An Australian behavioural expert believes the direct link between genetics and temperament determines if you are neurotic, a perfectionist, boring or the funniest person in the room. Chris Golis has spent most of his working life examining people’s personalities in order to help him communicate better in business and personal relationships. “Temperament is in our DNA. We … [Read more...] about We’re all a little crazy but it’s not our fault – blame Mum & Dad
Do you ever stop to give yourself a pat on the back for the things you have achieved? Are you constantly finding fault with your body, your life decisions, your role as a mother or daughter? Why do we, as women, feel the need to be so critical of ourselves? When will we grant ourselves permission to say "I admire X, Y and Z about myself"? In this interview, comedian and … [Read more...] about Why are we so hard on ourselves?
ReachOut Australia, the digital mental health service for young Australians and their parents, has launched a new platform providing a one-stop-shop for young people to connect to personalised support when they need it most. ReachOut Australia CEO Jono Nicholas said the organisations' new mobile-first platform, was co-designed with 174 young people. Mr Nicholas said the … [Read more...] about New mental health service for young Australians
Last weekend I was back in Washington D.C. celebrating my son Lachlan’s high school graduation. I vividly remember the day I gave him a hug at Melbourne airport as he boarded his flight to travel across the world to pursue his passion for basketball and forge his own path. Oh, it was a hard day on this mother’s heart strings. Nearly three years later, Lachlan (now 19) has … [Read more...] about Parent From Faith, Not Fear
This article was first published in Kindness On Purpose Empathy is a funny word that can be confusing to understand. At best many see empathy as being a wishy washy concept that has something to do with other people's feelings. The Oxford Dictionary defines empathy as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Increasing empathy in schools … [Read more...] about 10 Ways empathy will transform your child’s life