Tag Archives: anxiety

Staying the Alert Level 4 Lockdown Course

One of the difficulties of lockdown is staying focused on the collective goal and avoiding stay-at-home fatigue. This occurs after a period of restriction, when we start to get cabin fever and feel tempted to break the rules, even if the virus hasn’t changed and the risk remains the same. During the initial lockdowns, one […]

Keeping Well in Alert Level 4 New Zealand 2021

We are well into our first day back at Alert Level 4 as an entire nation, and I’m watching the 1pm update as new cases are announced and the genomic sequencing points to the variant originating in NSW, Australia.  If you’re feeling anxious, it’s important to understand what stokes your anxiety and what calms it. […]

Appearing on Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors June 30

I’m very pleased to tell you that I’ll be appearing on Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, June 30 (Pacific Time). This is part of the TEDxSantaBarbara community, and I’m looking forward to not only connecting back with this community and Mark Sylvester who will be interviewing, but also with the wider TEDx world. […]

Guest on Selfie Podcast with Kristen Howerton

It was a pleasure to be invited to talk about pandemic mental health with Kristen Howerton on her Selfie podcast. Kristen is a Marriage and Family Therapist, the mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption, and has been blogging at Rage Against the Minivan as a coping skill since 2006. I […]

Covid19 Case Tests Positive After Returning From Wellington: Keeping Safe

While we wait patiently for more information about possible Covid19 transmission in Wellington to be collated, prepared and released, let’s figure out how we can continue to be ready for this scenario as it unfolds, and if it happens again. If your scanning has dropped off – and for the majority, it has – this […]

Front Page of Twizel Update: Speaking on June 28

Yesterday, I had a great chat with the Editor of the Twizel Update, resulting in a front page story of this week’s issue. This is ahead of me visiting Twizel on June 28th to do a public talk in the evening at the Events Centre from 7-8.30pm on COVID-19 and our future from a psychological […]

Invited Speaker on TEDxSantaBarbara’s Making Waves Series

I am so pleased to have been invited to speak LIVE with Mark Sylvester on the “Making Waves” series of conversation with influencers and disruptors at TEDxSantaBarbara. We spoke about a wide range of topics concerning how we can better manage our expectations and mental health as we progress through this coronavirus pandemic. You can watch our conversation […]

Steady now FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited – Please Share!

It’s tricky trying to do what you love and also make a living. And although I’m busy doing what I love, the ‘making a living’ thing is proving to be a quite the challenge to crack. I’ve discovered that I love writing. Not academic writing: I can do it, but I wouldn’t describe my relationship […]

MY NEW BOOK! The Little Book of Sleep is here

I have exciting news! My new book is here and it will help you to SLEEP EASY again. The Little Book of Sleep is a quick read, and absolutely PACKED full of tips. Find out how you’re RUINING your sleep. I know that my sleep was not good – and it was one of the reasons why I wrote this book. […]

Better Safe Than Sorry

The news that the vaccine timetable for those in Group 4 – most of the New Zealand population – has slipped from July to the ‘end of July’ is concerning enough on its own. But now we also see that there is a small outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Melbourne, which authorities are scrambling to […]