Chinese herbs for Stress & Anxiety

Chinese herbs for Stress & Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are a bit of a modern day affliction. In human history we were more prone to the sudden fight or flight response to a stressful situation, such as coming face to face with a wild animal. But in modern life we often have fairly consistent levels of...
Natural ways to treat depression.

Natural ways to treat depression.

Did you know that Australia is the 2nd highest prescriber of psychotropic medications in the world? I learned this at a seminar last weekend on Functional Psychiatry, and I felt really disappointed. Disappointed because I know there are so many more effective ways of...
How the 5 love languages can help you.

How the 5 love languages can help you.

Have you ever heard of the 5 love languages? It’s a concept by author Gary Chapman who has studied relationships and determined that there are 5 core ways in which we express and receive love. They include words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts,...
How to Make Your Goals Stick

How to Make Your Goals Stick

At this time of year you’ve probably decided to make a few New Year’s resolutions. Go you! But in years gone by, have you stuck to any of your goals? I have a few tips for you today to help you on your way to keeping those resolutions, or perhaps refining...
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

There’s a lot of talk these days about mindfulness and calming our minds.  But my concern with this new trend is that we’re all trying to approach mindfulness in a very tricky way: by quieting our minds completely. My take on mindfulness is to be present...
How to Keep Going When Life Gets Tough

How to Keep Going When Life Gets Tough

I’ve been noticing a bit of a theme in the clinic lately.  Numerous people are struggling with how to cope with hardships.  No matter whether it’s a health problem, job insecurity or family troubles, there are a few universal ways to help you cope....