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Yesterday's Lil'iron-moving sesh after my last client has left me sore! #suckitupbuttercup My buddy Ruby needs a walk, especially after the passing thunderstorm. Big ups to @thundershirtcompany for  a great product!!! #yogadoggie #pitbulllove #pitbulls 
Yesterday's Sesh...
Dumbbell Romanian Deadlifts:
60lbs., 10reps for 10sets (w/stability ball crunches between sets, 10reps)....warm up those Hams&Glutes!!!
Goblet Squats:
50lbs., 10reps, 2sets
40lbs., 10reps, 3sets
(w/stability ball crunches between sets, 10reps)...
Dumbbell Bulgarian Split Sqts.
30lbs.,10reps/leg, 3sets
(w/Cable straight-leg Hip Extension; 20lbs., 10reps/leg, between sets for 3sets)😊 #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini #metalchick #dmvpersonaltrainer #ultrarunner #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #rockstar  #lgbt #beastmode #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #lifebeinit

Yesterday's Lil'iron-moving sesh after my last client has left me sore! #suckitupbuttercup My buddy Ruby needs a walk, especially after the passing thunderstorm. Big ups to @thundershirtcompany for a great product!!! #yogadoggie #pitbulllove #pitbulls Yesterday's Sesh... Dumbbell Romanian Deadlifts: 60lbs., 10reps for 10sets (w/stability ball crunches between sets, 10reps)....warm up those Hams&Glutes!!! Goblet Squats: 50lbs., 10reps, 2sets 40lbs., 10reps, 3sets (w/stability ball crunches between sets, 10reps)... Dumbbell Bulgarian Split Sqts. 30lbs.,10reps/leg, 3sets (w/Cable straight-leg Hip Extension; 20lbs., 10reps/leg, between sets for 3sets) #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini #metalchick #dmvpersonaltrainer #ultrarunner #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #rockstar #lgbt #beastmode #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #lifebeinit - 14 hours ago

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Back In The Tropical Thunder Zone Mascarene Islands South West Indian Ocean.  #muacomrades #sunset #tropics #cultures #tribes #islandlife #islandstyle #islandvibe #oceans #peaceonearth #sunworshippers #mascareneislands #indianocean #lifebeinit #getupstandup

Back In The Tropical Thunder Zone Mascarene Islands South West Indian Ocean. #muacomrades #sunset #tropics #cultures #tribes #islandlife #islandstyle #islandvibe #oceans #peaceonearth #sunworshippers #mascareneislands #indianocean #lifebeinit #getupstandup - 22 hours ago

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We smashed it out of the park tonight! Albert Park Sparrows are on 🔥 There’s no i in team!
#justplay #albertpark #lifebeinit

We smashed it out of the park tonight! Albert Park Sparrows are on There’s no i in team! #justplay #albertpark #lifebeinit - 1 day ago

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Big up to all the really genuine good souls at there making opportunities for fun & loving times, Big Ups to the German tennis coach for giving Ruby and I an extra tennis 🎾 
#pitbulls #lifebeinit #pitbullsarelove #trailrunnergirl #getoutside #veganathlete #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #fetch #stayawesome #runhappy #adidasgirl #enduranceathlete #ultrarunner #ultramarathongirl #rockstar #veganpower #runeveryday #sportslover

Big up to all the really genuine good souls at there making opportunities for fun & loving times, Big Ups to the German tennis coach for giving Ruby and I an extra tennis #pitbulls #lifebeinit #pitbullsarelove #trailrunnergirl #getoutside #veganathlete #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #fetch #stayawesome #runhappy #adidasgirl #enduranceathlete #ultrarunner #ultramarathongirl #rockstar #veganpower #runeveryday #sportslover - 2 days ago

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Walking Conversations starts today at NBCS.  Join in for some walking, talking and sharing.  The Conversation starts at 9am.  Meet at the Centre 69 Stuart Russell Street Mundubbera before we set off for some self paced strolling.⠀
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The question is ... are you a whistler or a wheezer??⠀
#lifebeinit  #walkingconversations

Walking Conversations starts today at NBCS. Join in for some walking, talking and sharing. The Conversation starts at 9am. Meet at the Centre 69 Stuart Russell Street Mundubbera before we set off for some self paced strolling.⠀ ⠀ The question is ... are you a whistler or a wheezer??⠀ #lifebeinit #walkingconversations - 2 days ago

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#taylorspoint #trinitybeach #cairns #fnqlife #beachbum #sunshine #sunshinegirl #lifebeinit #queensland #breathe #love #fitnessqueens #active #🧡 #☀ #🌴 #wherethebloodyhellareya

#taylorspoint #trinitybeach #cairns #fnqlife #beachbum #sunshine #sunshinegirl #lifebeinit #queensland #breathe #love #fitnessqueens #active #🧡 # # #wherethebloodyhellareya - 2 days ago

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8.5km in the rain #NepeanRiverRun #RiverRun #SundayFunday #TimeToClearMyHead #LifeBeInIt #Fitness #Fitspo

8.5km in the rain #NepeanRiverRun #RiverRun #SundayFunday #TimeToClearMyHead #LifeBeInIt #Fitness #Fitspo - 3 days ago

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Looks like someone found some waves yesterday! Just jealous I wasn’t there too 😢, thanks for the picture guys! #kawasakilife #jetskifun #lifebeinit #letthegoodtimesroll

Looks like someone found some waves yesterday! Just jealous I wasn’t there too , thanks for the picture guys! #kawasakilife #jetskifun #lifebeinit #letthegoodtimesroll - 3 days ago

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#LifeBeInIt

#LifeBeInIt - 3 days ago

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Getting sorted for departure from White Oak Canyon to the Appalachian Trail for a beautiful 20plus mile jaunt through Prana refueling-Chakra realigning Soul-affirming ridgelines🙏

#movingmeditation "You're never alone or helpless. The Force that guides the stars guides you too."
-Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

#stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini #metalchick #dmvpersonaltrainer #Results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #rockstar  #lgbt #beastmode #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit
#shenandoah

Getting sorted for departure from White Oak Canyon to the Appalachian Trail for a beautiful 20plus mile jaunt through Prana refueling-Chakra realigning Soul-affirming ridgelines #movingmeditation "You're never alone or helpless. The Force that guides the stars guides you too." -Shrii Shrii Anandamurti #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini #metalchick #dmvpersonaltrainer #Results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #rockstar #lgbt #beastmode #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit #shenandoah - 3 days ago

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Today's Runnings; warm-up Ol'Rag Mt. (9.2miles) take a break at Etlan's Country Store (catching up with BBQ Pit master Don), then run White Oak and the Appalachian Trail (27 miles). Testing out the Salomon Sense 2, freakin' love'm!!!
Big Ups to @salomonrunning #salomon 
Y'all stay awesome💋 "You're never alone or helpless. The Force that guides the stars guides you too."
-Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

#stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini #metalchick #dmvpersonaltrainer #Results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #rockstar  #lgbt #beastmode #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit
#ultramarathon

Today's Runnings; warm-up Ol'Rag Mt. (9.2miles) take a break at Etlan's Country Store (catching up with BBQ Pit master Don), then run White Oak and the Appalachian Trail (27 miles). Testing out the Salomon Sense 2, freakin' love'm!!! Big Ups to @salomonrunning #salomon Y'all stay awesome "You're never alone or helpless. The Force that guides the stars guides you too." -Shrii Shrii Anandamurti #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini #metalchick #dmvpersonaltrainer #Results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #rockstar #lgbt #beastmode #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit #ultramarathon - 3 days ago

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When you're ready to go to netball only to realise you still have your slippers on 🤣🙄 #netballlife #netball #epicfail #netballnation #readytogo #slippers #wrongshoes #funny #sillygirl #gameday #playsport #playlikeagirl #instashoes #shoes #dressfail #fluffyshoes #lifebeinit #netballers #fashionista #fashion #slumber

When you're ready to go to netball only to realise you still have your slippers on 🤣🙄 #netballlife #netball #epicfail #netballnation #readytogo #slippers #wrongshoes #funny #sillygirl #gameday #playsport #playlikeagirl #instashoes #shoes #dressfail #fluffyshoes #lifebeinit #netballers #fashionista #fashion #slumber - 3 days ago

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Happy birthday long life noodles requested by birthday hubby. 😍👍🎶🌷🎂🎈🎈🎁 #birthday #noodles #asian #family #marriage #happy #celebration #lifebeinit

Happy birthday long life noodles requested by birthday hubby. #birthday #noodles #asian #family #marriage #happy #celebration #lifebeinit - 3 days ago

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.... and follow your dreams ✨✨
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#positvevibes #wordstoliveby #followyourdreams #positivequotes #lifebeinit

.... and follow your dreams . . . #positvevibes #wordstoliveby #followyourdreams #positivequotes #lifebeinit - 3 days ago

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We were out in the “Wild West” yesterday on a journey of discovery - so much to enjoy in our local backyard #ridebikesbehappy .
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#socialcycling #morningtoncycles #specializedau #rideandseeklife #lifebeinit #bikepath #👌🏼 #outsideisfree #getoutside

We were out in the “Wild West” yesterday on a journey of discovery - so much to enjoy in our local backyard #ridebikesbehappy . . 📸: @miss_cadence . . . #socialcycling #morningtoncycles #specializedau #rideandseeklife #lifebeinit #bikepath #🏼 #outsideisfree #getoutside - 4 days ago

