Buy Swap Sell: Things that make me smile.

Shoes: brand new, never worn, just a bit scuffed.

Buy Swap Sell

Buy Swap and Sell sites have become so popular with the rise of social media that I would say they are now more common than newspaper classifieds and community notice boards. Continue reading “Buy Swap Sell: Things that make me smile.”

I’m Quitting sugar: Week two is not as much fun

I am not in a good mood and my thoughts feel a little fuzzy

Week two and it is not as much fun

I found my first week of the I Quit Sugar (IQS) program a breeze and wondered what all the fuss was about but I have to admit week two has not been as much fun. Continue reading “I’m Quitting sugar: Week two is not as much fun”

My husband wont let me have a homebirth.

It is not your husband/partner’s place to give or deny you permission to make decisions about your body.

MY HUSBAND WONT LET ME HAVE A HOME BIRTH

I write article in response to a post posted by a woman about her husband. He wont “let her have a home birth. My first unfiltered response is to get rid of the husband.

Here follows my second, filtered response. Continue reading “My husband wont let me have a homebirth.”

Protective Behaviours Australia: A personal safety program

Protective Behaviours can be used by children, young people and adults to help keep themselves safe and work towards reducing violence in the community.

 Protective Behaviours Australia

Anyone who follows me on facebook will have noticed me posting links from Protective Behaviours Australia,  a personal safety program education and empowering people to be safe in our community.

Violence against women and children is a topic close to me heart and soul and I make no apologies for my zealous contribution to making society safer for women and children.

I love the posts by Protective Behaviours Australia and will continue to share them. Here is a bit about the organisation.

Protective Behaviours Mission

… is to reduce the incidence of abuse and violence in the community through empowerment and education.

The two Central Themes of Protective Behaviours are:

Protective Behaviours

 

 

Safety

Safety, in the context of Protective Behaviours, identifies how a person feels when they are safe and how they recognise that safety. This skill is important as it enables a person to identify when they may be feeling unsafe. Safety is defined by the individual.

Protective Behaviours

Want More?

Check out the PBA website here.

Protective Behaviour state by state

Protective Behaviours News and Events

 

Health Issues Centre. Consumer voices for better healthcare.

Would you like to improve health care in Australia?

Consumers lead change.

The Health Issues Centre may be the place for you if:

  • You want to make a difference
  • Are you interested in having your voice heard
  • Would you like to improve health care in Australia

Continue reading “Health Issues Centre. Consumer voices for better healthcare.”

How pets can help manage mental health issues

Pets could teach us humans a lot about how to support those living with a mental illness.

Pets can help manage mental health issues

My pets are a great source of comfort and pleasure to me. The beautiful trusting eyes, the soft fur to stroke and the unconditional love all manage to ground me no matter what is going on in my life or in my head. Continue reading “How pets can help manage mental health issues”