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Retreat

Retreat

Last week, I attended the luscious Yarra Valley to participate in a 5-day Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) retreat. The images you see in this post are from the retreat, and while they capture some of the beauty of the property, the magic I encountered was a full sensory experience that cannot be depicted through ‘sight’ alone. [...]

Safe

Safe

“Of all the human rights of children, perhaps the most important is the right to be safe” The tragic events in Manchester this week have evoked a range of strong emotions in me: shock, sadness, anger, to name a few. The events occurred on the other side of the world to me, and did not affect [...]

What does psychology have to do with diabetes?

What does psychology have to do with diabetes?

As a psychologist trained in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions, who also happens to have a special interest in diabetes, I am often asked  "What does psychology have to do with diabetes?" It is understandable that most people don't automatically make the link between the two. Many people don't fully understand what diabetes [...]

Calming your inner critic

Calming your inner critic

We all have one - that voice that tells us to be better or somehow different to how we actually are. Often, it says things like, "Why didn't you...!?" or "You should have...!" Sometimes, it even calls us names like, "pathetic", "stupid" and "hopeless". This is known as our inner critic. For some people, the [...]