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Sorry we’ve been quiet recently, but we have been working hard and have some exciting news ahead of where you will be able to frequent @van.morton during the week - so stay turned for more details soon. 
But the great news is that you can find us at Oxley College in Burradoo from 8.30am today (Saturday) so come and say hello and grab a nice hot drink.  See you soon.
#vanmorton #coffee #morning #winter #winterwarmers #oxleycollege #bowral #southernhighlands #nsw #australia #burradoo #pietime #rushroastingco #hotchocolate #sport #love #peace #beautiful #chocolate #supportsmallbusiness #local #milk #tea #chocolate #lifebeinit #visitsouthernhighlands #whataday

Sorry we’ve been quiet recently, but we have been working hard and have some exciting news ahead of where you will be able to frequent @van.morton during the week - so stay turned for more details soon. But the great news is that you can find us at Oxley College in Burradoo from 8.30am today (Saturday) so come and say hello and grab a nice hot drink. See you soon. #vanmorton #coffee #morning #winter #winterwarmers #oxleycollege #bowral #southernhighlands #nsw #australia #burradoo #pietime #rushroastingco #hotchocolate #sport #love #peace #beautiful #chocolate #supportsmallbusiness #local #milk #tea #chocolate #lifebeinit #visitsouthernhighlands #whataday - 4 days ago

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@vivaldirestaurantandlounge #vivacious #nightbrunch #lifebeinit #dubairestaurants #dubainightlife #italianbrunch #italiancuisine🇮🇹 #sheratonhotels #gatheringplace #olddubai #getyourculturekick

@vivaldirestaurantandlounge #vivacious #nightbrunch #lifebeinit #dubairestaurants #dubainightlife #italianbrunch #italiancuisine #sheratonhotels #gatheringplace #olddubai #getyourculturekick - 4 days ago

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Reflecting #noosamainbeach#visitnoosa #walkingforhealth #anotherdaydown #life #lifebeinit#earthisbeautiful #visitqld

Reflecting #noosamainbeach #visitnoosa #walkingforhealth #anotherdaydown #life #lifebeinit #earthisbeautiful #visitqld - 4 days ago

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What a great season it has been so far! Check out Deakin Devils strong defence👌🏐.
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#DUNC #geelongbasketballnetballcentre #lifebeinit

What a great season it has been so far! Check out Deakin Devils strong defence🏐. . #DUNC #geelongbasketballnetballcentre #lifebeinit - 5 days ago

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What an ahhmazing Thursday! Started correct with training my supah-dupah clients, in-between clients stopped at one of my favorite stores @rei (the other fav is @runpacers) to look more seriously at the @salomonrunning trail running shoes, then a power nap during the passing storm and now off to run a slow shake-off in this beautiful evening...#bliss #happylife #lifebeinit 
Y'all stay awesome💋

#trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #veganathlete #salomonrunning #rockstarrunner #beastmode #dmvpersonaltrainer #trails #runnerslife #appalachiantrail #shenandoahnationalpark #shenanigans

What an ahhmazing Thursday! Started correct with training my supah-dupah clients, in-between clients stopped at one of my favorite stores @rei (the other fav is @runpacers ) to look more seriously at the @salomonrunning trail running shoes, then a power nap during the passing storm and now off to run a slow shake-off in this beautiful evening...#bliss #happylife #lifebeinit Y'all stay awesome #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #veganathlete #salomonrunning #rockstarrunner #beastmode #dmvpersonaltrainer #trails #runnerslife #appalachiantrail #shenandoahnationalpark #shenanigans - 5 days ago

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Get together your team of 4 to participate in the Life Be In It Tug of War Challenge at this year’s SSKB Wheel & Walk Fun Run and Community Day 🙌🙌 Enter your team and progress to the Life Be In It Tug of War finals!
All ages and all abilities.

The Life Be In It Tug of War Challenge – from 8.30am, Sunday 21st July 2019, Orleigh Park, 6 Hill End Terrace, West End.

Register for the SSKB Wheel & Walk at www.wheelandwalk.com.au (link in bio line)

#funworks #lifebeinit #wheelandwalk #celebratingallabilities

Get together your team of 4 to participate in the Life Be In It Tug of War Challenge at this year’s SSKB Wheel & Walk Fun Run and Community Day Enter your team and progress to the Life Be In It Tug of War finals! All ages and all abilities. The Life Be In It Tug of War Challenge – from 8.30am, Sunday 21st July 2019, Orleigh Park, 6 Hill End Terrace, West End. Register for the SSKB Wheel & Walk at www.wheelandwalk.com.au (link in bio line) #funworks #lifebeinit #wheelandwalk #celebratingallabilities - 5 days ago

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Last nights gym session was hard!!!! But doing it all again tonight!!!! @f45_training_moorooka 
I’m a little sore but the toilet squat doesn’t normally hit me until the second day!!! A HUGE inspiration at the moment is @simone_anderson #womenempowerment .
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#fit #fitnessmotivation #healthylifestyle #healthfirst #letsdothis #getfit #plussizeworkout #curvygirl #curvyfitgirl #motivation #getfit #lifebeinit #lornajaneactive #lornajane

Last nights gym session was hard!!!! But doing it all again tonight!!!! @f45_training_moorooka I’m a little sore but the toilet squat doesn’t normally hit me until the second day!!! A HUGE inspiration at the moment is @simone_anderson #womenempowerment . . . . #fit #fitnessmotivation #healthylifestyle #healthfirst #letsdothis #getfit #plussizeworkout #curvygirl #curvyfitgirl #motivation #getfit #lifebeinit #lornajaneactive #lornajane - 5 days ago

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8.9 miles in and up the BlueRidge & Appalachian trail, pushing on to were really messed up this past winter... #correctingwrongs lol

Y'all stay awesome💋

#stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini #metalchick #dmvpersonaltrainer #Results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #rockstar  #lgbt #beastmode #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit
#runhappy

8.9 miles in and up the BlueRidge & Appalachian trail, pushing on to were really messed up this past winter... #correctingwrongs lol Y'all stay awesome #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini #metalchick #dmvpersonaltrainer #Results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #rockstar #lgbt #beastmode #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit #runhappy - 6 days ago

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Happy Wonderful Wednesday!!! It's a great one out here in the country🙏#thankful #countryroad #trailrunnergirl 
#veganathlete #adidasgirl #enduranceathlete #whiteoakcanyon #appalachiantrailva #getoutside #lifebeinit #runhappy #runeverywhere #calmthemind #movingmeditation #manifest

Happy Wonderful Wednesday!!! It's a great one out here in the country#thankful #countryroad #trailrunnergirl #veganathlete #adidasgirl #enduranceathlete #whiteoakcanyon #appalachiantrailva #getoutside #lifebeinit #runhappy #runeverywhere #calmthemind #movingmeditation #manifest - 6 days ago

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Day 163. I did everything but ski on my weekend at the snow. Even on holidays, I'm a weirdo... I mean, unconventional 😎
#embraceyouruniqueness #notliketheothers

Day 163. I did everything but ski on my weekend at the snow. Even on holidays, I'm a weirdo... I mean, unconventional 😎 #embraceyouruniqueness #notliketheothers - 6 days ago

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#girlswithguns #fit #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgirl #fitzroyisland #fitzroyislandsummit #lifebeinit #fnqlife #cairnsaustralia #local #dayoff #happyness #sunshine #love #🧡 #goodmorning #🏆

#girlswithguns #fit #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgirl #fitzroyisland #fitzroyislandsummit #lifebeinit #fnqlife #cairnsaustralia #local #dayoff #happyness #sunshine #love #🧡 #goodmorning # - 7 days ago

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Big ups to the Stars, the Movers, the Shakers and All the Beastmode peeps of the land!

Wishing all an ahhhmazing Tuesday💋

#mountainsarecalling #trailrunnergirl #veganathlete #plantfueled #runnerslife #runeverywhere #runeveryday #blueridgemountains #shenandoahnationalpark #stayawesome #lifebeinit #dmvpersonaltrainer #beastmode #adidasgirl #enduranceathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini

Big ups to the Stars, the Movers, the Shakers and All the Beastmode peeps of the land! Wishing all an ahhhmazing Tuesday #mountainsarecalling #trailrunnergirl #veganathlete #plantfueled #runnerslife #runeverywhere #runeveryday #blueridgemountains #shenandoahnationalpark #stayawesome #lifebeinit #dmvpersonaltrainer #beastmode #adidasgirl #enduranceathlete #veganathlete #veganyogini - 7 days ago

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LONELINESS AND DISCONNECTION

Loneliness is a state of disconnection and it can occur at any time - in the middle of a social interaction, in a family, on your own or being around others who are not mindfully engaged.

In this state of disconnection, unpleasant feelings and thoughts arise and we call this loneliness.  Our reality in this moment is a yearning for connection, feelings of sadness, sometimes resentment or frustration.  Our loneliness is a signal of our disconnection and a reminder that you value connection.

If you recognise this feeling of disconnection and notice an urge to change this situation, then action is necessary to reconnect.  At any time, you can chose to create connections with nature, other people, our work, our hobbies, sport, religion, or anything that is realistically available to you.

Source: "The Reality Slap"  by Dr Russ Harris
Photo:  silent sunrise at Goolma while Camping in 2017.

