Self-Care For Mental Health

Mental health is so important. During Covid-19 most of us have had to deal with life differently. Whether we have been in lockdown; living in isolation or quarantine, or have suffered financially – 2020 has been a year like no other. Most of us will admit to struggling at some point. Sometimes it’s anger. Or it could be fear – both of the virus or what the future holds. It is so important to stay in contact with friends, family or even reach out to a helpline. Share your worries, your fears. Holding it in is never a good solution. When you ‘suppress’ emotions, you create ‘depression!’ Talk… to anyone. Watch YouTube comedies. Stop watching the news – it is always going to make you feel worse! And know – this will pass. Everything does.

7 Foods to Avoid

There are a lot of foods to avoid, here is a list of the 7 worst offenders. Avoid low-fat foods – often when the fat is removed, sugar is added. Avoid high sugar and high foods. Carbs are just sugar by another name. Sugar is addictive. In fact, it is the most addictive substance on earth. Eat small portions and stick to natural foods. Avoid these foods and your health and weight will thank you.

You’re Never Too Old to Quit.

If you’ve been smoking for decades, you may feel like it’s too late to quit. Maybe you think the damage is done as far as your health is concerned, and you’re too set in your ways to change. The truth is that your body will start to recover whenever you stop smoking. Millions of seniors …

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Top 9 Suicide Warning Signs

Sadly, there are nearly 4000 suicides in Australia each year and nearly 65,000 attempts.  Suicide is the leading cause of death in 14 to 45 year old’s in Australia.   Covid-19 has dramatically increased these numbers.  Everyone needs to know the ‘warning signs’ and when to ask ‘R U OK’ Statistically, 70% of suicides are committed …

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How to Overcome Addictions

Addictions affect nearly every part of your life. Unfortunately, addictions also become progressively worse the longer you have them. Some of the most common addictions include addictions to alcohol, drugs, food, smoking, shopping, and gambling.  Some other activities which people do not associate with being addictions are being a gym junkie or constantly exercising; workaholics; …

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15 Ways to Relax More

Tell me to relax and I immediately tense up! Why is that? Why is relaxing, letting go of tension so hard? We have all these ‘labour saving’ devices to save us time and effort, and we still can’t stop. We are driven to keep busy. To preserve our mental health it is time to stop, let go and simply relax.

The bright side of Covid-19

Covid-19 has unexpected benefits to health and family life, that most of us didn’t expect. Parents have more time to share with children, more time to exercise, extra cash (if you are working from home). Families are enjoying home-cooked meals and less ‘time stress’. Yes there are downside, but lets focus on the benefits from a moment.

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