Marriage Stressors that are most often reported

Marriage Stressors need Urgent Attention Marriage Stressors that are the most commonly identified key factors for couples’ unhappiness were related to work, lack of sexual intimacy (due to tiredness or low libido), and money problems. While there are many possible causes for each of these problems, what they have in common is: They are all … Read more

Chapter 6 – Secretive Family

Secretive Family members ‘Secretive TV, give over!’ Bea pushed a button repeatedly, till there was a TV programme. ‘But it’s not the channel I want!’ Bea protested with a glum face. She continued to press the same button, till the screen showed many thousands of people engaged in what appeared to be a modern outdoor … Read more

PTSD in emergency services report 2018

PTSD in emergency services PTSD in emergency services is still slipping under the radar. On 28 Jun 2018, at 7:26am ABC news announced a landmark report has been released, examining post-traumatic stress disorder in Australia’s emergency services.  PTSD warning signs need better recognition The report makes 31 recommendations, including that police, fire, and ambulance organisations need to … Read more

Quality Time to enjoy DEstress activities

Quality Time to DEstress Quality Time doing simple DEstress things with your loved ones is the best therapy for every couple, family or friends. There is nothing more relaxing than being in the sunshine wandering down a creek, through wildflowers with birds chorusing…. and it costs nothing. Everything slows down including your metabolism, mind and … Read more

Free Session of Marriage Counselling in raffle

Free Session is a Popular Prize Free Session of Marriage Counselling is a popular prize at a Connect Breakfast on 28 October, 2018. The autumn winners were so appreciative to have the opportunity to take the first step to improve their communication. Even though their love and commitment to each other was obvious, life’s challenges required … Read more

DEstress as you try community-living

DEstress as you Try Out Community Living on a Sustainable Property DEstress in our garden flat at an almost fully off-the-grid self-sustainable property 300m from Greenmount Hills National Parks. Imagine only travelling 30km for a school holiday experience of wildlife, flowers and winter creek waterfalls, staying at a very affordable home. Book now via  AirBnb … Read more

Chapter 5 – Fibromyalgia in Alida’s family

Fibromyalgia in Alida’s children ‘Fibromyalgia is something I’ve not heard of before. I cannot find it in my reference books.’ Bea refilled her tiny coffee cup. Sophie stopped washing vegetables and faced Bea. ‘Did Mum never tell you about it?’ Bea shook her head slowly. ‘Well, I hope I can make it clear. Mum suffered … Read more

Family Drama can teach us so much

Family Drama Family drama can teach us so much. Think of the most painful family drama you ever experienced, one that has left you with such an indelible scar that it has impacted your relationships, job stability, and satisfaction with life. Then imagine learning about thousands of people who overcame strikingly similar experiences — in … Read more

Chapter 4 – Meditation styles

Meditation styles Meditation involved gathering and eating fruit in a contemplative manner. Sophie’s mind stilled as she ate a variety of berries in season, stopping as soon as her body was satisfied. She then made a selection from plentiful herbs and vegetables to add to her raw salad brunch. The difference between the countryside around … Read more

Chapter 3 – Making sense of family patterns

Making sense of family patterns Bea placed a finger on her lips. ‘But how does writing it down help?’ ‘We need to understand what the hell was going on,’ Sophie spoke firmly. ‘I told Mum’s story to the staff at the hospital to explain why she was so difficult.’ Tears welled up in her eyes … Read more