Why I’m Grateful for Lockdown

Why I’m Grateful for Lockdown

I arrived in California on 22 March, just as the stay at home orders were issued. I’d managed to secure one of the last flights out of Australia but I didn’t really trust that I’d make it into the States, given how quickly everything seemed to be changing. Also, did I...
What Wellbeing Means And Why It Matters

What Wellbeing Means And Why It Matters

Wellbeing is one of those nebulous terms we hear a lot of in popular culture. So what the hell do we mean by wellbeing? It’s not happiness, that elusive butterfly. Wellbeing goes deeper than that. Wellbeing is when you can trust that your basic physical, mental and...
What I Learned From My Eating Disorders

What I Learned From My Eating Disorders

My eating disorders started during my first semester at university. I’d gained a few pounds the previous year, which I’d spent in the Netherlands as an exchange student. When I returned to Australia I heard a few snide remarks about my weight. They stung.  First, I...
Why I’m Opting For Optimism

Why I’m Opting For Optimism

While conducting research into burnout for my book (briefly, in between the more important tasks of scrolling social media and refining my Amazon cart), I came across an article about learned helplessness and it hit home hard. Learned helplessness is the psychological...
The Impact Of COVID On The Burnout Epidemic

The Impact Of COVID On The Burnout Epidemic

While our society grapples with a global pandemic, it does so against the backdrop of a continually growing burnout epidemic. The immense cost of COVID-19 to the economy translates into job losses, pay cuts and even greater job insecurity across the board, creating a...