Category Stress reduction

Resilience as a learned concept

There are a lot of people in this world who, for whatever reason, have depleted levels of resilience. You may not have been filled with a bucket of load and enthusiasm as a kid. Or you may have been, only to have life slowly tip the contents on the floor. It sucks to lose resilience for any reason because it’s like the padding against the blows of life. However, you

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Talking happiness with The Happy Project’s Adam Simpson

Last year I watched with quiet interest as The Happy Project circulated amongst my social media friends. If you’re not familiar with the project, it basically gave a group or individual with a sassy idea to promote happiness access to $12,000, legal advice and a wider network through business associates and PR in terms of promotion. As a person who is always looking to see what other entrepreneurs’ birth into

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Mental health and yoga

In this guest blog by Sarah de Graaff, we look at mental health and yoga and the relationship between the two. Yoga asks us to be whole. It cultivates an awareness of the interconnection in all things. And that’s why I run a studio that promotes mental health in yoga – because health is about accepting all parts of yourself, regardless of how they are labeled by others. Stigma is

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Is Facebook bad for mindfulness?

Could social media anxiety come from the simple idea that Facebook is bad for mindfulness? To some people, this may be a statement to dismiss. Others may be nodding their head accordingly, wondering at what kind of non-Einstein I must be to state the obvious. In mindfulness and much of psychologically based healing programs, we’re told to leave the past behind; to learn from the mistakes, heal from the pain,

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When dreams are crushing you, where can you turn?

The conversation no one seems to want to have is the link between burn out and our desire to conquer the world. I think it’s really easy to be caught up in the idea that if someone else can do something, you can too. There are so many small business people, startup entrepreneurs and freelancers looking eagerly to peers for advice. You see those amazing things the other person does

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The stress conversations and mental health stigma that let us down

I want to look at the conversations that let us down around mental health and stress. In Australia, there is still so much mental health stigma in how we talk about issues. Stress is seen as a badge of honour and mental health issues are seen as something to be afraid of. We need to change the conversation around mental health and wellness. The more people who want to change the

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