June Gay, Psychologist  @travelpsychology #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #loneliness #lonelinessthoughts✨ #beatloneliness #lonely #feelingisolated #feelinglonely #disconnected #bethechangeyouwanttosee #facingyourfeelings #instapsychology #instalonely #feelingalone #lifesatisfaction #reconnectwithnature #reconnectwithfriends #reconnectwithyourself #balancedlife #reconnectwitholdfriends #lifebeinit #stepoutofyourcomfortzone

LONELINESS AND DISCONNECTION Loneliness is a state of disconnection and it can occur at any time - in the middle of a social interaction, in a family, on your own or being around others who are not mindfully engaged. In this state of disconnection, unpleasant feelings and thoughts arise and we call this loneliness. Our reality in this moment is a yearning for connection, feelings of sadness, sometimes resentment or frustration. Our loneliness is a signal of our disconnection and a reminder that you value connection. If you recognise this feeling of disconnection and notice an urge to change this situation, then action is necessary to reconnect. At any time, you can chose to create connections with nature, other people, our work, our hobbies, sport, religion, or anything that is realistically available to you. Source: "The Reality Slap" by Dr Russ Harris Photo: silent sunrise at Goolma while Camping in 2017. June Gay, Psychologist @travelpsychology #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #loneliness #lonelinessthoughts #beatloneliness #lonely #feelingisolated #feelinglonely #disconnected #bethechangeyouwanttosee #facingyourfeelings #instapsychology #instalonely #feelingalone #lifesatisfaction #reconnectwithnature #reconnectwithfriends #reconnectwithyourself #balancedlife #reconnectwitholdfriends #lifebeinit #stepoutofyourcomfortzone - 7 days ago

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She tries sooooo hard to communicate with me, love her!

Messy room, a lil'punchie & gigglie (woke at 4AM to get to my 1st client of the morn) and then this little girl, lol. 
We've been putting in some fast n'good miles...she is so incredibly happy when we go for these long walks w/sprints!!! Can deny her her freedom so we venture out, and yet everything gets accomplished that needs to be accomplished, Hakuna Matada!!! #hakunamatata #lifebeinit #stayawesome #runhappy #pitbulllove #bffs #troublemaker #adidasgirl #bmwgirl #trailrunnergirl #veganathlete #veganyogini #adidasadizero #dmvpersonaltrainer #badass #beastmode

She tries sooooo hard to communicate with me, love her! Messy room, a lil'punchie & gigglie (woke at 4AM to get to my 1st client of the morn) and then this little girl, lol. We've been putting in some fast n'good miles...she is so incredibly happy when we go for these long walks w/sprints!!! Can deny her her freedom so we venture out, and yet everything gets accomplished that needs to be accomplished, Hakuna Matada!!! #hakunamatata #lifebeinit #stayawesome #runhappy #pitbulllove #bffs #troublemaker #adidasgirl #bmwgirl #trailrunnergirl #veganathlete #veganyogini #adidasadizero #dmvpersonaltrainer #badass #beastmode - 8 days ago

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Did some African drumming and singing with Damo and Sako from @thegroove1 at Peak Fest. Nice way to warm up and loosen up. Pictured here with Damo.

Did some African drumming and singing with Damo and Sako from @thegroove1 at Peak Fest. Nice way to warm up and loosen up. Pictured here with Damo. - 8 days ago

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Day 161. Feeling exhalted and exhausted after an epic long weekend at @peakfestival ❄ A week ago today, I messaged asking if they needed anyone to MC at the festival. I expected them to say no. But they said yes, we need you ❄ I had no snow clothes and no way of getting down to Perisher by Friday night. But it all came together, as often happens when you say yes to life ❄ I borrowed a couple of things from friends, found a lift on a ride share site and was off to see Australian snow for the first time ❄ The weather was perfect and I snapped this stunning photo of the view outside my window when I awoke on Saturday morning ❄ Sometimes things fall into place nicely. This was one of those times ❄❄❄ PS. I've been posting lots of photos and videos of Peak Festival performers on my @vitamin_dee_radio page, so go there to  check out some of the talented musos I got to see and work with #lifebeinit

Day 161. Feeling exhalted and exhausted after an epic long weekend at @peakfestival A week ago today, I messaged asking if they needed anyone to MC at the festival. I expected them to say no. But they said yes, we need you I had no snow clothes and no way of getting down to Perisher by Friday night. But it all came together, as often happens when you say yes to life I borrowed a couple of things from friends, found a lift on a ride share site and was off to see Australian snow for the first time The weather was perfect and I snapped this stunning photo of the view outside my window when I awoke on Saturday morning Sometimes things fall into place nicely. This was one of those times PS. I've been posting lots of photos and videos of Peak Festival performers on my @vitamin_dee_radio page, so go there to check out some of the talented musos I got to see and work with #lifebeinit - 8 days ago

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How many of us have lately taken the time out to look at the sky; marvel at the clouds; smell the flowers; or smelt the fresh scent of rain; bought a stranger a cup of tea or coffee; given our time to help another; or just taken time out to sit and watch people rush hither and tither; said "I love you"; smiled at a complete stranger; joined in with kids from the street to play a game?
Sadly, I would have to say....not many.
It's sad....
Anthony T.Hincks
#clouds #lifequotes #lifebeinit #participation #sky #smelltheroses #slowdown

How many of us have lately taken the time out to look at the sky; marvel at the clouds; smell the flowers; or smelt the fresh scent of rain; bought a stranger a cup of tea or coffee; given our time to help another; or just taken time out to sit and watch people rush hither and tither; said "I love you"; smiled at a complete stranger; joined in with kids from the street to play a game? Sadly, I would have to say....not many. It's sad.... Anthony T.Hincks #clouds #lifequotes #lifebeinit #participation #sky #smelltheroses #slowdown - 8 days ago

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Just under a 12km walk with two of my favourite loves ❤ beautiful day and gorgeous night for Life, Be in it 👌🏻 #queensbirthday #theentrance #theentrancensw #centralcoastnsw #nswaustralia #nsw #walk #exercise #children #mumlife #mynursingjourney #mymummyjourney #beautifulday #beautifulnight #love #blessed #lifeisgood #lifebeinit #happy #mummy

Just under a 12km walk with two of my favourite loves beautiful day and gorgeous night for Life, Be in it 🏻 #queensbirthday #theentrance #theentrancensw #centralcoastnsw #nswaustralia #nsw #walk #exercise #children #mumlife #mynursingjourney #mymummyjourney #beautifulday #beautifulnight #love #blessed #lifeisgood #lifebeinit #happy #mummy - 8 days ago

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It’s been a HUGE long weekend. Wollombi Tavern Says thanks for all your Patronage. 🙌 
#wollombitavern #drjurdsjunglejuice #longweekendlove #publife🍻 #getawayoften #campingunderthestars #freecampingaustralia #livemusic🎶 #marketdays2019 #huntervalleyweekender #herestothegoodlife #wollombi #wollombilove #loveitliveitownit #lifebeinit #campinglifegoodlife #premiumcountrypubs #destinationwollombitavern #relaxatwollombitavern

It’s been a HUGE long weekend. Wollombi Tavern Says thanks for all your Patronage. #wollombitavern #drjurdsjunglejuice #longweekendlove #publife #getawayoften #campingunderthestars #freecampingaustralia #livemusic #marketdays2019 #huntervalleyweekender #herestothegoodlife #wollombi #wollombilove #loveitliveitownit #lifebeinit #campinglifegoodlife #premiumcountrypubs #destinationwollombitavern #relaxatwollombitavern - 8 days ago

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Morning Sunrise Special Tranquil Moments when Nature Awakes.  #sunrise #shineonyoucrazydiamond #cloudpaterns #muacomrades #lifebeinit #dawnawakes #oceansunrise #harmony #peaceonearth

Morning Sunrise Special Tranquil Moments when Nature Awakes. #sunrise #shineonyoucrazydiamond #cloudpaterns #muacomrades #lifebeinit #dawnawakes #oceansunrise #harmony #peaceonearth - 8 days ago

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The goal was to run 10km. It was achieved. Getting better, but geez I get sweaty. #battler #runboyrun #lifebeinit #ireallydidbreakmybikeyesterday

The goal was to run 10km. It was achieved. Getting better, but geez I get sweaty. #battler #runboyrun #lifebeinit #ireallydidbreakmybikeyesterday - 8 days ago

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#deejay #mckeich #lifebeinit #olderandwiser #singlelife #safetybay #lovelife #nightout

#deejay #mckeich #lifebeinit #olderandwiser #singlelife #safetybay #lovelife #nightout - 9 days ago

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Winter is coming. But that’s no excuse. #sup #standuppaddle #sunnykingsup #sunnyking #roxy #themadhueys #paddleboarding #inflatablesup #inflatablesupboard #beach #sunshine #supsurf #suplife #suplifestyle #suplife4me #islandgirl #islandlife #saltsandsea #vitaminsea #vitaminsea🌊 #beactive #outdoors #lifebeinit

Winter is coming. But that’s no excuse. #sup #standuppaddle #sunnykingsup #sunnyking #roxy #themadhueys #paddleboarding #inflatablesup #inflatablesupboard #beach #sunshine #supsurf #suplife #suplifestyle #suplife4me #islandgirl #islandlife #saltsandsea #vitaminsea #vitaminsea #beactive #outdoors #lifebeinit - 9 days ago

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#happytrails #happytails #iwillfollow #walkies #doglove #doglovers #werefriends #doggoals #dogtime #bordercollie #jackrussell #mygirlwillowandco #sundayfunday #lifebeinit #twodogs #twodogsarebetterthanone #welovedogs

