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Gerry North25th Feb, 2015
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How to stop churning and free your mind

How to stop churning and free your mind

By Gerry North 27th Jan, 2015

"Churning never ever achieves anything positive, so what can you do to stop it? Easy, tell your mind to shut up."

Relax. Try this little meditation.6

Relax. Try this little meditation.

By Melissa Leedham 15th Jan, 2015

How would you feel if you could just escape for 10 minutes?

5 tips for making this year better4

5 tips for making this year better

By Megan Luscombe 6th Jan, 2015

"We all let things get in the way of what we want. What is important is that we take control back and keep on going."

Feeling inferior on the gay scene?42

Feeling inferior on the gay scene?

By Gerry North 4th Jan, 2015

"I remember my early bar-hopping days with affection. But for much of my early gay life I must admit I felt a bit inferior to others on the scene."

Give yourself the best Christmas present. Quit!

Give yourself the best Christmas present. Quit!

By Gerry North 6th Dec, 2014

It’s a big drag for smokers to read yet another negative article about smoking. So let’s skip the puns, and the lectures, and look at an alternative view.

WATCH: What makes an ally to trans and gender diverse people?

WATCH: What makes an ally to trans and gender diverse people?

By Dean Arcuri 18th Nov, 2014

Check out this video exploring what you can do to be a better supporter of transgender and gender diverse youth.

Struggling? Give QLife a call

Struggling? Give QLife a call

By Matt Akersten 9th Oct, 2014

Don’t think you’re alone - you’re not. A helpful conversation isn’t far away.

Seeking help is not a sign of weakness4

Seeking help is not a sign of weakness

By Megan Luscombe 7th Oct, 2014

"It's a great feeling to know that someone else has or is experiencing what you are; it makes us feel less isolated, less scared and at times, less crazy."

The fear of rejection12

The fear of rejection

By Chad St James 30th Sep, 2014

Whether we like to admit it or not, many of the choices we make are based on the fear of rejection.

How to actively listen in your relationship3

How to actively listen in your relationship

By Megan Luscombe 22nd Sep, 2014

Listen, learn, love. Relationships take work, and practicing active listening is one thing we can all continue to develop.

In your relationship, make sure you say what you need to say5

In your relationship, make sure you say what you need to say

By Megan Luscombe 9th Sep, 2014

Here's some quick and handy tips to ensure you are effectively communicating in your relationship.

Avoid toxic situations/people and learn to value yourself11

Avoid toxic situations/people and learn to value yourself

By Megan Luscombe 28th Aug, 2014

Unfortunately there are some situations in life you can’t avoid. However, you can change your reaction to toxic situations/people and once you do that, everything will start to change.

Coming out after 4014

Coming out after 40

By Gerry North 21st Aug, 2014

"Coming out later in life has its consequences. All those years of rejecting and hiding mean that the psyche may not accept, deep down, the person they are now presenting as."

How to build your confidence and self-worth2

How to build your confidence and self-worth

By Megan Luscombe 19th Aug, 2014

"Fears are difficult to overcome because they require you to challenge them - and for some, that’s not easy to do alone."

Change is coming. Here's how we can make our schools safer for queer students2

Change is coming. Here's how we can make our schools safer for queer students

By Same Same 31st Jul, 2014

"School should be an open and inviting place for everyone, gay or straight. We need to support young people so they feel safe at school."

WATCH: What's it like growing up transgender?2

WATCH: What's it like growing up transgender?

By Same Same 11th Jul, 2014

In a brand new locally-made video, five transgender young people are asked: "What's it like to be you?"

"I wish I knew then what I know now"

By Same Same 15th May, 2014

"This thing that I had agonised and stressed over for so long was suddenly just a mundane fact."