Today I had to go into Ballarat city to meet someone, as I waited, I decided to put the fireplace (electric log fire) on, snuggle up on my favourite chair and read Stephanie Dowrick's book " Forgiveness & other acts of love". I love her style of writing and her message of paying attention to the intention with the central theme of Self-care. So thought I would share and post self-care tips. Have an awesome weekend.
Skipton farmer’s personal story to the Royal commission. ‘The pain inside gets so great’: Farmer calls for better mental health support in rural Victoria”
Our Men and boys are precious! So are the women and girls in our lives.
It is brave men like Al who with their courage, resilience, vulnerability and strong family ties that shed light on the true experience of people with mental health.
Mental health is often not a simple, single element, it is layered with a person's personality, childhood experiences, relationships, major life events and how they see and react to those events and experiences.
When seeking help it is also important to find the right fit with your practitioner. Some practitioners don't suit all clients and some clients certainly don't suit some practitioners. You need to find your fit and shop around until you find the right person for you. Always go at your pace, what feels right for you as Al says "Mr Gabb now sees a counsellor in Ballarat, “who I speak to when I need a grease and oil change, is my phrase for it. I really got the benefits from finding the right practitioner”.
The 5 D'S. I reckon COVID has skewed my profile.
Most of us are one of these predominantly but might have traits of the other profiles. Like everything, there is good and bad for each. So which profile do you relate to being most of the time............