The future is made the day you dream it and by the time it arrives, you will be ready to embrace it with open arms.Read More
All experience is good, it may not be seen as such, but they are like the furnace to the gold, they bring about the brilliance. Meditating on an issue or your experiences can bring clarity. But, saying 'they are all in the past now' may just be leading you up the garden path.Read More
The more change is sought the greater potential for 'same old' I reckon. Boredom takes hold of us and we become seekers without direction. I am off to the garden now - this train waits for no-one!Read More
Soon to come are the long balmy nights, the walks, the bird song, the greenery. I really need it too I have been so sad of late ...but I know another family will enter that door and may they enjoy the welcoming energies we have left for them.Read More
Ah winter, thank you for waiting for me - the sun shone and we had warmth when I really needed it and you held yourself back. Now you're here and I want to say, I really love your cold days - I may even learn to love your freezing winds - please know I am working on it.Read More
Celebrate the caregivers, but celebrate also the dreamers, the warriors and the quiet ones in the corner for they make up our world and are often misunderstood or labelled poorly.Read More
I guess it’s not peaceful to realise the lack of peace is probably your own doing, sad but true...peace takes a silent kind of action and some getting used to.Read More
Today I've realised that I have changed intentions...I had intended to travel around this time of my life...Well the answer is, those travel intentions were the dreams of a younger me...For me now to travel the Earth I will need to re-imagine the storyRead More
I guess winter will soon grace us with its presence: I was sure it was here the other day, but at 13.5C it is not cold enough just yet to say it's here!Read More
You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything, that's just how it goes!Read More
Isn't it funny where your mind takes you when you have nothing to do. Today I was thinking about where I'm going and how am I getting there..Great idea, but the power went out! Argh, no cooking, no shower, no TV, no readingRead More
My son had an accident last weekend, he burnt his forehead and hands in a flash flame, caused by a tiny cinder that floated by him. "If only I just went home."...I am amazed at how fast he is healing, but I shouldn't be.Read More
Pull yourself together!Well today I’m suggesting you do it for the greater good, for your good health and well-being.Read More
Community development workers work with individuals, families and/or whole communities to empower them to:
- identify their needs and opportunities, their rights and responsibilities;
- plan what they want to achieve and take appropriate action;
- develop activities and services to generate aspiration and confidence.
A community development worker often acts as a link between their client(s) and other parties be they communities or a range of other local authorities. They are frequently involved in addressing inequality, and projects often target communities perceived to be culturally, economically or geographically disadvantaged.
WendyJoy is an experienced community development worker. She is able to act as an advocate for those who may be faced with problems and who may feel powerless and/or unable to make their voice and needs heard. She can also act as a facilitator for any workplace or community group workshop or meeting.
Recently WendyJoy was asked to assist a young woman to break a lease at a share house that was just not working out for her. WendyJoy was able to advocate on the client’s behalf to have the lease broken, a small financial consideration to be paid to the landlord, and walk away free of any further legal or financial liability. Situations like this are never easy, and while it could not be called a win win situation, each party walked away with a serviceable solution.
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Well I would not be without the experiences that wrapped me up and swaddled me in the most glorious of love, life and times....loving a thing or two each day will get you to a point of being able to sit still and find the roses of your life!Read More
Today I've been patient - patiently waiting for news. Sometimes patience is a waiting game; sit, stand or run we must wait, patiently. At other times patience is breathless, anxious and hard to cope with. So hard then as we really don't have much patience to give.
Patience has been called a virtue. I am not sure if one can find truth in that under all circumstances though. The virtue thing started a couple of thousand years ago by the martyrs who really did need to find something of value in their very real suffering. Well I however, have no suffering, it's just that time is marching on today so slowly and the rhythm is to the tune of another's beat. Not so virtuous. I can wait, I become in tune with her rhythm and patience is mine. Patience is action. A silent mindful motion and it comes with anticipation, conscious dreaming and a feeling of joy. I Am waiting happily, patiently for a gift! Do you know such patience? Till we chat again dear friends, WendyJoy xx
Stress is the buzz word of the century...do you ever wonder though, through the use of this single word,do we lose the ability to express ourselves well?Read More
Our mothers gave us our first lesson in basic human rights. You cried and she came, you cried some more and you both learnt a new way of life.Read More
The feeling to go out kept pushing me to the door....up ahead I could see the colours on the vines and I knew I was in for a treatRead More
Often people misdirect anger caused by a valid yet bigger issue on to their everyday annoyances and inconveniences; they make the wrong person, place or thing pay! Here are some simple strategies to help control anger.Read More