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So far Amanda Wallis has created 7 blog entries.

Out the other end of lockdown: What can we take with us?

New Zealanders everywhere are rejoicing as we lift COVID-19 restrictions. But, if you have bittersweet feelings about lockdown ending and moving into Level 2, you can count yourself among the many. While the last two months might have been hectic for some (kudos to all you working parents with [...]

2020-05-18T09:11:29+12:00May 15th, 2020|

Top tips for fighting fatigue

Feeling fatigued? You’re not the only one. Our work and home routines have been transformed by various stages of lockdown and upheaval. It might seem paradoxical that, for those of us who are objectively doing less, our fatigue is nevertheless increasing. But the true picture is much more complex.  [...]

2020-05-01T11:44:21+12:00May 1st, 2020|

Stay home and go outside

Two days ago, I found myself slumped on the couch at 5pm, equally unenthused by the thought of working, cooking dinner, scrolling my phone, or doing any of the other rotating house-bound activities that kept me occupied during the first two weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown. I rallied my [...]

2020-04-17T14:45:14+12:00April 17th, 2020|

Five tips to strengthen your relationships during isolation

“The strongest among us are those who can reach for others” - Dr Sue Johnson Feeling connected to others is an essential human need. Importantly, this connection with people can be highly protective when we are coping with difficult experiences. Researchers such as Barbara Fredrickson and Esther Sternberg have identified [...]

2020-04-07T11:17:13+12:00April 6th, 2020|