Category: Philosophy

If only.

Today was the first day I’ve yelled at my kids in what feels like weeks. I have resolved that I don’t want to be a yelling parent any longer. I’ve been running and meditating most days for a while now,

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Resilience

Resilience looks like this: Imagine waking up and hearing your wife and kids talking in the kitchen. Mostly it’s friendly banter, but because your son got up early he’s now past the point of needing food and has crossed over

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Living life through a viewfinder

A momentous event I’d like to tell you a story about my wife, myself, and our kids. My wife and I live about 5 minutes walk from a beautiful beach in Coogee. We spend lots of our warm weekend days

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Big Fan Of Being A Dad

There was so much excitement (ok and a little rush rush) in our house this morning. Indrani’s school was having a Father’s Day BBQ Breakfast, so Indrani & Israel had to be out of the house by 7.15am. For me,

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Why bother getting family portraits?

It’s a great question, and I think there are four main reasons: 1) At a deep, fundamental level, we want to have mattered. We want to know that while we were here – however fleetingly – we left a mark;

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Book Week Parade

Until 3 years ago, I had totally forgotten about Book Week. But now as a parent of an infant school child, Book Week becomes very important. First there’s the choosing of the character, then there is the making or repurposing

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Mindfulness and Gratitude

“The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money.” – Plautus I am currently coaching a few people who attended my “Life of Your Dreams” seminar. This week’s coaching exercise for us

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The time is now.

I don’t even know what time it actually is. I’ve been travelling for almost 24 hours, after leaving new, dear friends in Fargo, North Dakota USA around lunchtime on Monday. I have crossed a dozen time zones, slept intermittently, and done

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Love and everyday intimacy

This morning over a coffee and breakfast at my favourite beach, I witnessed something incredibly beautiful. I watched a middle-aged couple walk up the beach together, stop and pickup their towels, and then dry each other. It was the most

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Today.

Today is the start. Today I claim the right to my future. Today I choose. Today I am ready and willing to make the leap. Today I take charge of it all – my time, my health, my money and

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Building a daily habit.

Since New Year’s Day this year, I’ve been publishing a new Inspirational Quotograph every day. You may have seen them. You may even subscribe. If you do, I really appreciate you being here. Yes, you read that correctly. I publish

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A letter to my daughter.

Dear angel, I’m writing this because my heart is so full of love for you that sometimes the words don’t come out properly. Today, I have had a difficult day. My own failings have crept in and my depression seems

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The Stuff That Really Matters

There’s nothing quite like an apocalyptic movie to make you feel both terrified and inspired. My wife and I just watched “The Day After Tomorrow” on DVD.  It was gripping,but it was also a cause for some concern from my

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Only In Dreams.

Tonight, I’ve been reminded of someone used to know; someone I miss. About 13 years ago I knew a guy who was fearless. Someone who took risks because he could. Someone who was limited only by the crazy dreams that

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Make a choice.

It’s seventeen days into the new year of 2013. I’ve been thinking, surfing, walking, running, fathering, husbanding, working, and playing lots. I’ve even managed to fit in some morning yoga each day for the past week or so. I feel

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Today.

Today I am a storyteller. I am a poet, an artist, a communicator. Today I use my tools to preserve Fractious instants of time and share Emotions and connections between humans. Today I create memories by capturing memories. I consolidate

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