How to stop stress-eating

Sally Obermeder and Ryan Phelan from Channel 7’s The Daily Edition asked Dr Helena to provide some answers. Here is a transcript of their conversation. 1. Why do we eat in response to stress? [...]

Turn Temptation into Triumph

A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience in May 2018 found that differences in size and structure of specific regions of the brain’s prefrontal cortex predicted a person’s ability to [...]

Get it off your chest

For several months I’ve been holding back from having a difficult conversation with a close friend. Difficult because it meant expressing my needs which were in apparent conflict with my friend’s [...]

Do You Feel Stuffocated?

Several months ago (on 29th June) I wrote about decluttering the family home prior to making the move to Queensland. Since that time I’ve reflected on the meaning of releasing physical ‘stuff’ [...]

Are you really hungry?

When you sit down to eat, pause before picking up your cutlery (or the food itself if it is a sandwich) and simply ‘be’ there for half a minute. Take a deep breath and become aware of the [...]