Australia is often referred to as a lucky country due to our financial wealth and lifestyle. But that often hides what’s really going on underneath. Many people worry about money. Especially the lack of it. As a result, we put unwanted stress and expectations on ourselves. Listen as Richard and Celia talk with Anna, a counsellor, about how shame, fear and worry over money can destroy relationships and cause stress on families. Hear how you can find peace in the midst of financial stress.
Do you find yourself torn between competing demands? It can be especially hard when you’re a working mum. Listen this week on messages of hope as Celia talks with Anna Doecke, a counsellor who helps people
recognise and deal with burnout and stress. We don’t have to be slaves to that stress.
As mothers, we often feel like we’re not doing a very good job, and that everyone else seems to have it all under control. Listen to Celia chat with Ali Hoopmann, mother of 3, about the highs and lows of being a mum. How do we get through when we just feel like we’re not doing anything well?
“I was at home with four children, homeschooling, a job I have never desired before. Suddenly I was faced with mum I need help, mum I'm hungry, mum I need this, mum I need that, and I'd be standing at the door going
enough already this is too hard.”
Finding ourselves in situations that are not of our choosing can be very stressful and overwhelming. Listen as Jo shares her struggles of home schooling during lockdown. How do you survive the extra challenges thrown at you without feeling like a failure?
Almost 40, with no partner or children, Emma is constantly faced with questions around her single life. She’s also been given plenty of unwanted advice! Listen as Emma shares how she navigates society’s expectations as a single person, and the hope she discovered in embracing being single.
Easter – A Time of Hope How do you make sense of it all when things are tough? Listen as Richard shares his experiences of the bushfires first hand, and the many stories of people going through all sorts of terrible things. Where do you find hope? And how does the story of Easter speak […]
What does Easter mean to you? Is it just a religious festival that doesn’t mean much – but you get an extra-long weekend? If you wonder what Easter is all about, listen this week as John talks about the death and life of Jesus and what that could mean for you.
With all the unknowns surrounding the corona virus, it’s easy to let anxiety and fear take over. Listen as Rachel shares her experience of the unknowns, isolation and lost connections with family and friends. Learn how she found strength to face the unknown.
Saying goodbye to someone we love is heart breaking and can cause deep grief. But grief can also occur from other types of goodbyes. Have you ever moved house, changed jobs, or moved away from close family and friends? Listen as Richard shares some insights that have given him hope through grief.
Mike was diagnosed with a brain tumour and initially an operation and treatment minimised the impact of the cancer. But after 3 years there was a sudden and dramatic change, something his wife Jen couldn’t fix. Listen as Jen and their daughter Allie talk about coming to terms with losing Mike.