family homes, or perhaps only ours. I am sure the neighbours would agree that if not just us we could win prizes for our volume. It’s a difficult one because often the consequences […]

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Save Your Mental Health By Being Wickedly Self-Indulgent

Who would think you could get healthy by being wickedly self-indulgent? I am here to tell you it is possible. The one thing you can do to improve your health right now. Today. This very minute. Be selfish! Dictionary definition of selfish: (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly […]

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9 Tips To Help You Stay Asleep

So you have successfully fallen asleep, then something dreadful happens. Just as Ryan Gosling is looking into your eyes with wanton abandon you wake up. Here are my tips for staying asleep and finding out what Mr Gosling had in store for you: Tossing and Turning? If you are having trouble, get up and do […]

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7 Tips To Help You Get To Sleep Easier

Do you have difficulty getting to sleep at night and wish it was easier? Do you find yourself getting ever stressed about the hours ticking away while you toss and turn? Try these seven tips to help you get to sleep easier: Avoid caffeine too late in the day I try not to have anything later […]

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5 Simple Ways To Make Life Easier For Yourself

If there is one thing I get asked a lot (besides whether or not I know about the ten chia seeds stuck between my teeth) is how I carve out some extra time in the day to make life easier. Here are 5 simple tips to follow so that you can get back to that book, […]

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Extra Luxuries To Pack For That Special Holiday

This post isn’t about reminding you to stop the mail and the paper when you go on holiday. I assume you know to do that already. No this is about making sure you pack those extra little things that you always remember when it is too late. Each time you go on holiday you swear you […]

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How To Step Off The Hamster Wheel Of Perfectionism

Perfectionism is certainly not something that I have ever tried to strive for. I have always been so far away from faultless as to be in another universe completely. How can something ever be faultless? For me it is subjective. What I think is perfect is completely different from your idea of perfect or the person […]

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Meditate Anytime, Anywhere And Start Re-building Your Brain Now

Some would think why meditate. I am a stay at home mum who blogs and cleans. What on earth would I have to get stressed about? Um, let me see: Christmas shopping, two teenage birthday parties right after Christmas, two private school educations, a thirteen-year-old perpetually making choices that could, and have resulted in catastrophe, depression, […]

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Seven Suggestions To Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

How is your mental wellbeing? Some signs that it is not all it could be are: Feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Waking up tired despite going to bed at a reasonable time. Feeling like you have nothing to look forward to and can’t remember the last time you had fun. Not so long ago those three signs were my constant […]

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Living A Simpler Life That Is Right For You

I stumbled across this post about living a simpler life by Sara Wilson the other day. It struck a chord in me. Living a simpler life is something that has become important to us as we have got older. I have always hated consumerism for the sake of having the latest and greatest. I don’t go […]

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Talking To Yourself: Crazy Or Ingenious?

When I was growing up I remember it being said that talking to yourself is the first sign of madness, or having hairs on the palm of your hand. I know you looked! Lately, I have caught myself regularly having a good old conversation with me; After accidentally cutting someone off in a car park […]

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I Am Mind Itself

I wrote this a few weeks ago on the plane to Hobart: I am currently on a flight to Hobart where I will be attending an Aikido seminar and will have the opportunity to ‘touch the hand of the man who touched the hand of the man’. Why am I going about touching men’s hands and who’s ‘the […]

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