10 Commandments for Reducing Stress

(1) Thou shalt not be perfect nor even try to be. (2) Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people. (3) Thou shalt leave things undone that ought to be done. (4) Thou shalt not criticize thyself for decisions that were made in hindsight. (5) Thou shalt learn to say “NO” (6) Thou shalt schedule time for thyself. (7) Thou shalt switch off and do nothing regularly. (8) Thou shalt be boring / untidy / inelegant and unattractive at times. (9) Thou shalt not even feel guilty. (10) Thou shalt not be your own worst enemy; but your best friend. [Author Unknown]  ...

5 Ways to get Along ….

We all have moments within our relationships were communication becomes difficult or perhaps even non existent especially if you have teenagers. The responsibility on providing for a family and being there to meet everyone’s needs can become overwhelming. Here’s 5 helpful ways to get along…. (1) Understand that everyone is different (2) Be Humble (3) Learn how to say “I’m not always right” (4) Stop trying to change people ‘Leave that to God’ (5) Always believe the Best Joyce Meyer link  Who We Are Joyce Meyer Ministries is a Christian-based non-profit organization that’s financially supported by contributions from friends and partners of the ministry. What We Do Through the teachings and calling God has given to Joyce, Joyce Meyer Ministries is dedicated to sharing God’s love and the life-changing message of the Bible with the world through TV, radio, various media productions, live conferences and this website. SHARING CHRIST LOVING...

Heal for Life

“It saved my life literally.  I hoped it would and it worked, so thank you all so much.” Meg T (July 2015) The Heal For Life Foundation began as one person’s dream to meet a very specific need; establish a safe place for survivors of childhood trauma and abuse to find healing and be empowered to heal from the effects of their childhood trauma or abuse (depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, mental illness and adverse coping strategies).   Website Link When Liz Mullinar began recovering memories of childhood abuse in 1993 she found that few services existed which understood her need or those of other survivors. In response to the lack of services Liz, and her husband Rod Phillips, helped found a nationwide charity ASCA (Advocates For Survivors of Child Abuse). ASCA was dedicated to raising awareness of child abuse and providing advocacy and support for survivors. As the organisation grew, the need for a Healing Centre to help survivors became apparent. Liz and Rod started looking for land half way between Sydney and Newcastle and, quite by accident, in 1996 they found and purchased 200 acres at Quorrobolong, near Cessnock in New South Wales, Australia. The land was named ‘Mayumarri’, an aboriginal word meaning ‘Peace’. Half of the land was gifted to the Mayumarri Trust in perpetuity and in 1998 the building of a centre began with a few accommodation cabins. In 1999 the main service building and chapel were built. Mayumarri was officially opened by the then Governor-General, Sir William Deane, in October 1999. *********** A wonderful way you can support Heal For Life. We are part of a...

Helpful Links for Parents

The Parenting Centre  www.theparentingcentre.com.au  Dr Bob Jacobs author of “Perfect Parents & Perfect Children”. Through a lifetime of advocating for children Dr Bob saw the need to establish a centre dedicated to assisting and empowering children and young people by helping parents access their tremendous power. Dr Bob’s work with individual adults and couples is aimed at assisting people to listen to their own ‘inner child’ and treat themselves with love and respect.   Link to purchase book Chapters Is This The Best We Can Do? How Parents Taught Me About Their Enormous Power Understanding The Child’s World Parenting Your Miracle: Celebrating Your Baby Understanding Child Development and Oppositional Behaviour Discipline: Eliminate Power Struggles “Terrific Twos”: Celebrating Your Toddler “Terrific Teenagers”: Celebrating Your Adolescent Did We Forget Latency? Discipline in General Education Psychiatry: Threatening the Celebration Parenting Through Conflict and Separation The Two Greatest Gifts Of Powerful Parenting The Ultimate Kids Matter   www.kidsmatter.edu.au Kids Matter is an Australian mental health and well-being initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services (like preschools, kindergartens and day care centres).It’s a framework that helps these places take care of children’s mental health needs by: creating positive school and early childhood communities teaching children skills for good social and emotional development working together with families recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems.   Families Australia    http://www.familiesaustralia.org.au/ Who We Are With over 750 member organisations across Australia, Families Australia is a national, peak, not-for-profit organisation which strives to improve the wellbeing of all Australian families. Families Australia coordinates the Coalition of Organisations Committed to the Safety and...