Sometimes it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong, truly does.
As you go through life, you will experience many different ups and downs. Everyone does. In today's world it is easy to assume that everyone else's life is a whole lot better than yours. But no one is immune from experiencing struggles or hardships during their life, or the resulting mental and physical anguish.
Watching my son marvel at the world around him led me to reflect on my own life. I realised that the times I had managed to improve my mental health and get back on the right track was when I explored and tried new things.
Life sucks at times, we all know that. It can dish up some real challenges - physical, mental, financial, family or relationships.
It’s how we deal with our difficulties - the ups and downs of everyday life – and how we cope with them which helps make us the people we are.
It was Bob Dylan who so eloquently said fifty-something years ago, ‘The times, they are a-changin’. History shows us societal change occurs during moments of revolution; when people stand up for what they believe in and challenge what’s always been accepted. Society today is going through remarkable change. Communities no longer tolerate what was considered ‘normal’ behaviours of the past – think the #MeToo movement, racial issues or marriage equality. ‘Allies’ are standing up...
For those unaware, the Australian Government announced earlier this
year there would be a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. This is better known as the ‘Disability Royal Commission’