Funny story. On my morning walk last week, I bumped into a friend who I haven’t seen for 20 years. The last time we saw each other, way too many frozen margaritas were consumed, and I had to get a taxi from Manly in Sydney to Surry Hills because I missed the last ferry back … Continue reading How much is enough?
I've been awake for many hours, thanks to the end of daylight savings. Fortunatley, it's a stunning day in Melbourne so I've made the most of it, starting with a walk around the bay. After breakfast I went to a Yin yoga class, my absolute favourite. Yin is a slow practice that holds postures for … Continue reading Discovering Santosha
In my pursuit to make the best of my time off work, I started working with an executive coach a couple of months ago. The goal is to "sharpen the axe" before I return to work, focussing on some specific skills but also to put myself in a better position to not give all of … Continue reading I was sharpening the wrong axe
How flotation therapy and sensory deprivation helped to keep my mind quiet.
I've previously mentioned how much I'm enjoying having a routine now that I am funemployed. One of the huge upsides of that is that I'm getting to the gym almost every day. Twice on some days. I'm eating great food, mostly vegan or vegetarian. I'm not drinking a huge amount, exepct for a recent night … Continue reading Consistency is key
Last night, one of my friends went on a date with a guy she met online. She's newly single and very new to the world of dating. I'm really proud that she's putting herself out there, because even for the long-term single, dating is not easy. We were chatting in the lead-up to the date … Continue reading Keeping it real
In 2017 my former employer ran a competition to increase our activity levels. Competing in pairs, the goal was to 'climb Everest' the fastest, based on the number of steps needed to climb the famed mountain. As a leader and deeply competitive person, I participated and was paired with a colleague in Sydney. A marathon … Continue reading Freedom from the FitBot
If you're reading this, the chances are high that you're my friend. And if you're my friend, then the chances are also high that I won't have had a face-to-face discussion with you for a while. I'm better on SMS or the socials, but even then, I'm quite bad at staying in touch. It's not … Continue reading Upping the friendship game
It’s the last day of 2018. Already. At this time every year, I’m astounded that yet another 12 months has flown by. But I feel for at least part of this year, I’ve been able to enjoy the time as it passed, rather than being a passenger on the busy ride we call life. 2018 … Continue reading That went quite well, really
By some small miracle, I had a phone conversation with a dear friend yesterday. We normally play phone tag for a few months before actually being able to speak, so this was quite an achievement. Firstly, it was wonderful to chat with her. Secondly, she said some kind things about this blog and we had … Continue reading JOMO