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Bushfire recovery: Practical ways to get back on your feet

The bush fires that are wreaking havoc across Australia are having devastating effects on the lives of people, animals, wildlife, property and the environment. With worldwide media coverage, social media, local radio and newspapers, even those not directly involved are impacted by the enormity of the disaster. 

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Easing children's anxiety: A simple practice

Calming children in times of anxiety and worry. This ritual has developed out of our work in helping children deal with challenging, sad or distressing news, such as times like this where many in Australia are affected by fires. We have found it to be a wonderful blessing for children and a comfort for their parents. 

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One of the best kept secrets in the Universe

When I was at my absolute emotional lowest, expecting to die of leukemia, I was completely self-preoccupied; my mind was full of damaging and negative thoughts of failure, of shame, of powerlessness and despair. My crazy mind was hard to quieten and that only added to my sense of failure. I felt stuck in a pattern of overthinking that was destructive and negative and I was completely over myself! 

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Staying calm in challenging times

For everyone directly affected by the fires, and those who are working to keep us, our animals and the environment safe, our hearts are with you. We've all been shocked and saddened by the news and images we've seen but touched by the support and the help people are extending to each other and to our wildlife.