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Staying motivated with writing
It takes effort to stay motivated with writing, a willingness to prioritise writing above other ...
Understanding Empathy Part 6
If we think about how empathy works we can recognize the need for us to be exposed to the experi...
Understanding Empathy Part 5
Imagining the experience of the other is an important aspect of developing empathy
Inviting the Birds In
There's something very special about knowing that we can bring pleasure to the birds that we sha...
Participating in Our Democracy
As Victorians prepare themselves to vote in their upcoming State Government election, it's inter...
In Deep Contemplation
There's something about this contemplative pose that makes me feel comfortable
Keeping Traditions Alive at Christmas
If you live in Melbourne or Victoria you will no doubt know about the Myer Christmas windows in ...
Seeing Another, Seeing Ourself
We know that babies develop their sense of self, their sense of who they are from the people aro...
It comes around every year
Understanding Empathy Part 4
What does it take to become empathic? Is there a part of the brain that needs to be switched on?...
Understanding Empathy Part 3
We hear a lot about happiness these days
Understanding Empathy Part 2
One of the early experiments that helped us to gain a better understanding of empathy as a conce...
Understanding Empathy Part 1
What might it be like to live the life of this man in Rome, riding his bike, appearing small by ...
Middle Age and Happiness
Reading an article about Deborah Hutton embracing her midlife stage as her best and happiest yet...
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Get Some Rest
There is so much to do these days that it can be difficult to get enough rest
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Only Ever Compare Yourself to Yourself
It's no wonder we fall in the trap of comparing ourselves to others
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Flow
You may have experienced it when you have felt at your most engaged and creative when undertakin...
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Physical Health
We may typically think that being positive is really about our mind, our attitude, thoughts and ...
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Act As If
The connection between our public and private personas is a complex one
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Affirmations
We've known about affirmations for a long time now
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Life's Meaning and Purpose
It probably goes without saying that people who are clear about their life's meaning and purpose...
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Connect with others
We are social creatures
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Donít Sweat the Small Stuff
We know that worrying about the little things or things we canít actually control is not very ...
Top 10 Tips to Positivity: Values
There's so much talk these days about positivity
Appreciating Alone Time
There was an article in the paper recently about our modern struggle with being alone
A - Z of Self Care: Zen
Zen seems like a great place to finish this series about self care
A - Z of Self Care: Yummy Food
When we think of yummy food we might not typically think about an array of fruit and vegetables...
A - Z of Self Care: Xylophone
It doesn't have to be an xylophone or glockenspiel
A - Z of Self Care: Working Together
It's easy to think that we have to do it all on our own, that being independent is a value to as...
A - Z of Self Care: Victories
One of the challenges we sometimes face when caring for ourselves is to appreciate our victories...
A - Z of Self Care: Understanding
Our search for understanding begins very early in our lives
A - Z of Self Care: Trust
Trusting yourself and others is important for caring for ourselves
A - z of Self Care: Self worth
It can be hard to care about ourselves if we don't feel worthy
A - Z of Self Care: Relax
There's many different ways to relax
A - Z of Self Care: Quiet
It's not easy to find quietness
A - Z of Self Care: Perseverance
It can be easier to give up sometimes
A - Z of Self Care: Organise
There's probably nothing much worse for our wellbeing than feeling disorganised
A - Z of Self Care: No
Saying no might be one of the most difficult things to do but it can be really important for our...
Running Away From Home
I noticed this title of a book when hanging out in a bookshop the other day
A - Z of Self Care: Meaning
It's such a simple thing to say that having meaning in our life will help us to care for ourselv...
A - Z of Self Care: Laughter
You know the feeling
A - Z of Self Care: Keep it Simple
It's so easy to complicate our lives
A - Z of Self Care: Journaling
Sharing stories has a long history of helping people understand experiences and letting others k...
A - Z of Self Care: Imaginings
We can get so busy with our day to day lives that we forget to imagine, to dream, to hope
A - Z of Self Care: Happiness
It might seem obvious that being happy is core to looking after ourselves
A - Z of Self Care: Guilt management
Guilty feelings are hard to describe but they're very recognisable when we experience them
A - Z of Self Care: Fun
It's something that we can forget to do when we become adults
A - Z of Self Care: Emotional Intelligence
We hear a lot about emotional intelligence these days with catch phrases like "it's more importa...
A - Z of Self Care: Developing
Developing ourselves can be an ongoing part of our life journey
A - Z of Self Care: Connecting
We are social beings
A - Z of Self Care: Breathing
It might sound obvious that we need to breathe
A - Z of Self Care: Art
Spending some time at an art gallery or wandering through sculptures in a park can take us away ...
It's Easy To Be Angry
It can come on really quickly, even catching us by surprise
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