Are You Clothed or Are You Dressed?

It’s been a while since the MOTH (Man of the House) and I set off to spend a weekend in Sydney.  It was something we did regularly when we first arrived in Australia eleven years ago.  There is so much to see and do. The places are interesting, the people fascinating and something is happening…

Visiting the Big Smoke

There are places of which we never tire seeing or visiting again and again. Sydney does it for me!  Totally! It’s vibrant heartbeat and constant state of alertness is energising. Standing at Circular Quay looking across to the Sydney Harbour Bridge will always fill me with awe. Construction of this incredible engineering achievement took six…

10 Must-Haves for Good Team Engagement

Each fortnight we meet as a team of alcohol and other drug counsellors.  We meet to discuss clients who have complex needs; identify ways that could be helpful in promoting the wellbeing of that individual;  and provide peer clinical supervision.  Today’s meeting was a little different in that we were hosting a social work student.…

Tilly, You Rock My World

Today was a good day. In the life of a drug and alcohol counsellor it was a very good day. Aside from the telephone calls, intake assessments and other tedious administration tasks there were two client visits. Four visits is an average day if we’re carrying a full case load although scheduling in six visits…

Enough Already!

Do you think you get “enough” comments? What constitutes “enough”? In a post that looked back over a month of posting each day I reflected on why we blog (read full post): Is it to nurture a creative potential Rant, unwind and vent anything and everything that annoys us during the day Is it to…