R U OK? Day Video from James Freemantle

R U OK? DAY is a wonderful campaign promoting a simple message asking people to check in with friends and see how things are going with the question “R U OK?”

R U OK?Day is a national day of action on the second Thursday of September (13 September 2012), dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to ask each other ‘Are you ok?’

James Freemantle encourages rural communities to stay connected and be conscious of how the isolation of farming can impact on wellbeing. He also offers hope to anyone living with depression.



It’s great to see someone speaking out and so honestly about depression and anxiety.


In October 2012, I will climb Machu Pichu for depression and anxiety awareness. The Peru Challenge 2012 will run from October 20-31 and raise much needed funds for Black Dog Institute for the research and awareness of mood disorders. This is a cause close to my heart and I’m doing it honour of my Grandma who lived with depression most her life and also the many friends and other family members who live with this mood disorder. Please donate to my page and learn more about my adventure http://peruchallenge2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/Lovelly

One little song can make one so happy

I have just rediscovered my favourite song from when I was in India in 2006.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL2sFRxp8ZY

This song was played at least 6 times a day whilst I was in India and especially in my friend’s car. I love it. It just makes me smile, and want to dance and be happy!

It’s amazing how powerful music can be in regard to bringing back memories! This song brings back the most vivid and clear memories for me of my time in India. I was completely content, at peace and at ease when there and I met just the most amazing friends. I love that one song can do this for me.

Five minutes ago I was feeling completely uninspired. Now I want to shout from the rooftops.

Dhan ya vad India. You always know how to make me happy!Happy times in India