Inbox and environment news: Issue 604
November 5 - 11, 2023: Issue 604
Mother Brushtail Killed On Barrenjoey Road: Baby Cried All Night - Powerful Owl Struck At Same Time Careel Bay During Owlet Fledgling Season
- Formal recovery strategies for every nationally threatened bird and species.
- National environmental standards to support more rigorous and consistent decision making.
- An independent national Environmental Protection Agency (to be called Environment Protection Australia) that would sit at arm’s length from the Government of the day and would be responsible for making decisions on project proposals that could harm threatened birds and important natural areas.
- The development of a more robust system for the management and use of environmental data by a statutory office, Environment Information Australia.
- Boosting people’s confidence in the new laws. To improve public trust in the new laws and the institutions that will be responsible for delivering them the Government should provide the public with an opportunity to review and have its say.
- The Minister of the day will retain a broad general ‘call in’ power that will allow them to make a decision on individual proposals that are deemed to warrant ministerial intervention. What is proposed in this new package is weaker than the settings under current laws.
- The new laws envisage a system of “restoration actions’ – offsets – and “restoration contributions” to compensate for “residual” environmental impacts. This mechanism will need to be carefully designed, implemented and monitored to ensure that it supports real improvements for wildlife and their habitat, and doesn’t facilitate destruction.
"It is noted that the off-set requirement could be met by total payment of $8,850,139.39 into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund in accordance with the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme."
Transport for NSW (Transport) proposes to carry out road improvements along Wakehurst Parkway between Frenchs Forest Road, Frenchs Forest and Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen.These include intersection upgrades and focus on improving safety and capacity for this key road link in Sydney’s northern beaches.A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) including Biodiversity Development Assessment Report (BDAR) has been prepared for the proposal. These documents outline the proposed work, potential construction and environmental impacts and mitigation measures.The documents will be available for viewing on the project webpage from Monday 6 November.Formal submissions about the proposal are welcomed by emailing email@example.com by 5pm Wednesday 6 December.The Wakehurst Parkway project team will be at Oxford Falls Main Hall at Oxford Falls Peace Park on Thursday 16 November from 3pm to 6pm, and at Bilarong Community Hall on Saturday 18 November from 10am to 2pm.
Narrabeen Lagoon Entrance Works 2023: Update Pics
Wakehurst Parkway Update: REF For Proposed Works Available From November 6
Scarlet Honeyeaters Spotted In Avalon Beach: Spring 2023
Sydney Local Native: Pittwater Edition Published
- average maximum height and width
- a description of the plant's form
- flower colour and flowering season
- an overview of the plant's best features
- its preferences for soil, water and light
- where it is naturally distributed.
NSW Government's Update On The Creation Of The Great Koala National Park
The release of an 8 years old female back into Angophora Reserve after she had been bombarded by magpies. Taronga Zoo picked her up and nursed her back to health before the release on November 5th, 1989. Doug Bladen and Marita Macrae are in the background representing the Avalon Preservation Trust (now APA). Photo by Geoff Searl OAM
Please Look Out For Wildlife During Heatwave Events
AER Releases Social Licence For Electricity Transmission Directions Paper
- What expectations should be held of transmission businesses in undertaking community engagement
- What outcomes need to be achieved from engagement
- When and how social licence issues can be factored into regulatory tests for the approval of and recovery of cost for new transmission development
- What evidence is needed to justify transmission network expansion and associated expenditure.
- clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim
- provide a non-confidential version of the submission in a form suitable for publication.
- Friday 10 November
- Friday 8 December
'Scotland Island, Newport, Pittwater, N.S.W.', photo by Henry King, Sydney, Australia, c. 1880-1886. and section from to show cottage on neck of peninsula at western end with no chimneys through roof. From Tyrell Collection, courtesy Powerhouse Museum
Palmgrove Park Avalon: New Bushcare Group Begins
PNHA Guided Nature Walks 2023
Our walks are gentle strolls, enjoying and learning about the bush rather than aiming for destinations. Wear enclosed shoes. We welcome interested children over about 8 years old with carers. All Welcome.
So we know you’re coming please book by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and include your phone number so we can contact you if weather is doubtful.
