I often refer to anxiety and depression in a single breath but the two are vastly different… as are the tools I use to manage them. What is anxiety?  While there are many types of anxiety disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder is defined by Black Dog Institute as “overwhelming and persistent worry about several or many…

I describe myself as a Type A in recovery Type A (adj.) A pattern of behaviour characterised by competitiveness, a sense of urgency, impatience, perfectionism, and assertiveness, and possibly associated with an increased risk of heart disease.  Source: Dictionary.com I was a curious but highly-strung child who never quite fit in so I think, on some…

You snooze, you lose… Our lives are busy. From the time the alarm sounds in the morning to the time our head hits the pillow, we race from one thing to another. We sacrifice sleep to cram even more in. Yet, the more we do, the worse we sleep, which is why I am deeply passionate…

Mental illness affects EVERY Australian According to the Black Dog Institute, 1 in 2 Australians will experience some form of mental illness and those around them witness or are affected by its impacts. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in 2011 after mistaking a panic attack for a heart attack. In hindsight I can see a…

Have you ever stopped exercising for a week or two and noticed that you didn’t feel quite like yourself?  Well, you’re not alone! One of the reasons I’m so passionate about movement is because of the way it makes me feel.  I always notice the difference when I’m not exercising regularly;  I feel sluggish, tired and not…

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