How to help children manage back to school stress – an expert weighs in

As the summer holidays fade away into a sun-soaked distant memory, parents and carers across the nation are strapping in and getting back into the regular school routine. While some children have embraced the return to learning and reuniting with… Continue Reading >

Crisis Fatigue

I have Crisis Fatigue  So, what is this condition?  Well, it is not a real documented medical condition but has been discovered that it can cause stress, low motivation, depression, hopelessness, exhaustion, and mental overload. See my go at a dictionary definition below.  Noun  Being inundated with constant disasters… Continue Reading >

Top 10 tips to ease your child’s separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is common among children of all ages. It’s the normal fear expressed when removed from their mothers or caregivers. It starts as early as 7 months and continues, but we can help ease out that feeling as early… Continue Reading >

Navigating NAPLAN: From Stress to Success

Are you a parent who’s been hearing about NAPLAN and feeling a mix of curiosity, concern, and confusion? You’re not alone. As a seasoned psychologist with nearly two decades of experience working closely with families and their unique challenges, I’m… Continue Reading >

What’s causing your stress and how to manage it?

The end of the year can be very stressful especially with he festive season looming. 2021 has been a rollercoaster of a year.  It is important to find ways to manage stress as well as recognise the signs of stress…. Continue Reading >

Dinner times stressful? Try these 5 time saving tips.

If you’re anything like the mums I work with, dinner time can be a real struggle. You’ve been busy all day, the kids are grumpy after school, everyone’s hungry and you really can’t be bothered cooking.  Night after night, this… Continue Reading >

Make Mindful Magic this Christmas with The Little Potion Co

Ah, the magic of Christmas! With the enchantment of twinkling lights, festive decorations, and an atmosphere filled with delightful scents from freshly cut pine to the warm spices of baking, Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year…. Continue Reading >

Eczema and Mental Health

Australia has some of the highest percentages of eczema in the world with 10-15 per cent of the population affected. This percentage includes 1 in 3 children, many of which grow out of it in time but sadly 10 per… Continue Reading >

Stress Can Influence Fertility

Stress alone does not cause infertility, however, there is a link between stress and lowered chances of pregnancy. It appears your body knows that stressful times are not a good time to have a baby. Recent studies have confirmed links… Continue Reading >

How to track your ovulation cycles for conception

Women will spend quite literally thousands of dollars trying to work this out, but it’s really very simple. As an embryologist, turned Fertility educator and IVF advocate, I have been working with women and couples who are trying to conceive… Continue Reading >