Healing

There is so much happening in our busy lives that we can forget to stop and take a moment to heal ourselves. Personally I find myself on a short fuse usually until I explode which usually leads me to say and do things I regret.

BE KIND, FORGIVE, BE GRATEFUL

United Southern Nations (USN)

Today I have lauchned USN to help the Nations in the Southern Hemisphere work collaboratively to confront some of the issues facing the USN Presently (climate change, poverty, human rights ) and to respect the Past by ensuring truth in education ie Colonialism.

Violence is also an issue common around the globe. USN seeks to reduce violence by respecting Minorities and Empowering Women. The United Nations does great work globally but seems to be loosing support in Sovereign States. USN will be community based and involve supporting Communities to achieve particapation and change.

Rural Communities are often isolated and Mental Health problems are to common. USN is all about people. Not about nations. Terrorism has today hit Indonesia and Education is the best way to combat it. Politicians will spread fear, People are not powerless but do need to be observant and build supportive Communities

I invite people to support USN on the Facebook Page.

Together we can make a difference

Thoughts

Hello my friends,

I have a lot of time on my hands and my mind does not stop. I hope somewhere in the following, you can find something useful or at least interesting.

. It seems to me that cafe would benefit with any connection to the hospital. Thinking of a fund raising tool for the hospital. A small packet of homemade biscuits. Similar to these.

Cheap but pretty homemade biscuits. Made for a few dollars each bag of 4/5 sold to public for double the price.

. Or a bag of honeycomb based on similar principles

Could be sold anywhere in Kimbe or PNG for that matter.

. I mentioned a morning tea for meetings at the hospital. Thinking something that is special to your cafe that others cannot do or cannot beat your price. Something to put the Z in morning tea.

. A foodpack for those going out in boats.

  • Speaking of Kimbe, how about clean Up West New Britan Campaign. Kids would love it as will be Fancy Dress. Obviously Council or Government involved
  • PNG Hunters to work with local clubs and police to organise Touch Football competion all over PNG. NRL and Rugby league in general have good links with Domestic Violence Prevention.
  • Set up Home Schooling to be available to the children you are supporting. I have done research and think I can present it. Just a matter of costs of books etc. Also PNG Curriculum or Australian. Just a crazy thought.
  • Please have a smile at these thoughts, but am hoping that they mi prompt ideas in your clever minds.
  • I also think that between you, my friends you have the connections to make these and many other community ideas happen

PNG

Quote from a friend

How many lives have to be sacrificed, through lack of basic human rights and basic services, to bolster the pride of some leaders through “status” projects like South Pacific Games and APEC?

Papua New Guineans are dying like flies; old, young, children, babies, mamas; because of the lack of even the most basic health services.

In the Human Development Index, PNG is ranked 154/188.
40% of our population is under the age of 14 years.
Infant Mortality Rate is 58/1000
Maternal Mortality Rate is 733/100,000
Gender Equity Index PNG is ranked 143/157
Only 28.6% of the population have access to potable water
Churches run about half of the Health and Education systems
PNG’s Human Development Index ranking is only above Timor Leste and Afghanistan in the Asia/Pacific region

How much was spent on staging the South Pacific Games? How much will hosting APEC cost the nation?
How many lives would that save if invested in our human capital, through basic health services?

How can priorities be so “off”?
Peoples lives are more valuable than prestige for a few…….surely!

As the sun went down yesterday, so did the life of a beautiful young man who died because PNG does not have adequate health services even in the capital Port Moresby. A young wife and little daughter now left heartbroken and alone.

For what? Smart buildings!

Those who make the decisions on priority spending will never face the loss and grief of this young family, because they all have access to world class health facilities overseas when they, or their family, get sick.

While the majority dig holes and bury their dead, the fat cats live in luxury.

CJH SLEEP

Sleep and Me

Constant battle for me. Depression tells me that am tired. Everyday at around about 2pm I start nodding and holding my head up is a challenge. Anxiety keeps my mind turning over. Reviewing my mistakes of the day. Thinking about injustices that have occured in the world and the lies that Politicians have spread to spin the truth. Anger rises and does not help with sleep.

