Mind the GAP

Setbacks. Obstacles. Roadblocks When you feel like you’ve already faced enough obstacles in your life, suddenly being thrown more is just tough. Personally, after years rebuilding my crushed self-esteem and reinventing myself, suddenly being back in a hospital bed...

Helpful or Awful?

A year 12 student asked after my presentation, “Was writing your book awful in remembering everything in your journey or helpful?” Here’s my response -” Writing my book was both so grueling but extremely therapeutic. Reflecting on a difficult...

Feedback – Failure or Flourish?

I am very reliant on qualitative feedback from others to motivate me. What’s hard about this later rehab is that my supporters are rightly enthralled in their own lives and this isn’t feasible. When I suddenly am excited that I’ve finally done a task, excitingly...

We Need to Think It to Be It!

  We often associate resilience as more of a physical trait, getting up or bouncing back right? But doing  that is reliant on us being emotionally resilient. We need to think it to be it! You may be able to get to the gym or do that report or washing but what thoughts...