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My Arch Nemesis Anxiety

My Arch Nemesis Anxiety

Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE birthdays. This Friday I’m turning 29! How did that happen? Given this milestone, I thought I would take some time to reflect on my battle with my arch nemesis...

Winter Improves my Mood

Winter Improves my Mood

Why winter improves my mood.   Sometimes I don’t feel like I’m a very good Australian. We are meant to love the sun, the surf, and the outdoors, but none of these things work very well for me. When exposed to the sun,...

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

“I thought it was understood that I’d want to do something special for Valentine's Day”     Ever since I was a little girl, I loved the idea of love. I loved the feeling of love. Coming from a dysfunctional home, the...

Speaking up at the GP

Speaking up at the GP

I haven’t always been able to speak up for myself with my GP.  If you’re anything like me you’ve been raised to believe that the GP, like the priest or the policeman, are above you – to be respected and obeyed without...

Setting Boundaries in Friendships

Setting Boundaries in Friendships

How setting boundaries saved my friendships     I used to tell my bestie everything that goes on in my mind. Completely honest, raw and open. We got really close, really quick. How could we not? We were both open...

Rethinking Parenting

Rethinking Parenting

For most of my 20's, I was confident that I did not want to be a parent. Looking back, I think this was due to my own childhood trauma. I didn't want to bring a tiny innocent human being into this world, feeling unable...

Recalling Connections

Recalling Connections

When mental health makes connections harder to maintain - or recall!      When I was 8 my parents divorced. Holidays were the only time I saw my dad, as my mum, brother and I moved to another city. We didn't speak on...