Physical pain also has its challenges. I do not and have not looked after myself. I have long term type 2 diabetes with Pain in feet and lots of old age pain, I walk with a walker and have bad balance after minor strokes. I really do little physical activity each day and I know that if I did sleep would be easier.

I know lots of people listen to the radio and I have tried that. Talkback soon makes me angry, tried nature sounds but for some reason they all include a crack of lightening which sends me off the bed. I have a few music albums that I do trust, Gurrumul is the most reliable. I do turn off all technology because I try to help people on a worldwide basis which means it is not midnight everywhere.

Sadly for my state of mind but it keeps my rent cheap, I have a nightclub across the street. They do challenge me, but not so much with volumn but with the sudden outbreak of laughter or the occasional burst of ‘Happy Birthday’ I concede that these make some happy but do startle me.

I do have pills to help me sleep but tis quitening my mind that is my failure. Trying to solve the worlds issues or at least to understand them. Last night I was obsessed about Trumps mental state and what to call it. The current discussion re sexual harassment i have yegt to get a handle on. As an old bald fat bloke sex has never been high in my life. Will talk about it on a blog soon.

I try to sleep around 10pm usually without sucess until after 12. Up and down to the loo through the night with Diabetes and finally concede the fight at 5am. Check Facebook that all is well then catch up on News from TV to see what the gameplayers in politics have been up to.

Sleepwise, I have had success with Audio Books and have enjoyed a few Peter Fitzsimmons tomes and am currently enjoying The Eureaka Stockade.

Trying some Lavender Aromatherapy at present

Most nights I stress about my relationship with my daughter which keeps my mind racing.

Well that is sleep and me, Next week will be Mindfulness week as this has helped me

The above is from the opening of a school in Uganda, very exciting

CJHFRIEND CAM

Sept Donations

This month I have made small donations to

  • Buhanga School
  • Indigenous Literacy Fund
  • ASRC
  • Soldier On
  • Sunshine Coast Fire
  • Barwon School

Feel comfortable with the above. Actions supporting my words and special people.

Judy Atkinson, Judy Williams, Marie Camporeale, Fiona McLennan, Tess Ryan, Meredith Newman Debens, Bec and Tom Guinane, Jamie and Rima Dalton, Margaret Hayes and Bronwyn Fredericks, Jane Skillcome, Vanessa Comiskey, have all been special to me this month.

Special mention to a couple of friends from Overseas,

Pamela Wood Mack, Jackie Mercer, Mary Vaughn Berthiaume, Charlene Sunkel.

A lady always on my mind and who keeps me behaving myself Thelma Phieffer

WED 13TH Sept

Hope all are okay When I am confused

I push people away.

I have tried to connect locally but is just not going to happen.

Taking a deep breathe and retreating to my room.

Never to show my face again. I am safe, but lonely and bored. The good people I support on Facebook have realised that I am worthless as a supporter and am just hard work. Again retreating.

Suicide Prevention Week has opened my eyes to some stuff and some people. I am not afraid to talk suicide but I am sure that the talk upsets some. I am truly sorry for any that I have upset.

Thinking about all Med Certs issued for Mental Health Issues. Any F…ing follow up from Doc or Employer,!!!!!!! Research shows that these are the people killing themselves.

THE SYSTEM IS KILLING.

What to do ?

Listen to people. More than 15 mins or an hour. My greatest helper was a nurse who listened as she bandaged my foot. Respect individuals. All are different and have own stories. I have asked for support but they never last long as all want me to fit into a Pigeon Hole. Depression leads to Anger and Frustration. Self Loathing follows quickly as I accept the blame for things not working.

Thank you all who have supported me. If you have spoken to me, including online, you have made a difference.

REPEATING I AM SAFE

CONFUSED, DEPRESSED, ANGRY, Frustrated but I AM TRYING

Bloody Internet down now

Yours in Kindness

Cameron