Category: Wellbeing

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Gaslighting

Matthew Wai May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it is held annually to raise community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and the support available to those affected. For this reason, Sydney Observer has aimed to shed light on one of the red flags that people should look out for in potentially dangerous relationships, whether it be romantic or platonic. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation towards a partner, whether in a romantic relationship, or among friends or family members. Gaslighting can occur with the slightest of issues involving elements of deception,...

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Health Signalling – what is it and why do we do it?

Matthew Wai We are witnessing an increasing rate of health-focused content on social media. This is an increasing trend, referred to as ‘health signalling.’ The premise of the trend is people promoting their health values and lifestyle while in the process, often demeaning those who are not performing to the same expectation level. Health signalling can be a showcase or promotion of wellness-related attitudes primarily via social media. Whether it be posting about your morning green juice, the number of kilometres you have run, a step count, waking up in the early hours of the morning to meditate or...

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The 5 Weight Loss Myths You Need to Know Courtesy of Tiff Hall

Isabella Ross Many of us are looking to kick start a healthy lifestyle. In this confusing realm of weight loss news, it is important that you follow the advice of a professional. So, who better than Tiffiny Hall herself, previous Biggest Loser trainer and founder of online health and fitness program TIFFXO. Sydney Observer sat down with Tiff to discuss all things health and fitness and five weight loss myths you need to stop believing. Restricting calories is the key to weight loss. FALSE! “If you want to make sustainable changes to your life, restricting calories isn’t the answer....

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Relationship Reboot: The Five Love Languages

Sarah Wainwright Catching up for a dog walk and coffee with my friend Catherine Simes, Psychologist and School Counsellor at The Kings School, we found ourselves talking about love, marriage and romantic relationships! Cath mentioned The Five Love Languages and how useful they are to consider in relationships. The original intention of The Love Language theory is learning each other’s love languages and modifying one’s own behaviour accordingly. “In my work as a counsellor and psychologist, I’ve found The Five Love Languages is a really powerful way to help clients understand their partner (or children, friends and family members)...

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Relaxation Corner

Here at Sydney Observer, we know that life can be a little tense from time to time. That is why it is so incredibly important to take the necessary time to destress, recentre the mind and relax. Below you will find some of our top tips and recommendations when it comes to relaxation heaven – books, music, destinations – you name it! Location: West Head lookout Located in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, West Head lookout is the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the sun. With views of Broken Bay, Pittwater and Barrenjoey Headland and lighthouse, this picture-perfect...

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