Beauty Comes From Within: Maintaining A Positive Self-Image

When I was 16, my friend asked me to describe someone who was important to me at the time. I remember listing characteristics such as; funny, caring and understanding. But when she answered the same question, I noticed something interesting. She gave me an extensive list of physical attributes, then … [Read more...]

The Kindness of Your Own Heart

Every day, you hear amazing stories about people who save the lives of strangers. You read about how they jeopardised their health, their safety, their whole entire life; to save someone else's. And as remarkable it is, you wonder to yourself how anyone could be so brave, so selfless; to care that … [Read more...]

The Power of Music

The Wiggles - Surfer Jeff CD

It is incredible the way music can make you feel. It can help you remember the good times, remind you of the bad ones, keep your mind peaceful, or be a way for you to express your emotions. As a mother of special needs children, I know the amazing impact that music can have on a child's … [Read more...]

Life & Death: Why Living is Still Worth It

13 years ago, my grandfather passed away. I still remember it like it was yesterday. Although I was only 11 years old, his life had already made a tremendous impact on me. Despite his Alzheimer's Disease, I saw a man who loved his children dearly and who had a wife that would give up her life for … [Read more...]

Looking after Yourself

When you enter the world of parenting, you become so focused on the needs of your children that you often neglect your own. As loving and selfless as this is, mothers and fathers deserve to look after themselves as well. In the last 3 years, I have lost 25kg simply by eating healthy and … [Read more...]

Surrounding Yourself with Positive People

"Don't expect to see positive changes in your life if you surround yourself with negative people."

I often receive compliments about how positive a person I am and how I always see the silver lining to everything. A few years ago, this wasn't the case at all. Before I met my husband, I was in a really bad place. I was at the lowest point in my life and I found it difficult to see the 'light at … [Read more...]

Being Proud of Who You Are

I've never been one to succumb to what other people thought or wanted. I've always been an individual; staying true to my morals and resisting social pressure. But sometimes, following through with this resistance can be easier said than done. There is always so much pressure from society to … [Read more...]