The Importance of Downtime When Stressed

By Rachel Meadows / April 30, 2021

    Stress is one of the most common mental health issues today. In a life that has become a rat race, being stressed seems to have become the benchmark of productivity. It’s as if we might get left behind if we don’t work hard, long hours.  The dangers of being stressed all the time. 

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Struggling with Stress? Here’s How You Can Handle It in Healthy Ways

By Dev / March 27, 2021

   Stress has a way of creeping up on us. We have the ability to deal with stress over short periods of time but when stress is ongoing, the negative effects can slowly build up over a period of time.  There is often an unrealistic expectation on ourselves or put on us by others

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Wellbeing in uncertain times

By Rachel Meadows / March 22, 2020

Living in Mansfield, North East Victoria, we have experienced an unpredictable start to 2020. First, we were threatened by bushfires and had to deal with very poor air quality due to the smoke. I personally experienced asthma. Previously, not having considered myself to be an asthmatic, it was, at times, distressing. Then we had terrifying

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Wellbeing tips from Gabe Clark

By Rachel Meadows / March 9, 2020

Taking care of yourself, your physical, emotional and mental health is important. Gabe Clark, one of the High Country Haven Facilitators, shares her tips on wellbeing. Pause Pause regularly and listen to the whispers of your own inner wisdom. Listen to the quiet voice inside you. Not the loud critical voices that often come from

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Goals achievement

How to use Goals to get the life you want

By Dev / September 24, 2019

We’re surely all guilty of setting ourselves goals and having the best intentions of sticking to them, but letting them go by the wayside. Counting up all the world’s made and unkept New Year’s resolutions might be enough to make one lose all hope in humanity. But fear not. It is possible to create goals that you

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Mindfulness for better mental health

By Dev / September 19, 2019

High Country Haven founder and psychologist Rachel Meadows shares her knowledge on mindfulness and how it can improve your mental wellbeing. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is not a new idea, although you may be forgiven for thinking so with the increasing number of mindfulness apps and literature on the topic. It has been around for

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