Check out the fantastic mural that the year 7s all contributed to on Altitude Day at Warrnambool College last week! Each student wrote 5 of their strengths on the outline of their hand and decorated it with pictures of what makes them unique.
Next Thursday there is a Cyber Safety parents & carers information session at SW TAFE run by local Youth Resource Officers Trudy Moreland and John Keats. Come along to discuss practical strategies we can use to keep young people safe online!
NEW blog post on gratitude and the simple things we take for granted... http://abiglife.net/a-big-life-blog/19-blog-post-4.html
A great article about why we put off the things that are most important to us. "The more an activity really matters to you, the more you start to believe you need focus, energy and long stretches of uninterrupted time in which to do it...sometimes the mere desire to do something properly is the reason you’re not doing it... So when you catch yourself telling yourself you’ll do something later, once you’re refreshed and ready, take it as a prod to do it now."
Optimists have better mental and physical health! Here are our top 3 tips for being more optimistic!
On the eve of IDAHOBIT, I'm perched at my desk feeling all kinds of awe about the resilience of our LGBTI elders and this vibrant community that all of us are p...art of if we want to be - all of us!
Sometimes it may seem like things are already 'better enough' for LGBTI folks, but this assessment comes from privilege. There's so far to go. I see this everyday in school where people who are pegged as different still navigate adolescence alongside allies and haters in equal proportions. It's a strange and confusing time to be LGBTI but I LOVE how regular people are being themselves in different and beautiful ways everyday. How bloody wonderful!
This is why I'm grateful for Minus18, doing such a ripper job to bring young people together in strength with diversity. Sending support to leader Micah (pictured) and love to the whole Minus family from your proud, daggy, sort of same-sex fake parents Minto and I, and the whole board.
Remember to show your colours tomorrow (May 17). Details: https://idahobit.org.au 🌈
PS: The lighting in this photo isn't great, so I fixed it with a couple of my own simple edits hehe
New Blog Post - 5 Apps to Help Manage Stress
Warrnambool! Hugh's first public talk for 2017 is locked in. 23rd of May at the Warrnambool Show Grounds. Purchase your tickets from the Whalers Hotel. If you can't get to the Whalers, please call Susie on 0438 620 636 to book your ticket.
Sending a HUGE thank you to the team at the Warrnambool Wedding Festival for your amazing fundraising effort for A Big Life!
Last term all of the year 7's at Warrnambool College did a survey to find out what their top 5 strengths are. This week at Brauer the year 7's will be doing the same. Do you know what your personal strengths are? Try the free survey at https://www.viacharacter.org/Survey/Account/Register