Empty Nest Syndrome – it’s a thing, and it’s ok

Many parents feel really despondent, lonely and anxious when their kid hits adulthood and leaves home. Whether Uni bound or starting their own new family, the change can be profound.  With the sense of accomplishment for them and yourself, the joy and excitement, it’s still natural to feel down. For many, it’s a time of […]

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Making Sense of Menopause

Why are things that are so natural, so innate to our being and biology, often so shrouded in mystery? The answer lies in patriarchy’s long history of power and control, that helped render the natural machinations of a female body – menstruation, sexual desire, child bearing – secret and shameful. Menopause has become something that […]

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Six tips for parents doing it tough since their kid left home

Some people cruise through it, some suffer in silence, some move on quickly, some do not.  Your kid leaving home is a very personal journey. I read a first-person story on line recently about a woman grieving for her grown daughter who had moved interstate, and with whom she was super close, particularly after being […]

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