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Wellbeing Resources

Books, online programs and plenty of personal growth reading: Your Weekly Therapist A weekly online program offering a positive, proactive approach to mental health, well-being and self-care with Q&A opportunities and encouragement to keep you on track with positive mental health strategies, motivation and resilience building. Enrol now! Lovelands A personal-development memoir of relationships, loss …

Philosophy & Mental Health – Ideas from the French Education System

Growing up in Australia in the seventies and eighties, I barely knew what philosophy meant. It wasn’t until I arrived at university that I discovered, (with some relief!) that I was not the only person who frequently pondered the mysteries of existence and the intricacies of the human condition. I’ve been writing recently for the online magazine and collective …

Existentialism and Mental Health

I’ve recently written a series of pocket-sized philosophy articles for the online magazine and collective Ma Vie Française (My French Life). These short pieces focus on identifying some fundamental lessons and strategies we can immediately employ in every day life, drawn from great French schools of philosophical thought. Check out my Philosophy Gems for Mental …

How to Cope with Lockdown Fatigue

I’ve just completed another day’s work in COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne, via telehealth sessions with patients. It’s our sixth lockdown in Melbourne Australia, just for the record, and it looks like we’re in it for another long haul on this one. I’m a psychologist sitting with the pain and struggle of my clients, who are …

How to be Your Own Hero – The 3 Loves Project

It’s in stores, my big self-rescue book How to be your own hero: The 3 Loves Project. It’s about getting attuned to your deepest values, guided by what you love and what lights you up, in all your decisions, large and small. Then it’s hanging on to those values and valuing YOU through hell or …

My Best Advice for Coping with Pandemic Life

As Australians tentatively prod the early weeks of 2021 to see if the year’s open to reinstating past freedoms, the shadowy shocks of 2020 grumble threateningly just below the surface of our days. Is COVID-19 going to surge forward with renewed energy after a quick kip? Can we capture new mutations in their infancy, weed …

Lock Down Let Go

The first time felt like pulling together over something so important, purposeful, and righteous. A war effort for our generation. We moved past hoarding and blame to stoicism. Stepping out cautiously, only to be shut up again before we’d even adjusted to the light. The second time is even starker. There’s a thinly masked anxiety …