Posts in Wellness
5 Simple Meditation Tips For Beginners

By Guest Blogger Jessie Kavanagh

Meditation holds so many great benefits to help us decrease our stress levels and improve all aspects of our health and wellbeing. It can, however be a bit intimidating or even off putting if it’s something you haven’t done before.

When someone mentions meditation, visions of monks sitting in silent euphoria atop a mountain or pretzel-shaped yogi’s chanting endless Om’s might pop into your head. But 99% of the time, that’s not the way it rolls.
I’m here to share 5 simple tips to take meditation out of the too-hard basket so you can start to bring the benefits of this amazing practice into your own life today.

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It can be really hard to know what to do or say when you’re trying to help a friend with their mental health.

You don’t want to say the wrong this and make it worse but you also want them to know you are there for them.

In this article I will share some ideas from my own personal experience on how you can best help and support a friend through their anxiety:

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Gut Health & Probiotics During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that gut health has always been very important to me, and over the last 12-18 months, I’ve learned a lot about the microbiome which is the good bacteria that live in our gut (and in other places too), and have made a real effort to look after my gut health.   

In this blog I want to share with you a pregnancy and breastfeeding specific probiotic and also share some other ways you can look after your gut health during pregnancy and beyond.

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Breathing Techniques for a Calm Mind.

Breathing, inhaling, exhaling  - we all do it all day everyday. But do you know how much breathing correctly, slowly or mindfully can effect and help your mood, your energy and your anxiety?

Tonight I want to share some breathing techniques to help you clear the mind, reduce your stress, refocus or re-energise and calm your nerves.

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6 Ways to: Stay Hydrated Enough Everyday

We all know the benefits of water and why it is so important to make sure we are getting enough each day but sometimes it can be hard to reach our minimum daily intake!

Our minimum intake should be 8-10 glass so about 2-2.5 liters per day and for women who are highly active or breastfeeding or both it should be even more per day.

So how do we get enough without being bored or forgetting?

In partnership with Red Seal Tea’s I’m sharing 6 healthy ways to stay hydrated each day…

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Anxiety -A Guide to Prevention, Management & Coping.

In this article I want to share with you ways I prevent, manage and cope with my anxiety using different techniques, practices, products, professional help, people and medications. These are my own beliefs and things I have learnt along the way and I hope they can help you also but if they don’t just remember we are all different and we all cope in different ways – just keep searching for what helps you because it is out there.

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WellnessBrittany Noonan
HOW TO: Not be the most awkward person in the room.

For as long as I can remember I’ve always been the most awkward person in the room, especially in a room full of people I don’t know. People would always assume I’m either shy, angry or just a bitch but really what I have is social anxiety. After years of therapy to sort out my personal issues I can remember asking my therapist to help me with something else. I asked her “Can you please help me not be scared of other people? I’m always the most awkward person in the room.” In this blog I want to share with you some coping techniques I have learnt over the years.

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For a lot of new mums, ‘me time’ is very limited.  We tend to get caught up in our daily lives with not enough emphasis placed on our well being.

It is important to take some time out in your week to reboot and unwind.  Me time enables our brains to rest, it allows us to switch off and clear our mind, recharge and focus. It allows us to think clearly and process our problems more effectively.

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WellnessBrittany Noonan

The warm weather is upon us! YIPEE....Let's say good bye,bye and c'ya later to that cold, dreary weather and those bad habits you've built up over winter and say HELLO to Spring, summer, better moods, a happier life and of course the warmth.  

What better time of year than spring to clear out, re-organise, re-asses and de-clutter your life and I don't just mean your house, I'm also going to go through some ways to re-organise yourself, your relationships and your body. 

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WellnessBrittany Noonan
HOW TO: Cope with and Manage Travel Anxiety

I struggle with anxiety when it comes to many things. Most of these are triggered by things that make me either feel out of control, when I feel overwhelmed or things that surround my own personal body image.

As you've probably noticed if you've been following along for a while is that I do A LOT of traveling - particularly flying. So, over the years I have learnt many ways to cope and overcome anxiety surrounding travel. Just because you see me traveling a lot it doesn't mean it's not anxiety provoking for me but learning to deal and overcome this is growth and isn't that the aim with our mental health to grow and change to become stronger? 

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WellnessBrittany Noonan

It's one of the most common issues for women and it's not only uncomfortable but can have an impact on your self esteem when you feel so full and bloated constantly.  

As a long term suffered of digestion issues bloating has always been an issue for me.

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WellnessBrittany Noonan
LET'S TALK: Skinny Girl Body Shaming and REAL bodies.

Let's talk skinny girl body shaming and the popular term of being "real"...

This is something I've wanted to talk about for a long time now but never really knew how to put it in words but mainly because I am fearful of backlash as I am a "skinny" girl complaining about body shaming but I feel so strongly about this that I have to try.

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WellnessBrittany Noonan

What is Anxiety and how do I know If I have it?

‘Anxiety’ is the term used to describe excessive fear, stress, worry and nervousness. This is very different to the general type of anxiousness you may feel when you are doing a speech in front of a crowd or attending a job interview. This anxiety interferes with your day to day life, work, social interactions and emotional and physical health. 

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In this article, we will share an experience from the September Baby community by Victorian mum Macca to help us raise awareness of HELLP syndrome.

You may have heard of preeclampsia, an unpredictable pregnancy complication which typically develops in the later stages of pregnancy. It is characterised by high blood pressure and causes  damage to other organs such as the liver and kidneys. But have you heard about HELLP syndrome? HELLP syndrome is a more severe form of preeclampsia and can lead to substantial damage to the mother's internal organs and the health of her blood.

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The first few weeks of being home with your baby was great, wasn’t it?

They would sleep a lot and you could sit back with a cup of tea, enjoying lunch in peace. But now you’re tired all the time and your hair is falling out. During those rare baby naps, you’re taking care of chores instead of taking care of yourself.

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