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Ask Her: How to get your mojo back

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Editor’s note: Her Collective is opening its doors to questions from all women. It can be about relationships, trauma, love, life, motherhood and more. You can remain anonymous, of course. We promise not to reveal your information. For our first Ask Her column, clinical psychologist Dr Lissa Johnson – who specialises in therapy, treatment,…

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11 ways to cope with PND

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As many as 80% of women will have mood swings after childbirth. This is commonly known as the Baby Blues. 10% of women will suffer major Post Natal Depression (PND) in the first year after giving birth. PND is a feeling of helplessness, fear, an inability to love your child…

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When every day is like Groundhog Day

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Do you feel like every day is like Groundhog Day? I do sometimes. I get out of bed of and just go through the motions. Its the same thing every day: I make breakfast, pack lunches, find lost school shirts, tidy up, wash clothes, cook, clean, work, drink tea, help…

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Talking to my child about poverty

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One morning I turned the news on TV to find a segment about poverty in the Philippines. I watched even if though I about already knew it. But as it turned out, I didn’t know things had gotten even worse. The segment showed families going through rubbish, looking for food….

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How to survive a crappy family holiday

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Are you envious of those picture perfect holiday Instagram posts of families on holiday? You wish your family were the same. You want your family to have that same happiness-frozen-on-Instagram moment. But what you don’t see in those family holiday Instagram shots are the hundreds of other imperfect shots filling…