Remember all that talk about life settling down? Ha! This is adulthood; it never settles down! I have now moved to Renmark! Except that I’ve only spent one day there in the past two and a half weeks, and we’ll probably be moving out in a couple more weeks! In the past three weeks, I’ve…Read more »
Our guest blog this week is from Kat, a uni student from Gippsland who we know through softball… and was rapidly converted to knitting! Kat is studying biomedicine and hoping for a career in research, and aside from sport and crafting she also enjoys science and playing music.
This week she writes about self-compassion.
I am sure it has not escaped anyone’s attention that yesterday was Election Day in the USA. As the world watched on America voted for change (I am being diplomatic). I was just one of the millions of people around the world who watched the results closely and experienced the range of emotions that such…Read more »
I love getting a ‘free’ day off. On Tuesday it was the Melbourne Cup public holiday. I know there are controversies around horse racing and I don’t want to use this space to discuss them. So I am going to share with you how I spent my day! This probably falls outside the realms of…Read more »
I’ve been a particularly stressy stress-head for the last few months. I had two big things on the horizon (a wedding and an interstate move), plus two jobs that I didn’t have enough working hours to complete to a high standard. I thought once the wedding was over, life would settle down and I’d be…Read more »
I do a lot of work with adolescent clients on how to communicate effectively and recently I had to draw on this for myself. Believe it or not, this is another story about bookshelves, but without the crafting! In case you missed it, I have been waiting on bookshelves to be installed since January. And…Read more »
As a psychologist I am constantly working with my clients on the idea of ‘Distress Tolerance’. This is important in our lives as we do not want to be too tolerant to unpleasant sensations or emotions as we won’t then be motivated to change them; nor do we want to avoid distress as then we…Read more »