Depression is very common, with one in seven Australians experiencing it in their lifetime. Its severity can range from being mild to extremely debilitating, such that the World Health Organisation estimates that depression will be the number one health concern in both developed and developing nations by 2030. The positive aspects of this rise in …

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Ever since hunter-gatherer days, social connectedness has played an important role in helping people cope with life’s challenges. The findings of an 80-year long Harvard study indicate that the quality of our relationships is the single most important determinant of wellbeing. So it is fair to say that tending to our relationships (friendships, romantic, or …

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So what is this thing called mindfulness? If you’ve read any self-help books or lifestyle articles over the last couple of years, chances are you’ve come across this word. Even my son in Year 4 has done a mindfulness exercise at school! Mindfulness is not a new concept; it has been practised for over 2500 …

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