Dragonfly Five ladies sit in a small room. Two walls are taken up by crowded bookshelves, and two by windows closed against the noise of traffic from the busy intersection outside. Two of these ladies are professionals; one is a social worker, the other a psychologist. There is a device on the coffee table in…
Leanne is a keen gardener, but due to the ravages of the drought and the fires, the care she previously gave to her roses she now gives to what she refers to as her “garden gnomes”. Who sometimes wait at the front door for their food. …
What can friends do to help?
If you want to help, ask what would be helpful. Practical tasks – shopping, ironing, mowing the lawn, making a meal, walking the dog, hanging the washing – are often the ones that take the effort, energy or time that someone who is having treatment doesn’t have.