Buy a Taller Ladder

Buy a Taller Ladder

What do you reckon is one of the bigger challenges facing our society today? Drugs? Social Media? Violence? Lack of moral leadership? Whether Labuschagne should continue to bat at first drop? All are important issues that deserve our focus and attention. But given my...
Time to learn to ‘Fish’

Time to learn to ‘Fish’

Moses Maimonides once said something like – if today you give a person a fish, they will be hungry tomorrow. If, however, you teach them how to fish, they will be fed for the rest of their lives. I reckon right now in this world we need to start showing people...
Toxic Giving

Toxic Giving

I was recently on crowd control at a large funeral in a community I work with. “Sorry mate, you can’t stand there, we need to keep this clear for the coffin procession”. “I am not moving. I have been giving my time to this community for many years and no one has...
Don’t be an Idiot

Don’t be an Idiot

One of the lessons about maintaining wellbeing that I like to share with my clients is to not be an idiot (and yes, that’s the clean version!). While this message creates great mirth, I was asked in one of my recent sessions – what do I mean? One of the first things...
Why are we afraid of good news?

Why are we afraid of good news?

So, there I was standing at the men’s urinal reflecting on the last presentation I had heard at the conference I was due to speak at. The international speaker’s essential theme was that due to climate change, the dry conditions, the Australian dollar and the state of...
Slay the Negativity Demon

Slay the Negativity Demon

How can some people be so negative? How do they justify being negative and criticising? The person in the grocery line is taking too much time paying… The driver in front of me is driving at 60KPM in a 60KPM zone – but I feel inconvenienced! Even the person who gives...
Fall In Love Again.

Fall In Love Again.

Love is boring. Love is not that dramatic image of fireworks and sparks. It’s not that moment when you feel flushed and your heart rate increases – unless of course you are a Broncos supporter. It’s not about the magic of that moment when everything goes “bang” and...
Life has to be lived.

Life has to be lived.

Oh my goodness, what just happened!? What was all that stuff about Easter eggs and those holidays? Surely the Easter Bunny came too early? After all, Santa Claus, his missus and the elves just finished their mighty duty and only started settling Rudolf and the...
Bad things happen…

Bad things happen…

Who has had enough? Had enough of all the bad news? Climatic challenges are heavy – the cyclones, droughts, bushfires, pathetic role modelling by our so-called senior politicians and community leaders, increasingly poor economic news, crime rates, suicides, domestic...
Rise Up

Rise Up

I write this article from a hotel room in Wagga Wagga after working with a community experiencing extreme drought. I am very conscious that many people who are reading this are recovering from indescribable tragedy as a result of the “once in a 100 year” rain event in...