Feeling stuck? 5 tips to get moving again.

We’ve all been there.   Feeling like you’re at the fork in the road and not knowing which way to turn.  You know you need to make a decision, but you just feel, well, stuck. Perhaps you need to plan or organise or create something and you just don’t know where to...

When passion trumps fear – why I do what I do.

We are living in a time that many of us ‘of a certain age’ are suffering from burnout, our millennials are experiencing extreme anxiety and our kids are committing suicide at younger ages and in increasing numbers.  I think it’s safe to say that we are at crisis point...

DV and a community in pain.

In the time it took me to reverse out of my garage this morning, I was confronted with the news of the deaths of two Australian women as a result of domestic violence. I was so shocked and saddened and shed more than a tear or two.  You see, in less than 30 seconds, I...

How I made burnout my best friend – a final lesson from my dad.

You’ve probably read about my personal experience with burnout.  You’ll find the link here. Now Anyway, three years on and something quite profound has happened.  You see, I used to look at it as being my very worst enemy.  I seemed to be moving two steps forward and...

Stress Quiz

Is chronic stress affecting you?   Stress is a natural and positive part of life. In fact, the good stress is called ‘eustress’ and is what helps you meet deadlines, perform at your best and keep you alive. However, these stresses are meant to be very short-term -...
Everybody needs a coach

Everybody needs a coach

Why do the most successful business people have coaches?  Why do elite sports stars have coaches?  Why do musicians, actors and writers have coaches?  Probably for the same reasons that you need one… …because sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees, or in the...

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Eat your way to happy

Eat your way to happy

A crap diet is no good for your mental health. There, I said it.  It’s something that seems like common sense and has certainly had a lot of airplay in alternative health fields but it is only just recently being proven by science.  Scroll straight down for the geeky...

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Capsized – Part 2

Capsized – Part 2

Ok…so to recap, early hours of the morning of 31 December                                                                        and the fishing trawler capsizes and sinks and leaves the three of us crew members floating.  All of which I was pretty okay with...

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Capsized.  The day my life turned upside down.

Capsized. The day my life turned upside down.

I remember I was just 17 when the 28 foot trawler I was travelling on capsized and sank. The Wide Bay Bar had been closed for a few days due to bad weather but it was apparently open on that very early morning of December 31.   It was about 5am and there were three of...

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Anxiety, Fear, Worry…What’s the Difference?

Anxiety, Fear, Worry…What’s the Difference?

  How hard is it to describe an emotion?   How would you describe sadness or anger or joy?  Well, I’m going to give it a go by explaining the difference between the similar emotions of anxiety, fear and worry. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that anyone...

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