ADHD Awareness Month

October seems to be the month of awareness, with mental health and ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or Attention Deficit Disorder, once seen as a condition depicted by the stereotypical cheeky little boy, who cannot concentrate or sit still. The little boy who can be disruptive and struggle in school. The little boy who canContinue reading “ADHD Awareness Month”

October- Mental Health Awareness Month

With the recent R U Ok day behind us, we now enter into Mental Health Awareness month. It’s a great reminder to not only self reflect on our own mental health and well-being, but to also be conscious of the well-being and mental health of those around us. It’s great to see society making stridesContinue reading “October- Mental Health Awareness Month”

Navigating a New Life- When Grief Comes Knocking

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it”– J.K Rowling There’s the briefest of moments when you start to awaken in the morning, where life feels uncomplicated, where you haven’t yet remembered. Where your life is like it was before, before the loss. And thenContinue reading “Navigating a New Life- When Grief Comes Knocking”

What it’s like to Support Another in their Darkest Moment

As a crisis phone support worker, we receive all sorts of calls. Some are lonely people wanting someone to talk to. Some feel they can’t be open and talk to friends and family. Some want a ray of hope. Some get confused and think they’ve phoned a sex line and others are in the darkestContinue reading “What it’s like to Support Another in their Darkest Moment”

The Gift of Working with your Inner Child- Inner Child Meditation

Below I share an Inner Child meditation I have written. I am in the process of recording some meditations but I wanted to share the words of this meditation, because inner child work is so incredibly important. What is your inner child you may ask? Our inner child is that part of us that heldContinue reading “The Gift of Working with your Inner Child- Inner Child Meditation”

Moving Forward Does Mean Looking Backwards- Finding the right healing modality

All healing modalities have their place but you need to be aware of where you are on your journey and what specifically you want to achieve. I have done a few different healing modalities on my journey, which have both helped immensely and have also provided me knowledge to take into my own practise. OneContinue reading “Moving Forward Does Mean Looking Backwards- Finding the right healing modality”

The Mental Health Crisis is Real (& Why my Daughter is my Hero)

A really important piece I wrote for World Mental Health Day and an incredibly personal piece, so very close to my heart. It’s a mission of mine to make the world a better and more accepting place, because at any time, we or a loved one can struggle. https://elejrnl.com?p=3101335

R U Ok? It’s more than just a question on this one day

Tomorrow is R U Ok day in Australia. A day that symbolises the importance of wellbeing and mental health with the premise that everyone checks in with those in their life, to see if they are OK. It’s a nice thought but in all honesty that is all it is, because the reality is weContinue reading “R U Ok? It’s more than just a question on this one day”

Who Packs Your Parachute?

Charles Plumb was a US navy pilot, who flew 75 successful missions, before he was shot down. He ejected and parachuted into enemy territory, where he was captured and spent 6 years in prison. Many years later, having survived, he was out to dinner when approached by a man who recognised him. Startled he askedContinue reading “Who Packs Your Parachute?”

A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are

I refer to those closest to me as “my tribe”. A group of incredible individuals, all very different and all at varying stages in their life. Those that are there to laugh with. Those that are there to cry with. But most of all a tribe of authentic and compassionate people that share life, shareContinue reading “A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are”