• Exam cramming doesn’t help your brain retain crucial knowledge long term

    By Amy Reichelt, RMIT, The Conversation, 30 Oct 2016 The date for an important exam is looming. You know you have to study for it. Suddenly, it’s the evening before the dreaded date, and you feel like you haven’t studied enough, if at all. It’s time to cram all the information you can into yourRead more

  • Emotional eating fuelling Australia’s obesity epidemic, psychologists say

    By Sam Ikin ABC News – Thu 18 Feb 2016   The mental health side of obesity is not something that has been given much coverage. Anti-obesity campaigns have mostly been based on a version of the old mantra “eat less, exercise more”, but is anyone in the country actually not aware of that? IfRead more

  • Dread

    From the New York Times May 5, 2006 Study Points to a Solution for Dread: Distraction By SANDRA BLAKESLEE   For those who dread a colonoscopy or a root canal so much that they avoid it altogether, scientists have good news. The first study ever to look at where sensations of dread arise in theRead more

  • Death Anxiety

    Death awareness has a profound impact on our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Robert W Firestone Ph.D. posted May 18, 2018 Although largely unconscious, the awareness of our finite existence, the fact that we all must die, has a profound impact on our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The fear and emotional anguish associated with anticipating theRead more

  • Anxiety has a cost, but can also be a power for good ABC Health & Wellbeing

    Antony Funnell for Big Ideas, 26 August 2018. Anxiety doesn’t recognise class or race. It ignores age and gender. And it gives no deference to talent, wealth or perceived success. Journalist and lifestyle blogger Sarah Wilson has a long check-list of mental health issues. Over the years, the former Cosmopolitan magazine editor has been affectedRead more

  • A ten year old explains his chronic anxiety to his friends

    The following is from a Dad posting on his blog about how his ten year old son’s explained his anxiety. Source: http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2015/11/18/a-conversation-between-friends “A conversation between friends My son Gabe is ten years old now. He is very much like me. He prefers reading to playing outside. He gives up his recess time at school toRead more

  • A Guide to Mindful Eating

    From Melissa Joulwan, Aug 24th, 2016 – The New Potato We’ve all done it! We mindlessly eat foods that we don’t want. But they’re there: the so-so cake at a co-worker’s birthday party. The bottomless baskets of tortilla chips at a favorite Mexican restaurant. Bagels in the breakroom on Wednesdays. Maybe even dinner in frontRead more

  • 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

    30 May 2011 by Luminita D. Saviuc Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of lettingRead more

  • “450 crunches a night, or else I was going to get fat”

    David Pocock’s youthful determination has seen him rise to the top ranks of the Wallabies and catch the eye of cashed-up clubs worldwide. But the trauma of his early experiences in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe left the young rugby prodigy with obsessive exercise and eating habits that troubled his family. By Australian Story’s Winsome Denyer, MonRead more