Hindsight

Special friends are just that

It’s when we leave or we are apart for extended periods that we appreciate our friends most. At least that is often my experience. So as we leave town, first up there needs to be time to catch up with some special friends of mine, many I have worked with,…

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Solid rock wondering

So many amazing rock formations, in so many stunning places in the world. Like these rocks at The Remarkables at the southern end of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. And if you zoom in (below), what do you see? I see a large bird of prey resting above the ocean, and…

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Special memories and views

Cape Conran, south eastern Victoria. The romanticism of returning there recently and remembering the young boy so overjoyed to explore the huge sand dunes and climb across the rocks at water’s edge. The innocence, the joy, the fun. Still beautiful and impressive through that now grown boy’s eyes.     Overlooking…

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Joyfulness. Love and family

If we are loving what we are doing, if we are loving who we are with, then surely joyfulness can be a natural consequence. But what comes first? Finding the love, or finding the joy? Perhaps it is just a preparedness to be open to both. As my favourite psychological…

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Kindness. Bruce Springsteen

OK, I have very quickly found a way to weave one of my all-time favourite artists into the conversation. No, the weather this day was not kind, at Hanging Rock in central Victoria, Australia. But the crowd was. A great day to be had by all. This time in 2013,…

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Gratitude. A gateway to wellness

  Travelling through Asia a few years ago, I realised how privileged I was, to have the life I have.  Grateful for being safe growing up, and throughout my adult years. Grateful that I had parents who valued education of their children. Grateful for wonderful partner and very special children…

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