6 Tips for reducing anxiety + Giveaway

*I received one weekend family pass to Oz Comic-Con for myself and one weekend family pass for the purpose of a giveaway.  All opinions expressed are my own.*

Anxiety is something that I have been dealing with in increasing intensity after the last few years.  It has stopped me from doing things that I love.  It has stopped me from doing things with people that I love.  Worst of all, the guilt of not doing those things has been worse than the anxiety too. read more

Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase: Review

**I received a copy of Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase in order to complete this review.  All opinions are my own. The following post also contains affiliate links**

What do you do when your cranky-pants grandad builds a time machine and accidentally deletes the whole family? If you’re Frankie Fish, you race against the clock to save them!

Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase is the first installment in a new adventure series for kids by Australian comedian Peter Helliar.  There isn’t much Helliar hasn’t done in his long spanning entertainment career, and writing appeared to be the natural next step. read more

Receiving a disability payment isn’t lucky

In September last year I received a letter to say that my Disability Support Pension was being reviewed.  It was the day that I was dreading and it had come at an already stressful time for my family.  I thought that I had missed out on being reviewed, but new measures introduced by the current government meant that I was caught in the net.Receiving this review brought up all of my familiar anxieties about whether or not I deserved the payment.  Was I really sick enough? There were people worse off than me surely. read more

Not all awareness is good

Slacktivism via social media has been a hot topic for a while now.  There is always a ridiculous chain message going around that tells you to post something as your status in order to raise awareness for a cause.  These messages are spread either through private message or via a ‘please repost’ status update.  The worst part of these updates?  Most people don’t seem to even check the details before hitting share. read more