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Opinion piece: Mental health and wellbeing for 2021

2020 has been an interesting year.  For some, it has been challenging, for others an opportunity.  Whatever country you are in there have been difficulties, restrictions, losses and a whole raft of emotions. One of the common themes currently reported is the concern about mental health, due to isolation and disconnection, particularly with those [...]

By |2020-12-15T22:08:30+11:00December 11th, 2020|Sue Thoughts|Comments Off on Opinion piece: Mental health and wellbeing for 2021

Opinion piece: “Are my needs more important than yours?”

Yesterday I was asked to sign a petition allowing swimmers back onto some of Sydney’s beaches.  It seems reasonable as I know how valuable the ocean can be.  The cold of the water is good for the immune system; being on or by water is good for us with the negative ions; I know [...]

By |2020-04-13T11:41:12+10:00April 13th, 2020|Sue Thoughts|Comments Off on Opinion piece: “Are my needs more important than yours?”

Opinion piece – fear and loathing in times of corona!

A time of uncertainty and change. A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the impact of the news on our psyche – see “The Future is Human – Using PP in times of trauma”.    The article was regarding the news about the bushfires in Australia, yet here we are in the grip of [...]

By |2020-04-03T10:20:51+11:00April 2nd, 2020|Sue Thoughts|Comments Off on Opinion piece – fear and loathing in times of corona!

The Future is Human – Using positive psychology in times of trauma

The devastation and loss caused by the current bushfire crisis in Australia are capturing headlines globally. It is fueling the 24/7 news cycles, generating arguments about climate change as well as debate about Australian leadership (or lack thereof). As a result, it is also creating a significant amount of emotion in those who are [...]

By |2020-01-15T13:19:25+11:00January 15th, 2020|Sue Thoughts|Comments Off on The Future is Human – Using positive psychology in times of trauma