Importance of Work/Life Balance – Focus Session with Derek Boylen

Family Focus Podcasts Marriage and family counsellor Derek Boylen speaks about the importance of work/life balance.  Never has this been so important, especially due to the difficulties we are experiencing after the pandemic. Work/life inbalance can lead to all sorts of stresses on families, financial and otherwise. Derek provides tips on what couples and families …

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Rollo’s community legacy

On a searing Gold Coast morning, my neighbour, Rollo Meyers, stood in his eponymous park in Runaway Bay, tipping water out of a wheelbarrow. The garden tools and spray bottles he stored in the tray clattered noisily to the rim as he angled the front braces toward the ground.

Faith and Spirituality in Families – Focus Session with Derek Boylen

In this podcast we explore how faith and spirituality effect relationships in the pressure of daily life.

Topics covered in this session:

The meaning of spirituality
Spirituality, faith or religion?
How we experience spirituality in the day-to-dayness of life.
Learning to see our family members with new eyes. How to behold them.
Opening space in your family for spiritual conversations to occur more naturally
Thinking about what you’d like to pass onto your children and how to be intentional
Finding people your family can journey in faith with.
First steps if you’re very new to this but want to explore faith and spirituality more.

My family’s faithful moments

At a little over 160 cm, I’m not tall but I’m also not short. And yet I find myself with two children, of which our eldest is 10 years old and now less than 8 cm from overtaking me. As I see him edging ever closer to my height, I’ve been heard to beg him in mock desperation, “Would you please stop growing?”