Surviving and thriving in a high stress environment

When we’re experiencing stress, we often cite certain events or circumstances as the cause of our stress. This leads us to focus on trying to change the circumstances as the key way to alleviate stress. Making changes in our external...

The number one Aussie TV show that promotes modern fatherhood

By Ruth Fordyce Psychologist, The Resilience Centre The stories we tell, listen to, and enjoy together are so important. They reflect back to us a sense of who we are and our common humanity, but often also what we yearn for...

Mindfulness

Have you tried Mindfulness but it but found it too difficult? Or thought it didn't work? Not sure what it's all about?

When everyone is benefiting from your life – except you!

By Ruth Fordyce Psychologist, The Resilience Centre Are you a driven person? Do you hold yourself to high standards? Are you rushing around trying to keep everyone happy, but with that gnawing feeling inside that you’re going to drop a ball soon...

Fathers and mothers sharing the ‘mental load’

By Ruth Fordyce Psychologist, The Resilience Centre There has been quite a bit written recently about the ‘mental load’ carried by mothers. Many mothers now return to the workforce fairly soon after having children, and begin the juggle of part time...

Resilient Mums

Ruth Fordyce talks to Leigh Hatcher about adjusting to life with young children.

Motherhood is not a competitive sport

I have a particular interest in how women navigate the transition of becoming a mum – both as a psychologist who sees postnatal women in my practice, and also as a mother of two young children myself. For many women,...