Note, this song contains a sexual reference but it also has some great messages.
Carrot Mug Cake
I know this has carrot in it but it also has 2 tablespoons of sugar so it's definitely a treat.
Kindness is free
Book Review: My Iso Journal
Even if you're not currently in lockdown this would be a great resource to record your Covid experience. The journal is by Australian teacher, author and motivational speaker, Sharon Witt. You can order it at https://www.sharonwitt.com.au.
Are you Okay?
2020 has been a difficult year. Let's face it - it sucks! You might be struggling mentally and emotionally due to Covid-19. You might be in isolation, your family might be struggling financially or tensions at home might be high, you might miss seeing grandparents or family or friends, you might have missed out celebrating a birthday or a family holiday. You might just feel down because of all the bad news in the world at the moment. You are not alone.
If you are struggling, talk to someone about it - your parents, an aunt, teacher, chaplain or other trusted adult. You may also need to see a counsellor or psychologist. There are people out there who can help you through this difficult season. I'm seeing a counsellor next week as I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed and blue.
If you're in Australia, here are the national crisis numbers:
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 or suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 or beyondblue.org.au
Headspace: 1800 650 890 Free online and telephone service for 12-25 year olds
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
We live on a blue planet
What's the big deal about Porn
Here's a funny advertisement about porn from New Zealand.
When I was a kid, if you wanted to view porn you had to send someone's big brother to the local newsagent and buy a dirty magazine (it was a long time ago). Now, it's hard to avoid porn - it's available on your phone, computer or television. It's not just boys who view porn, many girls do as well. One of the main problems with porn is that it encourages some very unhealthy attitudes and behaviours about sex: