Holistic Health

July 19, 2013

Less than a week away…

A few months ago the launch seemed so far away, and now it’s just around the corner. It’s my first time really curating an exhibition and I had some challenges with the foam board… nonetheless it’s been an exciting time. I have learnt there is a special technique involved when it comes to cutting, it’s a very precise skill. Maybe for the next exhibition there will be perfectly cut place cards. Of course, I know that it’s not about the place cards, or the foam core, it’s about the people behind the dreams. When I look at all the art […]
June 24, 2013

Invitation to Deck of Dreams Launch

It’s been a while since I last posted. We’ve been planning the Launch of the Deck of Dreams at The Wayside Chapel. I would like to invite you all to come along and join in on this celebration. Also, in other news Deck of Dreams has been chosen as a finalist for the TheMHS Achievement Awards. We don’t know what colour Deck of Dreams will be receiving, I am just pleased it’s a finalist. Thank you everyone for your support!
May 13, 2013

Leading our Recovery… PeerZone

Last week I attended a four day training to facilitate PeerZone workshops. PeerZone is a series of three hour peer led workshops in mental health and addiction where people explore recovery and whole of life wellbeing. For a visual sense of PeerZone, check out the amazing video – http://www.peerzone.info/peerzone-video. It was a small group, myself and four others plus Sara our lovely facilitator, whose colourful clothes are something will always bring a smile to my face. The workshops were full of interaction and opportunities for discussion. One of the foundation workshops was titled: Leading our Recovery. Recovery is a word […]
March 18, 2013

Day to Day Living National Forum

Day to Day Living, otherwise affectionately known as D2DL, had a National Forum last week on 13th and 14th March, 2013. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak about the Deck of Dreams. Thankfully, I’ve heard good things about my speech and left the podium feeling good. The whole thing was recorded so I will be able to publish it here once I get my hands on a copy. Mind you, I haven’t always been a fan of public speaking. I remember one of my early school reports stated I was a “reluctant speaker”. I didn’t know […]
March 8, 2013

Deck of Dreams… It’s Arrived!

The day has arrived, the cards were delivered yesterday in 9 boxes. The expression on my face while opening the cards pretty much said it all, as I didn’t take a photo, just imagine a grinning giggling Jen. I am very pleased with how the cards turned out, they look and feel great. Next week the Day to Day Living (D2DL) team are off to the National D2DL Forum. We will: Share successes and showcase resources Start conversations about topics you are struggling with Gain new and exciting ideas Hear from inspiring speakers Exchange info with Department of Health and […]
February 25, 2013

Pre-order the Deck of Dreams

The Deck of Dreams is a source of inspiration and a conversation about who you are, not your labels. Since it’s creation in late 2010 I’ve been dreaming of this moment, the time that I could write and let you all know that dreams do come true. Always remember that anything is possible. Dreams are vital to life. With the Deck of Dreams you will share in 52 people’s dreams and learn about their experiences. The more people start share their experiences around their mental health experience, the more lives could be saved. Your chance to be one of the […]