Anxiety is high and it’s fuelling avoidance.
But that’s only making our anxiety worse, here’s why. Avoidance and anxiety are almost synonymous. It makes sense when we remember that anxiety is our ...Read More →
Teachers, this is your new ‘go-to’ strategy for when the unpredictable happens (which is everyday right?)
“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” - Timber Hawkeye- What’s your ‘go-to’ ...Read More →
Turning To Comfort Food To Cope?
In a recent episode of my podcast, my guest mentioned that emotional eating is just one response to stress, a short term escape from whatever ...Read More →
Technology Has Its Tentacles In Every Part of Our Lives: How Can We Avoid Digital Burnout?
In chaotic times—war in Europe, natural disasters, an (endless?) pandemic—we often gravitate towards simple activities that give our brain a sense of predictability. In a ...Read More →
When is the right time to first speak with others about your depression or anxiety?
My professional guess is that some of you reading this possibly have experienced depression or anxiety, yet have never ever talked about it with anyone ...Read More →
Hangxiety: What happens when your anxiety & drinking collide?
I have no doubts about the benefits of hiring personal coaches for various aspects of our lives. Business coach? Absolutely! Relationship coach? For sure! Drinking ...Read More →
Perfectionism in kids can be unhealthy – here’s how to respond
A few years ago I was lying on the floor with our son watching him draw. He was about 6 at the time. He was ...Read More →
Thoughts are not facts
I want to start by putting your mind at ease. If your child or teenager is having thoughts that are frightening and upsetting, or what ...Read More →
It’s time we stopped waiting for signs of mental illness in our kids
In 2015 the second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing Report revealed that one in seven Australian children between the ages of ...Read More →
6 Positive Ways To Respond To Your Anxious Child
When our kids feel anxious they come to us for help. Help to stop the worrying thoughts spinning around their head, help to get rid ...Read More →