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The non-confrontational person’s guide to conflict

Even if you hate conflict, or believe yourself to be terrible at confrontation, you will do yourself a lot of favours by squaring up and facing it. Here’s how.  Photo: iStock Bottled-up rage is bad for the soul – and it’s bad for your brain, too. What’s more, resentment is wired through the part of your brain that deals with stress, so the longer you sit on it the less rational your eventual response is likely to be. Even if you hate conflict, or believe yourself to be terrible at…

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Why you need to let go of ‘wanting’ in 2018

It’s important to have desires, sure, but if you’re stuck in a cycle of constantly ‘wanting’ new things – you could be adding to your dissatisfaction, instead of actually addressing it.  Photo: iStock Welcome to Hit Refresh. This month, we’ll be bringing you articles created by experts that will help you live your best life in 2018. Today, accredited practicing psychologist Jaimie Bloch, from MindMovers Psychology in Sydney, explains why you should stop your cycle of ‘wanting’ in 2018 – it’s detrimental to your happiness, anyway. Brought to you by…

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Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know before the snow spectacular in South Korea kicks off. Photo: Instagram From the terminology that will make you look like a pro to the Aussie athletes that are pegged to bring home a gold, this is your Ultimate guide to the 2018 Winter Olympics. THE BASICS Korea is host to the 23rd Winter Games, which will be held in the province of PyeongChang. The Games start this Friday and run until February 25. They’ll feature 102 events across 15 disciplines. TIME DIFFERENCE PyeongChang is two…

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The $12 bread Dannii Minogue swears by

Plus, the workout moves she hates (but does anyway) and the unusual sport she’s planning to take up in 2018.  Photos: Instagram @danniiminogue, Supplied She might have a slew of TV talent-judging gigs, iconic pop status and a cool 7 million album sales to her name, but it turns out you might have more in common with pop icon Dannii Minogue than you realised. Speaking with myBody+Soul.com.au ahead of L’Oréal’s Colour Trophy Awards (this is hairdressing’s night of nights, if you’re not across the auspicious industry event) last night at…

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‘You still feel pain and form memories’

Colleen Kelly Alexander explains she could still hear voices and feel sensations while she was in a coma.  Image: Instagram @ckellyalexander Newly-wed and trying for a baby, Colleen Kelly Alexander was the happiest she’d ever been. That was until her whole world turned around on a fresh fall afternoon in New Haven, Connecticut, back in October 2011. The then 38-year-old, was cycling home from work where she was hit by a freight truck, ripping her entire body apart. She was left fighting for her life. Alexander, a triathlete and trained…

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Your February 2018 horoscope is here

Our myBody+Soul astrologer helps you work the all-knowing zodiac in your favour this month.  Pictures: Supplied. myBody+Soul astrologer Natasha Weber. Follow Natasha on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @astrotash or visit her site www.astrotash.com. ARIES Picture: Supplied. Aries.Source:BodyAndSoul February’s big news is all about the SuperMoon Lunar Eclipse which is gearing up to activate your love zone. The trouble with an eclipse is that as the light of the Moon is temporarily obscured, so to is the truth. Keep this in mind if you are entering into a new romantic liaison…

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A realistic guide to saving

It’s not easy but it is possible. Here’s how to make it happen in 2018, according to a money and wealth management expert.  Photo: iStock Welcome to Hit Refresh. This month, we’ll be bringing you articles created by experts that will help you live your best life in 2018. Today, finance and money expert Vanessa Stoykov tells us how we can save for our first property. If 2018 is the year you want to start saving for your first property, then it’s time to make a plan. Buying a property…

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This resolution is so much better than going on a diet

Make 2018 the year you stop sabotaging yourself subconsciously. According to this psychologist, you are the only one holding yourself back – and this is is how to truly start thriving.  Photo: iStock Welcome to Hit Refresh. This month, we’ll be bringing you articles created by experts that will help you live your best life in 2018. Today, accredited practicing psychologist Jaimie Bloch, from MindMovers Psychology in Sydney, explains how to let go of things that no longer serve you this year. Brought to you by Yoplait Zero. It’s a…

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‘I’m sure I have many war wounds’

“We never know what the person next to us is feeling. When I look at the person next to me, I hope they are not going through the same hell as me.” Photos: Instagram @lucie.ferguson You’ve probably heard of Lucie Ferguson – and you’ve definitely noticed her intricate jewellery designs adorning the necks and fingers of everyone from Kim Kardashian to Miley Cyrus, and of course, her sister Elle Ferguson, one of Australian’s most successful (and most followed) fashion and lifestyle bloggers. But for the Baby Anything founder, business success…

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‘I got out of 30k worth of debt, lost 14kgs and set up my own business in one year’

“In 2016, I sat on my couch crying heavy tears. I’d gone from 55kg to 76kg, racked up thousands of dollars of debt and didn’t know how to fix my life.” Photos: Supplied We all go through hard times in life, but with every difficulty we face there is hidden opportunity. 16 months ago, I thought my life had fallen apart until I accidentally turned my ‘failures’ into a meal prep business. Let me explain. In September 2016, I sat on my couch crying heavy tears that my life wasn’t…

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