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Talking About Sexual Consent

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Sexual consent has become a big topic of interest and only more so with the “me too” movement. More recently it has made news with new consent laws coming into place in NSW. Which poses the question will all the other states follow suit?

Sexual consent is the permission given to do anything of sexual nature. In Australia, we have laws regarding sexual consent including the age of consent. These laws are set by each state and slightly vary. An example of this is the age of consent. In all states except for Tasmania and South Australia the age of consent is 16, in Tasmania and South Australia however the age of consent is 17. This means that it is against the law to have sex with someone who is under that age and doing so is a criminal offence. 

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Why It's Good to Cry

Posted by Erin Fischer on

You feel it building up, the lockdown get’s extended yet again, Covid cases are on the rise, you have to delay an event yet again and work is getting overwhelming. You feel the tears building in your eyes, but you blink them back because you can’t cry.

You get yet another job rejection after applying for what feels like 200 jobs and you felt you really nailed the job interview. You feel the tears building in your eyes, but you blink them back because you can't cry.

Home schooling isn’t working out with your kids because you find them making excuses yet again, you trip on the cat, and you can’t get any time for yourself. You feel the tears start building, but you blink them back because you can’t cry.

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Talking to Someone About Your Mental Health

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Having a mental illness or mental health struggles can be isolating and can be hard to talk about.

There’s a quote from a TV show that sticks out to me even after all these years: When you don’t tell people what’s inside your head it only gets worse.

It’s a quote that I am reminded of when people tell me they are struggling and unsure where to turn to or they are afraid of judgement.

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Mental Health Myths: Do Products Targeted for Mental Health Actually Work? Looking at: Weighted Blankets, Burning Sage, Essential Oils, Crystals, Sensory Toys and Calming Inhalers

Posted by Erin Fischer on

The wellness industry is a booming trade, and it seems a given that there are products out there for people who want to improve anything especially their mental health. It can be easy to fall into the trap of buying the latest product to help with your mental health but whether they will work and are backed up my scientific evidence is another matter. Continuing from last Monday’s post, I will be looking into products that are often suggested to help those with mental health issues.

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What is Self Care and Why it is Important

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Self-Care is the act of taking care of yourself, so you’re able to manage whatever life throws at you. It’s emotionally recharging preparing you to be the best that you can be. It’s especially important now more than ever with Covid raging on in the world around us and with that bringing so much uncertainty. Regular self-care can help us decrease our risks of burnout and reaching breaking point. Just like we need sleep and to eat healthy for our physical health, we need to do self-care for our emotional health.

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