Tag: mental health

6 posts in this category

What does Living with Great Health & Wellness Look Like for You?

February 27, 2017

Forget “Clean Living, forget “Super Foods” forget “Raw”, forget “Paleo”, forget “Declutter” and “Minimalism”…. “Wellness” and your “Wellbeing” is the new buzz “word” in town and unlike all the other fads that hit the headlines each year, I’m right behind the “Wellness Movement”. I read in Sunday’s Body & Soul (Herald Sun, February 26th, 2017), that 3.5 million Australians are affected by diabetes. According to Greg Johnson (Diabetes Australi....

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Mercury Retrograde

May 4, 2016

We are well and truly in the midst of mercury retrograde. For those who take an interest in astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules communication and when it goes ‘retrograde’ it means it looks like it’s going backwards in the sky. Mercury retrogrades three or four times every year for a few weeks and many are aware of the potential chaos it can cause. Mercury is the planet that rules communication, clear thinking, truth and travel and therefore in a retrograde these things are affecte....

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Stress, Mood & Your Mental Health seminar

April 26, 2016

Statistics show three million Australians are living with anxiety or depression and according to Healthy Together Geelong,  22,400 (or 14%) of the adult population in Geelong experience high psychological distress including feeling nervous, hopeless, restless, sad and worthless. These are very worrying statistics which shows as a community we need to recognise, support and nurture not only our own mental health but that of others as well. How’s your mental health? Do you find you are becom....

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Accept That You Are Unique

February 23, 2015

For the past couple of weeks I have been sharing my philosophy on ageing. You and I both know there are no magic pills or quick fixes. If you value your health – how you feel, how you look, living with boundless energy and to your potential - then you must be prepared to take responsibility and change the way you live. Change is hard because it pushes us out of our comfortable state. But if you want a different result, a different way of living then you can’t keep doing the same things y....

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Junk Food Makes You Sad

August 12, 2013

I was interested in research published  in The Geelong Advertiser (Sat 19th March) which reveals that the food we eat has a direct influence on the way we feel. I think most of us have already worked out for ourselves that different foods have different effects on the way we think and the way we feel. But the 15 year research done by Dr Jacka and her team from Deakin University shows a clear link between junk food and anxiety and depression. The study declares that “eating fried foods s....

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Minding Our Mental & Emotional Health

September 25, 2012

To live better we need to continually learn new things, to challenge ourselves and to sometimes operate outside our comfort zone. This is how we learn, become resilient and live happier and more fulfilled lives.  In animal studies, there is evidence that physically, cognitively and emotionally nurtured animals do better than those that are deprived. This is probably true in humans too. There’s a variety of evidence that things like social environment, religious participation, physical exe....

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