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How to protect your mental health during natural disasters

How to protect your mental health during natural disasters

5 practical things you can do to fight feeling helpless Australia is on fire and it is not a pretty sight. While bushfires are not new to an Australian summer, the current fires break all the records, for all the wrong reasons. They are bigger, more ferocious, more destructive and more damaging than ever before. Disaster seems an inappropriate word to try and describe the scale of these fires. We have lost lives, houses, bushland and it’s not over yet….

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Pregnancy loss is no joke – 3 reasons why this has to stop NOW

Pregnancy loss is no joke – 3 reasons why this has to stop NOW

Another year, another April Fool’s Day gone by and yes, some bright person decided to ‘prank’ people with a fake pregnancy announcement. Oh yay. This year, Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey, figured it is their turn to do exactly this – Justin took to Instagram and posted a few pics suggesting his wife is pregnant. But then, surprise, surprise, it was ‘just’ a joke. Haha, funny – NOT. It is frustrating having to break this down yet again. Let’s…

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How Kindness can help you heal after loss, trauma and breakdowns

How Kindness can help you heal after loss, trauma and breakdowns

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Some of these twists and turns are wonderful to experience, others not so much. When life throws a big challenge our way, we are thrown off balance. How can we heal and move on from that kind of turn? There are many different ways on how we can help ourselves feel better. In this blog post today, I want to show you how kindness can help you not only heal but make…

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When fear rules your pregnancy after loss and love wins anyway

When fear rules your pregnancy after loss and love wins anyway

An open letter to my rainbow baby My dearest rainbow baby, on the eve of your sixth birthday, I can’t help but reminisce how quickly time has flown. It seemed only yesterday that you were born – after a pregnancy filled with fear and void of joy. Pregnancy after loss is hard. It’s so very hard. I lost my very first pregnancy before you. I don’t know the innocent bliss of pregnancy. I wish I did though. It’s exhausting to…

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How my miscarriage lead me to write a book about it

How my miscarriage lead me to write a book about it

Seven years ago, I was supposed to have my very first baby. The due date was 11 February 2012. But it never happened. I lost my baby to a missed miscarriage in July 2011 and nothing has been the same ever since. Today, I can’t help but reflect on this tumultuous time and how much it changed me. The one thing that stuck with me In May 2011, I found out I was pregnant. It wasn’t really planned but also…

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Making your bedroom work for you

Making your bedroom work for you

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission, at no cost to you, if you click on a link and make a purchase. When you’re ill, even just trying to keep your room clean and tidy can be absolutely impossible. You try to organise things at least every other day and get overwhelmed by what’s around you, and you just sink further and further into the bad feelings about your environment. And that won’t do…

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Start the New Year with a question, not a resolution

Start the New Year with a question, not a resolution

Here we are again – it’s a new year and lots of us have made a new year’s resolution. Or maybe even a few! Most of you might know that almost 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. That is not a great outcome. One must ask – why is that? Could it be that we are approaching the whole thing of introducing change into our lives wrong? I say yes. The problem with resolutions The problem with…

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Don’t believe these 8 depression myths

Don’t believe these 8 depression myths

About 1 in 6 people are thought to experience depression at some point in their life. That’s a lot of people! And yet, as common as depression is, many of us don’t truly understand it. A lot of us end up believing myths that we are told. Some of these myths can be harmful for those suffering from depression. Here are just a few of the most common myths… ‘Depression isn’t a real illness’ Depression may not come with clear…

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An open letter to the trauma survivors this festive season

An open letter to the trauma survivors this festive season

Hey there, brave soul. Are you tired this time of year? Is the pain you have suffered catching up with you? I can see you. The festive season is extra stressful when your soul is drained from trauma it acquired a long time ago. Or maybe just recently. What ever the case, trauma and the festive season don’t go well together.   The perpetrators in your safe place We all know too well that those that were supposed to love…

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How to stay mentally well during the festive season – 5 tips for good mental health

How to stay mentally well during the festive season – 5 tips for good mental health

It’s early December and if you are anything like me and try to ignore Christmas as long as you can then you know we have run out of time – we are in the lead up to Christmas well and truly now and it is almost impossible to escape it.   Christmas can be a very joyous time that is filled with excitement. But for those who struggle with a mental health challenge, this time of year can be very…

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