Caitlin Lance Hope

Tiny Triumph Awards – Sidestep the brain’s negativity bias and celebrate some wins!

If you’ve read our 3 Practical Coping Strategies post   you’ll know our wonderful brains have a tendency to focus on the negative (It’s all because they’re constantly on the lookout for threats so they can keep us safe from them!). Sometimes they need some help to remember all the good stuff going on.  We …

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Three practical, science-backed coping strategies for difficult times

Here they are – the first three coping strategies for you to experiment with and, hopefully, add to your personal coping kit! If you haven’t already, I’d really encourage you to read the introduction to this series. It explains how and why coping strategies work, who they’re for and who they might not be for, …

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Being and feeling safe – what’s the brain got to do with it?!

Why is safety so important? I’m going to leap straight in today and introduce you to a favourite friend of mine. Not your usual friend. An organ friend… You didn’t see that one coming did you?! Well, possibly the picture gave it away… Meet Brain. This should probably come with a warning – the brain …

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What exactly does it mean to thrive? Here’s an (extended) definition!

  Over the last twelve months we’ve developed a little equation to help sum up our vision and our work: Safe  +  Belong  =  Thrive “A place to be and feel safe plus somewhere to belong equals the best chance to thrive”.  Welcome to the first post in a new series for 2020. Each month …

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Why the world doesn’t have an orphanage problem…

or  Changing the conversation about caring for vulnerable children.  Oops… it seems we might’ve got this backwards?! Recently we’ve been preparing for a website update. After a couple of years of huge change and growth for SFAC, much of our current site is out of date.  Thinking about what we wanted our website to say …

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Missing family… the pain of separation and the choices we make.

When you live half a world away from your family missing them is a permanent undercurrent of life. Mostly sitting below the surface, sometimes it pops up and surprises you. Other times it can feel like a physical ache. This past Sunday was Mother’s Day in Australia and yesterday (May 15) was International Day of …

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