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Overwhelmed? Here's some coping strategies

overwhelmed? here's some coping strategies

Radio National's Life Matters hosts Hilary Harper and Michael Mackenzie had an interesting talk-back session last week on what these days is an increasingly common phenomenon: feeling overwhelmed. As bushfires swept the northern States, and The Age assured us that Victorians too will face catastrophic conditions later in the year, I was beginning to feel a touch overwhelmed myself. These days,...

Ways of talking to yourself

Edited by Jill Wright,

Just in case you're worried about the fact that from time to time you find yourself engaged in conversation ... with yourself ... it's not a sign that you should seek professional help. As a recent article in the New York Times points out, talking to yourself - what the professionals call "external self talk" - isn't eccentric. It's something...