If you walk away, I will follow . . . #happytrails #happytails #iwillfollow #walkies #doglove #doglovers #werefriends #doggoals #dogtime #bordercollie #jackrussell #mygirlwillowandco #sundayfunday #lifebeinit #twodogs #twodogsarebetterthanone #welovedogs - 9 days ago

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3 - Day 3, not sure how I am managing a smile. Smile Sunday? Just pushed myself to find mojo at 7.30am on a Sunday morning. Has been quite a few weeks since I have trained 3 days in a row. Remember baby steps, as long as your moving and moving forward. What am I training for? I am training for LIFE! We all have a use by date. Love and live life! #lifebeinit

3 - Day 3, not sure how I am managing a smile. Smile Sunday? Just pushed myself to find mojo at 7.30am on a Sunday morning. Has been quite a few weeks since I have trained 3 days in a row. Remember baby steps, as long as your moving and moving forward. What am I training for? I am training for LIFE! We all have a use by date. Love and live life! #lifebeinit - 10 days ago

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I did find yesterday’s run in Bowen, North Queensland to be quite a challenge-so it was rewarding to see that I had snaffled the age record. #parkrunuk #perkinsinstitute #perthrunningfestival #prfchampion2019 #parkrunau #bowenparkrun #woodbridgeriversideparkrun #saturdayisparkrunday #loveparkrun #runchat #perkinsinstitute #lifebeinit #parkruntourist #doitwhileyoucan #runningforfun #healthiswealth #justfuckingdoit #runnersofinstagram #oldbutfit #holidaysandrunning #olderfitterstronger #australianinstarunners

I did find yesterday’s run in Bowen, North Queensland to be quite a challenge-so it was rewarding to see that I had snaffled the age record. #parkrunuk #perkinsinstitute #perthrunningfestival #prfchampion2019 #parkrunau #bowenparkrun #woodbridgeriversideparkrun #saturdayisparkrunday #loveparkrun #runchat #perkinsinstitute #lifebeinit #parkruntourist #doitwhileyoucan #runningforfun #healthiswealth #justfuckingdoit #runnersofinstagram #oldbutfit #holidaysandrunning #olderfitterstronger #australianinstarunners - 10 days ago

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Boom🌸 as in a flower-power "boom"! Using my hippie-cosmic flower power for good today, but Mr.Special is my kryptonite😠, lol. 
Hope all is going brilliantly you into this awesome weekend! 
Love y'all💋 "You're never alone or helpless. The Force that guides the stars guides you too."
-Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

#stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #hippiechick #veganathlete #veganyogini #adidasgirl #dmvpersonaltrainer #results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #cosmicconnection #saturdayvibes #lgbt #happypride #rocknrolla #gypsysoul #athlete #lifebeinit #fifawomensworldcup

Boom as in a flower-power "boom"! Using my hippie-cosmic flower power for good today, but Mr.Special is my kryptonite, lol. Hope all is going brilliantly you into this awesome weekend! Love y'all "You're never alone or helpless. The Force that guides the stars guides you too." -Shrii Shrii Anandamurti #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #hippiechick #veganathlete #veganyogini #adidasgirl #dmvpersonaltrainer #results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #plantbasednutrition #holistictraining #cosmicconnection #saturdayvibes #lgbt #happypride #rocknrolla #gypsysoul #athlete #lifebeinit #fifawomensworldcup - 10 days ago

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Our company throws the absolute most sickest AFTER party's who's coming to Vegas with me ??? .... #lifeinsurance #singlegirl #momlifebelike #hothothot #hotgrandma #kobebryant #vet #armyvet #armyveteran 
#lifeisshort #lifebeinit #food #fun #gamechanger #basketball #wealth #legacy 
#couplesgoals #familybusiness #primerica #transamerica #worldfinancialgroup #lifeisgreat

Our company throws the absolute most sickest AFTER party's who's coming to Vegas with me ??? .... #lifeinsurance #singlegirl #momlifebelike #hothothot #hotgrandma #kobebryant #vet #armyvet #armyveteran #lifeisshort #lifebeinit #food #fun #gamechanger #basketball #wealth #legacy #couplesgoals #familybusiness #primerica #transamerica #worldfinancialgroup #lifeisgreat - 10 days ago

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All is good, lol....it's all just a ride through the cosmos, I'm just happy and thankful that I'm here. 
Namastë you beautiful creatures💋 "I hope to never die before I’m dead." #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #adidasgirl #veganyogini #veganathlete #dmvpersonaltrainer #results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #PlantBasedNutrition #holistictraining #cosmicgiggle #bodytransformation #lgbt #tattooedvegan #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit

All is good, lol....it's all just a ride through the cosmos, I'm just happy and thankful that I'm here. Namastë you beautiful creatures "I hope to never die before I’m dead." #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #physiqueathlete #adidasgirl #veganyogini #veganathlete #dmvpersonaltrainer #results #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #PlantBasedNutrition #holistictraining #cosmicgiggle #bodytransformation #lgbt #tattooedvegan #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit - 10 days ago

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@thelyrical popped into festival HQ at the end of their gig to serenade the hard working @peakfestival staff. Such a special moment of unexpected kindness. Thanks Tuan and Karl 💕

@thelyrical popped into festival HQ at the end of their gig to serenade the hard working @peakfestival staff. Such a special moment of unexpected kindness. Thanks Tuan and Karl - 10 days ago

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Happy Saturn's Eve to all fellow heathens and witches!

Stay awesome💋, "I hope to never die before I’m dead." #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #trailrunnergirl #veganathlete #veganyogini #dmvpersonaltrainer #adidasadizeroadios #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #beastmode #holistictraining #cosmicconnection #bodytransformation #lgbt #tattooedvegan #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit #pitbull_love

Happy Saturn's Eve to all fellow heathens and witches! Stay awesome, "I hope to never die before I’m dead." #stayawesome #tattooedyogini #enduranceathlete #trailrunnergirl #veganathlete #veganyogini #dmvpersonaltrainer #adidasadizeroadios #trailrunnergirl #plantfueled #beastmode #holistictraining #cosmicconnection #bodytransformation #lgbt #tattooedvegan #rocknrolla #soulsurfer #athlete #lifebeinit #pitbull_love - 11 days ago

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A bit of Saturday morning sport. #lifebeinit

A bit of Saturday morning sport. #lifebeinit - 11 days ago

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this is today's session for the preschool and kindy room. we had an amazing time with the group and are so excited to be seeing great results from our programs. 
#healthychildren #lifebeinit.

this is today's session for the preschool and kindy room. we had an amazing time with the group and are so excited to be seeing great results from our programs. #healthychildren #lifebeinit . - 11 days ago

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LIFE BE IN IT -- “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Adventure on Whakaari Island, an active stratovolcano, situated 48 km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is New Zealand's most active cone volcano, and has been built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years. 
We braved the rough boat trip to the island, and it was worth it.  Super smelly, we were outfitted with gas masks, because sulphuric acid can damage your lungs, and a hard hat.  This just added to the drama of the steaming streams, roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams and the amazing lake of steaming acid.  The vivid hues of yellow and orange resulting from the abundant sulphur on the island make it a photographer’s dream.  Very educational and fascinating place to visit.

Travel is the best classroom for children, creating knowledge and memories that stay with them for the rest of their lives.

June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #travelinwild #travelinspiration #lifebeinit #comfortzonechallenge #lifeisanadventure #adventuretime #travelwithkids #sulphur #holidaywithkids #purposedrivenlife #inspiredbynature #lifestooshort #experiencelife #joyoftravel #dailyparenting #raisingkids #consciousparenting #parentinggoals #traveleducation #lifeeducation #kidsunplugged #unpluggedlife #livingourbestlife  #celebrate_childhood #celebratelife #lifebeinit #maketheuncomfortablecomfortable #lifesatisfaction #appreciation
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LIFE BE IN IT -- “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt Adventure on Whakaari Island, an active stratovolcano, situated 48 km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is New Zealand's most active cone volcano, and has been built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years. We braved the rough boat trip to the island, and it was worth it. Super smelly, we were outfitted with gas masks, because sulphuric acid can damage your lungs, and a hard hat. This just added to the drama of the steaming streams, roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams and the amazing lake of steaming acid. The vivid hues of yellow and orange resulting from the abundant sulphur on the island make it a photographer’s dream. Very educational and fascinating place to visit. Travel is the best classroom for children, creating knowledge and memories that stay with them for the rest of their lives. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #travelinwild #travelinspiration #lifebeinit #comfortzonechallenge #lifeisanadventure #adventuretime #travelwithkids #sulphur #holidaywithkids #purposedrivenlife #inspiredbynature #lifestooshort #experiencelife #joyoftravel #dailyparenting #raisingkids #consciousparenting #parentinggoals #traveleducation #lifeeducation #kidsunplugged #unpluggedlife #livingourbestlife #celebrate_childhood #celebratelife #lifebeinit #maketheuncomfortablecomfortable #lifesatisfaction #appreciation ***Please do not repost without permission *** - 15 days ago

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✔ BUCKET LIST ✔

Being in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt and being surrounded by ancient tombs was a special experience.  We were able to climb down into two tombs, with walls covered in splendid colourful hieroglyphics.  Despite the crowds, it was easy to imagine myself as an archaeologist discovering these wondrous places. 
A life goal fulfilled.

