Supplements for depression and anxiety.

Many people seek natural supplements for depression in order to avoid the side effects of medication.

Supplements for depression

Depression and anxiety are complex conditions. The treatment options for depression are numerous and will often vary, depending upon the severity of the illness and the symptoms. This posts briefly looks at dietary supplements for depression.

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Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Your primary job as a parent is to prepare your child for how the world really works.

Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Whatever you think of American celebrity Psychologist Dr Phil. His influence and popularity cannot be denied.I am personally a fan because of his no nonsense attitude and zero tolerance for bullshit and sugar coating.

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Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.

Parenting is a continuous series of decisions you must make for your child.

Instincts don’t lie. They are your soul talking, your inner voice and they are the reason you should ignore parenting advice. Including mine. Continue reading “Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.”

Tragedy in Melbourne

This tragedy touched us all..

It has been a perfect summer weekend in Portland. Delicious sunshine, beach walks, coffee dates, cuddles with Lily and lots of sewing. As I write there is a koala sitting in the gum tree outside my sewing room, lazily chewing between naps.

However, for some families this weekend has been the worse ever for them.

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Helicopter parenting: Are we doing too much for our children?

Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they hover overhead, overseeing their child’s life.

SO WHAT IS A HELICOPTER PARENT?

Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they hover overhead, overseeing their child’s life.

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Returning to work frogone it.

There were times that I wondered if I would ever return to work.

This week I have returned to work (my paid employment that is) after 10 weeks leave. That it has been hard is the understatement of the year to date.

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Self care: the bigger picture

Committing to a routine of self care is fine and dandy however not all self care is fun, especially if you are feeling physically unwell, depressed or anxious.

Self care is not a one off task. You can’t just take a few days off, get a massage, have some solitude and consider that insurance for a life time. Continue reading “Self care: the bigger picture”

More new love! The birth of Mason.

Perfect in every way, Mason Lee joined the world on the 8th January 2017.

Mason is here!

Our family was blessed this week with the arrival of a new baby. As I posted last week we have been anticipated with much excitement the arrival the first born of my son Christopher and his partner Jorja.

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Resilience

To be resilient one must also have their own needs met

Resilience is my favourite human characteristic.

Resilience is the ability to rise back stronger than ever following a setback or challenge. Rather than let failure, unexpected changes or stressful situations affect them negatively those with resilience have the ability to bounce back, adapt and rise from the ashes. Continue reading “Resilience”