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What You Need to Learn in Your 20s

A friend of mine pushing 60 recently told me that he thinks he has never grown up. And he got me wondering, what are ‘life’s markers’ for being a grown-up. Are you meant to move out of home by say age 23? Be married by 35? Buy a property by 40 (at the latest)? Are
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Can Holidays Be a ‘Growth’ Experience?

I recently heard about two 12-year-old twins who led four camels from Hermannsburg, near Alice Springs, to Bourke in outback New South Wales. They walked 2,500km. The boys were accompanied by a nurse working in their community and they were home schooled on their trip. They raised $2,000 for World Vision. Their story got me
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When is it Time to Leave Town?

I grew up in Sydney but now call the Gold Coast home. I am a born traveller and love to roam. My parents are from Italy, and I really enjoy getting to Europe as often as I can, but recently I started wondering how many people live close to the area where they were born.
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How People Judge Your Personality, According to Psychologists

How People Judge Your Personality, According to Psychologists

In a former life I was a pastor, and I still like the advice from the Bible that tells us to be slow to judge – don’t cast the first stone! But the truth is that people are very quick to judge others. According to the experts people are hard-wired to judge others quickly because
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Why Workplaces Should Support Their Mental Health

Why Workplaces Should Support Their Mental Health

Did you do anything to mark the R U OK day held earlier this year on September 12? The R U OK day is organised by an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation, founded by advertiser Gavin Larkin in 2009. It revolves around the slogan ‘R U OK?’, and encourages people to have conversations with others
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Who Are Australia’s Top Social Media Influencers

Who Are Australia’s Top Social Media Influencers?

I read an article about social media influencers in The Australian newspaper a few weeks ago written by Sara McCorquodale. Sara was a journalist for many years but then set up a company in London called CORQ, which helps companies identify social media influencers to promote their companies. She is now opening an office in
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