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Exercise and me

Exercising is a priority for me – but one that I struggle with. It has so many benefits including: Strength, flexibility and fitness Weight, blood pressure and cholesterol control Improved resilience, stress and mood management Even so I often have a hard time convincing myself to turn up. It’s just easier to stay sitting down in front of my …

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There is always hope

Robin Williams’ death has triggered a lot of discussion in the media and social media this week about depression and suicide. Blogs, tweets, articles, Youtube posts, memes etc have been hard to avoid. And discussion of these and sharing in social media circles has intensified this. Has this widespread media coverage and associated discussion been good or bad? …

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To thine own self be…a true friend

Don’t we all love our friends? Friends are wonderful – such an important part of our lives. Friends are a blessing. Friends are those people with whom we share joy and pain. Friends are those people we choose to have in our lives who bring sunshine and happiness. Whether true friends, best friends forever, or even fair-weather …

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Swimming in a new city

As part of re-establishing a new life in Melbourne we’ve been exploring for new places to love and call home. So last weekend we went to Elwood beach, the next beach along from St Kilda beach. We’d heard it was nice. And whilst it wasn’t Bondi, there was water, sand, seagulls, surf, plenty of fresh …

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Turbulent me

I crouch, unsteady. The asymmetrical sandstone slab I’m on overlooks the seething ocean. The wind has scared away the joggers and tourists…even scared away the seagulls. I venture out onto the headland. Lured by the sense of danger I creep slowly out towards the edge oblivious to the nearby beaches and populous coastline. Today, the …

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A better approach to “work-life balance”

“Work-life balance” is all wrong. Yes, you hear me correctly. The concept of work-life balance is totally and utterly wrong, and misleads us into thinking we can achieve something that is impossible. There is no such thing as work-life balance. Who can say they have it? Either our hours are too long and we don’t …

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Mind full…or mindful at work?

In response to my recent post on mindfulness, I am…Therefore I think, a work colleague sent me this lovely picture. It is so true isn’t it. We hardly notice we are walking the dog on a beautiful day because our minds are so full of clutter. Mindfulness practice can help us de-clutter our minds…and hopefully …

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I am…Therefore I think…

“I think, Therefore I am” No, I haven’t got the title of this post backwards. Most of us have heard the famous saying of the philosopher René Descartes “I think therefore I am” – “Cogito ergo sum”. This famous saying forms an important part of Western philosophy. But setting aside its philosophical meaning the saying …

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