The whole PNHA 2023 Guided Nature Walks Program is available at: http://pnha.org.au/test-walks-and-talks/
Red-browed finch (Neochmia temporalis). Photo: J J Harrison
Report Fox Sightings
Marine Wildlife Rescue Group On The Central Coast
A new wildlife group was launched on the Central Coast on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Marine Wildlife Rescue Central Coast (MWRCC) had its official launch at The Entrance Boat Shed at 10am.
The group comprises current and former members of ASTR, ORRCA, Sea Shepherd, Greenpeace, WIRES and Wildlife ARC, as well as vets, academics, and people from all walks of life.
Well known marine wildlife advocate and activist Cathy Gilmore is spearheading the organisation.
“We believe that it is time the Central Coast looked after its own marine wildlife, and not be under the control or directed by groups that aren’t based locally,” Gilmore said.
“We have the local knowledge and are set up to respond and help injured animals more quickly.
“This also means that donations and money fundraised will go directly into helping our local marine creatures, and not get tied up elsewhere in the state.”
The organisation plans to have rehabilitation facilities and rescue kits placed in strategic locations around the region.
MWRCC will also be in touch with Indigenous groups to learn the traditional importance of the local marine environment and its inhabitants.
“We want to work with these groups and share knowledge between us,” Gilmore said.
“This is an opportunity to help save and protect our local marine wildlife, so if you have passion and commitment, then you are more than welcome to join us.”
Marine Wildlife Rescue Central Coast has a Facebook page where you may contact members. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076317431064
Watch Out - Shorebirds About
Possums In Your Roof?: Do The Right Thing
Aviaries + Possum Release Sites Needed
Bushcare In Pittwater
Where we work Which day What time
Angophora Reserve 3rd Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Avalon Dunes 1st Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Avalon Golf Course 2nd Wednesday 3 - 5:30pm
Careel Creek 4th Saturday 8:30 - 11:30am
Toongari Reserve 3rd Saturday 9 - 12noon (8 - 11am in summer)
Bangalley Headland 2nd Sunday 9 to 12noon
Winnererremy Bay 4th Sunday 9 to 12noon
North Bilgola Beach 3rd Monday 9 - 12noon
Algona Reserve 1st Saturday 9 - 12noon
Plateau Park 1st Friday 8:30 - 11:30am
Browns Bay Reserve 1st Tuesday 9 - 12noon
McCarrs Creek Reserve Contact Bushcare Officer To be confirmed
Old Wharf Reserve 3rd Saturday 8 - 11am
Kundibah Reserve 4th Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Mona Vale Beach Basin 1st Saturday 8 - 11am
Mona Vale Dunes 2nd Saturday +3rd Thursday 8:30 - 11:30am
Bungan Beach 4th Sunday 9 - 12noon
Crescent Reserve 3rd Sunday 9 - 12noon
North Newport Beach 4th Saturday 8:30 - 11:30am
Porter Reserve 2nd Saturday 8 - 11am
Irrawong Reserve 2nd Saturday 2 - 5pm
North Palm Beach Dunes 3rd Saturday 9 - 12noon
Catherine Park 2nd Sunday 10 - 12:30pm
Elizabeth Park 1st Saturday 9 - 12noon
Pathilda Reserve 3rd Saturday 9 - 12noon
Warriewood Wetlands 1st Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Norma Park 1st Friday 9 - 12noon
Coopers Point, Elvina Bay 2nd Sunday 10 - 1pm
Rocky Point, Elvina Bay 1st Monday 9 - 12noon
Friends Of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Activities
Gardens And Environment Groups And Organisations In Pittwater
Pittwater Reserves: Histories + Notes + Pictorial Walks
A History Of The Campaign For Preservation Of The Warriewood Escarpment by David Palmer OAM and Angus Gordon OAM
A Stroll Around Manly Dam: Spring 2023 by Kevin Murray and Joe Mills
A Stroll Through Warriewood Wetlands by Joe Mills February 2023
A Walk Around The Cromer Side Of Narrabeen Lake by Joe Mills
America Bay Track Walk - photos by Joe Mills
An Aquatic June: North Narrabeen - Turimetta - Collaroy photos by Joe Mills
Angophora Reserve Angophora Reserve Flowers Grand Old Tree Of Angophora Reserve Falls Back To The Earth - History page
Annie Wyatt Reserve - A Pictorial
Aquatic Reflections seen this week (May 2023): Narrabeen + Turimetta by Joe Mills
Avalon's Village Green: Avalon Park Becomes Dunbar Park - Some History + Toongari Reserve and Catalpa Reserve
Bairne Walking Track Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP by Kevin Murray
Bangalley Headland Bangalley Mid Winter
Bangalley Headland Walk: Spring 2023 by Kevin Murray and Joe Mills
