11 episodes

Short episodes about mental health, personal development and relationships from Australian social worker and therapist Mirella Lee. Mirella also writes at www.mindbalancecafe.com

Mind Balance Cafe Mirella Lee

    • Mental Health

Short episodes about mental health, personal development and relationships from Australian social worker and therapist Mirella Lee. Mirella also writes at www.mindbalancecafe.com

    Before You Break Up With Your Partner

    Before You Break Up With Your Partner

    Are you thinking of breaking up with your partner? Here are 4 questions you can ask yourself to gain clarity about whether or not you want to end your relationship.

    Books recommended: 


    The Dance of Connection by Harriet Lerner
    ACT With Love by Russ Harris

    To book an online counselling appointment visit www.mindbalancecafe.com




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    • 6 min
    Dealing with Regret

    Dealing with Regret

    Regret is often accompanied by a sense of frustration or sadness about our inability to go back and change things. Dealing with regret in a healthy way can prevent it from poisoning our futures. In this episode I discuss self compassion, forgiveness, making amends and how we can learn from our regrets. 

    To book an online counselling appointment: https://mindbalancecafe.com/book-an-appointment/

    Poem: Phase One by Dilruba Ahmed


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    • 5 min
    How To Love And Honor Your Body Right Now

    How To Love And Honor Your Body Right Now

    Don't wait till your body is "perfect" to love it! Here are 5 ways you can love and honor your body right now.

    To book an online counselling appointment: https://mindbalancecafe.com/book-an-appointment/

    Books recommended: If Not Dieting Then What? by Dr Rick Kausman


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    • 6 min
    Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

    Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

    Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) have increased sensitivity of the central nervous system which means that they experience physical or emotional stimulation more intensely. Being a HSP is not a disorder but rather a personality trait with both strengths and weaknesses. In this episode I explain 5 signs that you could be a Highly Sensitive Person.

    Books recommended: 

    The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aaron

    The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aaron

    To book an online counselling appointment: https://mindbalancecafe.com/book-an-appointment/ 


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    • 6 min
    Healing from codependency

    Healing from codependency

    Sandra Anderson at PSU, describes codependency as; “a pattern of dependence on compulsive behaviors and approval from others in an attempt to find safety, self-worth, and identity”.

    So what causes codependency? And how can you heal? That's what this episode is all about. 

    To book an online counselling appointment with me visit https://mindbalancecafe.com/book-an-appointment/  


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    • 10 min
    Self discipline vs Self compassion

    Self discipline vs Self compassion

    In this episode I discuss the balance between self discipline and self compassion. How do we figure out when to push ourselves harder and when to cut ourselves some slack?  

    To book an online counselling appointment: https://mindbalancecafe.com/book-an-appointment/


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    • 4 min

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