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Stress during Covid

Reflections On Our New Times: The Stress Of It All

As Australia begins to talk about re-opening state borders, and a return to “normal” is on the horizon, it might be time to take stock and consider the impact of the global pandemic on our psyche. Even if we or our loved ones weren’t directly stricken by the virus, the long-term effects of quarantine and …

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Staying Fit During Covid-19

Reflections On Our New Times: How To Stay Fit During COVID-19

Why is exercise so good as a self-care practice, especially in challenging times?  Exercise is one of the best ways to bring down the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, reduce inflammation and boost our immune system. The right amount of exercise can be beneficial for a variety of psychological conditions, including …

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Happy Covid19 Easter

Reflections On Our New Times: Check On The Mind

This year we celebrated a very different Easter holiday. Most of us stayed at home and pottered. No family gatherings, no religious gatherings, no beach walks, no camping but still lots of chocolate I hope. We all need it. Lindt even produced Easter bunnies with white choc masks this year to go with the times. And …

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Anxiety Covid19 Heartmath

HeartMath Breathing Technique For Fear & Uncertainty

At the moment everybody is talking about the spread of COVID-19, the topic is hard to escape. We are inundated with updates and advice. Yesterday the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic, which is going to put stricter regulations on everybody worldwide. Our current environment is a global arena of fear and uncertainty. Judging by …

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End of year blog

Surviving The End Of Year Sprint And Starting The New Year Fresh!

It’s December!  The end of year madness has started.  Christmas parties, family gatherings, catching up with friends – with October and November seemingly passing in a blur.  Sound familiar? We all tend to work in overdrive or hyper-vigilance – trying to be everything to everyone and everywhere at once. Hoping not to ‘drop’ the ball, …

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