Tag: Little Bay

The soul always knows what to do

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss You may have noticed an absence of IQs for the past two days. In a word? Overwhelm. I have been so utterly

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Know what you stand for

“Know what you stand for.” Once upon a time, a photographer ordered a rush canvas for a dear friend and clients’ second wedding anniversary (cotton). The canvas, being shipped early, arrived early, and with much excitement, the photographer took up

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Run after that which gives you life

“Run after that which gives you life.” – Aaron Curtis Today’s IQ goes out to one of my dearest Misfits, Aaron from Colorado, USA. He’s been on a real adventure over the last two years since we first met –

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Countless choices define our fate

“Countless choices define our fate: each choice, each moment – a moment in the ripple of time. Enough ripple, and you can change the tide… for the future is never truly set.” – Charles Xavier So here’s the thing. I

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Sit in reverie

“Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow From my dictionary: reverie ˈrɛv(ə)ri noun a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a

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I urge you

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy.” – Kurt Vonnegut Special thanks today to go the lovely Keryn who surprised me with these flowers and this message. I was having (as you know) a sad day. (The

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Expectation

“Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” – Antonio Banderas My family all wend for a bike ride yesterday, as part of the 10 Week Family Challenge we’ve been running as part of our 10th Birthday Celebration. I would love

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By offering to GIVE love

“By offering to GIVE love, you are offering yourself a chance to BE loved.” – Rachel Macy Stafford The more love you share, the more there is. It has an infinite supply, so why be stingy with it? Give love. Share

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Be abundant

“Be abundant.” My wife and I are meeting with an old friend of ours today – a real estate agent who we’ve known for about 8 years. We’re considering whether or not to sell the property we own, as a

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I have found the paradox

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa There’s something to be learned from old married couples: the concept of comfortable love. Comfortable love

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Family Beach Portraits: Oh my GOSH!

About a month ago I met Belinda and Joe and their family for some family beach portraits at Little Bay – a beautiful, secluded beach on the southern fringes of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Belinda initially heard about us through some

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Leave your heart on stage.

“Leave your heart on stage.” – Srinivas Rao I met Srini in Fargo at Misfit Conference. He was a speaker there, as well as an attendee, and has become a great friend of mine. Srini is a mad-keen surfer –

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It is our choices

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling This particular IQ has both a positive, empowering aspect for me. It also has a confronting, more negative aspect. Hmm. I think

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I am only one.

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – Edward Everett

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Good actions give strength

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” – Plato Our household has been hit with a wintery flu / cold / thing over the past few days. After a late night I’ve kinda gone a

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People who cannot find time

“People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.” – John Wanamaker I believe this to be absolutely, one-hundred-percent, incontrovertibly true. I have experienced this very phenomenon several times myself. And in

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Find joy in everything you do

“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” – Chuck Palahniuk Today’s quote was originally going to be purely about relationships, because I’ve been having this sporadic

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The true purpose of education

“The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.” – Liberty Hyde Bailey This image was taken on the second-ever Eastern Beaches Photo Walk. The sunset was absolutely glorious, and everything I

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