IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, SOME OF US HAVE LEARNT SOME GOOD COPING SKILLS, AND OTHERS ARE REALLY COPING NOT SO WELL. MOST TIMES, YOU CAN'T CHANGE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THEM, BUT YOU CAN MAYBE MAKE THINGS A LITTLE LIGHTER BY BREAKING UP SOME POSSIBLE RUMINATION AND GIVING THEM SOME TANGIBLE IDEAS TO DISPERSE SOME CLOUDY THOUGHTS. SOMETIMES, JUST A SIMPLE INTERVENTION OF HAVING YOUR COMPANY FOR A WHILE AND DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT CAN BREAK UP A SOMBER STATE OF MIND THAT IS MAKING THEM FEEL SAD, LONELY OR VULNERABLE. IT'S SHOWING THEM SOMEONE CARES, HEY?…
By Juandri Buitendag and Prof Margareta James - Psychologists
Self-kindness can boost our mental health and help us navigate stressful situations. This is what we can do to nurture more of it.
Observing the breeze blow gently through the trees, savoring the delicate taste of a morning cuppa and curling up with a diverting novel in hand: far from being an extravagance, as these acts of self-kindness have sometimes been treated, they are in fact the fundamental building blocks of strong mental health.…
Rainbow lorikeets visiting his window have helped Ben Newmarch through a tough and lonely time.
When two lorikeets started visiting, their friendship went viral. The first time that Sydneysider Ben Newmarch posted a video on TikTok, it instantly went viral. "It's been difficult living alone in lockdown and not seeing people," Ben wrote in the video.
The first time that Sydneysider Ben Newmarch posted a video
on TikTok, it instantly went viral.
"It's been difficult living alone in lockdown and not
seeing people," Ben wrote in the video.…
Strangers have banded together to attend a three-year-old's
birthday party in a regional Queensland city after all her friends had to
cancel. Her mother says she was amazed by the community's response.
Tiarna Davis's heart was ready to break when she realised she might have to tell her three-year-old that no-one was coming to her birthday party.
But the kindness of a group of strangers ensured Arabella
didn't have to celebrate alone.
"Over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, everyone that I had
actually invited to the party had slowly begun pulling out," Ms Davis
DON'T MISS IT. THIS IS A GOOD INITIATIVE BECAUSE MANY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS START FROM A VERY POOR DIET THAT'S LACKING IN VITAL NUTRIENTS. OUR BODY AND BRAIN CAN ONLY TAKE SO MANY INSULTS BEFORE THEY BREAK DOWN IN SOME WAY. CONGRATS TO THESE CARING WORKERS!
Since 2019, the VeggieRx produce prescription program in Chicago has offered food-insecure residents withdiet-related illnesses free local produce every week. Patients receive prescriptions from Primary Care Physicians and Dietitians, and can pick up a weekly bag of fruits and veggies, as well as taking Cooking Lessons.…
The future tradie's gaming console and couch might one
day reside in a tiny house, like the one being built from
scratch in a training program run by Toowomba-based
not-for-profit, DGT Training and Employment.
"It's portable, its useful, you can store things in it, you can use it as second kitchen, second bedroom, back room for gaming, there's many different uses."
DGT CEO Kris McCue said he believed tiny homes could not
only train the next generation of tradies but could also provide a short-term
solution to regional Australia's housing and skills shortages.…