CHRONIC PAIN Part 1: I’m regularly in pain – but my GP just says “You’re getting old – there’s nothing to fix that” or “you’re on the highest dose of medication your body can handle’
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CHRONIC PAIN Part 1: I’m regularly in pain – but my GP just says “You’re getting old – there’s nothing to fix that” or “you’re on the highest dose of medication your body can handle’

Chronic pain is debilitating, especially when you feel like you’ve got to the end of the line. But wait, there’s more help available

Holiday hints to stay healthy
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Holiday hints to stay healthy

The festive season has arrived – and along with lots of fun and reconnection, it also brings temptation, stress and challenges to our best intentions. The challenges of food A few bubbles – and lots of water Go for moderation rather than deprivation – you’ll be more successful. Rather than declare “no alcohol”, declare “lots…

Leave “ruminating” to the goats – restore your mind in nature
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Leave “ruminating” to the goats – restore your mind in nature

It’s a scary time in Australia as COVID-19 escalates.  Particularly in my Melbourne home, where we’ve just gone back into lockdown. Anxiety and stress can have short term and long term consequences.  In these limited times most of us can still do one simple thing  – and go for a walk in nature. This is…

What to do about Poor Sleep
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What to do about Poor Sleep

There are three main organs in the body that respond to stress: The hypothalamus (manages the release of hormones and other physiological functions) The pituitary gland (receives signals from the nervous system) Together they control the adrenal glands that release hormones in response to stress. 3. The adrenal glands (near the kidneys) Together these are…

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Are you OK?

The next R-U-OK day in Australia isn’t until 10th September 2020.  That’s WAY too far away.  At the moment, probably every day could benefit from being an R-U-OK day. All of us are dealing with a world in crisis – at a level that hasn’t happened for 100 years!  Even if  you’re not in immediate…