I have been asked to give a talk about relationship skills. After 22 years of marriage, I think I have plenty to contribute.
No marriage/relationship is easy. It takes communication, caring and willingness to compromise to stay together. You both need to be committed to making the relationship work. Over the course of time I have been married, many of my friends have separated. The reasons for the breakdown have always been multifaceted. Interesting, very few are purely down to infidelity.
One of the reasons I believe my husband and I have been together so long is that we still…
Last night I made the mistake of jumping on Facebook for a quick scroll. I really need to stop doing this! One page that I follow is a pro-vaccine/science page. I read a post that I agreed with, then I read a couple of comments — most of which aligned with my thoughts. Then I read a statement that was so clearly false that I felt I must reply.
The comment stated Singapore was planning on living with Covid-19, which was true. The misinformation came in that we are doing so without a mask mandate or any other measures. This…
Today was one of those rides where I realise just how much group riding can teach you about life. I rode 100km with a lovely group of women. I had only agreed to the ride because the lady who invited me has been asking me semi-regularly. She is also one who has followed up with me when I have been struggling with my mental health.
I have been regaining my fitness over the last few months, so I decided I would say yes even though I rode 70km yesterday. I knew that it was longer than I was probably…
Organic food is bullshit!
You can’t eat/exercise yourself out of every medical condition.
Taking medication can be the only option.
Nature/natural can and will kill you — it does not give one single fuck about you.
Most people are 90% doing their best, and everyone is 10% arsehole.
White privilege exists, as does male privilege, and denying it makes you an ignorant arsehole!
Life now is better than at any other time in our history!
Diets do not work in the long run!
Also, if you are in your twenties and want to advise on maintaining a healthy…
This morning I dreamed about flying home to Australia. In my dream, I sat on the beach with the golden sunset and commented on the light. “You only get light like this in Australia”. I can feel the sand on my feet that were buried in the way I always do in soft sand, I was happy, I was home.
Then my son interrupted my sleep coming into my room for some reason, and I was taken away from the happiness and back to real life. …
I have been delivering wellness webinars over the past two years. They are increasing in frequency as the pandemic continues to have a massive impact on peoples overall mental health. As I prepare and deliver these webinars, I am very aware that I am often struggling myself.
When we wrestle with our mental health, it is hard to share and discuss this subject with those around us. As I review the past few years — I realise many of my negative behaviours are due to my depression/anxiety.
I have been unreliable and quite often pull out of plans to meet…
I am a mum, and I don’t like the assumption that part of my job is to look after the male members of my household. I am married to a male, and I have two male teenagers in my house. I run my home with the expectation that all of us are responsible for cooking, cleaning and keeping things tidy. I will do my fair share of all tasks, but it should not be expected of me just because I am female or a mother.
My husband is not a fan of doing the dishes, but he is happy to…
My friend has been doing a fair amount of introspection on her emotional development. Mostly in respect to managing emotions at work. Emotions are generally an issue that people don’t like to discuss or acknowledge at the workplace. The problem with this is that we as humans are emotional creatures. It’s a survival instinct and we need to be able to understand, identify and manage our emotions in order to be effective managers.
To make positive changes in our work relationships we need to understand ourselves first. What set me off? What do I fear and when I am…
Sometimes it’s just genetics!
Please note I am not a doctor. I have written my own opinion, which should in no way replace any advice given to you by a licensed professional.
I always read with interest articles about how people change their diet and exercise and avoid taking medication. This is great, and it clearly shows the importance of diet and exercise on our health and wellbeing. It is also mildly frustrating that I am on medication for my cholesterol.
There is a certain amount of guilt associated with taking medication for a condition that many can control through…
To be honest, I don’t get stressed very often. I often feel anxious, though. I know that if I don’t deal promptly with my anxiety, it can lead to stressful situations.
Lack of preparation time
I get stressed if I haven’t spent enough time preparing for a webinar. To help myself manage this, I time block my calendar to spend some time each day in preparation. By breaking it down and doing preparation work each day I feel comfortable and ready to confidently deliver an excellent session.
This is the same for all the work I do. When I know…