Category Archives: Mental Health

Beauty, Everlasting.

BayArt - New Perspective on Life

This post was inspired by a friend of mine. She recently wrote an entry about detoxing, a proper healthy way, after getting a hangover with a few pictures of herself detoxing at the end. In one of the pictures she’s relaxing in a sauna. The way the picture was taken, her demeanor everything about it immediately…

Women fearful of violent partners will be able to check their criminal history under new trial

WOMEN afraid of controlling or violent partners will be able to ask authorities about their criminal history through a new scheme to be trialled in SA that advocates say will save lives. Based on a British model, the disclosure scheme is a key plank of a State Government blueprint to eradicate domestic violence. The blueprint…

Happiness is something we do, not get

Self-help books, websites, blogs and a variety of social media are published for the purpose of telling us how to be happy. Lose weight, have a makeover, tone your abs, take Viagra and have more sex, nip and tuck, join a dating site, find the right partner, or buy the latest self-help book and happiness…

Expectations and then some…

BayArt - New Perspective on Life

Just enjoyed re-reading “The Ugly Duckling” and accompanying commentary. It is remarkable to me how often so many will only be drawn to and acknowledge those of like kind. In all honesty, how many times do many of us run instinctively towards what is different from us? How many are more interested in staying with…

A mental self-care plan for Autumn

The changing of the seasons is a great opportunity to begin practicing mindfulness, or paying attention on purpose. The busy-ness of life can overwhelm us physically and emotionally, so it is important to create a plan to take care of yourself. My own self-care plan is based on finding small moments in the day to…