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Mental health

Connecting and competing with others for wellbeing

  The benefits of exercise for physical and mental wellbeing are well documented.   But the benefits of connecting with others in a training environment for the purpose of competing can be even more meaningful.   Highland Games WA (HGWA) brings together athletes for training and competing at events like the upcoming Swan Valley Highland Games – 21 November 2021.    I’ve been to a few of their events over the last year or so and something that has really…

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Panic! Panic! Everything is out of control!

  In the West we say “panic panic! Everything is out of control!” In the Buddhist world they say “relax relax! Everything is out of control.”   I heard this quote on a podcast recently where they were talking about the current pandemic and increased fear and anxiety globally.   While of course there are things that we can control, like our own personal hygiene, there is much we cannot.   So instead of joining everyone else in panicking, do…

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How to navigate your shitty thoughts

Around 80% of our thoughts are negative.  Does that number surprise you? In my twenties I did some volunteering as an Appropriate Adult for vulnerable adults being interviewed by the Police. (Side note: a lot of my mates will have a giggle at me having the title “Appropriate Adult”) 😆 As part of that training we learned about mental health and anxiety provoking thoughts that can lead to behaviour change during interviews. As homework we were told to pay closer attention…

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12 tips to manage mental overwhelm

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential” Bruce Lee. We all have days, weeks, months or even years, where stress gets the better of us and we crack under the pressure. Stress is a part of the modern world and some of us do really well under lots of stress – it forces us out of our comfort zone, leading to growth and change. The biggest trait in those who manage stress well is…

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