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Do you expect too much from your partner?

Do you expect too much from your partner?

Do you believe in having a soul mate or “The One”? Or do you think it’s more about timing? People vary greatly on what they expect from their partners… If you think back to the last rom com you saw, chances are there was a s....

Improve your relationship with this simple quiz

Improve your relationship with this simple quiz

People tend to give love in the way they prefer to receive it. Sometimes this leads to misunderstandings between loved ones, as they are literally speaking different languages.   US marriage counsellor Gary Chapman came up with five different ....

FIFO relationships – the good, the bad and the ugly

FIFO relationships – the good, the bad and the ugly

Many families are living the FIFO (fly in, fly out) life style these days, and it presents numerous challenges, often taking a toll on all family members. But there are some ways it can be made easier too. The good Some couples talk about the rush ....

Why am I so angry?

Why am I so angry?

People often view anger quite negatively, sometimes due to how they were brought up themselves, for example you might remember being told “Don’t get angry” or “You need to go in your room until you calm down.” Despite th....

Take care of your mind and your body will follow

Take care of your mind and your body will follow

Fernwood Robina recently invited me to talk to their members about mindset, and how it impacts health and fitness.  The members I spoke to were in the midst of a 6 week challenge, so were facing some issues in terms of motivation and energ....

New mums reveal what they need most from new dads…

New mums reveal what they need most from new dads…

It can be difficult to adjust to the new roles we seem to be assigned when a baby comes along, or even knowing what those roles are.   More often than not, dad goes back to work as the main breadwinner and mum stays at home. After the birth a....

Let's bust some of the myths around having a baby

Let's bust some of the myths around having a baby

There are a lot of myths when it comes to having your baby, and there can be a lot of comparison. Whether it is bonding, sleep, or competing on coping, here are some of the most common ones:    You will bond with your baby straight after ....

Want to be a calmer mum? Forget multi-tasking and try mindfulness

Want to be a calmer mum? Forget multi-tasking and try mindfulness

So much of what we do while mothering is on automatic pilot, so it’s common to feel as if you are stuck in a bit of a repetitive cycle. Combined with this, sleep deprivation, hormonal changes and other life pressures conspire to make us feel ir....

Finding Bulk Billing Psychologists in Melbourne and elsewhere

Finding Bulk Billing Psychologists in Melbourne and elsewhere

If you're new to Australia you may not be familiar with bulk billing. Bulk billing essentially falls under the Medicare program and means the provider doesn't bill you, but Medicare and the provider accepts the relevant benefit as full payment. When ....

Trauma isn’t always what you think it is! – Part 1 of 3

Trauma isn’t always what you think it is! – Part 1 of 3

“There are people who have gone through worse than I have.” “I just got on with it.” “No use worrying about it.” “It wasn’t that bad.” “They did the best they could.” Have you sai....