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How To Keep Mentally Healthy During This Pandemic

By Jaimie Bloch, Australian Clinical Psychologist This second year of the pandemic has hit harder. And it is been felt a lot more intensely. So it’s never been more important to know how to keep mentally healthy during this pandemic. We are ALL experiencing pandemic fatigue. And when the body and …

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Feeling Overwhelmed By Motherhood?

By Natalie Bascur Life is unpredictable, even more so when you have kids – so I don’t blame you if you’re feeling overwhelmed by motherhood. It’s time to simplify your life lady, and prioritise your time so there’s not too much on your plate [even when it feels like everyone is piling more …

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R U OK? It’s OK To Not Be OK

By Yakira Giger R U OK? My automatic reply is always “Yes, I’m fine.” *Smile and wave, smile and wave…* But why? Why do we feel so CONCERNED about voicing the way we REALLY feel? When in fact, what we really want to say is: “Actually, no – I’m not. I …

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5 Practical Calming Techniques For Kids Who Worry

By Tammi Kirkness If you’re needing to help your littles find calm and release their worries more these days, you are not alone – here are some practical calming techniques to try at home. Remember, we are living through a strange time in history right now, and many of us are worried, so …

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[GUEST EDITOR] Yakira Giger: It’s Okay to NOT be Okay

by Yakira Giger Are you okay? My automatic reply is always “Yes, I’m fine.” *Smile and wave, smile and wave…* But why? Why do we feel so CONCERNED about voicing the way we REALLY feel? When in fact, what we really want to say is: “Actually, no – I’m not. …

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What everyone needs to know about PND

by Heather Lindsay, a parenting coach who runs an eight-week PND Recovery Program at Blissed Out Mums November 11 to 18 is  PANDA Week (perinatal anxiety and depression awareness). One in five mums suffer from perinatal anxiety and depression. That’s 20%. That’s huge! By definition, it stands for depression or anxiety that occurs during …