“My father was trained in the war in interrogation and torture, he executed me lots of times. One of the flashbacks that would come was being tortured in his workshop under the stairs and the sexual abuse, that went on all the time.” Listen to part 2 of our interview where Chris shares one of the key things that freed her from the trauma of her past.
“I thought the anger in me would blow up a building. After I realized that what was done to me was so wrong. This anger just woaah! I used to break things, like get a whole lot of plates and smash them. It was eating me alive.” Listen to the story of one woman’s journey of healing from childhood trauma.
Have you ever doubted yourself as a parent and had to face feelings of guilt and regret at not being good enough? “When you’re a parent with a child with special needs you feel, well I felt like a bit of a failure as a parent. I’ll be honest there were times in the early days that I wished him out of our family because this is just too hard.” Listen this week as we talk with Kirra about some of the challenges she’s faced raising a son with Aspergers.
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 and Ali as they explore what it means to be a mum – some of the favourite parts and maybe not so favourite parts of being a mum.
“One second I was watching the doctors changing charts and then I was straight away in this darkness…the strangest thing is that I knew I was dead”
Over 10 years ago, Dirk had a near heaven experience. He died for 2 minutes. Listen as Dirk and his wife Penny try to make sense of what happened and what Dirk learned and experienced.
When things are at their worst, is there still a place for love? What are we capable of when we are at the end of our reserves? Listen to Noel Due as he tells the true story of Geoff and his life changing experience in a Japanese prison camp.
Great Expectations We all have dreams in life. They might be dreams of achieving great success, a long term relationship, or simply being happy. What about you – what do you dream of achieving? And how do you cope when life doesn’t turn out like you expected. Listen to Richard as he talks about how […]
For many people, especially farmers, watching the weather can be a regular past time. Sometimes it can be a matter of life and death. Rain is an essential part of life but sometimes too much rain can be destructive. Listen to Richard this week as he tries to make sense of the times when natural disasters, like droughts and floods, destroy property, livelihoods, and even life itself.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I remember when…?” Do you say it yourself? I remember standing by my grandpa while he drove the tractor on the farm. Whenever he’d tell me stories from the past he’d start with “I remember when.” Years later his memories started to fade and I felt the relationship fading away too. Listen to Richard as he talks about memories, and how to cope when they start to fade.
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.