Healthy mind Self care
Barefoot Woman Balancing On A Trunk Self care The therapeutic experience of grounding The process of physically touching one or more natural components of the earth is known as ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing’. Priya Palkar Priya Palkar Health Content Specialist
students studying and talking at home with laptops and notebooks Wellbeing Time for a rethink? Covid has thrown us many challenges but also an opportunity to rethink our careers. Is this a chance to take that new hobby a step further? Anna Oesten-Creasey Health writer Anna Oesten-Creasey Writer
Woman in bed listening to music Self care What is a bedtime routine – and do you need one? Having trouble sleeping? This article, which explains how to wind down for a better night’s sleep. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Woman Stretching At Home on yoga mat Self care What is a morning routine – and do you need one? Want to set yourself up for a better day? Try these great suggestions… Tara Ali Tara Ali Journalist
older couple hugging on the beach Self care Coping with the emotions of selling the family home Moving on from the family home can be a time of mixed emotions. You might be sad to say goodbye, scared of change, excited for the next chapter or all of the above. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
older couple cuddling on the couch Self care A guide to downsizing your home in retirement While packing up the family home can seem like an insurmountable task, the lifestyle change that comes with downsizing your home in retirement can be liberating. We share some key things to consider when searching for a new home. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Retirees packing boxes ready to downsize Self care The complete checklist for downsizing your home If the idea of downsizing feels supersized, you’re not alone. Try our complete checklist for downsizing your home to help break this big job into smaller steps. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Woman sitting on floor potting indoor plants Healthy Homes Are plants good for mental health? Indoor plants are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. Not only do they improve the look of your space – they can even improve your mental health. Madeleine Slater Madeleine Slater Writer
Woman looking out over water wearing a backpack Self care How to break the worry cycle Feel like worry is taking over your life? Learn ways to make your thoughts less burdensome, and when to seek out help. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Woman sits at laptop looking stressed Self care How to fight perfectionism Relentlessly striving for perfectionism is linked to depression and anxiety, but you can break the cycle. We asked an expert for advice on how to let go of unhealthy perfectionism. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
young man doing yoga Self care Staying well on a budget There’s a wealth of online courses and apps designed to boost your wellbeing, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to reap the benefit. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Self care Staying well this Christmas After an intense year, many of us are likely limping over the line to Christmas. We share some tips to help you stay well this festive season. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Self care 6 fun alternatives to TV After a busy day it’s hard to switch off. Perhaps that’s why so many of us enjoy switching on the tele and veging out. But what if we claimed back just a little of that time? Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Man sits on the floor looking at the window and woman sits on couch looking at him, book in hand Self care How to support a friend going through a difficult time It’s hard to see someone you love struggling. Being there for them is important – but how do you do that without making things worse? A psychologist gives emotional support tips. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Man looking out window contemplating Self care How to be happier healthier men In any year, as many as 1 in 5 of us may experience a mental illness and even more struggle with their mental health. But 2020 isn’t like any other year. The stress, isolation and uncertainty of living through the COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to have doubled the incidence of mental health problems in Australia. So, if you’re struggling right now you’re far from alone. Nicole Vanderkroef Nicole Vanderkroef Health content specialist
Ipad and other devices are stacked on the grass with a family in the background Self care Eight ways setting boundaries can help your wellbeing In a time of social distancing, are we compensating for physical distance by blurring emotional boundaries? Dawn Rieniets Dawn Rieniets Bupa Blogger
elbow bump amid covid-19 Self care Life after lockdown: Coping with COVID-19 anxiety As restrictions begin to change you might feel anxious about life after lockdown. Bupa Psychological Health and Safety Specialist Emily Meates shares some tips which may help. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Blonde woman lies on bed talking on the phone smiling Self care Keeping relationships strong during home isolation The COVID-19 pandemic may be putting relationships under pressure, but there are ways to help nurture your connection through this challenging time. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer