Friday, November 29, 2013

Self Regulation

January 2013 feature this back-to-school article regarding helping children to regulate their reactions to the everyday challenges of school, in both learning and play,using a series of activities and exercises designed to enhance their own sense of calm and self confidence. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

AFP: Pain

The March 2013 AFP Magazine Focus is Pain Management. Many people live with constant pain, ranging from  mild discomfort to debilitating agony. The General Practitioner can utilise various strategies to attempt to manage or mitigate pain.
Neuropathic pain, Opioid use in chronic non-cancer pain, mind-body therapies are all examined.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Informal Arrangements

'All this will be yours, lad!' Ok, sure, and that's all great, but as life goes on relationships can become less clear, spouses can become ex, sibling can fall out, understandings become blurred. Its particularly keen when there's been a clear sense and unwritten agreement  that working the farm entitles you to expect to inherit the farm. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Come a Little Bit Closer

Harmony, Disorder and the Delltones. Ian 'Peewee' Wilson has been singing Bass Doo-Wop with Iconic vocal group The Delltones since the 1950's and the first wave of Australian Pop. 
Come a little bit closer to Peewee's larrikin spirit and far reaching adventures in bop.

'If had known he was this funny and this colourful I would have done a TV special with Peewee years ago. I laughed a lot. You will too.’  Ray Martin

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's not just about the coffee.

Sometimes the reality of life with baby isn't quite what you imagined. And that idyllic life on a bush block that was a bit of a haven for a busy working couple starts to look pretty isolating for a new mother. So the opening of a new café can be about a lot more than just the coffee they serve!

AFP: The Elderly

AFP Magazine's December 2012 focus is on isues common in the treatment of elderly patients. From Chronic Kidney Disease, Dementia, to strategies for falls prevention and various medications and their potential interactions and side effects.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pet Therapy

These illustrations are for the October 2012 Child Magazine, for an article on the use of pets for therapeutic purposes, from comparatively mild cases of withdrawal to more serious emotional or developmental issues. Pets can be enormously helpful in helping children to relate to the positive aspects of the world around them, helping spark or nurture compassion, trust and a sense of responsibility or caring.