I owned a pair of thongs, shoes, when I was 8. They had a sole that felt like sponge, soft and welcoming on my little wide feet that were growing at a rapid rate. I wore them everywhere that summer holiday and when the strap removed itself from the sole, my soul was crushed a […]

Sitting down to write feels like coming home. Coming home to the realities that exist inside your head, to the voice that speaks with comfort and confidence and the space where you can just be you. Maya Angelou is a lovely writer. One of my favourite pieces of hers is the idea of belonging and […]

  The biggest indicator of happiness is social connection. That’s what Shawn Achor told me last week. Me and 599 other people. I wrote that down in the dark and looked back on my scribbled notes a few days later. Connection and happiness – linked. Who knew? Its odd to think that the in the […]

A couple of months ago I wrote a piece for a national magazine about the role of crowd-funding for creative people. About how creating a platform where people can make donations, can help fund the ideas that we have welling inside of ourselves, can provide a chance where we may not have had a chance […]

Sometimes when a thought is triggered there is no alternative but to stop and listen to it. It might be a slow burning idea that sits deep down but the more you try to silence it the louder it can become. TedxSydney had an energy, a Castle-like vibe that doesn’t tend to come from attending […]

  I found myself yelling at the tele like I tend to do on Monday nights when Q&A pops on. I was angry last night about the focus of the all women panel. I was waiting for thoughts on child support non-payers, equal pay, promotional opportunities. What did we get? An argument about chivalry and […]

Back in the early days of my blog one of my most shared posts was the one where I survived divorce by pretending I was a character in the Secret Life of Us. It may not have been the most thought through coping strategy but it worked (and sadly my plan to look like Claudia […]

While we were away I had a few fleeting ideas for articles I could write. When I took a few moments to collect my thoughts, I packaged them up and sent them through to various editors I work with. There is one that has been sent back a few times. I can see what the […]

This is an image from The Ride. where Anton visits the site of his accident. Everywhere I look this year its been about people taking the leap out on their own, not waiting until the proverbial knock on the door, they just decide to sort it. Ive always harbored a secret dream to make a […]