Get an attitude of gratitude

Feeling grateful is such a quick and easy path to feeling good.  Gratitude slams stress, axes anxiety and destroys depression every single time.  Science shows that grateful people are happy people and actually live longer.  In fact, according to UC Berkeley, grateful...

Anxious?  Overwhelmed?  Try Mindfulness.

I know what you’re thinking.  “Mindfulness, schmindfulness.” I know it’s become a bit of a trendy term like ‘green smoothie’ and ‘smashed avocado’, but did you know that the concepts of mindfulness have actually been around for thousands of years? Most religions...

Eat your way to happy

A crap diet is no good for your mental health. There, I said it.  It’s something that seems like common sense and has certainly had a lot of airplay in alternative health fields but it is only just recently being proven by science.  Scroll straight down for the geeky...

Capsized – Part 2

Ok…so to recap, early hours of the morning of 31 December                                                                        and the fishing trawler capsizes and sinks and leaves the three of us crew members floating.  All of which I was pretty okay with...

Capsized. The day my life turned upside down.

I remember I was just 17 when the 28 foot trawler I was travelling on capsized and sank. The Wide Bay Bar had been closed for a few days due to bad weather but it was apparently open on that very early morning of December 31.   It was about 5am and there were three of...

Anxiety, Fear, Worry…What’s the Difference?

  How hard is it to describe an emotion?   How would you describe sadness or anger or joy?  Well, I’m going to give it a go by explaining the difference between the similar emotions of anxiety, fear and worry. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that anyone...