The Anticipation of Change

Any day now, I will be embarking on a massive change to my life – the birth of my third daughter. Tomorrow, I would’ve reached the stage of pregnancy where I gave birth to my second daughter; and I am suddenly so overwhelmed with emotion. While my hubby worked a night shift and I cleaned […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

The Strength of a Parent

People often say that you can be your own worst enemy, and I think this statement can sometimes ring so true. As a parent, you can find yourself pointing out only your faults, whilst neglecting all that is positive. For the past week, my two girls have been sick on and off. They got better […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

More Than Four Letters

I remember not so long ago, I believed I would never find “The One”. It wasn’t so much that I wasn’t given the opportunity to find it, I just don’t think I had yet. Then I met my husband and found exactly what I’d been looking for my whole life. Thirty minutes ago, I waved goodbye […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

The Appreciation of All Things

It’s often difficult to find the positive things in life when there appears to be so much negative. You question why everything is the way it is and struggle to see what is right in your life. But sometimes we need to look beyond all the negativity and appreciate the things that we DO have. […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

Giving the World a Chance

Sometimes it takes the small things in life to remind you that there is good in the world. With all the wars going on and the terrible things you see on the news, you often forget that there are people out there who are genuine, thoughtful and kind. Today, I had to drive my oldest […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

Hopes and Fears

Often when we look to the future, we not only feel the excitement but also the fear. The mystery of what is to come can leave us anxious as to whether we’re capable to withstand what is about to be bestowed upon us. Today I am 37 weeks pregnant with my third daughter and I […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

Let There Be Hope

Even the most positive of people can have days where they question where they are in life and why their life can’t be better. Just like anyone else, our family has experienced day-to-day struggles and wondered: “How could this happen to us?” When you’re going through a difficult phase in your life, you struggle to […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

The Importance of Believing in Yourself

I never quite comprehended the importance of self-esteem until I was at the lowest point in my life. Before I met my husband, I went through some experiences that made me look at life differently and question the way in which I saw myself. I began to believe that I wasn’t worth anything, without the […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

A Mother’s Love for Her Children

I never thought that anybody could make me so proud that my eyes filled up with tears. But my oldest daughter did just that today. Alisha, as you may have read in my advice, is a bit delayed in her speech and has been attending a Kindergarten especially targeted towards these needs. All the parents have […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

Change: For Better or For Worse?

I remember when I was younger; I used to recount all my experiences, note down all my emotions and express all my feelings through writing. By the time I was 19, I had accumulated at least 10 diaries, whose entries were reflective of all the things I was going through at the time. Why might […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.