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Angry women – a powerful force for change

Angry women – a powerful force for change

Angry women - a powerful force for changeWatching Leigh Sales' 7.30 series on ‘Why Women are Angry’ has got me thinking a lot about women and anger. I have spent many decades being very uncomfortable with my own feelings of anger. I have also been told to ‘find calm...

Wellbeing in tough times

Wellbeing in tough times

Wellbeing in tough timesWhat are your top 3, go-to wellbeing strategies? Things you do at least several times a week that help you live, work and love well. Are they any different in lockdown to otherwise? Often we’re very good at knowing (not always doing!) things...

Why saying ‘Not all Men’ is a Problem

Why saying ‘Not all Men’ is a Problem

Why saying ‘Not all Men’ is a ProblemI was eavesdropping on a discussion between my 16-year-old daughter and a group of her friends and by their tones, I could hear something interesting was going on: “That’s just such bullsh*t!”, said one of the boys. “I’m furious!”,...

The superfood of positive emotions

The superfood of positive emotions

The syperfood of positive emotionsPositivity Resonance: Understanding everyday love. (Prof. Barbara Fredrickson) Emotions and how they are discussed and classified is a hot topic within and outside of psychology. Traditionally, psychology classifies emotions into...

Good Old Fashioned Hospitality

Good Old Fashioned Hospitality

Updates from Happiness & its Causes Conference 2020Dr Robert Biswar-Diener talked about “Why Hospitality is the answer to some of the world’s most pressing problems.”  He defines hospitality as an attitude of welcome - even towards strangers. It is a cousin of...

My dear Melbourne, we are grieving

My dear Melbourne, we are grieving

My dear Melbourne, we are grieving Lockdown Wave 2 in Melbourne has been very different. This time around, no one is posting photos of home-baked bread or #grateful pics of their morning walks. We are truly on our own whilst our Sydney and Brissy friends bask at the...

Dear Furry Friends of ISO

Dear Furry Friends of ISO

Dear Furry Friends of ISO A constant for me in this 2020 Melbourne lockdown lifestyle has been my daily walks with my husband and my chocolate roan cocker spaniel called Rolo. Although I hold deep affection for my husband, I have been reflecting more and more about...

Dear 700 Departed Souls

Dear 700 Departed Souls

Dear 700 Departed SoulsWe passed a grim milestone today in Melbourne, Victoria  – more than 700 deaths due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I can’t stop thinking about the enormity of that number and those poor, 700 souls who have died in my home State. I cannot even...

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