June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #traveinspiration #bucketlist
#bucketlist✅ #travelphotography #familyadventures #livinglifehappy #egyptphotography #egyptshots #worldnomads #worldwecapture #livelifetothefullest #fulfillment #lifeenrichment #specialmoment #special_shots #lifesatisfaction #lifegoals #lifebeinit #adventures #tripofwonders #familytravel #valleyofthekings #tutankhamun #happymoments #lifeisbeautiful #lifeistooshort
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BUCKET LIST Being in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt and being surrounded by ancient tombs was a special experience. We were able to climb down into two tombs, with walls covered in splendid colourful hieroglyphics. Despite the crowds, it was easy to imagine myself as an archaeologist discovering these wondrous places. A life goal fulfilled. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #traveinspiration #bucketlist #bucketlist #travelphotography #familyadventures #livinglifehappy #egyptphotography #egyptshots #worldnomads #worldwecapture #livelifetothefullest #fulfillment #lifeenrichment #specialmoment #special_shots #lifesatisfaction #lifegoals #lifebeinit #adventures #tripofwonders #familytravel #valleyofthekings #tutankhamun #happymoments #lifeisbeautiful #lifeistooshort **Please do not repost without permission ** - 25 days ago

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CELEBRATE LIFE -- "Pursuit of contentment is not the pursuit of an elusive tomorrow; it is the celebration of today. In that, it is the pursuit to end all pursuits." -- Majid Kazmi.

Photo: A joyful woman laughing her way around a Fair inspired a post on celebrating life.

June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologytips #mentalhealthresource #celebratelife #celebrationoflife #lifebeinit #lifesatisfaction #positivethinking #enjoylife #lifeisgood #lifecoach #inthemoment #havefun #consciousliving #positiveliving #optimism #livingourbestlife #livinglifetothefullest #mindfulliving #hereandnow #eclectic_shotz #lifeistooshorttobeunhappy #lifeisgood #lifeisbeautiful #lifegoals #happymood #dontworrybehappy
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CELEBRATE LIFE -- "Pursuit of contentment is not the pursuit of an elusive tomorrow; it is the celebration of today. In that, it is the pursuit to end all pursuits." -- Majid Kazmi. Photo: A joyful woman laughing her way around a Fair inspired a post on celebrating life. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologytips #mentalhealthresource #celebratelife #celebrationoflife #lifebeinit #lifesatisfaction #positivethinking #enjoylife #lifeisgood #lifecoach #inthemoment #havefun #consciousliving #positiveliving #optimism #livingourbestlife #livinglifetothefullest #mindfulliving #hereandnow #eclectic_shotz #lifeistooshorttobeunhappy #lifeisgood #lifeisbeautiful #lifegoals #happymood #dontworrybehappy **Please do not repost without permission ** - 1 month ago

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BALANCED CHILDHOOD -- “There is nothing wrong with technology. It's a gift! I don't think we should keep our kids away from the modern conveniences of our time, but I do believe it's time to regain some balance. Children can benefit from technology, but they need nature. Let them have their video games and Internet, but make sure they are getting equal amounts of mud, dirt, sticks, puddles, free play and imagination.” ― Brooke Hampton

Photo: brushing and trimming the horses on a recent camping trip was a memorable family experience.

June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #childhoodunplugged #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodmemories #childhood #parentingdoneright #parenting #parentingtodaysteens #parentingishard #parentingtips #kidsmatter #modernparenting #parentingteens #parentinggoals #dailyparenting #instaparenting #emotioncoaching #connectwithnature #consciousparenting #mindfulparenting #positiveparenting #rolemodelling #balancedlife #lifebalance #lifebeinit #livelifetothefullest #raisingawildchild #travelinwild #allkindsofnature
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BALANCED CHILDHOOD -- “There is nothing wrong with technology. It's a gift! I don't think we should keep our kids away from the modern conveniences of our time, but I do believe it's time to regain some balance. Children can benefit from technology, but they need nature. Let them have their video games and Internet, but make sure they are getting equal amounts of mud, dirt, sticks, puddles, free play and imagination.” ― Brooke Hampton Photo: brushing and trimming the horses on a recent camping trip was a memorable family experience. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #childhoodunplugged #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodmemories #childhood #parentingdoneright #parenting #parentingtodaysteens #parentingishard #parentingtips #kidsmatter #modernparenting #parentingteens #parentinggoals #dailyparenting #instaparenting #emotioncoaching #connectwithnature #consciousparenting #mindfulparenting #positiveparenting #rolemodelling #balancedlife #lifebalance #lifebeinit #livelifetothefullest #raisingawildchild #travelinwild #allkindsofnature **Please do not repost without permission ** - 2 months ago

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LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST

These surfers continued to surf until the last ray of light left the sky.  Capturing every wave with energy and enthusiasm.  I admired their passion, mindfulness and enjoyed hearing their laughter.  When the sky darkened, they quietly left the surf and went home.

Connecting to nature and doing activities that bring you pleasure are correlated to improved mood and life satisfaction.  Something to think about.

June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #mentalhealth #lifesatisfaction #appreciation #mindfulnessphotography #mindfulness #livingourbestlife #livinginthemoment #livinglife #livinglifehappy #optoutside #positiveattitude #positivemood #balancedlife #psychologyandmore #instapsychology #naturenurtures #appreciatelife #behappy #lifebeinit #lifebalance #livinglifetothefullest #livingmybestlife #psychologytip #mentalhealtheducation
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LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST These surfers continued to surf until the last ray of light left the sky. Capturing every wave with energy and enthusiasm. I admired their passion, mindfulness and enjoyed hearing their laughter. When the sky darkened, they quietly left the surf and went home. Connecting to nature and doing activities that bring you pleasure are correlated to improved mood and life satisfaction. Something to think about. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #mentalhealth #lifesatisfaction #appreciation #mindfulnessphotography #mindfulness #livingourbestlife #livinginthemoment #livinglife #livinglifehappy #optoutside #positiveattitude #positivemood #balancedlife #psychologyandmore #instapsychology #naturenurtures #appreciatelife #behappy #lifebeinit #lifebalance #livinglifetothefullest #livingmybestlife #psychologytip #mentalhealtheducation **Please do not repost without permission ** - 2 months ago

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BE KIND TO YOURSELF

Compassion and kindness are not feelings, they are actions. Acting with compassion to self & others means acting in a caring & loving way.  If you are ready to commit to such actions, it can be helpful to write it down, or share it with a person who cares about you.

Take time to nurture yourself, rather than sacrificing your wellbeing by allowing stress, anxiety or depression to lead your choices.  Commit to being kind to yourself and respectful of your need to self care appropriately.  Be as kind to yourself as you probably are to others.

Each is us is ultimately responsible for attending to our health and wellbeing.

June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology  #psychologydemystified #mentalhealthresource #mentalhealth #selfcarematters #stressrelief #stressmanagement #stressreliever #selfcarethreads #balancedlife #naturenurtures #natureinspired #simpleliving #youmatter #wellbeing #psychologytips #lifebeinit #lifesatisfaction #appreciation #positivepsychology #mindfulness #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #bemindful #copingstrategies #emotionalhealth #emotionalregulation #selfhelp #anxietyrelief #depressionandanxiety #depressionhelp #selfhelp #mentalhealthblogger **Please do not repost without permission **

BE KIND TO YOURSELF Compassion and kindness are not feelings, they are actions. Acting with compassion to self & others means acting in a caring & loving way. If you are ready to commit to such actions, it can be helpful to write it down, or share it with a person who cares about you. Take time to nurture yourself, rather than sacrificing your wellbeing by allowing stress, anxiety or depression to lead your choices. Commit to being kind to yourself and respectful of your need to self care appropriately. Be as kind to yourself as you probably are to others. Each is us is ultimately responsible for attending to our health and wellbeing. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologydemystified #mentalhealthresource #mentalhealth #selfcarematters #stressrelief #stressmanagement #stressreliever #selfcarethreads #balancedlife #naturenurtures #natureinspired #simpleliving #youmatter #wellbeing #psychologytips #lifebeinit #lifesatisfaction #appreciation #positivepsychology #mindfulness #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #bemindful #copingstrategies #emotionalhealth #emotionalregulation #selfhelp #anxietyrelief #depressionandanxiety #depressionhelp #selfhelp #mentalhealthblogger **Please do not repost without permission ** - 2 months ago

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PLEASANT ACTIVITIES & MOOD

When mood is low, there is often an associated reduction in the level of pleasant activities.  During therapy, a common homework task is for stressed, anxious or depressed clients to increase their level of pleasant activities on a daily basis.  This commitment to increasing pleasant activities usually leads to improved mood, reduced avoidance and symptom reduction.

June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified  #qualitytimetogether #selfcaretip #selfcarematters #selfcarecoach #qualitytimewithfamily #pleasantactivities #psychologytips #mentalhealthsupport #wellbeingcoach #stressreduction #depressionhelp #anxietytreatment #anxietymanagement #anxietyawareness #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthadvice #mentalhealth #psychologyfacts #copingskills #copingstrategies #emotionalhealth #emotionalregulation #selfhelp #enjoylife #lifebeinit **Please do not repost without permission **

PLEASANT ACTIVITIES & MOOD When mood is low, there is often an associated reduction in the level of pleasant activities. During therapy, a common homework task is for stressed, anxious or depressed clients to increase their level of pleasant activities on a daily basis. This commitment to increasing pleasant activities usually leads to improved mood, reduced avoidance and symptom reduction. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #qualitytimetogether #selfcaretip #selfcarematters #selfcarecoach #qualitytimewithfamily #pleasantactivities #psychologytips #mentalhealthsupport #wellbeingcoach #stressreduction #depressionhelp #anxietytreatment #anxietymanagement #anxietyawareness #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthadvice #mentalhealth #psychologyfacts #copingskills #copingstrategies #emotionalhealth #emotionalregulation #selfhelp #enjoylife #lifebeinit **Please do not repost without permission ** - 2 months ago

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QUALITY TIME - "Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing." - Jim Rohn.

