Get on the move to lift mood and prevent depression

Moving your body is one of the best ways to lift your mood and prevent depression. New research by the Black Dog Institute of Sydney shows that  as a little as 1 hour per week of exercise can prevent depression. Researchers monitored 33,908 Norwegian adults over 11 years. Those who did no exercise at all had a 44 per cent increased …

Resentment: how to stop swallowing poison from the past

Resentment. The bitter indignation of being treated unfairly. Resentment is a normal human emotion that notifies us when we have been wronged and is influenced by our moral compass. Although normal, resentment is only useful when occurring in the short term. When it persists in the longer term, simmering under the surface, it becomes toxic for the individual experiencing it …

How to stop the loneliness trap: connecting back in

If you are regularly or chronically feeling lonely, it is important to do something about it. Loneliness can become a vicious cycle that is increasingly difficult to break out of so addressing it sooner rather than later is important. As humans we are boosted with feel good chemicals such as oxytocin when we are spend time with other people, if we are …

Resilient boys: how relationships, participation and belonging help boys stay mentally well

As originally published on: http://www.yourboysandmine.com.au/resilient-boys-relationships-participation-belonging-helps-boys-stay-mentally-well/ Raising children is challenging. They test us to our limits at time. Underneath any complaints about the gruelling nature of parenting, parents love their children and want them to live happy and long lives. Parents can offer much in the early parenting years to help promote good emotional wellbeing. There are some factors that are …

How to value second marriage like it’s your first

A second marriage is an opportunity. A meeting of hearts and minds of two people that have known heartbreak. You don’t get to second marriage without experiencing the pain of a relationship demise either through break-up or death. Either way you know what it’s like at a visceral level to lose love. Sometimes people in second marriages tell me they …

Podcast: Women, motherhood and stress

To listen to my podcast with the delightful Dr Kumari Valentine  of Otago Access Radio, New Zealand click the link below Podcast: women, motherhood and stress      

Finding a new path when you’re attached to the old and scared of failing.

This post was originally published on the Tiny Buddha “All endings are just beginnings. We just don’t know it yet.” ~Mitch Albom The difficulty of finding, let alone staying on a path was brought to mind recently when I got lost in a maze at a children’s amusement park. Seriously lost. In the end I scrambled under the maze to …

Why Self-Compassion? – Blog Swap Series

Today’s blog is by Andrea Martin, a clinical psychologist in Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, at Connecte Montreal Psychology Group. The team at Connecte loves writing about ways to boost our mental health and bring psychology into our everyday lives. For more helpful tips, check out Connecte’s blogs, podcast, follow @connectepsychology on Instagram or @ConnecteMTL on Twitter, or like us on Facebook. A couple …

Podcast: Communicating with children and teens

To listen to my podcast interview with Tracy Burton, former ABC journalist and high school teacher, click the sound cloud link below Communicating with children and teenagers   Best wishes Nadene