Category: Well-being and mental health

#gratitude

Published on Dec 02, 2019 | by suetredget

We are all feeling very grateful, judging by the ubiquity of this common hashtag. But what does it really mean? The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, meaning grace, graciousness or grateful... View Article

The power of creativity

Published on Nov 24, 2019 | by suetredget

My school was buzzing with creativity last month.  As a relative newcomer I was impressed by the depth of artistic talent being nurtured amongst the peppermint trees, as showcased in the production, Footlo... View Article

New monthly well-being column in PLC Lighthouse News

Published on Aug 10, 2019 | by suetredget

My unexpected journey Sometimes our lives don’t follow the path we had expected. If you had told me six years ago that I would be a published author and a Beyond Blue speaker I would have looked at you as if ... View Article

Read, write, speak, heal

Published on Jul 01, 2019 | 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 began to emerge from the blackness, I found reading other people’s stories enlig... View Article

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 reade... 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