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500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolvedto be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. In this book, brash American comedian and writer, Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems: mindfulness.
Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers.
In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, senior research fellow Alison Beauchamp, discusses the method ‘teach-back’ to improve the health outcomes of a consultation.
Women are their own worst enemies when it comes to how they see themselves. But there are ways to make positive changes.
The latest Jean Hailes Magazine features these hot topics and evidence-based articles:
Body image – How the way you see yourself affects your health
The good news on nuts – How a handful a day can keep disease at bay
The 3Ss – The dangers of salt, sitting and sugar
What happens when you visit an osteopath? – Learn about the pros who keep your body fit and strong
Plus a wholesome snack recipe of Cranberry oat granola cookies
Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make - up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, why diets suck, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, school stress, sex, beating bullies and mean girls, drugs, drinking, how to find new friends, cheering up, how to get on with your family, and confidence. Each chapter includes facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details for over 350 websites, books and other information.
When Mummy wears her happy pants we build sandcastles, go out for baby cinos and have lots and lots of cuddles. But when she comes home with baby Darcy, her happy pants stay in her wardrobe...
Happy Pants is a picture book for older children to help them understand that their mum's post-natal depression is not because of them, that families can support each other and that mum will get better with help. This book is a resource for both children and parents, bringing hope and a voice to this typically silent topic.
Illustrated by Liz McGrath.
Women living in rural areas have a range of healthcare disadvantages compared to women in urban areas.
The latest Jean Hailes Magazine features these articles:
Heart of the matter: why cardiovascular disease needs to be on your health radar
Not just hot air: why and how legumes can be a part of your everyday diet
Managing menopause: don’t let symptoms reduce your quality of life
Plus, three new delicious recipes from Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella
In this Medical Observer article, Director of the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University Professor Jane Fisher explains the art of finding out if a woman needs help for postnatal depression.
In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Certified mindfulness trainer and consultant Peter Muizulis discusses mindfulness as a tool for improving health and the evidence that supports it, despite it sometimes appearing to be a fad.
In this podcast, mindfulness expert Peter Muizulis guides you through a mindfulness meditation that you can practise right now, and return to time and again.
Mindfulness expert Peter Muizulis explains how mindfulness might help you, sharing how to practise mindfulness and the benefits it provides.
Deputy CEO of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Dr Mandy Deeks discusses grief and loss on 3AW.
An expert in behaviour change, Dr Helen Brown gives her top tips on how you can make positive changes that last.