What Actually Makes A Difference?

The 1920’s became known as the roaring 20’s. World war one had just concluded and the Spanish (yes infections are named after places) flu was subsiding. Prosperity was on the up and new technologies such as the motor car becoming more prevalent. The “party” ended in...

Do You Rely On Willpower Or Willingness For Success?

Do you rely on willpower to change habits, behaviours and patterns of sabotage?  How high is your willingness to make changes in your career, relationship or life? Willpower Some people believe that they can change habits and improve their lives if only they had more...

Resilience Is Not A Dirty Word

In the early 1970’s my parents built a house in what was then the outskirts of Perth. The district had a startup footy (AFL) team. Many weeks we struggled to get a full team on the park and sometimes “borrowed” players from the opposition if they had spare. We did not...
Blended Families And Corona Virus

Blended Families And Corona Virus

Covid-19 is playing games with the world and changing the rules as it goes along. At a time when life is at risk, we need to all take stock and stop the silly games we sometimes play which are mostly meaningless and always counter-productive. Like the games being...

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Cars have rear view mirrors so we can see what is behind us. However, when driving we need to mainly look forwards to where we are going. As the situation with Covid19 continues we also need to be mainly looking forwards. But we cannot ignore what lies behind us. The...

Mending Emotional Health

Mending Emotional Health

We’ve all had devastating experiences of losing friends. Sometimes totally unexpected, while other times after losing long battles to preventative disorders. Saying goodbye is never an easy task. We look to cherish just one more moment at their side with regrets of...

6 Signs You Are Feeling Jealous

6 Signs You Are Feeling Jealous

Do you feel excited and genuinely happy for others when they succeed?  Or do you pretend to be happy for them while deep down the green eyed monster lurks? What is Jealousy? Jealousy is an emotion that people feel out of insecurity about themselves.  It is a feeling...

Solutions And Trade-offs

Solutions And Trade-offs

At this time, we all need to continue to comply with and follow advisories, which have been issued. We also need to think for ourselves and be questioning of what we are required to do. These concepts are not mutually exclusive.Thomas Sowell astutely observed that...

Managing Shared Parenting When In Lockdown

Managing Shared Parenting When In Lockdown

There are some Australian parents currently sitting at home waiting. Not waiting just to log onto Centrelink to register for a payment. Not waiting for yet another company’s well-meaning but annoying Covid-19, “we’ve got you covered” email to arrive in their inbox....

Where Is The Exit?

Where Is The Exit?

One thing that has struck me in talking with older patients about Covid-19 is that overwhelmingly they are more worried about the future prospects of their children and grandchildren than the virus itself. This theme was well described by Stephen Waterson in the...

Talking Coronavirus With The Bunch-96FM

Talking Coronavirus With The Bunch-96FM

Dr Joe Kosterich joined Botica’s Bunch to debunk all the ridiculous ‘remedies’ and myths out there around coronavirus. Firstly, Dr Joe said that he was glad that this current climate was giving many of us the chance to catch up on some zzz’s. “And apart from being...

Is Anxiety Or Worry Sabotaging Your Life?

Is Anxiety Or Worry Sabotaging Your Life?

Do you worry about your relationships, career, money or life?  Are you dwelling on worst case scenarios? What is Worry and Anxiety? Anxiety is an emotion we feel when we worry or dwell on the negatives, often about things that are going to happen in the future.  There...

No Price Too High?

No Price Too High?

Notice to readers. At this time we must all comply with directives and advisories. This is not a time for glueing oneself to the road. The purpose of this article is to raise questions - not give any advice. "There is an old adage about a week being a long time in...

10 Habits That Can Lead To Inflammation

10 Habits That Can Lead To Inflammation

Inflammation is linked to every known disease. Most Americans are suffering from daily inflammatory symptoms and pain. Diminishing pain may mean consuming more than 4+ prescription medications to deal with inflammation. "C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of...