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Worldwide, obesity has doubled since 1980. In 2014 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that 1.9 billion adults were overweight with 600 million of those being obese. Obesity kills more people per year than being underweight and it is preventable. Bariatric surgery - weight loss surgery - are surgical methods to help people achieve weight loss. This year, Texan writer Rocky Hatley underwent surgery to achieve weight loss. As at the time of posting, Rocky has lost 42.18kg (93 pounds)!
He's written a three part Up Close & Personal account of his journey for us. You can find Part I here and Part II here. This is the third and final part. Thank you Rocky for sharing this unique personal insight into your experiences.
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Worldwide, obesity has doubled since 1980. In 2014 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that 1.9 billion adults were overweight with 600 million of those being obese. Obesity kills more people per year than being underweight and it is preventable. Bariatric surgery - weight loss surgery - are surgical methods to help people achieve weightloss. This year, Texan writer Rocky Hatley underwent surgery to achieve weightloss. He's written a three part Up Close & Personal account of his journey for us. This is the second part. Read Part I here and Part III here. Thank you Rocky for sharing this unique personal insight into your experiences.
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Melissa is a loving partner, daughter, sister and aunt who lives for her family and friends. She's a lover of exercise who'll travel near and far for live music and she recently commenced her own bookkeeping business. Melissa also shares her singing voice regularly in a local band and duo. In her spare time, she's organising a fundraising event for Love Your Sister.
Thank you Mel for this heartfelt Conversation on the Couch. x
Have you ever wished you exercised more, ate less junk-food, didn't drink as much alcohol, could quit smoking or change any number of other lifestyle factors to improve your health? Well, this article is for you!
Published in Analyse This
Saturday, 20 May 2017 07:35

Thirteen Reasons Why: 13 Deliberations

Thirteen Reasons Why is a 13 part Netflix television series based on the book of the same name by Jay Asher. It's a controversial tale about bullying, abuse and teenage suicide that is currently stimulating hundreds of thousands of passionate conversations all over the world.
Published in Analyse This

Despite having many physical similarities which make us human, we are actually all as unique as finger-prints. We see this in so many of our differences in our tastes, our likes and our dislikes. We also see this is variations in responses to treatments.

Published in The Coping Toolkit
Saturday, 29 April 2017 15:08

Grief & Loss: The Psychology of It

"Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them." Tolstoy
Published in Analyse This
According to Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA), one in seven new mothers and one in ten new fathers experiences postnatal depression or anxiety. In this latest Up Close & Personal essay, Diana Kirk shares with us her intimate experience with postnatal depression following the birth of her first son.
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"If you're pretty crazy then you're in good company because the human race as a whole is out of its goddam head." Albert Ellis - founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and pioneer in the development of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
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Tom is a beautiful proud Warramunga Man from the Wiradjuri Nation. He is a son, brother, husband and friend but touches so many more people every day as he shares his knowledge and stories through his work as the founder of Red Dust Healing. Today we are blessed to learn so much from this very wise man of very few words in our latest Conversation on the Couch.
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