Trigger warning: This article contains content the refers to death, babies who have died, miscarriage, termination and child abuse. Please also note that all the references here to grief also impact on the men in our lives. For simplicity, I have focused this article on women. However, I know that men are also affected by grief and loss in all its forms. I know that the … [Read more...] about Grief and Motherhood: The presence of sadness in a place where there should only be joy
The spiritual symbol for Easter is the humble egg. Whether religion is part of your life or not, this time of year can hold so many opportunities to bask in the freshness of how new life unfolds all around us. When we connect with the energy or feel the space of new life, we are reminded of the presence of hope. When we are connected with hope then we will see opportunities … [Read more...] about Easter’s a time for unwrapping the new gifts of life
When I think back to my childhood days of driving between Brisbane and Sydney to see family, I can't help but marvel at the luxury and speed of modern travel not to mention the endless options to entertain ourselves in the process. The same trip that used to take two days, now takes just over two hours from door to door. The thing I appreciate most about travelling … [Read more...] about Balance Conversations Podcast now available on the ground and in the air
Did you know that kindness is good for your heart and slows down the ageing process? Monday 13th November is World Kindness Day. Did you know that kindness is actually great for your health? It can slow down the ageing process? Kindness is healthy for your brain and your body. Research has shown that; 1.Kindness is anti ageing and helps to reduce heart disease Kindness … [Read more...] about World Kindness Day
Published on October 7, 2017 Everything has a beginning, middle and end. Everything. We all love the beginnings. Our experience of the middle can be mixed and as humans we all have an interesting relationship with endings. In western society we don’t do endings well. We try to ignore that they exist for a while and then when they come we do all we can not to feel … [Read more...] about Marriage, separation and practicing what I teach : insights from a relationship therapist as I navigate my own marriage breakup.