Banksias of Pittwater
Barrenjoey Boathouse In Governor Phillip Park Part Of Our Community For 75 Years: Photos From The Collection Of Russell Walton, Son Of Victor Walton
Barrenjoey Headland: Spring flowers
Barrenjoey Headland after fire
Botham Beach by Barbara Davies
Bungan Beach Bush Care
Careel Bay Saltmarsh plants
Careel Bay Birds
Careel Bay Clean Up day
Careel Bay Playing Fields History and Current
Careel Creek - If you rebuild it they will come
Centre trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Chiltern Track- Ingleside by Marita Macrae
Clareville/Long Beach Reserve + some History
Coastal Stability Series: Cabbage Tree Bay To Barrenjoey To Observation Point by John Illingsworth, Pittwater Pathways, and Dr. Peter Mitchell OAM
Cowan Track by Kevin Murray
Curl Curl To Freshwater Walk: October 2021 by Kevin Murray and Joe Mills
Currawong and Palm Beach Views - Winter 2018
Currawong-Mackerel-The Basin A Stroll In Early November 2021 - photos by Selena Griffith
Currawong State Park Currawong Beach + Currawong Creek
Deep Creek To Warriewood Walk photos by Joe Mills
Drone Gives A New View On Coastal Stability; Bungan: Bungan Headland To Newport Beach + Bilgola: North Newport Beach To Avalon + Bangalley: Avalon Headland To Palm Beach
Duck Holes: McCarrs Creek by Joe Mills
Dunbar Park - Some History + Toongari Reserve and Catalpa Reserve
Dundundra Falls Reserve: August 2020 photos by Selena Griffith - Listed in 1935
Elsie Track, Scotland Island
Elvina Track in Late Winter 2019 by Penny Gleen
Elvina Bay Walking Track: Spring 2020 photos by Joe Mills
Elvina Bay-Lovett Bay Loop Spring 2020 by Kevin Murray and Joe Mills
Fern Creek - Ingleside Escarpment To Warriewood Walk + Some History photos by Joe Mills
Iluka Park, Woorak Park, Pittwater Park, Sand Point Reserve, Snapperman Beach Reserve - Palm Beach: Some History
Ingleside Wildflowers August 2013
Irrawong - Ingleside Escarpment Trail Walk Spring 2020 photos by Joe Mills
Irrawong - Mullet Creek Restoration
Katandra Bushland Sanctuary - Ingleside
Lucinda Park, Palm Beach: Some History + 2022 Pictures
McCarr's Creek to Church Point to Bayview Waterfront Path
Mona Vale Beach - A Stroll Along, Spring 2021 by Kevin Murray
Mona Vale Headland, Basin and Beach Restoration
Mona Vale Woolworths Front Entrance Gets Garden Upgrade: A Few Notes On The Site's History
Mount Murray Anderson Walking Track by Kevin Murray and Joe Mills
Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment: Past Notes Present Photos by Margaret Woods
Narrabeen Lagoon Entrance Clearing Works: September To October 2023 pictures by Joe Mills
Narrabeen Lagoon State Park
Narrabeen Lagoon State Park Expansion
Narrabeen Rockshelf Aquatic Reserve
Nerang Track, Terrey Hills by Bea Pierce
Newport Bushlink - the Crown of the Hill Linked Reserves
Newport Community Garden - Woolcott Reserve
Newport to Bilgola Bushlink 'From The Crown To The Sea' Paths: Founded In 1956 - A Tip and Quarry Becomes Green Space For People and Wildlife
Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways; Bungan Beach and Bungan Head Reserves: A Headland Garden
Pittwater Reserves, The Green Ways: Clareville Wharf and Taylor's Point Jetty
Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways; Hordern, Wilshire Parks, McKay Reserve: From Beach to Estuary
Pittwater Reserves - The Green Ways: Mona Vale's Village Greens a Map of the Historic Crown Lands Ethos Realised in The Village, Kitchener and Beeby Parks
Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways Bilgola Beach - The Cabbage Tree Gardens and Camping Grounds - Includes Bilgola - The Story Of A Politician, A Pilot and An Epicure by Tony Dawson and Anne Spencer
Pittwater spring: waterbirds return to Wetlands
Pittwater's Lone Rangers - 120 Years of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase and the Men of Flowers Inspired by Eccleston Du Faur
Pittwater's Great Outdoors: Spotted To The North, South, East + West- June 2023: Palm Beach Boat House rebuild going well - First day of Winter Rainbow over Turimetta - what's Blooming in the bush? + more by Joe Mills, Selena Griffith and Pittwater Online
Pittwater's Parallel Estuary - The Cowan 'Creek
Resolute Track at West Head by Kevin Murray
Resolute Track Stroll by Joe Mills
Riddle Reserve, Bayview
Salvation Loop Trail, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park- Spring 2020 - by Selena Griffith
Seagull Pair At Turimetta Beach: Spring Is In The Air!
