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Life Lesson #7 – Transcendence Through Music

Music is amazing.   There’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a song that moves you so much that you feel more connected to yourself and to the world.  Today I’d like to discuss the impact music has had for me over the course of my life.   It’s been an interesting journey…     From Metal…   As a teenager, you could often find me at The Arena in Brisbane.  This live.. Read More

How About Those Resolutions?

With the beginning of February comes a question that most probably don’t want asked: how about those resolutions?     Remember those things you promised yourself you’d do?  How did you go?  Don’t worry – if you didn’t make a lasting change, you’re not alone.  We all make resolutions we don’t keep.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.   We can make a lasting change by doing something very important: connecting.. Read More

The Thing About Resilience

  I’d like to talk about resilience. See, the thing about resilience is – it feels it’s a paradox.   Let me explain.   We have it   Would you say that babies or small children are resilient? I certainly would.   The world must be a terrifying, uncontrollable place for them. Yet we are all familiar with the situation. A toddler falls down, drops their food, the dog eats it, and they.. Read More

A Little Kindness

Showing others kindness is, in my humble opinion, one of the most gratifying and fulfilling things you can do.  It generally costs little more than effort, and it can honest change lives.  We often take small gestures of kindness for granted.   Remembering Kindness   I grew up with disability in the household.  My mother had Multiple Sclerosis, and passed away just over 10 years ago.  When I was 10 or 11, she.. Read More

Life Lesson #1 – Addiction

I would like to share my story with you in the form of what I will call ‘Life’s Lessons’.  Each entry entitled this way will focus on something I have learned along my journey.  My hope is that you will find something in my story that you can relate to, or perhaps can relate to someone you know and care about.  My story is one of grief, addiction, and disconnection.  It’s an all.. Read More