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Sanch Writes

All about the mind

A new project

July 25, 2017

A fortnight ago, I finished the writing job I commenced in late August last year. It wasn’t because I disliked it but rather, it was getting too much for me to work over 50 hours a week. However, I agreed to stay on casually until they find a replacement which means just running one webinar every fortnight. Creating content on psychology and mental health for adults was interesting and enjoyable as was running webinars. And so, when I wrapped up,…

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Aussie Author Challenge Australian Women Writers Books

Book Review: The Gulf by Anna Spargo-Ryan #AWW2017 #AusRead17

July 24, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Skye lives with her mother and her ten-year-old brother, Ben in Adelaide. Their lives are suddenly turned upside down with the arrival of her mum’s new boyfriend, Jason. Jason works a lot, except they don’t know what exactly he does. When their mum decides to move with him to Port Flinders, Skye and Ben are uprooted from all that is familiar. And then, Jason gets violent. Now Skye must figure out a way to get out of there but…

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Mental health Reflections

Numb

July 21, 2017

***Trigger warning: Suicide, Mental Illness*** I woke up this morning without the buzz of an alarm. It was my day off. A day to focus on writing, reading, cleaning and daydreaming. I scrolled through my social media while my coffee was brewing and noticed the status by a friend: RIP Chester Bennington. It couldn’t be. I quickly went to a trusted news website and the words screamed at me in black and white. Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park,…

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Introspection

A life without regrets #FridayReflections

July 21, 2017

We are all going to die one day. Some of us will be more fortunate and see it coming. For others, it might be more sudden. How do we know then, if we have lived a good life? Will we have regrets? A recent qualitative study with people in palliative care showed that people ¬†typically have five regrets when they are dying. People mainly regret not pursuing their dreams and aspirations and instead conforming to what society expects them to…

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Aussie Author Challenge Australian Women Writers Books

Book Review: The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal #AusReads17 #AWW2017

July 18, 2017

Terry is the assistant principal and Year 6 teacher at a small town primary school. He loves his job and is popular among the students, their parents and the staff at the small school. However, with the new school year comes a new acting principal, Laurie. They clash from day one. Laurie thinks it’s strange that Terry – a male with no children – would work in a primary school. She keeps a close eye on him and uncovers a…

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