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How to navigate the inevitability of grief when life falls short of our great expectations.

At this time of year, it is so common to hear and express the platitudes of “Happy New Year” or queries of “did you have a great holiday?”.

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How our judgement and criticism of others harms and hides us

Categories: Wellbeing

About an hour after posting a message on the Coles Facebook page in support of their decision to withdraw advertising on 2GB radio, I received a phone call from a private number.

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Why is self-compassion fundamental to sustaining a long-term loving relationship?

Categories: Relationships, Wellbeing

Beyond the limerence phase in the early stages of a relationship, couples can struggle to develop and maintain a long-term relationship.

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Why gender based stereotypes are risky for men

I woke this morning to the news of Chris Cornell’s death. It’s devastating to hear that this talented musician, one of the great architects of the grunge music scene ended his own life.

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Reconnection and Wellbeing: Celebrating Mother’s Day

Categories: Wellbeing

The modern world demands much of a Mum. It asks that she perform her role at work as if she has no responsibilities outside of it.

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The biggest mistakes we make when creating change in our life

Summer is almost over. The world has completed New Year celebrations too. Throughout many would have made optimistic promises and resolutions. You may have started the year with the energy and drive to pursue your most idealistic aspirations.

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Love the one you're with

Categories: Relationships

The world is obsessed by the ideals of romantic love. Couples everywhere struggle in their quest for passion, love and intimacy. The agonising truth is the course of love and the reality of an enduring relationship is complex.

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How to start moving towards self-acceptance and happiness

When we are contemplating change it is really important to get clear about the aspects of life that are not working for us.

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A thought by Jo Gniel | Counsellor Melbourne | a collection of interesting things

Feeling bored or disengage? Looking for change that will bring more happiness into your life?

Sometimes we notice ourselves feeling bored or disengaged, and we crave change in our work life. Sound familiar? Well your not alone.

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