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Today is a very, very sad day for me. My little Daisy Dog has been ill with canine lymphoma and I made the extremely hard decision that euthanasia was the kindest thing that I could do for her. She was diagnosed 8 weeks ago. For 6 weeks she seemed stress and pain free. On week 7 she was panting and sleeping more. Her decline had sped up over the past couple of days and although still eating and enjoying a short walk twice a day, it was obvious that she was beginning to suffer. This mornings decision was the hardest that I have ever made. I have cried an ocean of tears. She is now resting in peace with her sister Bob the Dog who died in March last year. I have attached a link from ASPCA giving care advice about dogs who are nearing end of life.

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Enoughness: The Boxing Day sales in Australia, with a population of 23,490,700 people, are estimated to reach 16 Billion dollars over 2 days. Do we need all of the stuff that we purchase and how much of it will be tossed aside within the next 6 months? With 2,548,496 in Australia living below the poverty line, how might lives be different if only 10% of the sales money was donated to those in need?

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For those of you from the colder side of the world at Christmas, here is a little Aussie 12 Day's of Christmas. No roasting or toasting anything, except maybe the B.B.Q. or ourselves at the beach. Wishing you all a safe and joyful holiday time and open compassion for those who might be doing it tough. Be kind to your selves and others now and always.

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Music - African Ambient Lounge

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The 4 Bad Habits That Could Ruin Your Relationship : A balanced relationship is really more of a verb than a noun. Achieving and maintaining a healthy one requires us to constantly look in the mirror and evaluate what we can do better—how we can be better.

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Love Control Victoria - Love Control is a groundbreaking film produced by Women's Health In the North. It draws directly from young women's experiences of abusive relationships

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To acknowledging a persons pain and/or difficult life situation, without judgment, advise or minimizing what is being shared with you can make a great difference to a person seeking understanding. Any form of minimization of a situation often only benefits the person who is hearing. Truly listening with empathy involves setting aside your own ego to get in touch with the sharers experience.

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Top 50 Art Therapy Blogs - Art therapy uses art to heal people of all ages, and can improve the emotional, mental, and physical health. If you want to know more about how art therapy can help you, read the free blogs listed below. They range from offering a basic understanding of the topic to discussing cases on how art has worked to heal people ( The New Updated List via Expressive Art Inspirations)

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Honor Diaries- exclusive extended clip. Education about the subjugation and persecution of women with regard to Honor Crimes committed against them.

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How do I support someone who has been sexually assaulted? Sexual assault is common – approximately one in five women experience sexual assault. There are some practical things you can do to help.

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Music - Desert Flute

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