Stapleton Park Reserve In Spring 2020: An Urban Ark Of Plants Found Nowhere Else
Stony Range Regional Botanical Garden: Some History On How A Reserve Became An Australian Plant Park
The Chiltern Track
The Chiltern Trail On The Verge Of Spring 2023 by Kevin Murray and Joe Mills
The Resolute Beach Loop Track At West Head In Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park by Kevin Murray
Topham Track Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, August 2022 by Joe Mills and Kevin Murray
Towlers Bay Walking Track by Joe Mills
Trafalgar Square, Newport: A 'Commons' Park Dedicated By Private Landholders - The Green Heart Of This Community
Tranquil Turimetta Beach, April 2022 by Joe Mills
Turimetta Beach Reserve by Joe Mills, Bea Pierce and Lesley
Turimetta Beach Reserve: Old & New Images (by Kevin Murray) + Some History
Turimetta Moods by Joe Mills: June 2023
Turimetta Moods (Week Ending June 23 2023) by Joe Mills
Turimetta Moods: June To July 2023 Pictures by Joe Mills
Turimetta Moods: July Becomes August 2023 by Joe Mills
Turimetta Moods: August Becomes September 2023 ; North Narrabeen - Turimetta - Warriewood - Mona Vale photographs by Joe Mills
Turimetta Moods: Mid-September To Mid-October 2023 by Joe Mills
Warriewood Wetlands - Creeks Deteriorating: How To Report Construction Site Breaches, Weed Infestations + The Long Campaign To Save The Warriewood Wetlands & Ingleside Escarpment March 2023
Warriewood Wetlands and Irrawong Reserve
Whale Beach Ocean Reserve: 'The Strand' - Some History On Another Great Protected Pittwater Reserve
Wilshire Park Palm Beach: Some History + Photos From May 2022
Winji Jimmi - Water Maze
Manly Junior Class NSW - Round 1 Regatta
- Round 1 will be hosted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) on 25 & 26 November 2023.
- Round 2 will be hosted by Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Sailing Club (HKSC) on 10 & 11 February 2024.
Australian Flowers: Impromptu For The Piano Forte / By Miska Hauser. From The Australian Album, 1857
‘They are all new–all colonial. Here–in this city–they were played, printed, and published. True, some of the composers are foreigners; but still this book is as much an Australian production as a cluster of grapes from the German vineyards at Kissing Point. We can send the work home as a specimen of what we can do out here at Botany Bay – as an index of our education, refinement, art-feeling.' - Frank Fowler, preface to the ‘Australian Album’, Sydney: Clarke, 1857.
History For You: Bilgola Beach Rockpool Safety Works In October 1968
Do you go swimming at Bilgola Pool with the Avalon Bilgola Swimming Club or just for fun?
Then this may interest you!
Well Done HSC Class Of 2023!
Warning: Multiple Types Of High-Dose MDMA Tablets (Ecstasy) Circulating In NSW
- blue diamond shaped tablet with ‘punisher’ logo contained 216 mg MDMA
- blue skull shaped tablet with ‘MYBRAND’ logo and text contained 216 mg MDMA
- yellow square tablet with ‘SpongeBob’ smiley face markings contained 160 mg MDMA.
TEDxSydney Youth 2023
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Word Of The Week: Vandal
1. a person who deliberately destroys or damages property belonging to others or everyone. 2. someone who deliberately damages things, especially public property. 3. A person who needlessly destroys, defaces, or damages things - for example; environmental vandalism.
Vandal, member of a Germanic people who maintained a kingdom in North Africa from 429 to 534 CE and who sacked Rome in 455.
