Posts in the ‘Mental & Emotional Well-being’ Category

What is self esteem and where does it come from?

What do you see when you look in the mirror?   Self-esteem is one of the most baffling concepts to master. There are so many books and theories around that you can feel guilty by not pursuing the ‘eternal elixir for a happier life’. We are always encouraged to have ‘high’ self-esteem and to know

Intuitive Readings by Lynda – 20% off

  We’re pleased to announce that Lynda will be back reading tarot cards at the Lotus Centre from the 1st June Lynda is available on Mondays and Thursday at the centre as well as Tuesday and Friday for Zoom consultations Special Offer for June! First 10 booked 20% off normal price – 1 hour for

Resilience, well-being and Covid – 19

  In the current environment, it is normal to feel more stressed and anxious than usual—not just for ourselves but also for our family and friends. Worrying about our loved ones whether local or living interstate and especially for those overseas; the feeling of powerlessness must be overwhelming for some; especially if you have a


Christmas for many is a happy time with good food, parties and family gatherings – or at least that’s the idea! For many people though, the festive season ends up being stressful, resentful and often with deep sadness – along with heightened anxiety, grief or other mental health issues. The pressure of shopping, organising sumptuous

From anxiety to excitement

What is anxiety? A collection of physical sensations experienced from an emotional response to a perceived threat. The collection of physical sensations we label as fear or anxiety are often labelled as unpleasant signalling an immediate threat of harm, pain or danger. Fear tells us to pay attention, and prepares us for or induces the

The compassionate art and practice of Self Care

  What is Self Care? The art of self-care is deciding to take personal responsibility for your own physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being. Practising self-care is preventative, not selfish. Why is it important? Lack of self-care can lead to a build-up of stress, resentment and dissatisfaction with life. The stress hormone cortisol builds up

The new “selfie”

  It’s Mental Health Awareness week 8th to 14th October for Australia.  Not that it matters when and where given that the internet helps us be aware whichever country we reside. It’s all good though.  A lot of celebrities and Royals are talking about it and allowing “average” Jo or Joe to feel normal and

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Secrets to a happy for-filling relationship

  I like to talk to my couples about their emotional bank account*.  It’s a way of explaining how happiness ebbs and flows in a relationship. When your partner’s emotional bank account is full, they are usually very happy in your relationship and with you. But when their emotional bank account is getting close to

Have you fallen for a narcissist?

  Have you fallen prey to a narcissistic lover? Jane (not her real name) was reasonably happily married and enjoying a successful career. Unfortunately, all the working-late nights ended up with her having an affair with the big boss (also married). He was exciting and intoxicating… he was her ‘soul mate’. She couldn’t believe that

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