psychological matters

Size is Just a Label

Size is Just a Label

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What size are you? That’s a loaded question. I can tell you that I’m not a size. It’s not how I define myself and defining your self worth on a size is a very negative thing to do for your psychological health. I wear clothing that has size labels inside, and I van tell you…

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It’s My 5:2 Fastiversary

It’s My 5:2 Fastiversary

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One year ago today I started on my 5:2 Way of Eating (I don’t call it the D word) and today I’m around 15kg lighter and a whole lot healthier.  I’ve written about how I’ve done it and what it is here. When I started, I was on cholesterol medication (my whole family is on it…

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Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Have an Attitude of Gratitude

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Tomorrow is the First of April. This marks the start of Grateful in April, a month-long campaign which encourages people to actively seek out the good in their lives. Research (University of California) has found that counting your blessings is an integral part of health, happiness and well-being. Experiments have shown that those who kept…

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Up Up and Away in a Hot Air Balloon

Up Up and Away in a Hot Air Balloon

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Tuesday this week, my honey and I took a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne. This is something I’ve wanted to do for the past 20 years or so. We rose before dawn and met the rest of the passengers and crew and were bused out to our launch site.  The launch site is decided…

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Psychology of Colour – White

Psychology of Colour – White

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White is ethereal, it’s the colour of clouds, snow and seafoam. It says: clean and hygenic, fresh and new.  It’s often associated with winter in cooler climates, because of the snow. A fresh new piece of paper – a blank page, ready to be written on. In the Western world it’s the colour of the…

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Psychology of Colour – Yellow

Psychology of Colour – Yellow

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Yellow is the happiest colour. It’s a bright sunshiny day. As the brightest and lightest colour in the visible colour spectrum it is fun, playful and uplifting. Because it is so light and bright and noticeable from a distance, it’s used for taxi cabs in many places and traffic signs to grab our attention and…

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Psychology of Colour – Purple

Psychology of Colour – Purple

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Purple (or violet) is a colour with many connotations and meanings.  In the past it was associated with royalty as it was such a hard colour to create from natural materials to dye fabric thus was only worn but the very rich and powerful.  It’s symbolic for wealth and status in Japan. These days, as…

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Psychology of Colour – Orange

Psychology of Colour – Orange

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Orange – a colour that few list as their favourite colour, but one that radiates warmth, joy and happiness. Orange is fun, it’s playful and will encourage conversation if used in decorating an environment. Not only does it encourage communication, it also stimulates appetite. It’s not a colour that works well in business, it’s message…

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