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Flowers can speak a 1000 words

*I was asked to write this post for Fresh Flowers as part of their Valentines day campaign for February month of love! I was compensated for this post but the thoughts are my own*

Flowers have a special ability.  They can speak when we don’t know the words.  It sounds strange I know, and I didn’t believe it until I received my first bunch of flowers.  Flowers can say a 1000 words.  They can say ‘I love you’, ‘I hope you get well soon’ or ‘Please forgive me’. read more

In the news

I don’t watch the news.  Occasionally I will read a news link sent to me by a friend or that I see on social media.  Often Paul will tell me about a story and I will stare blankly at him, having no idea what he’s talking about.  He’s a news man, I’m not.  I feel much more comfortable staying oblivious to the horrors of the world, reluctantly dipping my toes into the real world when something catches my curiosity.  I’d much prefer to watch cartoons with Mr 4 than a gruesome story on the 6 o’clock news. read more

The numbers don’t matter

A few weeks ago, for the last episode of SBS Insight, the covered the topic of self harm and the reasons that people do it.  I talked about my reasons here and if you want to check out the show you can find it here.  I came away from the story feel a little disheartened.  Maybe my expectations were too high, maybe it was something that is better covered in a one on one interview.  I’m not sure. read more

The Lunchtime Epiphany

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Yesterday, while eating my lunch at 4pm, I had a bit of an epiphany.  Some may call it a brain fart and they may be right but let’s not get caught up in the details.  I’ve talked before about knowing how to lose weight, and that it’s not the theory I have trouble with but the practical application. read more

Another Mental Health Facility Closes

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A friend shared this post on Facebook tonight about a Adolescent Mental Health Facility being the latest casualty in budge cuts in Queensland.  The Barrett Adolescent Centre caters to teenagers aged 13-18 with severe mental disorders and is situated in Warcol, west of Brisbane.  The centre currently houses 18 teens, with teens coming from as far away as the Northern Territory to be treated. read more