Category: Well-being and mental health

Through the sunset: disconnect and reconnect

Published on Jan 21, 2019 | by suetredget

I went to Melbourne recently for an event to promote my books, raise awareness about anxiety and depression and share some of my story. It just so happened to coincide with the start of the Australian Open – ... View Article

Rest, reflect, replenish, reset

Published on Dec 24, 2018 | by suetredget

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as Christmas approaches. Just when we need to rest, reflect, replenish and reset, it seems there is an endless list of things to be done. Sometimes we can lose sight of what ... View Article

Sue’s book literally changed my life

Published on Dec 21, 2018 | by suetredget

This comment popped up on my timeline last week: ‘Sue’s book (Changing Lightbulbs) literally changed my life. Easy to read, this heart-warming story of a personal journey is wonderful’. To that reader, t... View Article

Read, write, speak, heal

Published on Dec 14, 2018 | by suetredget

Six years ago I was in a very dark place as Christmas approached, and in early 2013 all the light in my world disappeared. As I emerged from the blackness, I found reading other people’s stories immensely com... View Article

Into the sunlight

Published on Nov 23, 2018 | by suetredget

I recently attended a ‘free’ masterclass event, hoping to get some tips on how to market my book, Changing Lightbulbs, and get more speaking engagements. The presenter was a charismatic multi-billionaire. I... View Article

Judge not

Published on Jun 13, 2018 | by suetredget

One of the perils of putting yourself out there in the public domain is that you become completely vulnerable to the judgement of others, and for sensitive souls this is less than pleasant. I can’t imagine an... View Article

Wanted: Dependable housekeeper/office manager. Flexible hours. Terms negotiable.

Published on May 26, 2018 | by suetredget

So I’m doing my best to keep a neat and tidy home office that projects just the right blend of creativity and efficiency, a streamlined yet stimulating environment in which to play with words. In reality my o... View Article


Published on Mar 11, 2018 | by suetredget

A few years ago, when I was in a very dark place, I had a friend with the most amazingly luscious curly hair. We had been through a lot together. We had talked for hours and cried and buoyed each other up and h... View Article

Sweet dreams

Published on Feb 16, 2018 | by suetredget

I met this great guy at a party recently. He is a sleep specialist. Why did I not meet him years ago? In the totally platonic sense of course, both of us being mostly happily married. We have so much in common.... View Article

Days like these

Published on Feb 09, 2018 | by suetredget

There are days when everyone and everything grates, when the driver of the Qashqai in front of you hogs the right hand lane while maintaining an infuriating speed precisely 3 km/h below the limit;  when the fr... View Article