I am a learner, a mother, a 50-year-old Australian woman, a lesbian, a case worker, a thinker, a registered nurse, a human rights supporter, a planet earth activist, gardener, a reader.
I have studied the emotional experience of human beings all my life, starting with sorting out my own abuse to learning about what it is that makes us unhappy (consequentially hurting others) and I have studied what it takes to integrate whatever our life experiences are and to live a ‘happy’ life. Whilst studying I applied all to ‘real’ life to see what worked and what didn’t.
I worked as a Psychiatric Nurse for twenty-four years. In hospitals, prisons, with kids and the community. I am now working as a case manager for folks with disabilities. I am arguing with my Uni about the completion of my masters in theology, I have a grad dip in psych and a grad dip in theology. I have studied and continue to study psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, anthropology, theology, sociology, new age, history.
I have also spent my whole life asking if there is a god and if so, what does it have to do with me?
And for me, life matters.
The search for self that blends into all matters.
The way we act towards others matters.
The way we raise our kids matters.
The way we treat the less empowered matters.
So that’s me. Why a blog? Because I want to share what I’ve learnt. When in conversation in the small world that is my day-to-day life the things I share seem to be of assistance. I would like to extend that reach of assistance.
I’m also a want to be writer. So I must practice.
Oh and I like laughing…a lot! And the planet I live on and imagination and making other people laugh…and oh lots of very simple things that make up human life on planet earth :).
I hope you enjoy what you read. My thoughts are mine alone and subject to growth, but perhaps I might give you a few questions at least. Comments welcome.