OBSERVATIONS OF GRIEF

OBSERVATIONS OF GRIEF

OBSERVATIONS OF GRIEF an interview by Corinne Parkes In a small, warm office in Sydney sits Sharalyn Drayton. With intense azure eyes, she looks at me as she calmly rests in an unremarkable office chair, her elbows propped on its arms, a tattoo on her wrist flashing...
A Brief Anatomy of  Grief & Loss

A Brief Anatomy of Grief & Loss

A Brief Anatomy of Grief & Loss . . . . because TODAY IS GRIEF AWARENESS DAY ANY LOSS CAN CAUSE GRIEF. Slowly read that again . . . . pause . . . . take a breath and let it sink right in as much as it needs to. If it brings up an emotional response, then just stop...
. , Rest

. , Rest

. , rest It is necessary to first stop before we can pause, and pause before we can rest. (Oooooooo, perhaps I just created a new tattoo design with this heading!) Our unique point of difference with other retreat centres is that our focus is on pausing and resting,...
BEGINNINGS

BEGINNINGS

BEGINNINGS . . . a new year, a new resolution, a fresh start, a different path. This is a New Year’s Resolution check-in!  Apparently, most of us have given up on them after 2 weeks into January, so how’s yours going?  A New Year invites opportunity for new...
IT’S THE SEASON OF GIVING!

IT’S THE SEASON OF GIVING!

IT’S THE SEASON OF GIVING! Many women who stayed at Women’s Healing Sanctuary during 2022 had little or zero capacity to contribute financially towards their stay.  These women were enduring overwhelming circumstances, so we gifted them an Angel Stay and welcomed them...
Things you CAN control

Things you CAN control

Things you CAN control – How you speak to yourself Words matter and the words that matter the most are the ones you say to yourself. Your self-talk doesn’t change what happens to you but it can determine how you respond to your circumstances and how you cope....