1660s, “wilful destroyer of what is beautiful or venerable”, from Vandal, referring to a member of an ancient Germanic people, the Vandals, who are associated with senseless destruction as a result of their sack of Rome under King Genseric in 455. During the Enlightenment, Rome was idealized, while the Goths and Vandals were blamed for its destruction. The Vandals may not have been any more destructive than other invaders of ancient times, but they did inspire English poet John Dryden to write, Till Goths, and Vandals, a rude Northern race, Did all the matchless Monuments deface (1694). However, the Vandals did intentionally damage statues, which may be why their name is associated with the vandalism of art. The coining of French Vandalisme by Henri Grégoire in 1794 to describe the destruction of artwork following the French Revolution popularized the idea further, and the term was quickly adopted across Europe, including as English vandalism.
The ethnonym for Vandal is attested as Wandali and Wendilenses by Saxo, as Vendill in Old Norse, and as Wend(e)las in Old English, all going back to a Proto-Germanic form reconstructed as Wanđilaz. The etymology of the name remains unclear. According to linguist Vladimir Orel, it may stem from the Proto-Germanic adjective wanđaz ('turned, twisted'), itself derived from the verb wenđanan (or winđanan), meaning 'to wind'. Alternatively, it has been derived from a root wanđ-, meaning 'water', based on the idea that the tribe was originally located near the Limfjord (a sea inlet in Denmark). The stem can also be found in Old High German wentilsēo and Old English wendelsǣ, both literally meaning 'Vandal-sea' and designating the Mediterranean Sea
Environmental Vandalism: an example
Did you know that many of the native orchids that grow only in our area are underground for much of the year as tubers and cannot be seen? They only appear when it is their time to bloom - first you will see the stem, then the leaves, then finally, the flower.
These plants underline the first principle of Bush Regeneration, which is; “Minimal soil disturbance”.
What goes on underground drives the whole community and is a very fragile mechanism. It is difficult to see the results of disturbance, such as decline of the Purple Copper Butterfly (Conservation status in NSW: Endangered, Commonwealth status: Vulnerable) that depends on a species of ant to protect its caterpillars, while both ant and caterpillar depend on the Bursaria spinosa plant which depends on a micro fungi for its nutrition and communication. No Bursaria – no Butterfly. There are flowers that depend on a wasp for pollination that must lay its eggs into Christmas beetle larvae, while the Christmas beetle depends on a large Eucalypt that also needs soil micro fungi for its nutrition. No fungi - no wasp - no beetle -no tree. There are plants that need ants to carry their seed underground and pay them with little edible attachments to the seed. No ants – no seedlings. Nearly every plant needs a friendly soil fungus (mycorrhiza) to help its roots take up food.
All of the systems in the ecology depend on the agents of decay in the soil and litter to break down the fallen organic mater to provide their food - and so the cycles are connected. Without expert observation we cannot assess the state of the micro-organisms and the complex relationships in the under- world that drive the whole community.
The Pittwater Spotted Gum Forest, is another example, and listed as Endangered. This occurs on shale-derived soils with high rainfall on lower hillslopes on the Narrabeen group - Newport Formation, on the Barrenjoey Peninsula and western Pittwater foreshores. The major remnants on the Peninsula are within Council reserves; McKay Reserve, Angophora Reserve and Stapleton Park.
Another is the endangered Angus's Onion Orchids that grow here, these occur on soils in the restricted ridgetop lateritic soils in the Duffys Forest - Terrey Hills - Ingleside and Belrose area. There are also remnants of the Duffys Forest vegetation community, also listed as an Endangered ecological community in the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act, further north in Pittwater too.
Is there really that much left that we can continue destroying it without thought or feeling? No, there isn't.
Guess what else needs thriving and cared for ecological communities to exist?;
Without a flourishing plant community driving the world through photosynthesis there is no oxygen for us.
The digging, mounding, compacting, introduction of weed seed and erosion of soil in the creation of tracks has damaging repercussions that are not immediately visible. What happens in the reserves can be described as a web of life, like a spider’s web: if you destroy it anywhere, the whole structure trembles and parts may collapse.
Book Of The Month November 2023: The Useful Native Plants Of Australia, (Including Tasmania)
by Maiden, J. H. (Joseph Henry), 1859-1925
Publication date 1889. Publisher Sydney, Turner and Henderson.
