Digital fatigue is real

But there are ways out of it

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

The brutal end to the longest war

What is toxic positivity?

How looking only on the bright side can be damaging to mental health.

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Articles

Digital fatigue is real

A few tips on how to combat emotional exhaustion while in lockdown

The wellness myth

Wellness is a state of being, a catchcry that encompasses the Instagram generation’s focus on good health and living well.

The rise of eco-anxiety

As the world continues to grapple with the tangible impacts of climate change, eco-anxiety has become a very real problem.

Why we reach for music in times of stress

Do you reach for old school hits or new pop? The soothing sounds of classical music or the rush and rage of rock? Music is one of the best ways to help us unwind when it feels like the world is falling apart.

This is what grief looks like

It’s 2005, Chloe is 17 years old. She’s at home with her mum in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She’s studying at the kitchen table. It’s her final year of the HSC, so she has given the annual family ski trip a miss. It’s Sunday, her dad and two younger sisters should be driving home from the snow now. The day is growing old though and they have not yet returned.

Why are our kids so anxious?

At what point in childhood does anxiety begin, and how can we help kids to overcome this increasingly common state?