I thought we’d reached peak overwhelm during the bushfire disasters in January, but now that seems a distant memory compared to what’s going on now. I don’t need to compile a detailed list of all that’s currently happening - you know it, you’re living it. It’s in the aisles of the supermarkets, it’s in the … Continue reading Trying to find stable ground when everything is collapsing
I’d never heard of Generalised Anxiety Disorder until recently. I’d heard of all the other ones; social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorders and of course phobias, but generalised anxiety no… it just seemed a little too generalised! I didn’t have panic attacks and run out of shopping centres (Ok in hindsight maybe there was that … Continue reading Getting diagnosed with GAD and how it’s changing my life.
IT'S OK TO FEEL THE WAY YOU DO, OTHERWISE YOU WOULDN'T BE YOU! by Josh Langley ($14.99) A fun a quirky book to help kids understand and accept their feelings. Happy feelings, sad feelings, angry feelings, lonely feelings and anxious feelings can all be overwhelming and it is important to have ideas on how to … Continue reading Review By Need2Read Bookstore
I haven’t always liked flowers. For most of my life I couldn't care less about them, thinking they were only for old ladies to tend in their garden or what mother’s demanded on mother’s day. It’s amazing how you can go through life missing out on something so extraordinary, so wonderful, so amazing, so uplifting … Continue reading Conversations with flowers and other ways of being real.
The rate of suicide and depression in this country is staggering and I hope can help in some small way to address the issue. I'm not an expert in the field, but I know from personal experience that every little bit of self understanding helps and being able to talk openly about what's going on … Continue reading Suicide and depression
This is me at 3 and bit.. I was a curious kid, always asking questions and exploring. Mum said I was a hugger too, always going round hugging people. I daydreamed, made up stories and played with my dinky cars. I also wanted to be loved. To show love and to be loved. Simple … Continue reading How to stop abusing your inner child
Yeah we all have fears, and we hang them around our neck like we're some gangster rapper. For me, I’ve got a fear of stepping on crustaceans and half empty swimming pools which I used tell anyone who would listen. However now I’ve come to realise I don’t need to keep brandishing those fears … Continue reading What fears are holding you back?
Speak kindly and with compassion. Speak less. Be less busy. Include more stillness and activities that fill your heart with joy. Make and create art/beautiful things that help people feel connected to beauty. For beauty is deep in the soul. Beauty of nature, beauty of a story, beauty of art… Write to connect, to express … Continue reading A way to live
Don’t try too hard. Trying too hard to achieve an outcome sometimes gets in the way of things. Like life. Like grace. Trying to be the best puts you at exclusion of everyone else. You lose. You no longer connect with people because you’re trying to beat them. We race each other to the grave. … Continue reading Don’t try too hard