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

Without her own mother, Alida, life was practical

Without her own mother, as she was growing up, mum was like a slave to her father and his mistress, so she didn’t really think about emotional needs. Sophie wiped her nose as she reflected on her relationship with her recently deceased mum. She recalled how she’d paused for three months from her weekly phone … Read more

Mother’s Day celebrations are important

Mother’s Day is time to honour the significant women in our lives Mother’s Day with no mother for the first time. Sophie’s first thought was like a lump of lead in the pit of her stomach. Gives me a glimpse of what it must have been like for Mum at three-years-of-age when she lost her … Read more

Headstones provide connection to family

Headstones allow later generations to find ancestors Headstones without any details. Sophie wondered how an organisation that owned so much beautiful parkland could have neglected to put at least the names, birth and death dates on its residents’ headstones. Her heart dragged behind as they searched through the many rows of nameless graves. Doggedly, they … 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

Tranquil environments heal mind and body

Tranquil places can be found in your local area Tranquil silence created by the density of large trees was broken by a gaggle of geese. ‘Look at the animals up there.’ Marianne hurried up to pat a donkey, a tiny Shetland pony and goats. On the other side of the road, Anna looked at a … 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

Serendipity clears up a lot of confusion

Serendipity can explain many perplexing life phenomena Serendipity Sophie thought as she hurried up the tight spiral staircase and knocked on the bedroom door where her sister was staying. Thoughts raced through her mind during what seemed like an eternity before Marianne opened the door. ‘Would you like to come with Anna, Flavia and I … 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

Strange thing happened. Can it be proven?

Strange things are often dismissed as a coincidence Strange thing to happen, Sophie thought as she tried to open the front door with her key, but it wouldn’t budge. She tried the garage door, but equally had no success. Bea must’ve locked it after helping untangle the bike’s baggage strap from the back wheel when … Read more