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Bastian Fox Phelan

Bastian Fox Phelan

Bastian Fox Phelan is a queer and transgender writer, zine maker and musician from Sydney. Bastian's popular zines include 'Ladybeard' and 'How To Be Alone.' Bastian's writing has been published in online and print magazines in Australia and the United States. They sing in Sydney electropop band Moonsign and yoga makes them happy.

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How to take control of your health with Thomas Goetz

How to take control of your health with Thomas Goetz

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

Thomas Goetz tells us about a study done on bus drivers in Berkeley, which showed that many of the drivers were chronically stressed by their jobs. In order to meet the strict schedules, bus drivers were putting a large strain on their health: cutting into their break times, not eating properly, and then drinking at […]

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Worse things happen at sea – having a crack with William McInnes

Worse things happen at sea – having a crack with William McInnes

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Happiness with 1 Comment

“Do you want to be successful or have fun? Do you want to achieve or be happy? If you want to be happy you’re in the wrong place.” These were the words of William McInnes’s high school sports coach. He quit after a few games. He tells us about a time he went to a […]

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Happier – how to enjoy lasting change with Dr Tal Ben-Shahar

Happier – how to enjoy lasting change with Dr Tal Ben-Shahar

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Happiness with 0 Comments

“The most difficult part of becoming happier is making change last,” says Tal Ben-Shahar. He quotes Socrates, who said ‘To know the good is to do the good.’ “Very wise”, Tal says, “but very wrong”. We know what we should be doing – at work, at home, for your health, but the question is: once […]

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In their words: Sue Langley & Creating a positive culture at work

In their words: Sue Langley & Creating a positive culture at work

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

How do you create a positive, thriving workplace culture that enables people to feel happy, engaged and fulfilled in their work and lives? People spend so much time at work, and while many view work as a transaction, a means to an end, it doesn’t have to be that way. Work is where many of us have rewarding relationships, get to […]

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Monday Wellness Tip #12 SLEEP

Monday Wellness Tip #12 SLEEP

Written by on February 1, 2016 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Last week’s Monday Wellness Tip showed us why creativity is essential for holistic mental and emotional wellness. Our final tip for this series is about the most important thing you can do for your wellbeing: sleep. It’s one of our most basic needs, but we frequently don’t give it the attention it deserves. Here are some […]

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Monday Wellness Tip #11 CREATE

Monday Wellness Tip #11 CREATE

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Last week’s Monday Wellness Tip looked at how to have a balanced diet and eat well. This week we’ll give you some food for thought on how creativity can restore mental and emotional balance and boost your wellbeing. Many people think that creativity is something just for children or those grownups with ‘real talent’. In reality, […]

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Monday Wellness Tip #10 EAT WELL

Monday Wellness Tip #10 EAT WELL

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Last week’s Monday Wellness Tip gave you some great tips for getting motivated for your New Year exercise regime, but what’s a well-rounded lifestyle without a healthy diet? This week we will look at ways to eat well and enjoy every bite! With so much nutritional information available to us, it should be easier to eat […]

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In their words: Sue Langley & Realising your strengths to be the best you can be

In their words: Sue Langley & Realising your strengths to be the best you can be

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Happiness with 0 Comments

Everyone has strengths and the potential to develop them to be the best they can be. Research shows that knowing and growing our strengths helps us feel energised and engaged. We learn faster, perform better and strive to do our best every day. We feel happier when we get to use our strengths in life […]

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Monday Wellness Tip #9 EXERCISE

Monday Wellness Tip #9 EXERCISE

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Last week’s Monday Wellness Tip talked about how to aim for a goal. In this week’s Monday Wellness Tip we’ll look at a wellness goal that’s often on people’s New Year’s Resolutions: exercising. Here are our tips for how to kick start your 2016 with exercise! Work out in the morning: Michelle Bridges is a […]

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Monday Wellness Tip #8 AIM

Monday Wellness Tip #8 AIM

Written by on January 4, 2016 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Welcome to the first Monday Wellness Tip for 2016! Last week’s Monday Wellness Tip was all about reflecting and being thankful, but this week we’re looking forwards to the year ahead and getting clear about what to aim for and how to get there. Focus on the positive: Train your brain for the positive and […]

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Monday Wellness Tip #7 THANK

Monday Wellness Tip #7 THANK

Written by on December 28, 2015 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Last week’s Monday Wellness Tip gave you lots of reasons to smile. In our last post for 2015 we invite you to reflect on all that you’re grateful for and how you can thank the people in your life. People who consciously practice gratitude report many health benefits – physical, psychological and social. They have […]

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Monday Wellness Tip #6 SMILE

Monday Wellness Tip #6 SMILE

Written by on December 21, 2015 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Last week’s Monday Wellness Tip suggested smiling as a way to give to others. In this week’s post we’ll show you some of the many benefits a smile can bring – to yourself and others. Smiling doesn’t just make you feel good, it’s good for you! Here are four awesome reasons to put on a […]

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Monday Wellness Tip #5 GIVE

Monday Wellness Tip #5 GIVE

Written by on December 13, 2015 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Last week’s Monday Wellness Tip revealed that people who volunteer feel they have more time. This week we’ll look at how giving can make you richer! Giving makes us feel happy. As we’re in the midst of giving season, we thought it would be a good opportunity to look at some traditional and original ideas […]

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Monday Wellness Tip #4 HELP

Monday Wellness Tip #4 HELP

Written by on December 7, 2015 in Wellness with 0 Comments

Last week’s Monday Wellness Tip talked about volunteering as a way to meet new people – this week we’ll take a closer look at volunteering: how helping others can benefit your own wellbeing. Helping those in need is the backbone of an altruistic society. But it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing yourself in the process. […]

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