Words & Thoughts

Do You Know Your CAC Score?

Do You Know Your CAC Score?

On January 17th, 2020 Greg Page went into cardiac arrest. Who's that you may ask? You might not know him by name but you'd recognise the colour of his t-shirt. Yellow. Yep, the original 'Yellow Wiggle'. After performing a bush fire benefit concert in Sydney Greg went...

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Slaying My White Whale

Slaying My White Whale

November 2019, I had a meltdown. A fetal position, anxiety fueled, bed-sheets-knuckled-under-the-chin meltdown. A week prior, my eldest son had turned 15. The exact age I was when my mother was diagnosed with Melanoma. I was cast back 40 years and saw my trauma,...

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Surviving the Stuck: COVID-19’s Silver Lining

Surviving the Stuck: COVID-19’s Silver Lining

So you're listening to the authorities, staying at home and helping to flatten the curve. Good for you. Because in our lifetime we've never experienced a global pandemic. A collective behavioural shift of our everyday routine. It's rare that we're told to stop. To...

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The 10 Crucial Things I’ve Learnt in 10 Years

The 10 Crucial Things I’ve Learnt in 10 Years

I thought I'd begin my first blog of 2020 with a look back at my last 10 years traipsing around Planet Earth and what it's taught me... 1. Time is currency Over the last decade my kids have aged from 1 to 11 and 4 to 14 and over that time the only currency they value...

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Make Cholesterol Great Again

Make Cholesterol Great Again

I’ve been obsessed with cholesterol ever since a visit to my doctor a few years ago. He told me that too much of it - especially in my 50’s - will kill me. Apparently if I consume excess amounts of it in the form of saturated fat, it will ‘build up’ in my arteries and...

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The Call of Kruger

The Call of Kruger

I've just spent a week in Kruger National Park, South Africa. It was an amazing experience and I was lucky enough to see the ‘Big 5’ - elephants, lions, buffalo, rhinos...and even the allusive leopard (make that 'Big 6!). It’s hard not to feel insignificant in the...

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Understanding Addiction

Understanding Addiction

I was just 16 yrs old when my mother died. As a response to this traumatic event I looked to something that would, as my Dad said "Take my mind off it...". I threw myself into a new discipline of lifting weights. I loved the sound of the metal plates clinking together...

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Death by Facebook

Death by Facebook

My friends are all in their 50’s. As am I. They have friends and friends of friends who are now dying from the Big Four - heart disease, stroke, cancer and neuro-degenerative disease. They’re dying unexpectedly and suddenly. Here today, gone tomorrow…well before their...

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The Art of Attunement

The Art of Attunement

Me: "Wow, did you see that Tom...bloody brilliant"! Tom: "See what..? "Me:  "Your son's goal..easily a 10 metre strike..." "Tom:  "Oh yeah, um just out of the corner of my eye..yeah it was a cracker." Tom is full of shit.  He didn't see jack.  It's...

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