Mindful Drinking

For my whole adult life I have been a pretty heavy drinker. For most of my adolescent life I was too. It is something that is completely normalised in my family, my circle of friends, my big life influences, and even the communities I have chosen to live in. Having adopted Australia as my homeland…

Why we should stop tracking and start living

I’ve never been much into numbers. I’m more of a right-brained thinker. Mathematics, statistics, these were not my subjects. So lately I’ve been giving some major thought to why I have been so obsessed with applying numbers to my life. Counting and tracking my own personal statistics. Some of the things I’ve been known obsessively…

The Goal of Kindness

While I believe that setting SMART goals can be beneficial sometimes, I think we can forget our true selves in the process. Often when I am working with mental health consumers they complain of ‘goal fatigue’. It seems every new service, clinician and doctor they see insists that they set more goals. This insistence can…

The Home Stretch – Building a simple daily yoga practice

In January, as part of my new year overhaul, I decided to start practicing yoga. While I have tried yoga in the past, the pros of practice were always quickly outweighed by the cons and I’d quit as quickly as I’d started. My own personal list of yoga cons included: Being around too many ‘yogis’…

Setting and Reflecting on Goals

Creating exciting and achievable small term goals can make all the difference for long term success, especially when the process includes reflection, celebration and re-evaluation.