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!
“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?
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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…
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Today is the beginning of Mental Health Week, though how does it affect you? Does it cause you to stop and think? Or do you find you continue on your day-to-day routine, forgetting until you see that post on Facebook? Just like mental illnesses, this week can often be unseen – either because we do … More Mental Health Week: 5 ways you can respond
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?
“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