Dear Past Tara, First please stop leaving stuff to “Future Tara” I don’t appreciate it, at all, Shona’s absolutely right, I am not a fan of you for leaving stuff for me to do. This time next year, you’re going to look in the mirror and you are not going to recognise yourself. You […]Read More Dear Past Self – How a Year Changes Your Life.
We have all been touched by mental illness, if it isn’t us then it is someone we love, someone we care for, even someone we sit next to at work every day. There has been a lot of media attention in regards to the ongoing stigmatisation of Mental Health, resulting in people not feeling they […]Read More If I could go back and Tell 15 year old me anything…. what could I say.
The Stigmatisation of Mental Illness Mental illness has an impact on all of our lives, if it doesn’t affect us directly then it is someone we love, someone we care for, even someone whom we sit next to at work every day. There has been ongoing media attention in regard to the ongoing stigmatisation of […]Read More How the BNE Fire and Ice Gala For Mental Health Awareness was Born
2017, will forever be known to me as “2000 and are you f*cking serious”, anything that could happen or go wrong occurred. I started this year in one place in life, and I leave it in a completely different place in life. I started the year with job security, being complacent, over-achieving in a job […]Read More It’s only after you step out of your comfort zone you begin to change, grow and transform
At 30 years old, people expect us to have it all figured out, our life plans, our goals, our futures. As a Millennial, I think that’s what we are called, at 30 years old and I suspect for the rest of our lives, life is going to keep throwing us these curve balls. This […]Read More Never apologize for standing up for your integrity
So October 10 comes around every year, everyone wears badges, everyone tells their stories and then everyone forgets about it for 12 months. (Which for the record for people who live with mental illness or need support would rather you do something every day. Rather then when there are ribbons and badges involved. Like these […]Read More BOXING – World Mental Health Day and me
I want to start with saying how amazing I believe initiatives like R U OK? day are, and how it saddens me that there are many companies who do not promote not only this day, but other awareness events for mental health such as liptember, Out of the Shadows into the light, World Suicide prevention […]Read More R U OK? Day is a fantastic initiative, but I think its something we need to ask every day.
I tried all day to find a quote to express my views on same sex marriage but at the end of the day all I can say is how I feel and that love is love!!!! It’s that simple I’ve seen so many people not take marriage seriously and that pisses me off. Because it’s […]Read More Love is Love….. its 2017…. It’s time!!
On Thursday Night I was on an interstate flight, it was a quiet plane about 12 – 14 people. Due to the lack of people, we ended up having everyone in rows near eachother. During drinks services I heard two doctors talk about a case that has recently been in the news about the suicide […]Read More It’s time we have the conversation, even if it makes us uncomfortable.
Every day at least once I see a news story of a teenager or a child, taking their own life due to bullying which is truly tragic and breaks my heart.. But what enrages me is the comments that people put in the comments of these articles. Sentences like….. “it’s just words”, “Words can’t hurt, […]Read More Its not just words – Words can hurt, Words can kill