Writing as a self-care activity for better mental health

Whether you have a mental health condition or not, you’ve probably heard the term ‘self-care’ used plenty of times before. While self-care shouldn’t replace medical or psychological treatment, self-care activities can be effective in helping to maintain health and wellbeing. There are lots of different forms of self-care activities, but one of the most time

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14 ways to get a grip on your travel anxiety, by planning ahead

Travelling the world is one of my favourite things to do in life, but because I’m out of my comfort zone experiencing new places, food and people, it can exacerbate my social anxiety. One of the most helpful strategies I’ve developed to help me cope with travel-related anxiety is to plan and prepare as much

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Why women’s mental load is a mental health issue

I recently listened to an episode of Yumi Styne’s podcast, Ladies we need to talk… about mental load, and it got me thinking. The concept of mental load takes the gender-normative household division of work to a whole new level. Beyond who does the housework and cares for the children in a heterosexual domestic partnership,

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Ultimate checklist: how to cope with stress and anxiety

When you experience stress and anxiety, these emotions can be so intense and all-absorbing that it’s hard to get past them. Whenever you start to feel the tension build up when you’re under pressure, tick off the items in this checklist to help you remain calm. Here’s my ultimate checklist of ways to cope with

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The unexpected thing that happens when you open up about anxiety

Living with a mental health issue can feel very isolating. It can be challenging to relate to those around you and you might struggle to explain why this is. I know talking about your experience can feel overwhelming and scary, but with more Australians dying from suicide every year than skin cancer*, and anxiety being

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4 things you need to know about the editing industry

As I said in my last blog, earlier in the year I attended the 2017 Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) biannual conference to learn more about some of the topics currently affecting editing professionals as well as concerns for the future of the industry. While my last blog discussed how technological advances are affecting the

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Opportunities and challenges of technology for editors

I was fortunate enough to attend the first day of the 2017 Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) biannual conference, which was held in Brisbane. Working in the digital marketing field, I chose to go to all of the presentations in the technology stream to learn about how advances in technology are affecting digital publishing and

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