Category: Wellness

How My Trip to Kainji Lake National Park Taught Powerful Lessons on Voluntary Simplicity

How My Trip to Kainji Lake National Park Taught Powerful Lessons on Voluntary Simplicity

I have long since considered myself an outdoorsman. From hiking to hunting, I have at different times engaged in all of that. But living in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, I often have to be contented with short hikes up surrounding hills and the occasional visits to the streams or fountains in the suburbs. At the end...

Women Can Build Positive Body Image By Controlling What They View on Social Media

Women Can Build Positive Body Image By Controlling What They View on Social Media

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Rachel Cohen, Clinical Psychologist and PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney; Amy Slater, Associate Professor, University of the West of England, and Jasmine Fardouly, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University. Social media use is often described as being problematic for mental health and body image....

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Joshua Krook, University of Adelaide The story of Yumiko Kadota, whose gruelling schedule as a Sydney hospital registrar included clocking up more than 100 hours of overtime in her first month, has highlighted the punishing work schedules required in the medical profession. Research indicates working...

By Helping Them, You Help Yourself: Why Doctors Should Prescribe Volunteering

By Helping Them, You Help Yourself: Why Doctors Should Prescribe Volunteering

Whilst volunteering I met some amazing young people, just like me, from all around the world. Volunteering abroad often means you’re living and working in a group 24/7 together. Getting to know everyone, I was surprised how many had struggled with panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD and depression back home. It wasn’t something that came up straight away, but a few...

Au Natural Skinfood: Innovative, Scientifically-Tested Natural Skincare Subscription Service

Au Natural Skinfood: Innovative, Scientifically-Tested Natural Skincare Subscription Service

My eyes often glaze over when I read press releases from natural beauty companies. They’re often filled with words such as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘innovative’ when in reality, they’re nothing more than home-based businesses creating eco beauty products from their kitchen, using proven natural beauty methodologies like throwing in a few certified organic ingredients and using...

18 Empowering Songs About Body Positivity, Body Image, Confidence and Self-Love

18 Empowering Songs About Body Positivity, Body Image, Confidence and Self-Love

In a society that seems to promote and reward external beauty, physical attractiveness and heterosexuality above all else, it’s inevitable that some people, and particularly young people, will feel the pressure to keep up with or maintain appearances and some will suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and body confidence issues. So we’ve curated this...

7 Mindful Living Apps That Monitor Social Media Usage And Help To Break Digital Addiction

7 Mindful Living Apps That Monitor Social Media Usage And Help To Break Digital Addiction

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Check your phone for social media updates, emails, and more? What about all throughout the day? Do you notice yourself constantly checking out your smartphone? And before you sleep, have you noticed yourself still checking your phone? For many people, phone addiction...

The Rise of Naturopathy In The Modern World: Beneficial or Bullsh*t?

The Rise of Naturopathy In The Modern World: Beneficial or Bullsh*t?

Writer’s note: This is an opinion piece based on experience and research, I am not a medical professional nor a naturopath.  I’ve always been a natural pessimist, maybe because I’m British, but probably because I question everything. When I first moved to Australia a few years ago, I didn’t even understand the word naturopath, until...