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BOOK REVIEW: The Happiness Trap

November 03, 2020 Kate Sweeny

Twelve years ago, when studying for my current career, I made a mistake. I picked up a copy of this book and read on the back-cover blurb: “This book is for everyone!”

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Workplaces to the fore

October 23, 2020 Darrell Croker

With mental ill health now the number one reason for absence from employment, and long-term incapacity, the workplace has become an ideal environment in which to address the issue.

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Deferred time is running out

October 20, 2020 Todd Dagwell

Freezing his mortgage repayments when COVID-19 hit saved Newcastle home-owner John* from “going under”. But the clock is ticking on the deferment period and he fears his finances, and his mental health, are headed over a cliff if he doesn’t find work soon.

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Housing-first fits the bill

October 19, 2020 Sister Myree Harris rsj

The well-established connection between mental ill-health and homelessness is complex, but not insurmountable. Having worked in this area for more than 30 years and using the Josephite charism as a guide, I am convinced a “housing-first” approach offers a solution.

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Baby, what a ride

October 14, 2020 Ashleigh Banks

They say when a woman gives birth, two people are born; the baby and the new mum.

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Debilitating disease can’t break the chain

October 13, 2020 Reverend Christine Sheppard OAM

The fine chain I wear around my neck carries a Jerusalem cross, and two rings – one is my darling husband Warren's wedding ring, and the other is his ring that was blessed when we renewed our marriage vows for our 25th wedding anniversary.

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Mind games play on

October 12, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

The thought of pounding the pavement in the early hours, swimming laps in icy cold ocean baths, or shooting hoops for hours on end, would be enough to send some people into a cold sweat.

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Faith communities provide fulsome answers

October 12, 2020 Rosemary McAllister

How do we live life to the full? Or as Socrates or Aristotle state from a philosopher’s lens, reach eudaimonia? The ancient philosophers agreed that happiness may bring about eudaimonia if life is led with the inclusion of the virtues. This sort of happiness is not intermediate but one that strives for flourishment, and ultimately assists life to be lived to the full.

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