The images of London’s Westminster Bridge after the carnage wrought by a terrorist shocked me as did the images from Berlin (Dec 2016) and Cannes (July 2016). These news reports instantly take me back to when I got a call from a surgeon asking for permission to undertake surgery onmy daughter, Emily, after a traumatic event. Shocking news but we coped……
The spotlight was on accessible Sydney – luxury resort Sargood on Collaroy – newly built for people living with spinal injury. The Channel 9, Today show, filmed throughout the accessible accommodation interviewing residents and staff at this fabulous resource. Emily talked to Sylvia Jeffreys. Link below to the Today show….
I was invited onto the ABC 702 Drive Show to talk to Chris Bath about my caring role. Our conversation highlighted the role of carers on International Women’s Day as 70% of primary carers in Australia are women. Have a listen to our discussion.
Self care can be 5 minutes with a cup of tea or a date with the hairdresser either way we need to spend a moment on ourselves to ensure we are robust and healthy to meet the demands of our varied roles. Go on – put your feet up!
Emily has endeavoured to up-skill herself since her accident in 2012. Emily readily admits that she always wanted to continue her studies. So the process started as she fulfilled a prerequisite course prior to applying for a post-graduate diploma in psychology. Several years on as a graduate of psychology she considered her options – pivotal to her decision wasthe goal of working in a team with opportunities and variety – leading Emily to choose a Masters of Social Work.
How did the fridge know that we had 10 people for the holidays and, in a petulant response, died? The dishwasher saw the fridge expire and joined in – dying in a puddle of leaking suds. Merry Christmas!