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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • Good Intentions

    At the beginning of 2022 my good intentions and in fact my goal, was to write every day…. That went out the window a couple of months ago when I completely lost my mojo. I have blamed my ‘failure to follow through’ on a number of things. I suppose like many I fell in a […]

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  • The Developmental Trauma Enigma

    Most people think of trauma as resulting from a pivotal event happening in someone’s life such as sexual assault, combat, natural disaster or witnessing a sudden death. These are just a few examples and are commonly associated with trauma-related responses in individual’s, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  What many don’t realise is trauma […]

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  • Time Machine

    Have you ever spent time thinking about what you would do differently if you had an opportunity to turn back time? I guarantee I am not the only one. I am not talking about dwelling in the past or fixating on things you can’t change. I am just talking about simple day dreaming and curiosity. […]

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  • Gardenias

    Kez carefully arranged the gardenias she had just picked from her backyard. The smell was intoxicating and permeated the house. The smell reminded her of her childhood living on a property in southern NSW with her parents and two brothers. Her Mum would place freshly picked gardenias in each of their rooms every year to […]

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  • Planning for Mental Health

    When you are battling with your mental health it is common to feel like your head is messy and it is hard to think straight. There are a few simple planning ideas that can help improve your headspace and make life that little bit easier. Pick a day to do your planning for the week. […]

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  • Journaling for Beginners

    If you have never journaled and think that it might be something you could enjoy but you have no idea how to start, this is for you! I have been journaling since high school and without giving my age away, that is a few decades ago. I have boxes full of journals which every time […]

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