Category Archives: Health

Creating Nurturing Environments

I want to highly recommend this podcast to you. Trent Codd talking with Anthony Biglan about creating nurturing environments. Key points for me: There are now many randomised controlled trials of family and community interventions that have been shown to … Continue reading

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Which 8 Practices Will Help You To Flourish?

We are experiencing a rapid increase in the incidence of ‘lifestyle’ disorders such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders, depression and anxiety. Dr Kelly Wilson (who IMHO wrote one of the best books I have ever read on psychotherapy) … Continue reading

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Closing the intention-behaviour gap

Over Christmas I put on an additional 3kg. I have been getting rid of it ever since and I have realised that losing weight is a fantastic practice in psychological flexibility.  Just about every minute of the day there are … Continue reading

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Why Is Taking A Break So Difficult?

I took a ‘sicky’ the other day (is that just an Australian word? In case it is – it means an ‘unplanned absence’). I wasn’t sick. I was just tired. Normally I am full of energy and enthusiasm for my … Continue reading

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How White Dog Poo Can Give Us Hope For 2012

Do you remember white dog poo? It seemed to be all over the place when I was growing up, but now I can’t remember the last time I saw any. What’s going on? The answer is that humans have decided … Continue reading

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The Smallest Step

Like many people, the need to take more exercise is a recurring theme for me. I have repeatedly set goals to do the ‘right’ thing – exercise for 30 minutes at least 5 times a week. And not once have … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Everyday Mindfulness

Everyday mindfulness is about maintaining an ‘open, accepting, present focus of attention during day-to-day life.’  There is increasing research suggesting that this stance is good for us: The more we adopt this stance the happier we are.  A mindful approach … Continue reading

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