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Chronic stress, stress that continues for a long period of time and doesn’t go away, is bad for your body – it can impair your immune system, lead to insomnia and make other health problems worse. And Australians are currently experiencing chronic stress more than...

Since the advent of the Internet, health literacy has risen in the general population. Health literacy is our ability to comprehend health information and to make reasoned choices about our wellbeing. But with access to more information, there is also the risk of becoming misinformed or...

Wanting to change some aspect of our behaviour is a goal most people have held at some time. But as the reputation of failed New Year’s resolutions proves, change is easier said than done. Failing in our efforts to change can become a source of...

Setting boundaries for your child is one of the core skills of parenting. While we can have good intentions in setting appropriate, consistent boundaries, it is easy to fall short of this goal. In this article we will discuss unhelpful attitudes that can block your...

When people define psychology, they may emphasise that it involves analysing ourself and others. Exploring reasons and explanations behind thoughts, behaviours and emotions can be a big part of therapy. Some therapy types place such importance on the task that it is included in the...

If you ask someone about assertiveness, they are likely to say it means standing up for yourself and that it’s a good way to be. But putting this idea into practice is something many of us find challenging. Let’s explore some common reasons why people...

Being a parent brings inexpressible joy. But being a parent is also a lot of work. A study in the US shows that mothers work an average of 98 hours per week. In Australia, the Australian Institute of Family Studies’ research puts that number at about...

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