Holistic Wellness

December 18, 2012

Deck of Dreams is a Reality

I received the news last week that Deck of Dreams has been funded by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore Salary Trust! It is great news just before Christmas and I am looking forward to sharing the creation process with you all! Needless to say I am very excited and have to give a big thank you to Douglas Holmes, Consumer Participation Officer, St Vincents Hospital, for applying for the funding. I will be working with designers from Breakout Communications to create the physical cards and I am sure they will look amazing! Thank you everyone for your participation and support […]
January 16, 2013

Deck of Dreams available March 2013

The Deck of Dreams could be ready  just before my birthday. In which case it will be one of the most memorable presents I could receive. It’s been nearly 2 years in the journey, since I climbed Adams Peak and created the concept of having a portable gallery of dreams. I hope that having a visual representation of so many people’s dreams will help make it more real for so many more. A question we ask when we sign up people to our Day to Day Living program where I work is about their hopes and dreams. I believe the deck […]
February 12, 2013

Natural Skincare – Food For Your Skin

It is not just mental health that is important…  the other parts that make up a person are too… Like your physical body. Now, that is pretty important, especially when you consider that it is the vessel you roam this world in. Someone once told me that the skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs a percentage of the stuff you put on it. Now the amount of absorption is debatable… and my brief search did not find any conclusive results. I encourage you to further investigate if you are curious (and let me know too!). […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]