Mental Health Week Group Therapy

Mental Health Week launch of Trauma Healing Support Group Mental Health Week raises our awareness and helps you find out about resources to help you 🙂 It’s also a time when people explore what’s available to assist – because there’s more in the media with lots of encouragement to you to have a look at … Read more

Distracting herself from anxiety

Distracting herself from her apprehension about the visit to Alida’s grave, Sophie absorbed the scenery outside the window during the train trip to Maastricht. This was where she felt most at home outside of her Australian birth region. Now Bea no longer lived seven kilometres from the city centre, Sophie headed to her favourite souvenir … Read more

Uncanny coincidences can provide bonding

Uncanny coincidences make family history exploration fascinating Uncanny that Flavia has lived in the group home for deaf people for the few years since I’ve been putting together the pieces of Alida’s life, Sophie thought, as she cycled back to Anna’s place loaded up with fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and dried fruit from the farmers’ … 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

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

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

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

Surviving PTSD is a good reason to Celebrate often

Surviving is no easy feat, but achievable 🙂 Surviving the last person in WA to be sentenced to death [commuted to life after 4 months public debate, then abolition of the death sentence in 1980] for the murder of the engaged couple, my 40th anniversary of life celebration – is to come out of hiding. … Read more