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Why Avoidance Doesn’t Work

Sitting With Negative Emotions BY LY HUYNH Most of us don’t like feeling negative emotions, so much so that when feelings like sadness, hopelessness, guilt, and shame come up for us, we try hard to avoid them. We distract ourselves in the hopes of drowning out the feeling. We try to focus on tasks that […]

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Tips For Coping With Chronic Pain

The Ins And Outs Of Coping with Chronic Pain BY REBECCA ANDERSON Do you experience chronic pain? If so, you’re not alone. In Australia, at least 20% of people experience chronic pain. Chronic pain refers to pain that lasts three months or longer and can include anything from arthritis, back pain to headaches or nerve […]

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5 Tips To Help You Kick Your Bad Habits

Making Your Resolutions Stick … For Good BY NATALIE KATALINIC Is there something you want to change in your life? Maybe you want to stop smoking, exercise more, leave work on time, get better at saying no, or get control of your midnight chocolate biscuit binges. Changing engrained habits can be daunting, but don’t let […]

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Is The ‘Love Your Body’ Movement Contributing To Our Poor Body Image?

Is Loving Our Bodies Doing Us More Harm Than Good? BY BRITTANY MCGILL Women face enormous pressure from the media to look a certain way. We’re constantly bombarded with doctored images of ‘ideal femaleness’ that are unrealistic and not representative of all types of femininity. What’s emerged from these pressures is a ‘counter-movement’ of sorts. […]

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Mindfulness: What’s The Big Deal?

Practicing Mindfulness BY ANDREAS COMNINOS If you think mindfulness is nothing more than a load of hippie nonsense, then this article may be the most important thing you read today. What Is Mindfulness Really All About? Mindfulness can mean different things to different people, but it basically means ‘pure awareness’ – paying really close attention […]

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