I know how powerful it is to accept yourself for you who you are, warts and all. To take off your internal boxing gloves and lay down all your swords. To let out that big breath you’ve been holding in all your life and to throw your arms up to the world and shout, Here … Continue reading 5 songs that let me know it’s OK to be me
This is the chair I sit in and stare off into space. I put on some ambient chill music, sit back and let my mind shift down a gear and meander slowly, taking the scenic route through my imagination. I could be ‘out’ for 5 minutes or thirty minutes. I get an instinctual urge to … Continue reading Why staring out the window is good for mental health and productivity
It’s easy to have an opinion. Everyone has them. They're thrown around like knickers at a Tom Jones concert. And sadly, opinions seem to be the only currency of most social media posts and news organisation sites. A clickbait cocaine infused rush of righteous indignation and outrage is now the only way to generate interest … Continue reading What if our opinions are wrong?
It was one of those stifling hot Perth summer mornings, where it was already 30 degrees by 8.30. I'd spent the last 50 cents to my name on a bus ticket to the city to lodge my fortnightly unemployment form. I then sweated my way around the shops asking if anyone had a job available … Continue reading The last 50 cents to my name
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I’m sure you’re like me and don’t see the world the same way everyone else does. I feel there’s a bit of magic hidden everywhere; tucked behind the cheese in the fridge, curled up in the dust under the bed and in the eyes of fellow co-workers 5 minutes before a boring work meeting ends. … Continue reading There’s a kind of magic
This may sound strange, but I’ve never really wanted to be ‘happy’. The idea of sitting comatose on a rocker recliner watching Married at First Sight being content with the world, I don't find that appealing. Instead I’d rather be passionate, curious, inspired and to question, challenge, learn and grow. It had taken me a … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Be Happy
I’ve spent many years reading everything there is to know about finding your passion and following your heart (I even wrote a book with that title), and every other motivational thing about doing what you love. Everyone is meant to know what they’re passionate about. Right? You hear about the woman who wins a major … Continue reading Can’t find your passion? Don’t worry, try this instead.
I haven’t always liked flowers. For most of my life I couldn't care less about them, thinking they were only for old ladies to tend in their garden or what mother’s demanded on mother’s day. It’s amazing how you can go through life missing out on something so extraordinary, so wonderful, so amazing, so uplifting … Continue reading Conversations with flowers and other ways of being real.
Pretend you don’t know it all. Be like a kid again and look at the world with awe and wonder, be curious with the little things and how things work. Suspend your judgements. If something isn’t going your way, just step back and avoid getting mad and frustrated and think to yourself, ‘there’s something … Continue reading 5 Ways to Trust the Universe