Lockdown Self-Care & Resilience Strategies

Lockdown Self-Care & Resilience Strategies

IMAGINE A daughter trying to visit an elderly parent in a nursing home but not being allowed to. Imagine a child who has many friends, but they are unable to play. Imagine a person with breathing difficulties being forced to wear a mask or a person whose hours have...
Seasons Change

Seasons Change

“TO EVERYTHING, there is a season, and a time to every purpose, under heaven” so sang The Byrds many years ago and now this season is closing. In life, something of significance happens, decisions are made, and actions are taken outside of our control that directly...
When the war is over – hunk, chunk or drunk?

When the war is over – hunk, chunk or drunk?

WE WILL come out of this pandemic either as a hunk – after doing all that exercise we promised ourselves; a chunk after comfort eating our way through; or a drunk – after drowning our sorrows in the most Australian of ways! Which one will you be? What choice will you...
Don’t Waste a Crisis

Don’t Waste a Crisis

They were right – I am just like my dad. At any big family event, we would find dad “self-isolating” in the shed listening to the races and drinking beer. When I quizzed mum if dad was in a bad mood, her response was – “No, he just likes his own company”. The current...
You can roll it in glitter!

You can roll it in glitter!

You can polish manure – but it’s still manure. And I can’t polish this – we are all is deep manure. It is what it is! There will be many people a lot smarter than me that will, in the future, identify how we got to where we are. Our job is to deal with where we are! I...
Three Types of People in an Emergency

Three Types of People in an Emergency

IT IS OFTEN said that there are three types of people; “Those that make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who ask – what happened?” Having spent a large amount of time in January working with the second responders in community bushfire recovery...
Questions for the New Year

Questions for the New Year

I am not a big fan of making New Year resolutions. It makes planning sound like an event rather than what it should be – a process. Most of these resolutions don’t make it to the end of January anyway. I am, however, a really big fan of reflection. Like the words from...