Self-Care in a Public Health Crisis: Mental Health Tips and Tools

wall of green plants with neon sign reading 'just breathe'

By: Clare Bruce

In times of crisis we often struggle with feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, or hopelessness. There are many things you can do to care for yourself and others. The following expert mental health tips are from Max Schneider, a trauma counselling specialist and trainer at the Australian Institute of Family Counselling (AIFC)*, adapted from an interview given during the January 2020 bushfires. Continue reading “Self-Care in a Public Health Crisis: Mental Health Tips and Tools”

Want to Feel Happier and Care for the Earth? Do This for Just 20 Seconds a Day

field of red flowers up close

By: Sheridan Voysey

Last year an Australian friend came to visit me. When Jason arrived I wasted no time showing him the best of Oxfordshire, taking him to Blenheim Palace, the Bodleian Library, Oxford’s old quarter, and cosy villages with thatched-roof cottages to prove such things really did exist outside of Midsomer Murders reruns. Visits to London, York and Holy Island followed, then some hiking around Northumberland. Continue reading “Want to Feel Happier and Care for the Earth? Do This for Just 20 Seconds a Day”

Easy Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry

By: Susan Joy

This is the perfect mid-week family meal. Easy Chicken Curry is simple, tasty, quick to make and not overly spicy, making it suitable for your children (but of course you can increase the chilli powder to your own taste). You may like to add your favourite vegetables to the curry but I like to serve it as is, over cauliflower rice with steamed broccoli on the side.

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