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FIFO Life Part 70: Not at home when things go wrong?

One of the major challenges of working FIFO is not being home when things go wrong. Here is Sandra’s advice and suggestions.

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FIFO Life Part 69: Is selflessness harming your FIFO relationship?

Selflessness is the act of putting your partner’s needs ahead of your own. Find out why this isn’t always good.

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FIFO Life Part 64: Should you forgive?

Dr John talks about forgiveness versus absolution and why you should forgive someone who hurts you.

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FIFO Life Part 63: Myths around suicide

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FIFO Life Part 62: Food and mood

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FIFO Life Part 61: Anger or anxiety?

Dr John talks about the link between anger and anxiety and why this is important for anger management.

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FIFO Life Part 60: Is it stress or anxiety?

Dr John talks about the difference between stress and anxiety so you know the more effective techniques to manage both.

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FIFO Life Part 59: Bi-polar disorder

Bi-polar disorder – why we should encourage those who may have it to seek help.

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FIFO Life Part 58: The magic ratio

Sandra talks about the magic ratio of positive interactions compared to negative interactions to keep relationships alive.

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FIFO Life Part 57: Making friends on site

Sandra discusses the approach FIFO workers could take to make friends on site.

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FIFO Life Part 56: Trust

Dr John talks about the importance of trust in relationships and how it should often just be given rather than earned.

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FIFO Life Part 55: Creating memories

Sandra explains explains the importance of creating memories and the elements you need to do that successfully

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FIFO Life Part 54: Survivor guilt

Sandra explains the concept of survivor guilt experienced by those who are left behind while others are made redundant from FIFO work.

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FIFO Life Part 53: How to complain without offence

Sandra explains the steps you can take to make an objection to your partner about something, but without offending them

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FIFO Life Part 52: Understanding the Mental Health Spectrum

Sandra explains the Mental Health Spectrum and demystifies the belief the belief that mental health is always about the disorders.

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FIFO Life Part 51: Our desires are different

Clinical Sexologist Helena Green discusses the issue of desire discrepancy – how differences in sexual desire levels affect couples and what you can do to manage it.

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FIFO Life Part 50: Love Tips

In part 51 – what happens when Sandra turns up late the to studio? Big Al and Dr John decide to talk about love tips. Don’t miss this audio!

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FIFO Life Part 49: Ease back into intimacy

Clinical Sexologist Helena Green discusses why it’s important to ease back into intimacy after being separated by work.

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FIFO Life Part 48: Can depressed people come across as selfish?

Dr John explains why we should be patient with our loved ones who feel depressed even if they come across as selfish

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FIFO Life Part 47: Warning Signs of Suicide

Dr John describes the warning signs of suicide and what to do if you are feeling suicidal with a list of resources.

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FIFO Life Part 46: Four killers of relationships

Sandra descibes the four killers of relationships that FIFO couples should be aware of.

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FIFO Life Part 45: Three pillars of successful relationships

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FIFO Life Part 44: Managing Anxiety

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FIFO Life Part 43: Dealing with homesickness

Dr John provides information and tips on dealing with homesickness when working FIFO

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FIFO Life Part 42: Psychiatrist, Psychologist or Counsellor

The difference between a psychologist, a psychiatrist, and a counsellor is something that a lot of people don’t understand. Dr John explains the difference.

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FIFO Life Part 41: Money Matters Part 3 – Save for the significant

FIFO Focus’ Financial Planning Partner, Matt Hern talks about saving for the significant.

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FIFO Life Part 40: Money Matters Part 2 – Plan for the Predictable

FIFO Focus financial planning partner Matt Hern talks about the importance of planning for the predictable.

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FIFO Life Part 39: Money Matters Part 1 – Tax

FIFO Focus financial planning partner Matt Hern talks about legal strategies FIFO workers can adopt to minimise tax payments.

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FIFO Life Part 38: How to enjoy alcohol

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FIFO Life Part 37: Kids acting out

Kirsty O’Callaghan from Separated by Work give tips on how to handle kids acting out.

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FIFO Life Part 36: What to expect when you see a psychologist

Going to see a psychologist can initially be quite daunting. Dr John describes what to expect on your first visit.

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FIFO Life Christmas Segment: Coping with loneliness at Christmas time.

Loneliness is common during the Christmas time. Here are some tips to help getting over the feeling of loneliness at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’

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FIFO Life Part 35: Creating Safe Relationships

Safety is a non-negotiable for healthy relationships. Sandra talks about creating safe relationships for FIFO workers and their partners.

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FIFO Life Part 34: Looking out for depression.

Dr John discusses depression and what to look out for in yourself and in others

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FIFO Life Part 33: Ease the pain of switching between roles.

Sandra discusses ways to ease the pain of switching between roles when you are a FIFO worker

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FIFO Life Part 32: Do you take sleep for granted?

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FIFO Life Part 31: The benefits of getting back to nature.

Sandra and special guest, Regan talk to Big Al at RedFM about benefits of getting back to nature, even for FIFO workers.

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FIFO Life Part 30: Dealing with loneliness.

Dr John discusses ways in which we can all be dealing with loneliness, particularly for the FIFO partner at home

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FIFO Life Part 29: Benefits of meditation for FIFO life

Sandra bring in special guest Anthony to talk about the benefits of mediation and how it can help your FIFO life.

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FIFO Life Part 28: Achieving Work-Life Balance.

Dr John discusses ways for FIFO workers to achieve work-life balance.

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FIFO Life Part 27: The First Night Effect – Why can’t I sleep properly?

Sandra talks to Big Al about the dreaded first night effect – when it’s difficult to sleep when separated from your partner for FIFO work

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FIFO Life Part 26: R U OK Day – what it SHOULD be.

Why R U OK should not just be a day – how you should treat the initiative.

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FIFO Life Part 25: How your body reacts to stress.

Sandra talks about how your body reacts to stress and what you can do to take control of the hormones that are released.

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FIFO Life Part 24: The benefits of hobbies.

Dr John discusses the importance of having hobbies and gives you 10 benefits of doing something you enjoy

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FIFO Life Part 23: Time to make positive changes.

Dr John discusses how we can more effectively make positive changes in our lives with six simple steps

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FIFO Life Part 22: Psychosocial hazards in the workplace.

Sandra talks about psychosocial hazards in the workplace and the importance of managing these to minimise workplace stress

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FIFO Life Part 21: When to seek help.

Dr John talks about the signals you should be aware of that indicate you should seek help to improve your well-being.

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