Creativity

Tragedy: In the Face of Hate Choose Love

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The last few weeks have been really hard. It’s as if our world has completely changed overnight, and it really has. The Christchurch terror attacks have not only changed us as a country but they’ve also changed us as people.  A lot us are struggling with grief, sadness and even anger and anger is a logical […]

Mental Health

The Importance of Endurance

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When I hear the word endurance I think of sports. I think of athletes who drink Gatorade and push their bodies to the extremes. I think of marathon runners and Sir Edmund Hillary. Incredible people in the peak of physical fitness.  But endurance is not merely a physical thing. In order to persist at anything […]

Mental Health

Anxiety and Alcohol

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My true underlying problems with anxiety and alcohol began from a very early age. I was a shy child. In new places I’d hide behind my mothers legs, trying to curtain myself off from the world in her long flowing skirts. In class I’d try to blend in, sitting crossed legged on the mat. When […]