Words & Thoughts

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

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

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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5 Things I’m Doing The Same in 2019

"What will be the biggest health and fitness trend in 2019…"? I get this question quite a lot. The truth is I don't know and neither does the next person yet alone asking any health and fitness 'guru'. In my mind I couldn't care less. For those of us winging our way...

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The Gift

How do you react when someone gives you a compliment? Friend: "Hi Dave, how's things? Wow, you're looking really healthy, what have you been doing? Do you die of embarrassment, look away and generally dismiss it with doughy words? You:  "Yeah, well, Um, yeah,...

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5 Reasons you’re Porkier than a Parisian

Bonjour! I've just spent a week in Paris (can’t you tell from my new language mastery!?) Besides all the usual must see tourists jaunts - Eiffel Tower, Arch De Triumph and The Louvre - which were spectacular in their own right, there was a much bigger attraction which...

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4 Easy Stress Strategies to Help Calm the Farm….

To me, living each day as if it’s your last is total BS. The social media posts of my friends would have me believe that I'm the most boring, unproductive and sterile person on the planet. I’ve stopped following The Rock on Instagram months ago. His jet setting,...

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From Tragedy to Triumph. How I Found My Why…

The Orchid Garden was a typical Chinese restaurant on the Gold Coast which was nothing to write home about. It had cheap, paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling and large laminated menus on the dining tables. It’s the typical annual family beach holiday restaurant....

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