It's such a thrill to be writing this first post in the Heart Warmers section of our AVP Australia Website. I hope this section will quickly become one of your favourite places to visit. I certainly hope it will become your port of call when you're wanting a bit of a lift or a pleasant and useful diversion from your other activities.
Heart Warmers will thrive on your reading of it, your sharing of it and especially your contributions to it. Let's aim for it to have a broad appeal while ensuring that it remains consistent with AVP philosophy and our principles of practice. By that I mean that while the content may cover a vast range of topics - from workshop experiences to family life, from restorative justice practices to the latest scientific discoveries and innovations, from family-friendly humour to fashion and so on - that it is respectful of our diversity in all aspects of life and personhood and that we share without seeking to impose an ideology or position on others. Forgive me for having to state what I am sure we already uphold within our personal value system and trust that you will understand why I have to make it explicit here.
That said, let me offer some suggestions for how we can 'grow' Heart Warmers.