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When you are in a state...

When you are in a state...

Feeling upset? Flat? Anxious? Sad? Irritable? Nervous? Overwhelmed? You are not alone. The different stresses and challenges of our complex, modern lives can play havoc with our emotions, thoughts and [...] Read more

Trust your Gut

Trust your Gut

Have you ever been told to ‘listen to your gut feelings’ or experienced ‘butterflies in the stomach’? It seems we’ve always felt some connection between our emotions and our intestines; that our brain [...] Read more

Emotions are not the Enemy

Emotions are not the Enemy

Emotions are part of being human and are essential for health and well-being. They create the light and shade in our lives that give it meaning and enable us to respond to our world. Our emotional [...] Read more

Why Psychology Could Never Be Done By Robots

Why Psychology Could Never Be Done By Robots

Psychologists arguably have one of the most human-focused of jobs. It’s a role that requires social intelligence, creativity and empathy—three human elements that cannot be hardwired into a computer [...] Read more

Working it out - Stay at Home or Return to Work

Working it out - Stay at Home or Return to Work

It's not easy deciding if and when to return to work after having a child. There are many factors to think about, not to mention navigating the opinions of others. What's felt right for you? To read [...] Read more

Mind and Body

Mind and Body

Psychological and physical health are intricately linked. There are many physical issues that may have a direct impact on mental health. Women’s bodies are chameleons. They change dramatically at each [...] Read more

Adjusting to Parenting

Adjusting to Parenting

* Thank you to Alana Healthcare who requested I write this entry as a "guest blogger" on their website for September 2016 ... Becoming a parent is a major life event. It’s an exciting time that [...] Read more

The Olympic Spirit

The Olympic Spirit

I love the Olympics, the whole idea of defining human limits and then pushing beyond them. There is so much to be admired watching the athletes. Just as important as their awesome physical abilities [...] Read more

Mother Worry

Mother Worry

Mothering and worrying tend to go hand-in-hand. It’s natural for a parent to be concerned about the growth and development of their child and to feel responsibility for warding off any potential [...] Read more

Do you have a mean friend in your head?

Do you have a mean friend in your head?

Most of us will notice thoughts coming into and out of our heads all day. We are always thinking, evaluating and interpreting things that are going on around us. This is important for us to make sense [...] Read more