|Posted on October 14, 2015 at 8:10 AM||comments (139)|
Do you ever feel like something’s coming? And after it happens, your life will never be the same? It’s my last year at Uni, and I’m getting to the point where all the “adult” figures in my life (am I an adult yet?) are asking about my graduation plans, and I’m about ready to give up and do another four years.
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|Posted on September 4, 2015 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Whether it’s a day that’s been particularly stressful, a series of events that suddenly pile up, or a chronic illness that just seems like too much today, it’s important to have options to make life more manageable. As you might tell from the name, self-care is a method of taking care of yourself! It’s not an elaborate plan, just a list of options that you can do to make yourself feel better. For those days when you’re sore, tired, achey, or just plain feel like ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 7, 2015 at 1:50 AM||comments (2)|
Just a quick link to an article on polyamory and changing relationship structures that features some comments and information about Imanadari from Nina, as well as some comments from Anne Hunter, a relationships coach from Melbourne.
The article can be found here.
|Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
This Robot Hugs cartoon does an excellent job of explaining what harm reduction is, and how a person can use harm reduction techniques when they are trying to limit harmful behaviour. Harm reducation emphasises that we don't have to perfect straight away when we are trying to stop or limit harmful behaviours, that these things take time and it's important to put safety procedures in place while we are still learning to reduce the dangerous behaviour.
The comic b...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 10, 2014 at 2:20 AM||comments (0)|
Below are the handouts from a workshop on Active Content at the University of Sydney run by Nina Melksham.
Please note: You are welcome to opt out of any activity at any time, and Jo is available to help you if need to speak to somebody immediately.
Why is active consent important?
|Posted on April 5, 2014 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
It's been a while since the blog has been updated. Why I hear you ask? Because we have been too busy doing interviews and writing for some other publications!
The lovely Jo MacDonald recently contributed to this brilliant article in the Sydney Morning Herald about 90's music, adding a much needed alternative feminist perspective to the piece.
Check it out here -Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 13, 2014 at 11:50 PM||comments (3)|
Mardi Gras is coming and we need your help! We need some same sex and poly themed postcards to let the world know that Imanadari Counselling is a fun (and safe) space for same sex attracted couples and poly peeps.
Help us caption our post cards with some same sex attracted and poly misunderstandings.
For example -
"And then I realised... I was caught in the lesbian web of death."
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|Posted on August 4, 2013 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
Wow, an educational and fascinating article about the research of Professor Lisa Barrett, who believes that there may not be a universal facial expression for emotions such as disgust, anger or surprise.
Why is this such a big deal? Well, if you've ever been a client of mine, I'm sure you'll remember me asking you to communicate using "basic...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
This fantastic article by Michael Young on "The Rainbow Hub" helps to hilight an all too common issue for people who identify or are perceived as women who may also struggle with their weight.
Sterotypes about people whose bodies do not fit into the idealised norm abound. If you weigh more than the average person (or sometimes, even when you ARE th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
Wanted to share this blog entry from "Head Above Water". Tommy spent three days dressing in women's clothing to see what kind of reactions he would get. His experience is a perfect example of a phenomenon called "Minority Stress Theory".
I have been wanting to write about this for a while, and will hopefully have the chance to write ...Read Full Post »