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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by member Alan G, ‘The Tech Guy’. Considering investing in a smartwatch? This article can help narrow down the choices! Why do you need a Smart Watch? Apart from telling the time very accurately and that the time shown on the watch changes automatically when travelling...
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Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock Hundreds of millions of people worldwide use dating apps. But only half of users say that they have had positive experiences. Indeed, a shocking 11% of female users under 50 have received threats of harm. Surely there’s a better way to build these apps. Dating sites and apps have made it easier to find sexual and...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. Have you ever had a deadline and been trying to finish some work that’s difficult, and everyone keeps interrupting you? There are often feelings of stress, frustration, irritability and anxiety. Coupled with fear of failure is quite...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. Speak to us of children Your children are not your children They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself They come through you, but not from you And though they are with you, yet, they belong, not to you, You may give...
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Note from the Editor: This article was written by member Alan G. Over the years, I have built up quite a large collection of passwords and have kept them in a special file on a removable SD card or thumb drive, using the same philosophy that most of us old fogies use: ‘You can’t really trust anybody!’ I suppose keeping passwords on a scrap of...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. Depression is experienced in many different ways, but there are some similarities that can help to recognise if someone is struggling. Depression is more than sadness and has a negative effect on the way someone lives. The following...
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Note from the Editor: This article was written by member Alan G. Bidets (pronounced Bee-day) have been around in Europe for a very long time. They are in the very best hotels in France, and it’s only fairly recently that the word has ‘got out’ that they may be very useful. I think the problem has been that we’ve mistakenly thought that they...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. ‘Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.’ — Dalai Lama Why is self-care so important? Self-care is more than just important; it is the foundation of the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. Conflict comes in all shapes and sizes. It can affect us at work, at home and in our personal relationships. How we go about resolving conflict is determined by the people involved, why there is a conflict and how it can be resolved...
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Note from the Editor: This article was written for the SDC by psychologist and member Jan A. Jan works on a part-time basis, taking on clients under the Medicare Mental Health Care Plans. She works with all ages, from children to seniors! Those who remember their dreams will know that dreams are strange images that play in our minds at night...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by member Alan G. Considering solar panels for your home? We have just the article for you! When we lived in Gingin in Western Australia, we decided to invest in a solar hot water system and a number of solar panels. The WA Government at the time was offering a financial...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by member Alan G. We all hope to be safe in our individual castles, especially as we get older and may be the only occupant. When the doorbell rings, we need to be sure that the caller is not some ‘n’er-do-well’ engaged in nefarious activity. The purchase of a doorbell that...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by member Alan G, ‘The Tech Guy’. As we progress our little lives into blissful retirement, some of us get the idea that it would be quite nice to do something useful and possibly earn money for those few nights away somewhere. One possibility is to be involved in polling...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. We hold beliefs that are based on our behaviours, abilities, feelings, personality, and characteristics, as well as how others see and respond to us. Our self-concept and our relationships develop over decades and bends, twists and...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. ‘It activates hope and expectations for what we hope to achieve moving forward.’ — Sabrina Romanoff PsyD. Clinical Psychologist and Professor at New York Yeshiva University. Making resolutions gives us a sense of renewal, which is...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. Recently, I was asked for advice about nightmares. A person described violent, disturbing and repetitive dreams/nightmares. Resulting in constant terror on waking in a drenched bed. This left the person with a sense of dread after the...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. Our lives change over time, and sometimes, we may find ourselves more isolated than at other times; the COVID-19 pandemic was a great example of social isolation. Downsizing from where we’ve lived for many years to somewhere more...
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Note from the Editor: This article was written for the SDC by psychologist and member Jan A. Jan A. works on a part-time basis taking on clients under the Medicare Mental Health Care Plans. She works with all ages, from children to seniors! Phobias are a form of anxiety disorder. They are an extreme response to a perceived threat to a...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. If you’ve ever been on a rollercoaster ride, remember back to that time when you were slowly going up the hill, and you reached the top, and suddenly you were diving and swooping down the other side of the ride. The feelings you...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. Sometimes in our lives there will be times we will come across instances where we may question whether we need therapy. The main question should be asked what do you need it for or whether you want it. Wanting it tends to mean that...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. As we enter this period of holidays and celebrations, take a few moments to consider your mental health and how moving forward you can enjoy yourself and have more fun with your holidays. Please remember not everyone enjoys Christmas...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. Before we jump in to today's story, I would like to thank Joy for writing this article. At the end of last week, I reached out to our SDC Rewards members and asked them how they set boundaries with their loved ones, after I was really...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. In an earlier article, we looked at grief, its impact, and the ‘grief cycle’. In this article, we look at how your feelings relate to grief and how we can respond to others in grief. A member recently suggested they had ‘zero...
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Our remarkable retired psychologist, member @Joy Straw, has written a beautiful article about surviving the silly season which I will be sharing with you all in the coming weeks... Until then, she emails me this incredible quote today and it really hit home for me, so I thought it would be a good idea to share it with all of you. The 'silly...
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Note from the Editor: This article was kindly written for the SDC by retired psychologist/ member @Joy Straw. There is a great deal of fear associated with the word dementia. Fear that you may or may not have this, or your loved one may or may not have this, and the inevitable ‘what will happen in the future’. If you’re on this path, there are...
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