An entirely new model of home ownership is now available in Australia that offers a secure, safe and ethical opportunity for investment in housing. This new replicable home-ownership model allows people to enter the housing market for as little as $10,000 with a 99-year lease. It also enables investors to secure their super or savings by entering the real estate market for as little as $50.000.
There are many different aspects of the model that is Non-Violent Communication (NVC). In this article I would like to outline one of the foundational pieces of NVC we can practise within ourselves. If we are to have clearer, kinder and more effective communications with those around us, we need to begin with noticing how we think about (and judge) ourselves, as well as observing the kinds of conversations we have inside our own heads.
Calm is the inner peace you feel when you know you can manage. It doesn’t mean never losing your temper, it means having time within yourself to pause and take a breath, to feel and respond, instead of react. And it goes hand in hand with resilience. If you can build up your reserves of calm, like putting money away
for a rainy day, then you build up your resilience too. Resilience can mean
different things to different people.
For some women, childbirth is an experience that can leave them feeling traumatised. This work of healing after traumatic birth experiences is big, important, necessary and potentially life changing. It often shifts paradigms (world views) as women awaken to the patriarchy within and without.
Menstruation is the phase of the menstrual cycle where all the hormones that have been ebbing and flowing through peaks and troughs, ease down and smoothly careen. You know that glassy look of the ocean when the wave has crashed on the shore and the tide begins to retreat back to the horizon? That’s menstruation. Often, it’s the premenstrual phase that can be the rockiest, and by contrast, menstruation is the calm. If we are able to hold ourselves in that stillness, reach within and practise period self-care, we can be far more available for the rest of our cycle.