Quality time is about being available to the people that matter.  It’s about being present in a moment whether it be a few minutes or for multiple hours. The time is not what is important. It is how you spend that time that counts.

Positive and warm relationships in a young person’s life are essential.  When a child/teen perceives that the adults in his life are truly invested in their well-being and interested in their experiences, they are often more willing to share and be open to adult guidance. 
Romantic relationships and friendships also flourish with mindful attention and authentic engagement.  It is easy to become triangulated with other things -  work, housework, sport, hobbies - at the cost of personal relationships.  Finding balance and investing in quality time benefits all recipients and increases intimacy and connection.

Something to think about. 
Photo: picnic on a beautiful autumn day, March 2019.

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QUALITY TIME - "Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing." - Jim Rohn. Quality time is about being available to the people that matter. It’s about being present in a moment whether it be a few minutes or for multiple hours. The time is not what is important. It is how you spend that time that counts. Positive and warm relationships in a young person’s life are essential.  When a child/teen perceives that the adults in his life are truly invested in their well-being and interested in their experiences, they are often more willing to share and be open to adult guidance. Romantic relationships and friendships also flourish with mindful attention and authentic engagement. It is easy to become triangulated with other things - work, housework, sport, hobbies - at the cost of personal relationships. Finding balance and investing in quality time benefits all recipients and increases intimacy and connection. Something to think about. Photo: picnic on a beautiful autumn day, March 2019. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #qualitytime #bemindful #familydynamics #familylife #familyvalues #tipsparenting #purposedrivenlife #livelifetothefullest #lifelessons #lifebeinit #lifesatisfaction #appreciation #family #parentingskills #parentingtips #parentingteens #triangulation #worklifebalance #qualitytime #qualitytimetogether #qualitytimewithfamily #qualitytimefamily #balancedlife **Please do not repost without permission *** - 3 months ago

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TAKE ACTION

One of the core principles of Acceptance and Commitment therapy is committed action.

According to Dr Russ Harris, "a rich and meaningful life is created through action.  It happens through effective action, guided by and motivated by your values. And in particular,  it happens through committed action: action that you take" repeatedly and consistently.  Value laden and committed actions act as an opposing force against mental health struggles.

Photo:  beautiful Venice just after dawn.  We decided to explore Venice with a plan, as well as some random "go with the flow" adventures.  A mixture of both can yield positive results.

Resource: The Happiness Trap by Dr Russ Harris.

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TAKE ACTION One of the core principles of Acceptance and Commitment therapy is committed action. According to Dr Russ Harris, "a rich and meaningful life is created through action. It happens through effective action, guided by and motivated by your values. And in particular, it happens through committed action: action that you take" repeatedly and consistently. Value laden and committed actions act as an opposing force against mental health struggles. Photo: beautiful Venice just after dawn. We decided to explore Venice with a plan, as well as some random "go with the flow" adventures. A mixture of both can yield positive results. Resource: The Happiness Trap by Dr Russ Harris. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthtips #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalhealtheducation #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #balancedthinking #thehappinesstrap #mindfulacceptance #mindfulnessstressreduction #emotionalresilience #emotionalhealth #emotionalregulation #bemindful #copingstrategies #psychologicalhealth #healthymindset #dailymindfulness #anxietytreatment #depressionrelief #stressrelief #stressmanagement #acceptance #travelinspiration #takeaction #purposefullife #makeplans #lifebeinit ***Please request permission to repost *** - 3 months ago

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HAPPINESS ACCORDING TO SELIGMAN

Researcher Martin Seligman proposed that 5 elements can help people reach a life of fulfillment, happiness &  meaning. 
P – Positive Emotion:  being able to focus on positive emotions is the ability to be optimistic and view the past, present, and future in a positive perspective.

E – Engagement in the activities in our lives is important for us to learn, grow and nurture our personal happiness.

R – Relationships with parents, siblings, peers, and friends are important to spread love and joy. Having strong relationships gives you support in difficult times

M – Meaning:  Having a purpose and meaning to why each of us is on this earth is important to living a life of happiness and fulfillment. Rather than the pursuit of pleasure and material wealth, there is an actual meaning in life. 
A – Accomplishments:  Having goals & accomplishments in life is important to push ourselves to thrive and flourish.

Further reading:  https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/perma-model/#seligman-perma-model

PHOTO:  dusk while camping in country NSW.

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HAPPINESS ACCORDING TO SELIGMAN Researcher Martin Seligman proposed that 5 elements can help people reach a life of fulfillment, happiness & meaning. P – Positive Emotion: being able to focus on positive emotions is the ability to be optimistic and view the past, present, and future in a positive perspective. E – Engagement in the activities in our lives is important for us to learn, grow and nurture our personal happiness. R – Relationships with parents, siblings, peers, and friends are important to spread love and joy. Having strong relationships gives you support in difficult times M – Meaning: Having a purpose and meaning to why each of us is on this earth is important to living a life of happiness and fulfillment. Rather than the pursuit of pleasure and material wealth, there is an actual meaning in life. A – Accomplishments: Having goals & accomplishments in life is important to push ourselves to thrive and flourish. Further reading: https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/perma-model/#seligman -perma-model PHOTO: dusk while camping in country NSW. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #positivethinking #positiveemotions #positivepsychology #mentalhealthmatters #emotioncoaching #raisingkids #mindfulparenting #happiness #seligman #accomplishment #positivemindpositivelife #psychologytip #happymood #happylife #lifesatisfaction #wellbeing #wellbeingcoach #selfcarethreads #selfcarethreads #balancedlife #naturenurtures #positiveemotions #lifebeinit #happiness #happylife ***Please do not repost without permission *** - 5 months ago

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RESEARCH:  FEAR OF DEATH -- “Death is necessary & cannot be avoided. I mean, where am I going to go to get away from it?”. - Epictetus

Throughout human history, death anxiety has been a pervasive theme.  From the ancient Egyptian practice of mummification to recent cryogenic research, humans have contemplate their impermanence through art, literature, religion & philosophy. 
Yalom (2008) proposed that death anxiety may underlie much of human distress, casting a shadow over our daily life.  A fear of death can become a phobia, cause panic or obsessive behaviour with body checking, frequent medical appointments, reassurance seeking, & requests for medical testing being key behaviours.  When focused on death, individuals can feel hopeless and helpless, leading to depression & melancholia.

Unfortunately, this fear can be difficult to treat in therapy.  Recent research suggests that in order to overcome the dread of death,  therapy should cultivate some form of acceptance of mortality. Three discrete types of death acceptance have been dispossessed.

1. Escape acceptance – embracing death as a welcome escape from the suffering & pain of life.

2. Approach acceptance – accepting death due to one’s beliefs about the existence of a desirable afterlife.

3. Neutral acceptance – accepting death as a natural part of life, & something outside of one’s control.

Source: Article: "Death anxiety. The worm at the core of mental health" by R.E. & R.G Menzies.  InPsych 2018 | Vol 40, December | Issue 6

Photo:  The beautiful Canopies jars from Tutankhamen's tomb. These jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their pharoah for the afterlife.

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RESEARCH: FEAR OF DEATH -- “Death is necessary & cannot be avoided. I mean, where am I going to go to get away from it?”. - Epictetus Throughout human history, death anxiety has been a pervasive theme. From the ancient Egyptian practice of mummification to recent cryogenic research, humans have contemplate their impermanence through art, literature, religion & philosophy. Yalom (2008) proposed that death anxiety may underlie much of human distress, casting a shadow over our daily life. A fear of death can become a phobia, cause panic or obsessive behaviour with body checking, frequent medical appointments, reassurance seeking, & requests for medical testing being key behaviours. When focused on death, individuals can feel hopeless and helpless, leading to depression & melancholia. Unfortunately, this fear can be difficult to treat in therapy. Recent research suggests that in order to overcome the dread of death, therapy should cultivate some form of acceptance of mortality. Three discrete types of death acceptance have been dispossessed. 1. Escape acceptance – embracing death as a welcome escape from the suffering & pain of life. 2. Approach acceptance – accepting death due to one’s beliefs about the existence of a desirable afterlife. 3. Neutral acceptance – accepting death as a natural part of life, & something outside of one’s control. Source: Article: "Death anxiety. The worm at the core of mental health" by R.E. & R.G Menzies. InPsych 2018 | Vol 40, December | Issue 6 Photo: The beautiful Canopies jars from Tutankhamen's tomb. These jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their pharoah for the afterlife. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologyart #psychologydemystified #anxietytreatment #mentalhealthresource #mentalhealth #psychologyfacts #anxietydisorder #psychologytips #mentalhealthsupport #deathanxiety #fearofdying #artinspiration #lifesatisfaction #lifebeinit #psychologyscience #psychology #instapsychology #psychologicalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthmatters #radicalacceptance #distresstolerance #ptsd #phobias #ocd #mortality #death - 5 months ago

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EXERCISE & MENTAL HEALTH

We walked 21110 steps around Singapore, exploring parks, shops, beautiful buildings and urban art. An intriguing building was the Marina Bay Sands Luxury Hotel with a ship on the top!  Apparently, this has an infinity pool with amazing views. 🏊‍♀️ We often hear about the physical benefits of exercise (e.g., increasing heart health), less often are the psychological benefits promoted. Yet, engaging in a moderate amount of physical activity (10+mins) will result in improved mood and emotional states. Exercise can promote psychological well-being as well as improve quality of life, as follows:

Improved mood
Reduced stress
Improved self-esteem
Improved body image
Increased feelings of energy
Decreased depression symptoms
Better quality sleep
Mindfulness improvements

As people experience these psychological benefits, it is likely that they also will be motivated to continue exercising.  Something to think about.

