13 May, 2020
Caring hands at the Hetti Perkins Home for the Aged in Alice Springs. The Hetti Perkins Home is an aged care facility for indigenous Australians. Almost 90% of the patients are sufferers of dementia.

Reinventing difficult relationships

There have been many views on how we can use this period of physical distancing and self-isolation as a time to take stock of what was working and what wasn’t in our lives before we were suddenly hit with this […]
16 December, 2019

Gratitude for the imperfection of Christmas

How can you express sincere gratitude when a gift you are given is something you don’t like, if you feel it hasn’t been chosen with you in mind, or might even have been re-gifted? This situation can be hurtful, perhaps […]
6 September, 2017
Clouds

Why does gratitude help us to feel calmer?

This year, I’ve had the good fortune to work on a research project investigating the outcomes of an increased focus on gratitude by educators in leadership roles in early childhood centres. This has been a collaborative project with my colleague, […]
15 June, 2017

The six pillars of gratitude: Pillar 3 – empathy

Even if we have can find the authentic place within ourselves to sincerely express our gratitude, we need to be able to put ourselves in the shoes of the person we wish to express our gratitude to.  We need to […]