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January 10, 2019

I want to be courageously honest with you. I've been quite down lately. The black dog has been following me around, and it's taken me a while to realise it. I've struggled with depression before, and have been open about it but have usually spoken about it after the fa...

December 17, 2018

It was late October, and I was having a pretty crappy day. I had just returned from a work trip that had left me feeling tired and run down. Right before I left, my best friend at work had left the organisation, so I was back in the office and feeling lonely. I'd had t...

July 16, 2018

Last week I had the privilege of sharing time and space with a valued colleague and friend, brainstorming ways of teaching facilitation skills to others. We both work in the field of wellbeing and resilience, teaching psychological skills to others. Our job was to iden...

July 1, 2018

First point I want to get across - I see my psychologist even when I'm feeling well and doing great. In fact it's a great time to touch base, when I'm thinking clearly and can put things in perspective without feeling clouded. I highly recommend finding a good psycholo...

March 12, 2018

There is a LOT going on in South Australia this month - not only the usual festival madness with the Adelaide Festival, the Fringe, Adelaide 500 motor racing and WOMADelaide, but also a state election coming up. So. Many. Things.

I used to get into "Mad March" in a big...

February 9, 2018

This blog post has been inspired by an article I recently read: "Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?".  It is an excerpt from the book "Lost Connections" by Johann Hari, who is apparently a well-known and controversial journalist who I hadn't heard...

February 2, 2018

Habits are really hard to break. I'm not talking here about physical behaviours, like smoking or chewing your nails. I'm talking about thought habits - the patterns of thinking and feeling that keep you thinking and feeling and thinking and feeling about things in the...