Joslyn Gardiner

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness bring joy to both the giver and the receiver. But even those who observe kindness feel better just seeing the kind act. Pay it Forward at every opportunity… you never know whose life you may change. Kindness and smiles create a ripple effect!

Your Past is Your Key to Success

The foundation of our identity has been set by the time we are 7 years old. We absorbed everything, good or bad that happens. Everything we hear, see, feel or experience we believe is ‘about us!’ Our beliefs are based on these perceptions. That is scary. Imagine asking a 7 year old to make decision for your future. As we grow, these ‘unconscious beliefs’ determine how we view our world. Most are not true but influence us nonetheless. Its time to change. The key to success is facing the past, updating our beliefs and moving into the future with confidence and a new identity.

Show Your Gratitude to Others with Compliments

Gratitude is easily shown by compliments. Say thank you! You can give a card, a small gift or just simply let the person know you appreciate their contribution. But compliments are more than this. Make a strangers day with a compliment! Look at people when you are out. Notice what they wear, their children, the way they treat people. It is so easy to say: You look great; love that colour on you; what well behaved children you have! It’s easy, try and notice how the smile you receive lights up your day in return!

Tips for Managing Anger

Anger is wasted energy and is never the answer to a problem. However, bottling up your anger is also not a good idea. When you feel yourself getting angry, try to change your state! What do I mean? It is physically impossible to laugh and be angry! You cannot smile and frown at the same time. So when you start to get angry, do something stupid on purpose. Not dumb, stupid. Something that will make you and others laugh. Break the tension, break the moment. Take the opportunity to get another perspective.

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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