Book Review – Toxic Mom Toolkit: It’s not you. It’s her.

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.

Drugs and the addict: A destructive relationship

“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

Fighting in marriage

  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

Does your HSC result determine your future success in life?

Sweaty palms, deafening heart beats, shallow breathing, panic setting in staring at the blank piece of paper. They are my memories of the HSC. I remember them vividly, and, I am still alive. I have a roof over my head, I have a loving family, and a career that brings me a great sense of … More Does your HSC result determine your future success in life?

Recommended Reading

Swimming Against the Tide: A refreshingly real blog about life, faith, and mental health. I love to swim against the tide and ride waves full frontal. After a lifetime of Office Management in administration and finance, I find myself wanting to finally engage in my passion of writing and empowering others for the betterment of … More Recommended Reading

Helping others: 5 questions to boost your helping productivity

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