11 Dec 2018

When you’re busy and stressed the last thing you have time for is an afternoon siesta, right? Actually, it should be top of your to-do list. While it might seem like a waste of time, taking 20 minutes out of your day to lie down and catch some zzzs could be the key to supercharging your productivity. Here’s why…

Sleep refreshes your brain

There’s no doubt about it, your grey matter works better after sleep. Regular quality shut-...

10 Nov 2018

Welcoming a baby into your life is often exciting – but it can also trigger some unexpected and overwhelming emotions as you navigate a new phase of life. Anxiety and depression during the perinatal period (pregnancy and the first year after birth) is common, and can affect anyone. Here’s what you need to know.

It doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent

Experiencing depression and anxiety in the lead up to, or after the birth of a baby...

9 Oct 2018

Ever joked about taking a mental health day? It’s not such a bad idea. In honour of Mental Health Month (a campaign to promote positive health and wellbeing throughout October), we’re dishing up five tips you can try to give your headspace some TLC. And – spoiler alert – taking time out just for you is on the list!

1. Get some sleep

Permission to snooze, granted! Sleep is vital for wellbeing – in fact, a lack of it is associated...

12 Sep 2018

As R U OK? Day approaches, you’ll no doubt hear just how powerful and important it is to reach out to someone in your life who’s been a little off. It’s a simple question – how are you, really? – but one we tend to avoid asking. If you’re not sure how to broach the topic, here’s some advice.

Don’t be scared to ask

Negative emotions make us uncomfortable, so it’s not surprising that we do what we can to avoid them. For those suff...

14 Aug 2018

Welcome to the Walk Different Emotional Tool-Kit! On the blog we’re going to be sharing expert tools and techniques to help you deal with life’s curveballs, and we’re starting with something everyone can relate to: emotional overwhelm. It’s that storm of distress that often kicks in when life takes one of its nasty turns, like a confrontation with a loved one or a rejection you didn’t see coming. These feelings are uncomfortab...

12 Jul 2018

So, you thought therapy was just for the real head cases? No way – we don’t believe in labels, but we do believe anyone can benefit from a little walk and talk with a professional. Think of a psychologist as your personal trainer for life. Just as regular workouts with a PT can help you grow stronger, fitter and faster, therapy sessions can help you tackle life’s hurdles and work towards your goals. Here’s some of the ways see...

10 Jun 2018

On a global level, the state of men’s health is pretty alarming. Men have more accidents, are more likely to take their own lives and suffer from lifestyle-related disease more frequently than women. When it comes to mental health, the stats are worse: in Australia, male suicide rates are nearly double the national road toll. We can all play a part in turning these statistics around – and awareness is key. This National Men’s...

15 May 2018

So you’ve mastered the art of the mindful walk – well done! Now you’re ready to go even deeper on your nature hangs. Here are three rituals to try on your next stroll.

Connection to earth

Mother Nature has a real and documented soothing effect on humans – spending quality time in green spaces has been shown to reduce stress and improve heart health, for starters. This ritual will help you make the most of the earth’s healing qua...

8 Apr 2018

Good health is more than just a well-functioning body – it also includes a sharp and balanced brain. And while they may seem like opposite sides of the coin, in reality your mind and body are the ultimate power couple, working closely to help you enjoy a happy and healthy life. In honour of World Health Day on 7 April we’re looking at just how close the friendship is between body and brain, and what you can do to ensure they s...

11 Mar 2018

Keeping your brain healthy isn’t just about doing crosswords. There’s a whole heap of ways to take care of your grey matter, and to celebrate Brain Awareness Week (12-18 March) we’re looking at a few of the most effective.

1 Get moving

It’s a no-brainer that regular exercise is good for your body, but what about your mind? Turns out movement is also excellent for your brain. Short bursts of activity can release mood-boosting hor...

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