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  • Have You Lost Your Job?

    How do you look after yourself while looking for a job job in a global pandemic recession? In the first episode of this new podcast series Journalist & Podcaster, Cindy … Continue reading Have You Lost Your Job?

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  • How To Increase Joy In Your Life

    Living in Sydney it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to have such a comfortable, temperate climate. Sure, we get a few cold days in winter and some very … Continue reading How To Increase Joy In Your Life

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  • Self-Compassion To Heal Pain & Trauma

    One of my early childhood memories is of my father consoling me after a rather nasty fall I’d had.  He patched up my skinned knee which, I recall was burning … Continue reading Self-Compassion To Heal Pain & Trauma

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  • Building Self-Compassion

    When you’re tough on yourself you may be inadvertently setting yourself up for failure. Think of it like this: if someone close to you is always telling you that you’re … Continue reading Building Self-Compassion

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  • Eating For Nourishment Or Comfort?

    Our relationship with food is complex. Instead of yet another failed diet, consider understanding this relationship and working with it.

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  • Mental Imagery Improves Performance & Health

    The idea of imagining what we want to occur is not new. We’ve all done this at some point. Some might call it daydreaming or wishing for something to happen. … Continue reading Mental Imagery Improves Performance & Health

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  • When You’re Too Stressed To Meditate

    We know that meditation helps relieve stress, but many people find that when they’re stressed they’re feeling too agitated to sit quietly. Luckily that’s not a problem because there are … Continue reading When You’re Too Stressed To Meditate

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  • Certainty In Uncertain Times

    We all like certainty.  Certainty that we have food on the table every day, certainty that we have a warm and safe place to live, that we have income, purpose, … Continue reading Certainty In Uncertain Times

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  • Reframing Memories

    I was less than five years old when I first underwent a general anaesthetic. I have a clear memory of the operating room, of being held in my doctor’s lap … Continue reading Reframing Memories

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  • Kindness vs Courage for Survival

    When I was in the third grade at school, my teacher finished the year with a brief poem. It went:  “Life is mainly froth & bubble, Two things stand like … Continue reading Kindness vs Courage for Survival

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