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The Cycle Of Violence… What Is It?

The Cycle Of Violence… What Is It?

When it comes to domestic and family violence people often ask “Why didn’t she just leave?” To anyone who has never experienced an abusive relationship, this question seems harmless and rather innocuous but to those who live in (or who have lived in) the cycle of...

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5 Ways To Overhaul Your Mental Health TODAY

5 Ways To Overhaul Your Mental Health TODAY

Mental health is a hot topic these days. It feels like everyone is talking about it. But talking isn’t enough. If we want to overhaul our mental health… we need to TAKE ACTION! As a mental health worker I am often expected to wave a magic wand and fix everyone’s...

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How pursuing a passion helps with healing from trauma

How pursuing a passion helps with healing from trauma

When it comes to healing from trauma, people often say “time heals everything” but this is simply not true. Time itself doesn’t heal anything, it’s what you DO with that time that will determine your mental and emotional outcomes post trauma. This theory has probably...

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Telling the kids you’re separating… what to consider

Telling the kids you’re separating… what to consider

Telling the kids you’re separating is one of the most gut wrenching moments of a parent’s life. Easily and by far. But, with a bit of forethought, some well-planned timing and a few deep breaths you WILL be able to do it. The key is to take things slowly and go in...

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15 Ways To Improve Your Sleep… Tonight!

15 Ways To Improve Your Sleep… Tonight!

Hit the hay and can’t fall asleep? Toss and turn and wake up tired? Frustrated and EXHAUSTED? You aren’t alone! Most people will have trouble sleeping at some point in their life. Read on for 15 ways to improve your sleep TONIGHT! Insufficient sleep or poor quality...

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Surviving Life As A New Single Mum

Surviving Life As A New Single Mum

Surviving life as a new single mum was one of the greatest periods of transition I've ever had to endure... Everything changed. My career, my family time, my motivations, my parenting, my financial situation and more. It was a time of major overhaul where NOTHING was...

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Surviving In A Toxic Workplace…

Surviving In A Toxic Workplace…

Surviving in a toxic workplace is HARD! Let’s face it, we have probably ALL worked with a bossy Bernadette, a manipulative Michelle, a controlling Catherine or a patronising Paula at some stage. I know I have! Ok, so maybe they had different names but they were...

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What Happens In Your First Counselling Session?

What Happens In Your First Counselling Session?

Wondering what happens in your first counselling session? Let me guess… ...you’re reading this because a) you have your first counselling session booked and don’t know what to expect. Or… b) you’re feeling less than great about something in your life and you’re...

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5 Life Lessons Mums Need To Teach Their Daughters…

5 Life Lessons Mums Need To Teach Their Daughters…

So you've got a mini me. A daughter. A princess. A tiny best friend. Call her what you like, she's watching you Mumma. Watching what you do. What you say. What you wear and what you eat. She's listening to you. She's working out the world with you as her rock. She's...

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