My return to Midwifery.A sense of coming home.

To my surprise and delight there has been a sense of coming home.

After consideration, reflection and a damn good talking to I have decided to return to Midwifery.This is an update for those of you following my personal journey. Continue reading “My return to Midwifery.A sense of coming home.”

Digital technology: mental health’s new frontier

Less than 35% of Australians with a mental illness seek help and 60% do not have access to treatment

Digital technology in mental health

I am interested in a wide variety of treatments for mental illness and an article on digital technology caught my eye. Continue reading “Digital technology: mental health’s new frontier”

Why write about my mental illness?

Mental illness is common and does not discriminate age, gender, social circumstances, race or religion.

Why do I write about my mental illness?

As I said in my last post, some of you may be wondering why I have chosen to write and then go a step further and publish publicly my personal journey of living with a mental health issue. That is a very good question as I could have easily continued my journey privately. Continue reading “Why write about my mental illness?”

Consumer representative vacancies. How you can help create improvements in healthcare.

Often the greatest drivers for change are not healthcare administrators but consumers themselves.

Health Issues Centre is advertising consumer representative vacancies.

Continue reading “Consumer representative vacancies. How you can help create improvements in healthcare.”

The gift of depression and anxiety.

Something was gnawing at me, trying to get my attention to say things were not right.

 

The gift of depression and anxiety. Why my burnout was a blessing in disguise

Mental health issues are not generally discussed in glowing terms and certainly not as a gift. Those of us living with some sort of mental health issue don’t actually enjoy the symptoms or challenges associated with them. Continue reading “The gift of depression and anxiety.”

Acupuncture: Can it help manage depression and anxiety?

When there is congestion on the highway, energy gets backed up.

Can acupuncture help manage depression and anxiety?

There are many strategies to consider beyond the medical model of care for the management of mental health issues. Continue reading “Acupuncture: Can it help manage depression and anxiety?”

Quitting as an elite form of self care.

Sometimes it is important to pause and re-evaluate the path we are on to consider if it really is the one we need to meet our goals.

SOMETIMES QUITTING IS THE SMARTEST THING TO DO

Femidist Quitting Work

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever wanted to walk away from something? Have you ever thought about quitting a relationship, a job, a commitment? Continue reading “Quitting as an elite form of self care.”

Life skills for our children

I believe swimming to be an important life skill for children both for fun and safety

What life skills do children need?

Outside of the three R’s we expect our children’s traditional education will provide what life skills are on your list for children? Continue reading “Life skills for our children”

Magnificent Magnesium: Are you getting enough?

Fluoride used in the water supply since fluoride binds to magnesium and makes it unusable in the body.

Magnificent  Magnesium

Femidist on Magnesium and depressionDid you know magnesium is directly linked to brain function?  Magnesium deficiency causes a whole range of signs and symptoms including agitation, anxiety, irritability, confusion, sleeplessness, headache, delirium, hallucinations and hyper excitability. Continue reading “Magnificent Magnesium: Are you getting enough?”