Ondine Sherman’s first book, The Miracle of Love - A Mother's Story of Grief, Hope and Acceptance, was published in 2013 and is an intimate account of her experiences as the mother of beautiful identical twin boys who have who have a rare genetic disorder. Ondine’s journey with her boys has ultimately led to love, hope and acceptance. A snippet about Ondine Sherman: Ondine … [Read more...] about Ondine Sherman and The Miracle of Love
Susi Prescott had it all. A large, busy family, a school teaching job she loved, a home on Sydney's leafy North Shore. But with the sudden demise of her 30-year marriage, her world crumbled. In 2017 she released a book about how she rebuilt her life after 50 and her resulting Peruvian adventures. She sent a copy of "Where Hummingbirds Dance" to Balance and we were so … [Read more...] about Where Hummingbirds Dance: Across the Pacific, A New Life Awaits
By SANE Australia Head of Service Delivery and Registered Psychologist Suzanne Leckie It takes courage to ask simply and directly, ‘Are you OK?’, if you're concerned about someone's mental health. What if they’re actually fine? Will they be offended? And what do you do if they aren’t OK? These are common concerns people have when it comes to asking a friend, colleague … [Read more...] about Tips for responding to someone who isn’t OK
We’re calling it. It’s time to celebrate gingers for their glorious copper hair, their fiery nature and their red headed uniqueness (seriously, they make up just 1-2% of the entire world’s population!) Gone are the days of mocking red heads. Bullying isn’t cool (it never was) and so to help, we’ve come up with a list of things you just shouldn’t say to one lucky enough to … [Read more...] about Gingers rule! The redheads rally for a great cause.
Themed ‘Inspiring women and girls’ the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA) National Conference was recently held at the QT Hotel in Canberra. The CWAA advances the rights and equity of women, families and communities in Australia through advocacy and empowerment, especially for those living in rural, regional and remote Australia. “There are always challenges to … [Read more...] about CWA raising funds for women at risk in drought affected areas