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It’s actually a good thing if your screen time is through the roof RN

Can’t stop staring at your phone during lockdown? Let cyberpsychology researcher Ash King explain why increased screen time could be a good thing for your mental health. Faced with stricter lockdown laws in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 – with gatherings of more than two people now banned – Australians are about […]

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7 best meditation sessions to stream your way to a calmer mind

Stressed about work? Worried about what the next few months will look like? Feeling lonely stuck in self-isolation? It’s time to look after your mental health with meditation.  The current coronavirus pandemic has caused us to enter a state of panic and heightened anxiety as we are currently living in time of uncertainty. Moreover, we’re […]

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A seven-day trial to get grounded and gain energy

Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan of getting in touch with Mother Nature via ‘Earthing’. Writer Shona Hendley tried it for seven days straight, with some surprising results (and the odd ant bite).  Using nature to improve health and wellbeing isn’t a new concept but it’s definitely one that has been gaining popularity in recent years. […]

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Turn your usual commute time into a full-blown wellness routine

Have you ever read about the morning routines of celebrities and the wellness elite and thought: I wish I had time to do that? Well, now you kind of do… Now that the coronavirus pandemic has us working from home (and trying to stay sane in the process), doing HIIT training in our living rooms […]

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how to discover your true self higher purpose and innate personality traits

This ancient divination practice can help you connect with your true self and find a sense of purpose in these trying times. The year 2020 is off to a chaotic start. First there was the national bushfire crisis, and now we’re faced with the ongoing – and often confusing – COVID-19 pandemic. One minute we’re […]

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You can now take a ‘virtual retreat’ from home

The coronavirus outbreak has forced us to cancel our travel plans, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t take that well-deserved holiday.  It’s safe to say all your holiday plans are out the window now that travel bans have been enforced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean […]

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Is comfort baking the mental health balm we all need in the age of coronavirus?

Annie Brown discovers that in times of crisis, we can always rely on the methodical quietude of baking. Scattered throughout Heartburn, the late author and screenwriter Nora Ephron’s slim and bittersweet novel about a cheating husband (the book is indeed semi-autobiographical) are recipes for things like key lime pie, perfect mashed potatoes and linguine alla […]

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How to prepare yourself for the long-term mental health effects of coronavirus

The COVID-19 outbreak isn’t only taking a toll on our physical health – it’s playing with our minds, too. Here an expert shares ways to help you get through the next few months. Gone are your Friday night drinks in the city. Gone are your trips to the theatres and cinemas. Your gym is no […]

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3 tips from freelancers on working from home

Three freelancers share their best tips for working from home, now that businesses are asking staff to work remotely due to coronavirus concerns.  As the coronavirus becomes a more pressing threat in Australia, the shut down of businesses, industries and schools has today been called an “inevitability” by Victorian premier Daniel Andrews. Some businesses have already […]

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A psychologist’s guide to managing loneliness in self-isolation

Working from home? Stuck with no one to talk to? Here’s how to care for your mental health as we enter self-isolation.  We have to acknowledge that loneliness is going to be part of the picture for the next few months now we begin to practice self-isolation with the current outbreak of COVID-19. As humans, […]