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EXERCISE & MENTAL HEALTH We walked 21110 steps around Singapore, exploring parks, shops, beautiful buildings and urban art. An intriguing building was the Marina Bay Sands Luxury Hotel with a ship on the top! Apparently, this has an infinity pool with amazing views. ‍♀️ We often hear about the physical benefits of exercise (e.g., increasing heart health), less often are the psychological benefits promoted. Yet, engaging in a moderate amount of physical activity (10+mins) will result in improved mood and emotional states. Exercise can promote psychological well-being as well as improve quality of life, as follows: Improved mood Reduced stress Improved self-esteem Improved body image Increased feelings of energy Decreased depression symptoms Better quality sleep Mindfulness improvements As people experience these psychological benefits, it is likely that they also will be motivated to continue exercising. Something to think about. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood psychologydemystified #travelinspiration #mentalhealth #wanderlust #maketheuncomfortablecomfortable #exercisebenefits #psychologicalhealth #mentalhealth #healthtip #healthymind #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthtip #instapsychology #psychologytip #livingourbestlife #selfhelp #selfcare #selfcarethreads #selfcarematters #mentalhealthmatters #healthandwellness #psychologyfacts #mentalwellness #wellbeing #exercisemotivation #lifebeinit #healthymindandbody #exercisebenefitsmood #mentalhealthstruggles #mentalhealthrecovery #exercisebenefitsmood #exerciseismedicine ***Please do not repost without permission *** - 6 months ago

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BENEFITS OF SHARED POSITIVE EXPERIENCES

Researchers at Brigham Young University carried out a series of studies that showed those who shared positive experiences with others felt happier, claimed their life was more meaningful, and reported greater life satisfaction.  Furthermore, when we share a positive experience, we enjoy it more than we would if we experience it on our own - even when we share it with people we’ve never met.

Boothby & colleagues at Yale engineered a study in which they introduced participants to a stranger & either invited them both to eat a square of chocolate, or offered one participant the chocolate while the other looked at a booklet of paintings.  They were then asked to compare the taste of the chocolate squares.  When participants both ate, they rated the chocolate as more flavourful and the experience as more enjoyable than when just one person did—even though the squares were identical on both occasions.

Something to think about.

Photo:  Blue Church in Seydisfjordur Iceland

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BENEFITS OF SHARED POSITIVE EXPERIENCES Researchers at Brigham Young University carried out a series of studies that showed those who shared positive experiences with others felt happier, claimed their life was more meaningful, and reported greater life satisfaction. Furthermore, when we share a positive experience, we enjoy it more than we would if we experience it on our own - even when we share it with people we’ve never met. Boothby & colleagues at Yale engineered a study in which they introduced participants to a stranger & either invited them both to eat a square of chocolate, or offered one participant the chocolate while the other looked at a booklet of paintings. They were then asked to compare the taste of the chocolate squares. When participants both ate, they rated the chocolate as more flavourful and the experience as more enjoyable than when just one person did—even though the squares were identical on both occasions. Something to think about. Photo: Blue Church in Seydisfjordur Iceland June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #positivethinking #positiveemotions #positivepsychology #mentalhealth #travelinspiration #wanderlust #wanderise #worldwecapture #worldnomads #optimism #positivity #positivemindpositivelife -#lifebeinit #lifelessons #travelinwild #meaningfullife #lifesatisfaction #appreciation #iceland #allthingsofbeauty #beautifuldestinations #joyoftravel #specialmoments #sharingexperiences #familytime #familydynamics **Please do not repost without permission ** - 6 months ago

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Self limitations -- "It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us, but rather our mindset about our physical limits". Ellen J Manger.

Self limitating beliefs can generate self sabotaging behaviour that creates a self fulfilling prophecy.  A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behaviour.

Eg.  Thinking you will fail an exam can lead to a refusal to study or procrastination

The mind is amazing - it can urge us on to try, put obstacles in our way and restrict our potential.  Remember, just because you think it, doesn't make it so.

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Self limitations -- "It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us, but rather our mindset about our physical limits". Ellen J Manger. Self limitating beliefs can generate self sabotaging behaviour that creates a self fulfilling prophecy. A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behaviour. Eg. Thinking you will fail an exam can lead to a refusal to study or procrastination The mind is amazing - it can urge us on to try, put obstacles in our way and restrict our potential. Remember, just because you think it, doesn't make it so. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #flourish #stretchthemind #selfbelief #cbt #healthyselfesteem #selfesteem #believeinyourself #resilience #keeptrying #giveitatry #perserverance #comfortzonechallenge #lifebeinit #mentalhealthmatters #positivepsychology #mentalhealthadvice #selfsabotage #maketheuncomfortablecomfortable #selfesteemmatters #magicofchildhood #thinkaboutyourthinking #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #cognitivedissonance #unpluggedchildhood #mindovermatter #strengthofcharacter #healthymindset #balancedthinking **Please do not repost without permission ** - 7 months ago

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TRAVEL IMPROVES MENTAL HEALTH

Loving travel as I do, I was pleased to discover research confirming the benefits for psychological health. 
Here are five evidence-backed ways travelling improves your wellbeing:

STRESS RELIEF -  taking a break from the daily hustle and bustle is essential for your mind to relax, recharge and rejuvenate.  Traveling promotes happiness and helps you take your mind off stressful situations. This leads to lower cortisol levels, making you feel more calm and content. Time to take stock if your life can also help with coping and implenting stress solutions. 
REINVENTION -  It helps you reinvent yourself, by giving you think to think creatively. Moreover, the valuable lessons that you learn along the way broaden your perspective, making you more aware and open to new things.  Different cultures lead you to think about your own life and reevaluate your values and beliefs.

INCREASES HAPPINESS AND LIFE SATISFACTION - The new experiences help rewire your brain,  boosting your mood and self-confidence.  According to a Cornell University study, the anticipation of a trip can increase your happiness substantially (definitely true for me). BUILDS RESILIENCE - facing difficulties in an unfamiliar environment, among new people, forces you to learn and adapt to a life that's out of your comfort zone.

ENHANCES CREATIVITY - visiting a new place and immersing yourself in their local environment, increases your cognitive flexibility. It also enhances depth and integrativeness of thought, consequently giving a boost to your creativity.  Additionally, extended traveling improves your productivity and problem-solving skills.

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TRAVEL IMPROVES MENTAL HEALTH Loving travel as I do, I was pleased to discover research confirming the benefits for psychological health. Here are five evidence-backed ways travelling improves your wellbeing: STRESS RELIEF - taking a break from the daily hustle and bustle is essential for your mind to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. Traveling promotes happiness and helps you take your mind off stressful situations. This leads to lower cortisol levels, making you feel more calm and content. Time to take stock if your life can also help with coping and implenting stress solutions. REINVENTION - It helps you reinvent yourself, by giving you think to think creatively. Moreover, the valuable lessons that you learn along the way broaden your perspective, making you more aware and open to new things. Different cultures lead you to think about your own life and reevaluate your values and beliefs. INCREASES HAPPINESS AND LIFE SATISFACTION - The new experiences help rewire your brain, boosting your mood and self-confidence. According to a Cornell University study, the anticipation of a trip can increase your happiness substantially (definitely true for me). BUILDS RESILIENCE - facing difficulties in an unfamiliar environment, among new people, forces you to learn and adapt to a life that's out of your comfort zone. ENHANCES CREATIVITY - visiting a new place and immersing yourself in their local environment, increases your cognitive flexibility. It also enhances depth and integrativeness of thought, consequently giving a boost to your creativity.  Additionally, extended traveling improves your productivity and problem-solving skills. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #mentalhealthresource #mentalhealth #benefitsoftravel #welivetoexplore #travelinspiration #wanderise #worldnomads #resilience #travellingthroughtheworld #travelling #ilovetravelling #traveleducation #travelthoughts #lifecoaching #livingourbestlife #lifebeinit #exploretheworld #creativity #psychology #psychologytips #raisingkids #healthylifestyle #healthymindset #thinkaboutit #mentalhealthmatters #travelthoughts #travelculture **Please do not repost** - 8 months ago

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ACTS OF KINDNESS

I was at a market this week and it had a small collection of beads from Nepal. It reminded me of a colourful local market that I visited in Namche Bazar in the Himalayas.  We were trekking to Everest Base Camp and the altitude was knocking me about, every part of me was aching and I felt sick.  To distract myself, I went to the local markets where there were beautiful locally made goods, bracelets and necklaces.  Happily bartered for some bargains which cheered me up.

The fondest memory though was of the host family in our tea house.  Seeing I was unwell, they made me special tea for nausea and entertained me by teaching me Bollywood dancing.  Nothing like a laugh to make you forget your woes ( or altitude sickness). A few days later, higher in the mountains, my altitude sickness became very unpleasant.  Once again, a kind stranger helped me.  A Japanese tour guide that I met gave me some altitude medicine which worked wonderfully AND then made me a delicious Japanese dinner.  He wanted to practice his English, so we then sat around the fire talking for hours.

