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!
Our children are dying. Simply put, no beating around the bush; our children are dying and we are standing around watching helplessly. Oh yes, we all exclaim “what is happening in the world”, though that is often the extent of our response. Simply because we have no idea what we can do about it! Last … More The deadliest epidemic that mankind faces: What can you do?
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.
“There’s a phrase, “the elephant in the living room”, which purports to describe what it’s like to live with a drug addict, an alcoholic, an abuser. People outside such relationships will sometimes ask, “How could you let such a business go on for so many years? Didn’t you see the elephant in the living room?” … More Drugs and the addict: A destructive relationship
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
Purpose: noun 1. The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. 2. An intended or desired result; end; aim; goal. 3. Determination; resoluteness. Without purpose, there isn’t any reason to do anything. We eat in order to sustain, we sleep in order to energise, we socialise in order to be connected. … More Who am I and why am I here?
With all the promotion and education going around, a lot of us have a basic understanding of what mental illness is, though unless we have experienced it, it is generally on a factual basis. This is good, we need to know facts, facts are powerful. Though what does it mean if I am diagnosed … More Mental Illness: What does it mean?
Oh the arguments we had before we were married! It was so important at the time, though looking back now it is quite laughable.These days we have heated discussions, though those arguments taught us a lot about each other. We learnt about our needs, our boundaries, and our temperaments.That doesn’t mean it was good … More Fighting in marriage