Tackle the Fear and the Cause – Separating Anxiety from the Experience

Certain situations or events can be debilitating with anxiety. Thoughts work on their own, filling our minds with the worst possible scenario and swirling around in our heads. The fact that different happenings in life, whether it be social situations, flying, spiders, going to the gym, or anything else, is a manifestation of irrational fear…

Practice What You Preach – Body Confidence

“You know how you’re supposed to love yourself the way you are? No one does. Everyone secretly hates themselves” – Carl Barron 2013 I’m starting this post with a quote from a comedian but it’s still valid, even when joked about. Probably because something we relate to is often the funniest humour, and body confidence and…

Why the Bikini Body Theory Must be Destroyed

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. As summer approaches, we start seeing the dreaded onslaught of magazine covers urging us to be ‘bikini body ready!!!’ and ‘bikini body NOW’ and ‘bikini body in 7 days!!!’ while…

Our Messed Up Relationship with Food & The Food Guilt Trap

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. Eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, obesity and EDNOS are not only a horrible experience for the individual and their families and loved ones, but also a massive strain on the…

The Hollow Pursuit of Physical Perfection

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. Disclaimer 2: There is a fragile balance between fighting for women’s right to have surgery and feeling increased pressure to have surgery. I may not agree with women having so much…

The Unwritten Responsibility of ‘TeaTox’ Promoters

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. Instagram and the rise of the internet celebrity has made way for a whole new form of advertising. This is where companies send complimentary items to people -with a certain amount…

The Creation of Unnecessary Needs

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. The make-up and beauty industry survive on our insecurities. These insecurities themselves are created by our social surroundings from a very young age. Especially in the 21st century, there are…

The Toxicity of the Blame Game

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. Blaming others for what is our own fault is the oldest trick in the book for getting out of trouble. Everyone does it. From small children blaming their siblings for…

Reducing Public Services to Improve the Economy [Part 2]

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. A deception regularly made to the Australian public is that our economy is ‘in crisis’. The lie that the budget; debt and deficit; and value of the dollar are all in dire straits…