Mothers teach us how to be ...

Thinking of the generations of mothers... past, present and future... on this mother's day ....

buttered toast and clothes warmed by the fire on a winter’s morning

the pain of adolescence felt

the posy of flowers at my bedside as I nurse a broken heart

long distance phone calls to share news of adventures

overwhelming love for my precious newborn

exhaustion at the mindless mess of toys and washing

unspoken pain at the taunts you feel

superhuman strength as I reach to protect you

forgiveness for the harsh words in rage

confusion at what you ask of me

acceptance of who you are becoming

laughter in those silly moments of dancing after dinner

tears of grief as you walk out the door to meet the world

growth and re-discovery as the house quietens

laughter and adventure with my love

caring for those who cared for me

greying hair

quiet nights

cups of tea

mothers teach us how to be


Wishing everyone a happy mother's day...


(Sarah Sacks is a Wholebody Focusing Oriented Therapist, practicing from The Grove Counselling & Therapy in St Kilda Melbourne.  Inspired by the potential of relationships, Sarah works to empower her clients to find greater ease and richness in life.)

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Sarah Sacks

Sarah is a qualified and experienced counsellor, meditation teacher and group facilitator. Sarah's years of body based based practices, in meditation and yoga, have led Sarah to believe in the inherent wisdom of the body. In line with this belief, Sarah has trained and qualified as a Whole Body Focusing Orientated Therapist, Transpersonal Counsellor, Holistic Counsellor, Meditation Teacher and Group Psychotherapy Facilitation. Over the last 5 years Sarah has worked in the not-for-profit sector, the community health sector and privately, as a generalist counsellor and group facilitator. Sarah has experience working with children, families and adults around issues of; isolation, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, anger, separation, addiction and general mental health. Sarah's warm and intuitive counselling style, along with her extensive life experience, enables Sarah to gently support her clients towards their own path of change. Qualifications - Bachelor of Holistic Counselling, Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling, Bachelor of Business (International Marketing & Trade), Diploma of Arts (Japanese), ACA (level 2), qualifying member for CAPAV