Archive for the ‘Dear Diary’ Category

  • Getting You Back

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    When our true self is suppressed – for whatever reason – diary-writing skills can assist in reintegrating our mind and body as one. Such a process supports the transitioning of self-harming thoughts and behaviors to self-loving thoughts and behaviors, and..

  • Writing a memoir through drawing on personal diaries and other keepsakes

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    Fashioning a memoir out of a diary requires threads and themes to be picked up and woven into a story that the writer and publisher believes will appeal to and connect with readers. Many re-writes may occur in selecting raw..

  • Exploring the narrative: poetry

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    Expressing these things in poetry has brought out the self I really am, apart from ED. My poetry has grown and changed as I have. It has helped me to realize I am not useless and that realization has assisted..

  • Opinion Articles – Sharing Stories of Hope

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    Stop Press: Here’s how to get your copy of My Kid is Back – Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa as an E-Book: Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Kobo Ebooks.com A Tale of a Kangaroo, a Rhinoceros and a Daughter with Anorexia Animal..

  • Media

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    Work Together to get more Mental Health care for kids See my letter ‘Work Together’ Melbourne’s Sunday Age today  – we need united voice to increase mental health budget: Work together I PRESCRIBE a strong dose of collaboration for the psychiatrists,..

  • News Items

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    STOP PRESS: A Girl Called Tim has left the valley of her childhood. She is airborne, travelling the world in an ebook: Amazon ebooks.com  My Kid is Back – Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa is also selling as an ebook: Amazon Kindle Apple..

  • Reviews for A Girl Named Tim

    Reviews for A Girl Named Tim

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    A Girl Called Tim is a treasure from the heart to the hearts and minds of others as it invites a compassionate understanding of these painful illnesses. June Alexander’s ability and willingness to create such a memoir is a gift...

  • About A Girl Called Tim

    About A Girl Called Tim

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    I waited until I was almost 60 (a grandmother!) before I wrote my memoir, A Girl Called Tim. I had wanted to write my story for more than 30 years and suddenly the time was right. The answer as to..

  • Life writing and social history

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    2001: In 1931, The Weekly Times newspaper launched a new section dedicated to women’s issues. This became an immediate hit, and the column’s editor, Miranda, became an instant friend to thousands of women struggling to cope with the Depression. This book..

  • The right time to write

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    The right time to write is now. Holding on to the thought ‘I will write a book about this’, can help sustain hope in the down moments of fighting a challenging illness or trauma. Some people want to start writing..