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10 Ways to stay POSITIVE when the news is NEGATIVE.

There’s no doubt that we are living in uncertain times. But it is possible to stay positive even when we are bombarded with negative news stories and are being driven by fear. We need to take precautions. We need to look after our family, our community and ourselves. But how can we stay positive when the news is so negative? This is what I am doing with my family, I encourage you to adopt some or all, of these new habits! Wake up with GRATITUDE. Can you make your first thought of the day a positive one? Can you even just say a big heartfelt good morning to the people around you? Stay DISCONNECTED from phone, tv, radio, online in the morning. The first thing I usually do is...

Stress – 5 tips to find your centre.

Life gets busy. We all feel moments of stress.. There is always something we need to be doing, someone we need to see or somewhere we need to be. Being pulled in so many directions leads to overwhelm. Here are my tips to find your centre.   Breathe -  It sounds simple, but we forget to really focus on it. My favourite breathing exercise is called box breathing - you'll in the below picture how easy it is to do.   Breathe in for four counts, hold for four, breathe out for four, hold for four and repeat four times. [caption id="attachment_4125" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Focusing on my breath helps me stay in the present moment and relieve my anxious thoughts.[/caption] Read - Pick up a book, grab your kindle, the paper or a magazine, whatever it...

Let's talk about mental health.

What does anxiety look like for me?

  It’s wonderful to see that the stigma attached to anxiety and mental health in general is slowly shifting. Having said this, it’s important to understand that there are so many different mental health challenges and that one persons experience isn’t going to be the same as the next.   I want to share with you my own experience with anxiety, to give you a little perspective.   I’m not an anxious person. Generally speaking, I don’t overthink things and I don’t get overwhelmed very easily. I can speak to a room full of people or present a workshop to complete strangers and I don’t feel nervous.   The simple tasks are the ones that get me. Supermarket shopping, shopping centres in general, the prospect of cancelling on friends of family, not...

What is WELLNESS?

So, WELLNESS has become quite the buzzword. I see it everywhere and in my opinion, it's been (on the most part) used incorrectly! Here is what WELLNESS means to me. CONNECTION. Wellness is connection.  Connection with yourself. Connection with your community/others. Connection with the environment. When you connect with yourself, you eat better, you move better and you take care of your emotions. You are positive and you are open to the amazing possibilities ahead of you. When you connect with others, you are putting the 'ego' aside and making sure that others are feeling good, that they have a support system and in turn, that makes you feel good. When you connect with your environment, even on a small scale, like connecting with your workspace or your home, you feel at ease, in...

Which will you feed?

I have had the pleasure of working with WorkSafe recently, speaking a several of their locations with some incredible speakers. In my presentation I have covered my personal wellness journey and the importance of choosing to be better, not bitter. To put this into perspective, I share a Cherokee legend called The Battle of the Wolves.     An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith....

What the float?

  What the float? I don’t know about you, but for me, this year is flying by and I feel like I’m going to look back and wonder what on earth I did with my spare time (apart from post graduate studies that is!!). I hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Wellness from RMIT University and I am obsessed with anything that will get me closer to high-level wellness! So… every month I am going to try something new, something that I have never done before and that pushes me out of my comfort zone. Sensory depravation sounds like torture rather than pure relaxation doesn’t it? Well let me tell you this, it has been one of the most relaxing, recharging and all round beneficial experiences I have had!...