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Have you ever had a panic attack? So have I.

Have you ever had a panic attack?  Can you remember having the first one?  Or your worst one??  Let me tell you about my experiences.   I always thought I was as tough as nails, after being tested many times.  Perhaps I was tested one too many times, however, when out...

The story I’ve been too scared to tell…

…but after reading that six Australian women have been murdered this week, and after seeing so many brave women tell their story around the world, I figure it’s time.   Abusive relationships don’t start out being abusive – otherwise there wouldn’t be any! ...

Why self-compassion trumps self-esteem

What’s the difference between self-esteem and self-compassion anyway?  Many self-help books of the 80s and 90s stressed the importance of self-esteem…which is a good thing, right?  Absolutely! We know that having high self-esteem is so much better for your...

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...