Life Is Messy – Debunking the Myths of Resilience

How does one become resilient from all life throws at us?  Isn’t that what everybody wants to know?  How can I maintain my integrity, growth, spirit, humour….what I inspire to be as an individual when life keeps throwing things at me that I don’t expect? That I don’t think I can handle?  Things that make …

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Grief is not something that Happened, it becomes a Part of Who we Are Now.

Grief is not something that happens and then leaves never to return. When we experience any sort of grief, it shapes our world, who we are and who we are in the world.  It can have powerful consequences - it can help us grow and it can deplete us.   How we initially react to …

Does Toxicity Attract Toxicity in Our Personal Lives?

When aspects of our life become toxic why do we allow it to spread and actually invite it in? Our environment shapes our behaviour from a very early age.  Babies that are exposed to violence and fear will have different MRI’s of their brain compared to babies growing with good health attachments in a safe …

How Do We Explain the Sydney Siege to Children?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all children could live in safety, be securely attached, never go hungry, never be frightened or know disappointment?  It is what nearly every parent aspires too.  Yet, to guarantee these things children would have to be disengaged from life. Life for all of us who are engaged in the world …

Committing to Resilience

The last 10 days have been turmoil both personally and in my world. Globally Australia saw the death of a much loved cricketer who was tragically killed playing the game he loved.  Brisbane the City I live in was hit by a violent storm with no warning and left with an estimated 200 million worth …

Dreams Can Come True though it takes Courage and Hard Work

I first thought about writing a book when I was 8 years old. I have always loved to read and was known for sitting up late at night with a hidden torch under my covers to read the last few precious pages before going to sleep. Then as an adult while that dream grew the …