Why I Journal – Traffic Control for the Mind

Reading Time: 8 minutes I have suffered from Papyrophilia for most of my life. Despite several therapeutic interventions it appears to be incurable. For those of you who are unaware of this condition, it presents itself in the uncontrolled need to accumulate paper, notebooks, sticky labels, and all things stationary. It all started when I was emotionally touched byContinue reading “Why I Journal – Traffic Control for the Mind”

Life Lessons from Mr Miyagi

Reading Time: 6 minutes My grandfather was a sage in his own, unassuming right. His biggest teachings for me were ones of patience, dedication, play, and unconditional love. He was a quiet giant who emanated so much love in the way only grandads can. To me he was the epitome of Stoicism. I really cannot remember a time whenContinue reading “Life Lessons from Mr Miyagi”

The Constancy of Change – Embracing The Tides of Life

Reading Time: 7 minutes Today I once again don the robes and loincloth of the Meathead Philosopher. “Change is the only constant in life” Heraclitus The wise words of ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus. Change is inevitable and inexorable. We cannot stop it. Yet, for many of us, that is exactly what we are trying to do. Trying to stayContinue reading “The Constancy of Change – Embracing The Tides of Life”

Learning to Forgive Yourself – Showing ourselves love and compassion

Reading Time: 7 minutes This week I have done a total overhaul on my office work space. I’d love to say it was purely from a place of productivity and freeing myself of distractions, but in truth it was also a form of procrastination. Oh the irony of the modern age; using productivity tools and practices as a wayContinue reading “Learning to Forgive Yourself – Showing ourselves love and compassion”

The Good Life – The search for Happiness

Reading Time: 8 minutes For over 2 decades our friends have made reference to Kelley and me being like Tom and Barbara Good from ‘The Good Life’. Between our veg beds, our fermented foods, our home-made and upcycled clothing, and our desire to try and live closer to the way nature intended us to live, I’d say that theContinue reading “The Good Life – The search for Happiness”

The Meathead Philosopher – Reuniting physicality with philosophy

Reading Time: 8 minutes When many of us think of the gym we often think of the tanned, young, buff gym-rat busting out of a t-shirt that is two sizes too small for him, or the lycra-clad gym-bunny with washboard abs and buttocks so pert they put a Greek goddess to shame. We often view the endeavours of theContinue reading “The Meathead Philosopher – Reuniting physicality with philosophy”

Voluntary Hardship – The Vaccine for Life

Reading Time: 6 minutes Every year on my birthday I like to do something that challenges me both physically and mentally. Maybe it’s in defiance to my ever looming demise, my Peter Pan syndrome, or my awkwardness in a party scenario, but I have grown to relish my yearly crucible. This tradition started on my 40th birthday when IContinue reading “Voluntary Hardship – The Vaccine for Life”