Gael McCarte

Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. ~ Margaret Thatcher

Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, team member of forensic psychologists intervening with offenders in the Department of Justice, consultant and mediator within the Family Court.  Wife, mother of 3, Founding Premier Memebr of the international Women's Speaker's Association.


Why did I write about criminals?  The answer is here.

Novel, The Con is available at  It fictionalizes my work with offenders in Perth, Western Australia.  The reader has a front row seat to Aussie family life, the criminal mind, the elite schools in Perth, the upheavals caused by the mining and housing boom as tilers and carpenters now out earn physicians. It reveals bush life in Kalgoorlie the gold mining area, and the general Australian life style as it is really lived.  The book has cultural and psychological integrity and is difficult to put down while the twist in the end is impossible to predict.  Also available as an ebook

Available in Australia from

YouTube introduction to The Con: Con meet reader, reader meet the Con...


Jayden Daze, a book for grandparents to read their grandchildren - 6 year old Jayden is the hero.  Grandma titles her time with her days withher grandson, her 'Jayden daze'.  His misadventures and each chapter has a twist or a happy ending.   Available as an ebook at

Book on Parenting by contributors who desire to help other parents by being rain makers in what can be a desert of parenting.

E-book, Short and Long Stories to be released soon.


September is World Alzheimer's month: Technology and pre planning helps caregivers

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s disease deserves the global attention. It is a complex global disease involving much more than mere memory decline. Closer to home, it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is among the top 10 diseases in the in the US that cannot be prevented, reversed, or cured....more
This is a very, very sad disease, Gael, and one that I am so afraid of. I don't personally know ...more

Wee lambies need love

Riding the train home from work, in my typical ‘don’t bother me I am asleep’ non sleeping pose, I heard a new born cough. It was one of those wet phlegmy coughs. Through half opened eyes I noticed a young mother across from me. Ever the people watcher I was on full alert. The mother was about sixteen, the baby was too young to be in such a public place being that ill....more

Taylor Swift bought a mansion and an onlooker seethed.

  Is it me or is there a growing class warfare or class envy? There have always been those who hate the rich and blame the poor but the first time I noticed it in the present form was when President Obama was elected. An interviewer asked elated women where they were going. They were physically running toward "Obama's stash"....more

Chynna Laird, mother of 4, 2 with special needs, turns author

    Chynna Laird is a writer, psychology major and mother of four. Her rich life experiences and daughter, Jaimie, and son Xander who live with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder inspire her....more Dear Robin thank you, both Chynna and I wanted the piece to add value to the ...more

Gillian Mawson Tells WWII Stories of Guernsey Evacuees

Those who think the World War Two story has been told have not met Gillian Mawson. Little known but hauntingly personal stories from war evacuees gripped the former University administrator/researcher. She felt compelled to retell the stories of Guernsey Island residents ripped from their families and beloved island ahead of the Nazi occupation....more

Where is the news on Tropical Storm Debby's aftermath?

It’s like the best kept ‘not secret’.  There are 5 partially drowned counties in Florida. Tropical Storm Debby thrashed the gulf coast, spawned 10 tornadoes and dumped up to 25” of rain in some places around June 26, 2012. I left there yesterday....more

J C Penney - a letter to...

Dear Penny’s: I have been in a bit of a snit with you since you changed your marketing plan. When you turned the air down to save money and I was over heated in your store I gave you a pass. But cancelling sales???...more
@HomeRearedChef Thank you Amiga!!! Appreciate your comment.more

Linda Loegel: Author, Song Writer

@HomeRearedChef Thank you dear blogher friend, you are always such an encouragement. I want to ...more

"The child is father to the man"

“The child is father to the man”, said William Wordsworth, and so sang Blood, Sweat and Tears.Children teach more than their own fathers.  Children at a shelter type facility have taught me a lot. It was late at night, they arrived without luggage, without even an extra pair of shoes amongst them. The youngest of three children clutched a toy, it was a plastic castle. She refused to let it go....more
 @HomeRearedChef  Virginia thank you for are welcome...I really appreciate your ...more

A mother's day message for less than perfect, but perfectly good mothers

 In my practice the Monday after Mother’s Day is always the toughest. The mothers who come to therapy are not happy. Their ungrateful children and non supportive husbands, at least by definition today, ignored the day. They would have been thrilled to get half cooked eggs complete with bits of egg shell, cold coffee and burned toast, or a small gift, or a hand written card, or three words on facebook, a phone call, a text, ANYTHING!! But nothing. No acknowledgement....more
Yes. I think what goes around comes around. If we want to be treated fairly ... we should start ...more