Prison doors to Your Comfort Zone

Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and unlock a New You

Perhaps you’ve developed a habit of remaining in your comfort zone. It’s easy to do. Yet, you’ve also lately wanted to try some new things and meet some new friends. Rest assured that your life will become much more interesting when you decide to leave your safe zone behind you and free yourself from a …

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Are You Living in the Past?

Do you struggle to rise above any life challenges that come your way? Maybe you’ve gone from having plenty of money and a big house to living from paycheck to paycheck in a small apartment. Or perhaps you’ve experienced the loss of a relationship that devastated you, but you’ve been able to bounce back and …

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Unleash your hidden mental strengths

It can be difficult to measure your mental strength when life is running along smoothly. However, when you encounter a significant event like divorce or losing your job, you’ll need to be in top shape. Prepare yourself for whatever lies ahead. You can do almost anything if you set your mind to it. Try these …

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The Power of Failure

What do you think when you hear the word failure? You probably are thinking that you’re not good enough and that you should give up. While failure can involve those thoughts and emotions, it can also make us stronger or wiser. A simple definition of failure is: An act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; …

Keep a lookout for the Gray Rhino

Michele Wucker writes about Gray Rhinos, which are a distinct danger that offers us a choice: deny it or deal with it. Humans take these problems for granted all too often and get trampled because of it. The Gray Rhino is a close cousin to the Elephant in the Room, the Black Swan Event and …

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Need a Hero? Make Your Future Self Your Hero!

Maybe your hero is Brené Brown, Mother Teresa, or Nelson Mandela. Those might be worthwhile heroes. However, it would be even better to become your own hero. Your life is your story, and every story needs a hero.  By defining the hero of your story, you have a chance to become that hero. And you need …

The Long Term Mental Health Plan

On Wednesday 14 August 2019, the Health Minister Greg Hunt launched the Long Term Mental Health Plan. I was pleased to read that the government is placing a greater focus on mental well-being. Of particular interest to me as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, is that they are going to do updated statistics on …

The First Steps to #BeAPhynix

I don’t proclaim to be an expert on anyone else’s life. I am just a human being that has raised three kids, worked-time, been a carer, been a boss, been a friend, been a daughter and a sister. But I have also survived bullying and abuse, I have battled thoughts of suicide and self-harm, and …

What is your Resilience Score – Part 6 – Collaboration

Welcome to the final part of a 6-part series on the domains of resilience in the Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Scale (PR6). The PR6 is a proprietary scale that provides holistic measurement of resilience across six domains of resilience that has been developed by Pieter J. Rossouw and Jurie G. Rossouw using an established neurobiological …

What is your Resilience Score – Part 5 – Tenacity

Welcome to part 5 of a 6-part series on the domains of resilience in the Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Scale (PR6). The PR6 is a proprietary scale that provides holistic measurement of resilience across six domains of resilience that has been developed by Pieter J. Rossouw and Jurie G. Rossouw using an established neurobiological model. …