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Running On Fire.

[A five minute read] Before you read about my journey running up a volcano, check out PART ONE here. THE START LINE. Soundtrack: Cheap Thrills. We checked in to Athletes Village where we saw the volcanic landscape up close for the first time. Lots of loose, large pebbles. Perfect running conditions. Not. We complete a quick […]

Crack crackers.

The crack of snacks. My checklist for a perfect snack: one I can make in bulk and keep at my desk, a snack I can take to a party [and even friends allergic to anything healthy will enjoy], a snack that will save me when I’m too busy to eat a proper meal, one I […]

Operation: MINIBREAK

[A five minute read] A stress free weekend, for less than the price of a Sydney dinner. Yes, it can be done! The last few months have been heeeeectic. I’m sure you can relate. It’s easy to think that doing overtime will help you get ahead, and sometimes it will. But sometimes having time away […]

Busyness vs balance.

[A five minute read] One of my biggest lessons of my career is: Busy is not a badge of honour. I’m going to say it again so it really sinks in: BUSY IS NOT A BADGE OF HONOUR. At a recent industry event, I had a really interesting conversation with some peers about the culture of busyness. […]

The power of thanks.

[A three minute read] I first discovered the power of gratitude a few years ago. After a particuarly unfulfilling New Years Eve, I decided that in the new year I would want less and thank more. This is not to say I had no goals – it just meant I practiced being happier with what […]

The 5 minute stress SOS.

[A three minute read] Stress is like a vortex, taking us to a place where our usual logic can’t be found. Our energy is empty and it feels like our world is crashing down. Stress is a condition of the mind, one that can only be overcome with the mind – our greatest asset in […]

Flow in Colombia.

[A three minute read] I write this from the back seat of a mini bus, halfway between Cartagena and Santa Marta along the Colombian Caribbean Coast. Long distance buses in foreign countries are not something I usually say “yay!” to. In my mind, I imagine being wedged between chickens and screaming children for hours on end […]

Less is more.

[A three minute read] Nearly two months ago, I moved out of my lovely inner city apartment. I left comfort, security and routine behind to become a temporary nomad. I had never been one to collect copious amounts of ‘stuff’ yet in the months leading up to the move, I felt the need to purge everything […]