A Mother’s Prayer

By | May 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Mother's Prayer I loved You before I met You. I felt You before I saw You. You taught me how to Listen. How to Feel. You taught me to Love what's inside of Me. My body grew you, fed you, warmed you, nurtured you. And Your Life Began when I Let You Go. You [...]

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Gratitude on ANZAC Day

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

- By Kirsty Greenshields I took this photo from my bed this morning, as I lay there in reflection of the last 10 years, since experiencing 'the bomb that changed our lives'. ANZAC Day didn’t play much of a role in my life, until I joined the military in 1994. Before that I had no [...]

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Exploring Feminine Leadership

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

- By Kirsty Greenshields 'The feminine' was a term I was not friends with for a long time. I believed anything 'feminine' was weak, flighty, flirty. I believed that, if I associated myself with 'feminine' I would give myself a bad name as a woman. Instead, I chose to disassociate completely from this side of [...]

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Re-membering and Reflection For The Future. 11.11 – How Do We Guard The Records?

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

By Kirsty Greenshields Recently, our short film documentary 'The Ripple Effect of PTSD', as part of Kym Melzer's, compilation documentary, was added to the records at the Australian War Memorial. As we attended the Veterans Film Festival 2016, where the film was nominated for Best Australian Short Film Documentary, I took note of  the quote on the [...]

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How to LOVE a Man With an Open Heart

By | February 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

MOST WOMEN BELIEVE WE WANT A MAN WHO IS OPEN-HEARTED. We want a man who is romantic, who loves us and who shows us this love. We want a man who adores us and who is not afraid to tell us so. We want a man who is strong. A man [...]

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On Rememberance Day

By | November 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

- By Kirsty Greenshields Here’s why Rememberance Day is so important to me. And why I, personally, am placing a whole bunch of Love, Joy, Compassion and Kindness in to that doorway at 11am today. Eight and a half years ago, a man who was feeling a bit (no, a lot) broken returned to me from a [...]

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Domestic Violence. What’s not being talked about?

By | September 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

By Kirsty Greenshields DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. WHAT'S NOT BEING TALKED ABOUT? Yesterday a dear friend asked me to comment on the domestic violence issue currently being profiled so strongly in the Australian media. So here I am, writing about it today. Firstly, why do I believe I have a voice to speak up about what's not being [...]

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Rite of Passage

By | April 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(**This article is a reproduction of the article written by Cat Lindsay, for the ‘Parallel Lives’ section of ‘U Magazine’, inside The Sunday Mail, 26th April 2015**) James Greenshields has gone from being a leader of soldiers to leading boys on a journey to manhood and self-discovery. James Greenshields, 40, Burringbar. […]

Why Men Are Stuck

By | April 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by James Greenshields Ask yourself what is your immediate thought when I mentioned the word vulnerability? Strength or Weakness? Or a mixture of both? Most men will associate it at some level with weakness. If you’ve said a mixture, there are things in your past you have caveats with being open about. You feel you may [...]

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To Be Crucified By Our Past; Or Not To Be

By | February 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By James Greenshields If you hold onto your past, then it becomes your destiny. I am often asked to comment on how I have “recovered” from a condition that many argue is not recoverable. In short – I believed I could. Yes it was true that whilst serving in Iraq in 2007 my vehicle was hit [...]