“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”— Aldous Huxley: Prominent English writer

Flourishing Kids & Communities Symposium

Debra was invited to participate in the SWAN Symposium yesterday hosted by the Department of Families in Central Sydney yesterday

Build your own dream

“If you don’t build your dream,
someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”
— Dhirubhai Ambani

Motivational Interviewing

Debra attended Motivational Interviewing Conference held at the gracious Treacy Centre in Melbourne – what was particularly enjoyable and reaffirming was the work of Anya Sheftel – using MI in outreach and on the fly!
Here is some more information on MI:

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Creating a life that you love

Using the metaphor of tending the different ‘boxes’ in our lives.

Creating a life that you love – 10 tips to guide you on your journey

Putting light into our lives

“We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.” — Earl Nightingale

Our mind as a tool for inspiration

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”

– Plutarch: Greek historian, biographer, and essayist


As I walk through the streets I am inspired by…


Our Principal Psychologist in action at the recent PeakCare conference on Education of Children in Out of Home Care:

 Shoebox Living on tour again

Mental Health Research – latest publications courtesy of COPMI

An Inspirational Couple and a clever way for a comedian to celebrate acceptance and tolerance.