Diving into my theme for 2018, I’m doing things a bit differently this year. I’ve been theming my years for a while now. For me, they provide a focus for developing goals, making decisions, creating changes, building habits and using … Continue reading 2018: The Year of The D
Time to get swiping, grinding, woofing and.. who knows what mischief that might lead to 😉 Continue reading Online Dating: Swiped – dating, relationships and sex in the social media age.
The rollercoaster of depression and the path to suicide are different experiences for everyone, this is just my story. Continue reading Why I became an R U OK Day Ambassador
To be honest I almost didn’t publish this post, but I would be cheating myself if I didn’t, so let’s get 2017 rolling. I never make new years resolutions, they’re basically grandiose wishes with no plan. Instead I give each … Continue reading Yearly Themes are Better than Resolutions – Experience the Difference
Yesterday I went abseiling to raise awareness for The David Martin Foundation, an organisation that supports young people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Well I tried to anyway. As I stood on the edge the building, 33 stories and 135 metres high, overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour on a stunningly beautiful day, fear took over and I froze. I was incredibly disappointed as I’d been looking forward to the abseil, not just because of the great cause it was in aid of, but because of the challenge it presented. To crawl back over the railing defeated was a little heart … Continue reading What I learned from the Fear of Abseiling
When I was in my early 20’s I was a gogo dancer in a few bars around Sydney. As I’m about to hit 40 I’ve found myself reliving my youth, breaking out my gogo boots again for a couple of … Continue reading 5 Life Lessons from a gogo dancer
I fucking hate New Years Resolutions. They’re well intended declarations but mostly, they’re just wild “one day I’ll do it” hopes and dreams. Aspirations usually forgotten before the midnight Veuve is empty… for that reason alone, they suck. Instead of pronouncing … Continue reading New Years Resolutions? Fuck No, I’m themeing my year with Change
Last week one of my best friends died. I feel I let him down. I feel I should have done more. Today we held his final party. With his mum I wrote his story. I read this Eulogy to friends … Continue reading Operation Ginger Send off: The life and misadventures of Shane Wilson
Howdy Toasters, There are some places that are iconic to their cities, they’re just part of culture and you can’t imagine a world without it. Opening in 1954 Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar delivered Melbourne’s first espresso machine, paving the way for our … Continue reading Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar
Howdy Toasters, What’s occurred in Paris, all around the world actually, this weekend is a tragedy; it’s a tragedy whenever and wherever such brutal violence is inflicted. It’s a tragedy that, from the days of the Reformation to Beirut, Bagdad, Paris, Kenya and all the fighting that isn’t even given a mention today, it’s evident that this need for power and domination through force, violence and fear is just part of the human condition, there is no antidote. There will always be a target, an enemy, a non believer, a nemesis, a threat – some real, some created by self … Continue reading What if we changed the narrative?
“ (pointing at altimeter) We’re at 3000 ft now” “(thumbs up) Great!… How high are we going?” “14000 ft” “Oh, cool” internal monologue and nervous laughter… “aaauummm… 11000 ft higher?! So, um, we’re pretty fuckin high already…” Goals, dreams, wunderlust – whatever you want to call it – we should all have things we want to do. The Bucket List. A safari on the Serengeti, overcoming the fear of public speaking, diving with great whites, writing a book, learning to make the perfect pasta by hand, running naked in a rainstorm, solving a rubiks cube without pulling it apart … Continue reading The Bucket List and other life essentials
Howdy Toasters, Unemployment is nerve racking. Even if you have a loaded bank account the prospect of no income – for some no purpose – is one that can be confronting and give our confidence a hit. The good news is it doesn’t have to be. Like many situations we find ourselves in, it’s all down to attitude. In my first 24 hours of unemployment, today, there are 3 valuable lessons that I’ve learned. Don’t Panic, don’t play the victim – it’s just a problem to solve It’s tempting, but there are better ways to channel the defeat you … Continue reading 3 things I’ve learned in my first 24 hours of unemployment