Posts by Lisa Humphries

Lisa Humphries lives in South Sydney and is a single (aka soul-o) mother, blogger, fundraiser, event manager and passionate volunteer for many causes close to her heart. She enjoys cooking, taking pictures, and using social media for good.

Growing from Pain and Using it to Discover Who You Are

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~Bernice Johnson Reagon

At the age of 37, my beautiful young mother, who I considered my best friend, crashed her car in light rain just around the corner from our home. We will never know what really happened because she woke up from her brain injury a very different person from the one who drove away that morning.

The experience of suddenly becoming a caregiver at the age of 16, along with my 13 year-old brother and the rest of our family, could …