Life can be crazy and chaotic at the best of times, even more so when we’re in a pandemic. Listen as Celia, Noel and Richard discuss how we can live each day when the future is so uncertain.
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.
“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?
Life can be crazy and chaotic at the best of times, even more so when we’re in a pandemic. How do we live each day when the future is so uncertain? Listen to Anna, Richard and Celia share their frustrations and thoughts on what we can hope into in uncertain times.
Financial Distress can happen to anyone. It can be caused by losing your job, prolonged sickness, a mental health issue or a relationship breakdown. When Kerry’s marriage broke down, she went from living in a comfortable house and lifestyle, to being a single mum with two young children and only 3 dollars in the bank. Listen as Kerry shares how she got through this difficult period of her life, and discover the hope she found to get through tough times.
Relationships are part of all our lives in many different ways. Sometimes they’re easy going, sun-shining and smooth sailing. Other times it can feel like you’re in the midst of a storm with no land in sight. Spending so much extra time, recently, in close proximity to our families can be stressful and put a magnifying glass on our relationships. Listen to Rachel, a relationship counsellor from Lutheran Community Care, share how we can understand and navigate those tense times with our partner.
Life seems to be going 100 miles an hour, people all around us seem to be suffering from burnout and stress. This isn’t something new. But what is it that causes us to feel like it’s all just getting too much? Listen to Ali and Celia chat about what gets us stressed, how we react to it, and what helps us when the crisis hits and the longer term.
When things are going wrong, we often ask “why me?”. And when the tough times seem to just keep coming, how do we make sense of it? Listen to Celia Fielke as she reflects with some friends about how we cope when life gets tough.
Over the past year, we’ve seen a lot of upheaval and uncertainty about the future. Our jobs, relationships and feelings of loss and separation have taken a toll on our well-being. Listen as Anna, a counsellor, shares how to navigate through feelings of worry and anxiety that rise up when we feel a loss of control over our lives.