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Group Assignments – Ugh!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that for every group assignment there’s one group member who doesn’t pull their weight. For our final big assignment before exams that group member is me, and I feel incredibly sheepish about it. Our (self-appointed) group leader keeps organising meetings to discuss what we’ve done so far, but because […]

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Making Tough Decisions

Friends, it’s been another rough week. Mum’s still in hospital and I’ve been staying on the farm with the family so that I can help out and be close to her. The good news is that she’s definitely going to be okay, which has us all breathing epic sighs of relief. The bad news is […]

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The Semester is Over!

Holidaaaay! Celebraaaate! Am I right, friends, or am I right? I’m so thrilled we’ve made it through semester one. The minute I finished my final exam a huge load lifted—like I’d just been shorn. It was such a relief. And now we get to enjoy three whole weeks of study-free awesome. I know Brainy can […]

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Sick on the Break!

Why is it that whenever I get a bit of downtime I always end up sick? That’s right, friends, I’ve caught the nasty bug that’s doing the rounds. So far my mid-semester break has largely consisted of early bedtimes, tissues and endless cups of herbal tea. The party never stops, I tells ya. It’s my […]

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Hello 2017!!!

I’m ba-ack!!! Wow, it feels like we’ve been on holidays foooorrrrreeeeevvvveeeerrrrr, and that heatwave a couple of weeks ago? The Actual Worst! I spent four days lying under a fan with an esky full of Zooper Doopers. Welcome back to Adelaide, I guess! Fun as holidays are, I’m excited to get back to uni and […]

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Exams: Staying Positive

I was feeling pretty down after my first exam. I think I probably did well enough to pass, but not by much. I’m trying not to let it get to me. Ewe-nice has been a big help. I texted her after the exam and told her it hadn’t gone well. We were supposed to meet […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

I want to kick off this post with a big thank you to everyone who stopped by Hub Central on Thursday and Friday last week to say hi to me and Brainy and share their good thoughts and positive messages on the #ValueYourMind boards. It was fantabulous to meet you all! This week, if you’re […]

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Holidays …..can you remember your best ever holiday?

Sharing the experience of something we have enjoyed enhances both our personal well-being and the well-being of the person we’re telling. Positive Psychology encourages this connection to others as a way to improve our mental health and the 5 Pillars of Positive Psychology ‘enshrine’ the concept as Positive Relationships ( which we talk about further […]

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How giving to others and acts of kindness can make us happy

  Did you know that Happiness can be enhanced by giving to others? A newsletter by The Greater Good Science Centre at the University of California (Berkley) highlights several recent studies which suggest that giving to others makes us happy, even happier than spending money on ourselves. What’s more, our kindness might create a virtuous […]

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RUOK? Day 2016

Did you guys know that today is R U OK Day? Now, what’s that, you ask? Basically, it’s about checking in with friends to see how they’re doing and making them feel valued and part of the flock by asking ‘R U OK?’. Actually, it’s a question we should be asking every day, and today […]

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