Category: Lifestyle

How to overcome negative self-criticism

Johanna Rumphorst Overcoming negative thinking is a huge challenge for many of us, especially in these times of constant uncertainty. However, it is also the perfect time for change, to stop limiting your own thoughts and start to be your own hype person instead of bringing yourself down. Luckily, there are many tips and tricks that you can do to avoid negative thought patterns. Did you ever hear about the wonder woman pose to feel more motivated? It is proven that you just need to stand in a hero position for 2 minutes to feel less stressed and anxious...

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Coronavirus dreams: why we get them and how to sleep better

Johanna Rumphorst   The virus is not only dominating the news and our daily conversations, but it’s also dominating our dreams. If you’re currently experiencing nightmares about bad haircuts, naked Zoom meetings or missed flights, you’re not the only one! The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many people to experience more vivid dreams than usual due to lockdown stress and fluctuating sleeping patterns. The twitter trend @IDreamofCovid19 is collating experiences from people with ‘Coronavirus dreams’, and they are often weird! One person dreamed that an empty pickle jar was going around the neighbourhood and everyone had to put something inside...

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5 Tips for Mental Wellbeing amid self-isolation

Johanna Rumphorst Isolation, social distancing measures and the closure of schools and workplaces are current challenges that can affect our mental health – many of us can experience symptoms of anxiety like stress, fear and loneliness at this time. But what do you do without the things that usually help, like seeing friends and family or having a brownie in your favourite coffee shop? Don’t panic, there are many things that will make you feel better and also comply with the rules. The following 5 tips will help to make you feel more relaxed and support your mental wellbeing...

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A Guide to Meditation

Isabella Ross In our chaotic lives, it is important to re-centre and find restorative balance. Not an easy feat for all, there are lots of ways to find relaxation and peace of mind. Meditation is one of the best ways to find balance, known for its calming qualities. According to The Good Body, across the world between 200 and 500 million people meditate. Even though meditation’s origins lie in the religion of Buddhism, secular mindfulness meditation is now more commonly practiced. So to help you relax and let go of any tension or stress, here is our guide on...

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Bliss and Glow: Balance Aesthetics Medispa

Isabella Ross I decided to try out Balance Aesthetics Medispa in Turramurra for myself – spending my own money to see whether it had the Sydney Observer ‘Tick of Approval.’ And indeed, it now does! The clinic’s fundamental philosophy is to “help clients feel best in their own natural glowing looking skin.” I decided to get an express facial ($55) – something quick and easy, with the goal of achieving a dewy glow to my complexion. A fantastic aspect of the facial is that it is customisable to the individual. My facialist Kim, a certified Dermal Beauty Therapist, sat...

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