Medicalisation Strikes Again

Medicalisation Strikes Again

It was reported earlier this year in the Weekend Australian that over 100,000 Australian children were prescribed antidepressants in 2017/18 – a doubling over the last six years. This should sound alarm bells even though the health department attributed some of...
The Real World

The Real World

January 26 sees the celebration of Australia Day – commemorating the arrival of the first fleet in 1788. Like all nations, there are aspects of the past and present that are positive and negative. Yet the positives outweigh the negatives by a long way. As the son of...
Pokémon Go – Something To Celebrate

Pokémon Go – Something To Celebrate

It is fascinating to see how the world turns. A lament of many over the last decade or so has been that teenagers and children do not get outside to play and spend too much time on screens. This was initially TV and video games and more recently phones. So it is great...
Living Your Own Life

Living Your Own Life

There is nothing more motherhood than, well motherhood. All of nature manages pretty well without guidelines and protocols and so did humans for most of our existence. Today nothing is allowed to be straightforward nor can “experts” to, trust anyone to do what works...
Tending The Relationship Garden

Tending The Relationship Garden

An unrecognised area of our lives, which has a significant impact on our health, is relationships and this includes our relationship with animals. Some innovative children’s hospitals in the USA are allowing visits by pets. The program known as healing paws almost...