Capability Review: Department Of Health And Aged Care
- understand the story – the health, aged care and sporting settings we operate in
- tell the story – what we do well and where we can improve
- shape the story – what the future of health, aged care and sporting policy and programs looks like.
- further improve the policies and programs we develop and deliver
- deepen our engagement with the community and stakeholders
- empower our staff to have a clear understanding of their role, greater autonomy and a strong feeling of contribution.
Medicare Bulk Billing Strengthened
A New Men's Table At Narrabeen
Improving Deep Sleep May Prevent Dementia: Study Finds
RSL NSW State Congress Congratulations
The Meritorious Service Medal is the highest honour which can be bestowed upon a Service Member of the RSL. All recipients must have at least 25 years continuous RSL membership, and given at least 25 years outstanding service to the League;The first Meritorious Service Medal is presented to Mr Robert Durbin from the War Veterans Village (Narrabeen) RSL sub-Branch.Mr Durbin served in the Royal Australian Navy for 20 years after enlisting in 1970. After discharge from the Navy, he joined the City of Blacktown RSL sub-Branch in 1990, were he remained a member for 27 years. During this time he held various positions including pensions officer, secretary, welfare officer, chaplain, president and far western metropolitan district council secretary, welfare officer and pensions officer. Mr Durbin also served at secretary of the City of Parramatta RSL sub-Branch from 2000 to 2010.In 1996, Mr Durbin became the Operations Manager at ANZAC House, a position he held until 2000. He then went on to be a State Councillor at RSL NSW for 14 years, where he was also the RSL Corps of Guards Chaplain during this time.Now a member of the War Veterans Village (Narrabeen) RSL sub-Branch, Mr Durbin has been the President since transferring in 2017 and is also one of two chaplains at this sub-Branch. It is estimated Mr Durbin has delivered over 800 tributes at funerals during his time as a member of the League.Mr Durbin has always had a passion for the motto of “Mates Helping Mates” and would ensure not only were his tributes delivered within the RSL protocol but also by honouring the wishes of the family. Such is his commitment to delivering funeral tributes, he started offering RSL funeral workshops for other sub-Branches, something he continues to do.Mr Durbin also serves as Chaplain to the Guardians of the Korean War Memorial New South Wales, HMAS Sydney Association, Tingara Australian Association and the Friends and Family of the First AIF Association.Not only has Mr Durbin been instrumental delivering local commemorations during his time as a secretary of the City of Parramatta RSL sub-Branch, he has also been involved in other local community events including Australia Day.In 2006, Mr Durbin was awarded Life Membership of the League and received an Australia Day Medal in 2008.
Ecotherapy Walks Available In Warriewood - Narrabeen
- Connect with nature to feel grounded and calm
- Increase your ability to access creative thinking to help with important decision making
- Understand the science – calming the nervous system and accessing the brains prefrontal cortex
- Connecting to place and understanding that we are ‘a part’ of the earth not ‘apart’ from it
- Mindful connection to the earth helps reduce feelings of anxiety, stress, fear, and depression
- Mindful connection promotes feelings of joy, creativity, strength, and resilience
- Totally free and easily accessible form of (self-guided) therapy to increase wellbeing
The Beatles - Now And Then - The Last Beatles Song (Short Film)
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Why Seniors Need To Know About Gaslighting
"Psychological manipulation of a person usually over an extended period of time that causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, perception of reality, or memories and typically leads to confusion, loss of confidence and self-esteem, uncertainty of one's emotional or mental stability, and a dependency on the perpetrator."
- “Your memory is starting to go.”
- “You’re going mad in your old age.”
- “That never happened, you’re crazy.”
- They owe something to the abuser.
- They cannot live without the abuser.
- They should feel guilty for doing something or not doing something.
- Everyone except the abuser is against them.
- Spending the victim’s money without permission.
- Misusing an Enduring Power of Attorney.
- Making important financial decisions without consulting the victim.
- Telling the victim they are too old to manage their own finances.
Bulk Billing Incentives Commence From November 1: Will Provide Crucial Support For GPs And Patients
Two Australian Native Bee Species Become One As Researchers Solve Identity Puzzle
Microplastics' Shape Determines How Far They Travel In The Atmosphere
Specific Gut Bacteria Increase Risk Of Severe Malaria
Humans Are Disrupting Natural 'Salt Cycle' On A Global Scale New Study Shows
High Engagement, High Return: The Secret To Student Success
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