Did you know that 80% of a child’s gaming is done between the hours of 10pm and 6am!
This can’t happen if control of the device stays in your hands even while you sleep. Sometimes we try too hard to be our child’s friend and the parenting goes out the window! Children surveyed said that ‘even though they will argue the point’ if their parents set boundaries, it will show them that they care.
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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!
When I started my journey of recovery from alcoholism and pill addiction after wanting to commit suicide at 18, I was working near Circular Quay in Sydney. I was struggling with severe depression and every morning I woke up, With a huge black cloud hanging over my head. One of the sayings I had heard in Alcoholics Anonymous was ‘Count your blessings’. As I walked past the ferries every morning to get to work feeling so sorry for myself and how my life had ended up, a homeless man with no legs would sit in his wheelchair looking down at the water as everyone stared at him. Immediately there it was!
I would think to myself, COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS. I thought, Yes life may be hard, but at least I have legs to walk. I can get up and shower every morning. I have a place to live, I can still work and earn a living so I can eat. I have family who love me. I may have lost my spirit but I haven’t lost everything! I felt so sad for this man but I was so grateful to him for the daily reminder of ‘just how BLESSED I really was’. He didn’t know it but he helped me look at my life through a different lens. He helped me get through the darkest time of my life.
GRATITUDE IS A HEALER FOR THE SOUL!
What I would give for one more I love you!
Such a special time for many but for others a time of sadness. This is my first Father’s day without my dad. No card will be sent or received and no phone call just to say “I love you”. I have learnt that when the times of sadness hit the hardest, I can either lie down and be immobilised, OR have a quick visit, feel the pain and then get up and focus on the things that bring me JOY. I do not want to camp in a place of heartache for too long. I prefer to choose JOY!
If you are someone who will find fathers day difficult, let me encourage you, to plan something to look forward to. To look after yourself and surround yourself with whoever and whatever is good for your soul and whatever will bring you peace and happiness.
When Life gets hard, Don’t give up. There is ALWAYS HOPE! It can be exhausting living in Continual emotional pain, BUT just as SPRING is around the corner you can ALSO change the season in your life by changing the way you think. With help you can break the destructive thought patterns that have caused you emotional pain, and live in FREEDOM from self defeating beliefs and toxic thinking.
Live the life you really want by RENEWING your mind and BELIEVING for a better future. For help contact me.