In a radio interview for Bay FM, Clinical Director at The Buttery Private, psychologist Jenny McGee talks about wellbeing. Achieving true wellbeing is about more than just having an absence of disease. It’s about thriving as a person. Key to this is being connected; being connected with oneself and with others. Listen to the [...]
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Neuroscience can teach us a lot about understanding our feelings and getting more out of life. This interesting article tells us a lot about taking a few simple steps to improve feelings of happiness. Read the article
Alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one (according to the World Health Organisation). However, excessive alcohol consumption has more devastating effects on the health of women. Death rates among female alcoholics are 50 to 100% higher than for men. This first person article sheds light on problem [...]
In this insightful article, psychologist and author Steve Biddulph discusses what he calls, "Messed-Up Men Syndrome" and poses possible solutions to the problem. Read the article Photograph: Alexander Lam
A new study confirms what many people know from first-hand experience: an increasing number of women are affected by anxiety and depression.admin2019-04-11T14:31:11+11:00
A new study confirms what many people know from first-hand experience: an increasing number of women are affected by anxiety and depression. Read the article
In this Sydney Morning Herald article, Clinical Director at The Buttery Private, Jenny McGee discusses work related stress and how it can be addressed. Read the article
Rather than pursuing happiness as an end in itself, author and Harvard psychologist Susan David is an advocate of emotional agility. She's investigates what it takes internally to thrive in the world, in the world as it is, not in the world we wish it to be. Read the article [...]
Speaking at a Science of Happiness forum, "Dr Tony Fernando from the University of Auckland, pointed to an increasing dependency on activities associated with the brain's excitement-pleasure circuitry for the rising levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers today. Prominent in this cerebral circuitry is social media." Read the article [...]
A lot of dis ease and dissatisfaction springs from making false comparisons of ourselves with others. The practice of gratitude and taking stock of all the positive things in our lives has been shown to enhance wellbeing. This insightful article from The School of Life www.theschooloflife.com helps put things into perspective. Read the article [...]
The latest National Australia Bank "Australian Wellbeing Report" reveals young people are the most unhappy age grouping in society. And young women - those aged 18 to 29 - report the lowest wellbeing score of any of the 48 groups monitored (including those on low incomes, singles, labourers and the unemployed). Overall, the self-reported wellbeing [...]