Giving birth, whether it is your first, third, or beyond, can be a time of renewal, growth, and joy. Though it can also be a time of dread, angst, and fear when past trauma experiences creep up on you. Depending on the care you receive from your selected health professionals, past trauma experiences can rear … More Creating a safe place for a new mother: Preparing for a trauma-informed birth and post-partum recovery
Is it better to be loved because you are perfect? Or loved despite your imperfections? So often I feel the pressure to be perfect: Perfect mother; Perfect wife; Perfect friend; Perfect employee, and the list goes on! It’s tiring and absolutely exhausting. Not only this, it is also incredibly distracting which does not help my … More Perfection: How is it destroying your life? and what can you do about it!
This may be a shock to you, though 37.3% of Australians aged 14 years and over consume alcohol on a weekly basis; 7.7% of Australians aged 14 and over have used analgesics for non-medical purposes once or more in their life; 4.5% of Australians aged 14 years and over have used tranquillisers/sleeping pills (including benzodiazepines) for … More Addiction proof your child
Families are complicated at the best of times; not one family is the same as another. It is particularly difficult when, as a child, your relationship with your mother is not the same as those around you. Seeing mothers and their children going out and having fun together, cuddling and joking around. A natural response … More Book Review – Toxic Mom Toolkit: It’s not you. It’s her.
Belonging is an innate need. It is how we know where we fit, what is expected of us, what areas we can safely push the boundaries, and somewhere to retreat to. Home should be a place where we feel all these things – unfortunately that is not always the case. So many families have been … More Home: A place to belong
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If any other adult treated you the way your Toxic Mother treats you, what would you do? Think of the office colleague who rolls her eyes at your suggestions in meetings, but later re-presents them to praise from management — how do you behave socially with that…
Growing up I dreamed of having 6 kids, going to Africa to help with missions, explored every opportunity to sponsor kids, I jumped at every opportunity to help others before considering what was involved. I still do mind you, though I have improved a lot. A lot of my desire to help others, was actually … More Helping others: 5 questions to boost your helping productivity
The first thing I do when I begin to get anxious is to try and distract myself from the anxious thought. Funny thing is that when I try to not think about it, I find I can’t think of anything else! So why do we get anxious? Everyone gets anxious – the year 12 student … More Anxiety: Is it really a bad thing?
The impact of our family of origin: Beauty addict Corinne meets Simon who was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome – signs of this syndrome involve facial disfigurement. Simon goes on a journey to learn about Corinne and her addiction. Through learning about Corinne’s life, Simon uncovers that she is running away from her Jamaican … More The impact of our family of origin