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How To Survive Christmas With Social Anxiety

How To Survive Christmas With Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety, let me guess… your calendar is full of events as we approach Christmas. You’re equal parts excited and terrified. You’re worried about who’ll be there. What you’ll wear. Who you’ll talk to. Even what canape' will end up stuck between your...

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How Will Therapy Actually Help Me?

How Will Therapy Actually Help Me?

No doubt about it, mental health is still a topic many people refuse to talk about, for varying reasons. But, if we are to continue breaking the stigma and making a difference in the world, it’s important we focus on the benefits that come from therapy, not the...

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5 Ways Separation Might HELP Your Child

5 Ways Separation Might HELP Your Child

No doubt about it, separation and divorce are ‘dirty’ words. Society still tells us that children are negatively affected by it… we’ve all heard the ‘broken home’ comments…right?Spend time on Google and you’ll find a plethora of articles guilt tripping you into...

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Surviving Christmas With a Toxic Family Member

Surviving Christmas With a Toxic Family Member

It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year, or is it? Tensions run high and blood is boiling… someone snaps and it’s on for young and old. Down go the crackers and Santa hats and up come the fists, or at least the verbal slanging match. Sound familiar? If you're living...

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The Search For The Elusive ‘Perfect Mother’…

The Search For The Elusive ‘Perfect Mother’…

I’ve been a Mother for nearly 10 years. I’ve also been a Women’s Health Counsellor for nearly 3 years. During this time I’ve either experienced (or worked with) it all. Good. Bad. Ugly. And everything ‘mothering’ in between.If there’s one thing I’ve learnt through my...

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10 Strategies For Managing Depression

10 Strategies For Managing Depression

Depression is one of the biggest mental health concerns currently facing Australians. It is estimated that one in seven Aussies will experience some form of it in their lifetime*.With that statistic in mind I thought I would share some coping and management strategies...

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Disney Dad… Coping Tips For Mum!

Disney Dad… Coping Tips For Mum!

Last week I published an article about what exactly Disney Dads are and, why they do what they do. So in light of that I thought it only too relevant to now share some strategies for dealing with them. If you’re a separated or divorced mum dealing with a Disney Dad...

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Disney Dads… What Are They?

Disney Dads… What Are They?

‘Disney Dads’ is a term not everybody would have heard of. But, if you’re a separated or divorced Mum, it’s likely that you know one or deal with one regularly.The legal definition of a ‘Disney Dad’ is “a noncustodial parent who indulges his or her child with gifts...

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5 Instant Ways To Feel Happier Today

5 Instant Ways To Feel Happier Today

No doubt about it, everyone wants to feel happier! Everyone wants to get off the stress express and EVERYONE wants better mental health. But how? What’s the quick fix you ask?Sorry, but true, long lasting happiness takes work. It takes commitment and it takes...

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7 Tips For Living With Motherhood Induced Anxiety

7 Tips For Living With Motherhood Induced Anxiety

When it comes to anxiety in women there is NOTHING quite like becoming a mother to bring it on or, to make it worse. Motherhood is tough!  This article focuses on 'mothers’ but essentially the content will help any female in a long term caring role. If you identify as...

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