Experiences like this are not unusual, but they are great reminders about the many kind people there are in the world.  Whenever I encounter a traveller in Sydney that needs help, I remember these kind people when I was struggling in a foreign land, and offer a hand.  Something to think about.

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ACTS OF KINDNESS I was at a market this week and it had a small collection of beads from Nepal. It reminded me of a colourful local market that I visited in Namche Bazar in the Himalayas. We were trekking to Everest Base Camp and the altitude was knocking me about, every part of me was aching and I felt sick. To distract myself, I went to the local markets where there were beautiful locally made goods, bracelets and necklaces. Happily bartered for some bargains which cheered me up. The fondest memory though was of the host family in our tea house. Seeing I was unwell, they made me special tea for nausea and entertained me by teaching me Bollywood dancing. Nothing like a laugh to make you forget your woes ( or altitude sickness). A few days later, higher in the mountains, my altitude sickness became very unpleasant. Once again, a kind stranger helped me. A Japanese tour guide that I met gave me some altitude medicine which worked wonderfully AND then made me a delicious Japanese dinner. He wanted to practice his English, so we then sat around the fire talking for hours. Experiences like this are not unusual, but they are great reminders about the many kind people there are in the world. Whenever I encounter a traveller in Sydney that needs help, I remember these kind people when I was struggling in a foreign land, and offer a hand. Something to think about. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #payitforward #wordsofadvice #randomactsofkindness #kindness #travelstory #bethechange #bekind #generosity #helpothers #bethechangeyouwanttosee #traveleducation #travellessons #empathic #empathymatters #namchebazar #trekking #trekkingnepal #kindnessisfree #kindnessmatters #travelblogger #livingmybestlife #lifebeinit #resilience #perserverance #kindnessofstrangers #positiveimpact #travelthoughts **Please do not repost without permission ** - 8 months ago

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WALK

A refreshing 6km walk and swim at sunset on Magnetic Island was wonderfully invigorating. 
We often hear about the physical benefits of exercise (e.g., increasing heart health), less often are the psychological benefits promoted. Yet, engaging in a moderate amount of physical activity (10+mins) will result in improved mood and emotional states. Exercise can promote psychological well-being as well as improve quality of life, as follows:

Improved mood
Reduced stress
Improved self-esteem
Improved body image
Increased feelings of energy
Decreased depression symptoms
Better quality sleep
Mindfulness improvements

As people experience these psychological benefits, it is likely that they also will be motivated to continue exercising.  Something to think about.

June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology  #psychologistchatswood psychologydemystified #travelinspiration #mentalhealth #walkonthebeach #maketheuncomfortablecomfortable  #exercisebenefits #psychologicalhealth #mentalhealth #healthtip #healthymind #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthtip #instapsychology #psychologytip #livingourbestlife #selfhelp #selfcare #selfcarethreads #selfcarematters #mentalhealthmatters #healthandwellness #psychologyfacts #mentalwellness #wellbeing #exercisemotivation  #walk #lifebeinit #healthymindandbody #exercisebenefits
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WALK A refreshing 6km walk and swim at sunset on Magnetic Island was wonderfully invigorating. We often hear about the physical benefits of exercise (e.g., increasing heart health), less often are the psychological benefits promoted. Yet, engaging in a moderate amount of physical activity (10+mins) will result in improved mood and emotional states. Exercise can promote psychological well-being as well as improve quality of life, as follows: Improved mood Reduced stress Improved self-esteem Improved body image Increased feelings of energy Decreased depression symptoms Better quality sleep Mindfulness improvements As people experience these psychological benefits, it is likely that they also will be motivated to continue exercising. Something to think about. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood psychologydemystified #travelinspiration #mentalhealth #walkonthebeach #maketheuncomfortablecomfortable #exercisebenefits #psychologicalhealth #mentalhealth #healthtip #healthymind #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthtip #instapsychology #psychologytip #livingourbestlife #selfhelp #selfcare #selfcarethreads #selfcarematters #mentalhealthmatters #healthandwellness #psychologyfacts #mentalwellness #wellbeing #exercisemotivation #walk #lifebeinit #healthymindandbody #exercisebenefits ***Please do not repost without permission *** - 8 months ago

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NEXT PLACE DAY

A day randomly walking though Centennial Park and we discovered these beautiful swans with their cygnets.  I love unplanned days that unfold organically.

As a Psychologist, I often observe a link between life stagnation, risk aversion, low levels of interconnectivity, boredom and life dissatisfaction.  Life can seem repetitious and uninspiring when the "can't be bothereds" take over.  Research has supported the notion that pleasant life experiences can boost mood and are a buffer against depression.  Many clients say that it feels onerous to incorporate pleasant stimulating activities whilst in the grip of stress or a mental health crisis. Yet I notice that most people intuitively know what action would improve their quality of life, but don't make self caring choices.

I often set my clients homework to empower growth & change, let go of being in control or improve their mood.  One fun option is to have a "next place day". The idea is to start at one known place ( e.g.. eat breakfast at Y cafe), then randomly chose the next few places (let's go left, or jump on this bus, or walk into this museum). Much like we often do when we travel.  Spontaneous & curious choices, versus predictable routines or goal oriented actions.

My clients often report that it creates momentum for change, is enjoyable & creates positive mood states.

June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #randomness #copingmechanisms #lifebeinit #lifesatisfaction #appreciation #liveyourvalues #livelonger #lifebalance #depressionandanxiety #mentalillness #spontaneity #havingfun #moodmanagement #wellbeingcoach #personalgrowth #selfesteemboost #selfcarematters #selfcarethreads #selfcarefirst #selfcarecoach #selfcareeveryday #spontaneous #gowiththeflow

NEXT PLACE DAY A day randomly walking though Centennial Park and we discovered these beautiful swans with their cygnets. I love unplanned days that unfold organically. As a Psychologist, I often observe a link between life stagnation, risk aversion, low levels of interconnectivity, boredom and life dissatisfaction. Life can seem repetitious and uninspiring when the "can't be bothereds" take over. Research has supported the notion that pleasant life experiences can boost mood and are a buffer against depression. Many clients say that it feels onerous to incorporate pleasant stimulating activities whilst in the grip of stress or a mental health crisis. Yet I notice that most people intuitively know what action would improve their quality of life, but don't make self caring choices. I often set my clients homework to empower growth & change, let go of being in control or improve their mood. One fun option is to have a "next place day". The idea is to start at one known place ( e.g.. eat breakfast at Y cafe), then randomly chose the next few places (let's go left, or jump on this bus, or walk into this museum). Much like we often do when we travel. Spontaneous & curious choices, versus predictable routines or goal oriented actions. My clients often report that it creates momentum for change, is enjoyable & creates positive mood states. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #randomness #copingmechanisms #lifebeinit #lifesatisfaction #appreciation #liveyourvalues #livelonger #lifebalance #depressionandanxiety #mentalillness #spontaneity #havingfun #moodmanagement #wellbeingcoach #personalgrowth #selfesteemboost #selfcarematters #selfcarethreads #selfcarefirst #selfcarecoach #selfcareeveryday #spontaneous #gowiththeflow - 10 months ago

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BIRTHDAY TREK

Day 2 of my Annapurna trek was spent wandering through temples and markets in Kathmandu. I remember feeling really happy and a little proud of myself for embarking on this trek on my own.  A wonderful experience. I thought this photo of elephants, prayer flags and birds was really special, as it captured a very happy life moment.  Adding to the experience was incense and Tibetan monks chanting nearby.

This trek was a birthday present to myself a few years back, a personal challenge and an opportunity to push my limits.  I met terrific people, chatted, danced and sang with Nepalese people along the way. Loved every day of this adventure.

June Gay,  Psychologist @travelpsychology  #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #nepaltrekking #Kathmandu #adventure_culture #trekking #exploretheworld #wanderlust #stupa #backpacking #bucketlist #independence #empowerment #iamatraveler #lifebeinit #growth #roam #worldtraveller #discoverearth #worldwidewanders #lifeofadventure #hikingadventures #travelinspiration #travelingram #travelingtheworld #treknepal #placestovisit #ilovetravel #travelphotography #travelinspiration ***Please do not repost without permission ***

BIRTHDAY TREK Day 2 of my Annapurna trek was spent wandering through temples and markets in Kathmandu. I remember feeling really happy and a little proud of myself for embarking on this trek on my own. A wonderful experience. I thought this photo of elephants, prayer flags and birds was really special, as it captured a very happy life moment. Adding to the experience was incense and Tibetan monks chanting nearby. This trek was a birthday present to myself a few years back, a personal challenge and an opportunity to push my limits. I met terrific people, chatted, danced and sang with Nepalese people along the way. Loved every day of this adventure. June Gay, Psychologist @travelpsychology #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #nepaltrekking #Kathmandu #adventure_culture #trekking #exploretheworld #wanderlust #stupa #backpacking #bucketlist #independence #empowerment #iamatraveler #lifebeinit #growth #roam #worldtraveller #discoverearth #worldwidewanders #lifeofadventure #hikingadventures #travelinspiration #travelingram #travelingtheworld #treknepal #placestovisit #ilovetravel #travelphotography #travelinspiration ***Please do not repost without permission *** - 1 year ago

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