Want to improve academically? Think like an athlete! When we watch our favourite athletes, it’s easy to forget the hours of training they’ve put in behind the scenes to perform at the highest level. AFL footballers, for example, begin their pre-season training only six weeks after the end of the main season in preparation for the following year!
When we think about grief and loss, our brain tends to assume the worst, which commonly is associated with the passing of a loved one. However, feelings of loss can be closely tied to the loss of various other entities, rituals and opportunities. Although it’s easy to distinguish the loss of a pet compared to the inability to train with your local football team, the byproducts of this loss may carry the same weight. This is especially important in our current society where our youth have needed to become increasingly more resilient and open-minded – sometimes needing to sacrifice their needs due to ever-changing circumstances.
School holidays can be hard at the best of times for young people as they are away from their friends and usual school supports. While the holidays can conjure up a picturesque view of quality family bonding and relaxation time for