Mental Health check-in time is now; learn how

Mental Health check-in needs to be regular Mental Health check-in is an important aim of Mental Health Week. Hopefully it’s helped you and your loved ones discuss how each are coping with life generally, and particularly emotional and psychological challenges. This year has of course delivered some serious stressors for individuals, couples, families and the … Read more

Best things in life include good communication

Best things are Simple and Free Best things in healthy relationships include Love, Respect, Helpfulness and Good Communication which are the building blocks to true happiness. Just like good medicine from the garden they are free, although some investment of time, effort and a little financial outlay is needed at the beginning … You’ll reap … Read more

Pandemic psychological help for families

Pandemic psychological aftermath planning Pandemic associated concerns impact on our mental health and must be considered in health planning. Stress on couples, families and those living alone has been discussed in all forms of media since Australia went into lock-down in March. The good news is that there is abundant advice and tips to be … Read more

Co-ownership helps more people to their own home

Co-ownership of a sustainable lifestyle block for mixed generations Co-ownership of the family home becomes available when older people downsize into a grannyflat in their own garden. If you’d like to know about a Perth example – sustainable, almost self-sufficient opportunity, have a look at this hills property, 6km from Midland train. Covid 19 job … Read more

Focus on your health builds Resilience

Focus on your health gives you a sense of control Focus on your health in uncertain times is something that you can do to feel good & positive about your marriage and other relationships. Many people are turning to gardening this year, to enjoy life NOW and look to the future as a couple, individual or … Read more

Corona Virus  Prevention – boost your immunity

Corona Virus  Prevention – Common sense collated with links to other useful info 🙂 Corona Virus  Prevention begins with Reduction of Stress & Fear. Bringing calm to your inner environment in a time of panic and fear is a critical strategy. The easiest way to do this is to regularly practice deep diaphragmatic breathing and … Read more

Marriage & Community Resilience strengthening

Marriage & Community Resilience can be strengthened by natural disasters Marriage & Community Resilience is often a byproduct of natural disasters. Bushfire Crises often bring out the good in the community. Overwhelming generosity fills the news at last. However anxiety and depression is also overwhelming. So far the amount of land burnt is more than … Read more

Australia Day celebrations or confusion?

Australia Day means different things to different people Australia Day has become a day of conflicting feelings, attitudes and actions, to the extent that even nuclear families or couples are divided. How is your family coping? Respectful Dialogue is the key The more we listen to others, the greater informed we become and there is … Read more

Divorce month due to unknown traps

Why has January become divorce month? Divorce Month is January, some even say 8th is danger day. Although a study from the University of Washington found that the most divorces actually happen in August and March, the courts still see a spike in divorce filings right after the new year. The problems are a build up … Read more

Communication daily is the key to relationships

Communication daily conveys interest in each other Communication in a positive way is the key to successful relationships. But how do you stay positive when life gets tough? Do you sometimes think you’ve ‘outgrown each other?’ Long-term relationships can be tough work right? The secret sauce to long-term relationship success Jess Strutt’s ABC Focus program … Read more