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Five ways to start practicing mindfulness if you’ve never done it before

Life throws many curveballs, and while we can’t always fully control how we initially feel in situations, we do have the power to choose how to react.

 

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How to minimise the messiness of a co-parenting agreement 

By Elias Tabchouri, principal lawyer at Macquarie Lawyers   If you’ve recently split with your partner or spouse and you want to raise your children collectively and cooperatively, a co-parenting agreement can help.  

 

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Becoming indistractable

We’re giving away a free copy of the book discussed below. Head over to our book review page to enter our competition. Entries close 18th April, 2020.  Recently our group reviewed a book by Nir Eyal, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. It highlighted the many distractions in our lives, such as …

 

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How meditation and mindfulness can change your outlook 

When it seems like everyone needs something from us at home, at work, and in our friendships, it can be easy to get caught up in others’ needs and forget about our own health and wellbeing, and, in particular, our mental health. We often just try to carry on, ignoring our own needs.  We don’t need …

 

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Making the most of the Easter holidays with your kids

Since most of us are currently staying indoors, this Easter holiday period is going to look very different for a lot of families, especially when some of the services and activities we’d normally rely on aren’t available. On the plus side, we now have ample opportunity to spend some much-needed quality time with our kids …

 

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How to work at home with your partner without wanting a divorce

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed our daily lives significantly. From self-isolation and social distancing to wondering if our jobs are secure, it seems like COVID-19 is all anyone can think or talk about. While most businesses are still open, those who can work from home are being encouraged to do so to help limit …

 

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How to focus when it’s hard to stay focused

It’s rare that a single news story holds the attention of people in every country globally at the same moment. Sometimes the Olympics catches the collective eye. So does a royal wedding and news of a disaster. Right now, undeniably, COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has the world riveted.

 

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How to find time for exercise in your working and parenting schedule

Exercising is an important part of staying healthy but when you have work, children, friends, and other commitments to consider, it can be a challenge to find time for it. This challenge can be exacerbated by the fact that many of us consider exercise to be an indulgence. We call it ‘me-time’, which makes us …

 

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Why professional style is important and how to find yours

Most full-time women have a ‘go to’ outfit (or two or three) reserved for certain occasions. For many of us, wearing certain clothes for certain occasions is a deliberate choice.

 

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Having it all. What does that mean?

Can women have it all? How do you balance a career and kids? How do you balance your work and dating life?

 

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Surviving your child’s first day of kindergarten

The first day of kindergarten is a bittersweet parenting experience. Even though that little person walking through the gates hauling an oversized backpack will always be your baby, the first day of kindergarten is a clear milestone that your child is becoming a kid.

 

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Wherever you are, be all there

Distractions are everywhere. Of course, the smartphone is everyone’s favourite villain, with suggestions that we spend too much time staring at screens and not enough time interacting with each other.