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
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
“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
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?
Empowering words from Karena for anyone who loves an addict.
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?
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
“Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me” – Matthew 25:40 A GLASS OF MILK – PAID IN FULLOne day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he … More A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full
In a war, a country never fights on their own – allies are drawn in through their friendships with other countries in order to fight the battle. So why should anyone fight a war within themselves by themselves? Why do it alone when there is always someone to recruit, no matter where they come from … More You Don’t Have to Fight Alone