Last year, I wrote about 2 of the 3 musical artists that have in some way or another, saved me.
The 3rd is Enya.
If it’s a cliché, I don’t care. Continue reading
It’s been 5 months since Christmas. 5 months.
It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’ve longed to write, and with every passing Sunday (the day I originally chose to release my weekly post), I’m reminded more and more of how much I’d like to refine my organisation and time management skills.
That said, for me, 2017 is quickly solidifying itself as a year of optimistic excitement. Much has been happening. Continue reading →
A brief reflection.
Tap dance works both your mind and your body considerably; for me, it’s a perfect workout. I’ve always loved the feeling of calm, happy exhaustion (and of course, the sore feet and legs) that comes with spending your days in tap shoes. Coupled with the opportunity to connect and reconnect with the small community of remarkable humans brought together by this shared love, the Sydney Tap Dance Festival has been a highlight of 2017, so far. Continue reading →
There was once a time and a place where the term ‘dance’ was synonymous with the term ‘tap-dance’. Tap was at the forefront of artistic innovation; you weren’t considered a dancer if you didn’t tap.
Sometimes I catch myself wishing that I had lived in this time. Continue reading →
Take a moment to think about the size of the universe into which we’ve had the privilege of being born.
Christopher Hitchens sums it up with super-elegant simplicity in the opening sentence of a speech he made in 2011, knowing full well he was approaching his death.
For a few milliseconds of cosmic time, our species has lived on one very very small rock, in a very small solar system that’s a part of a fantastically unimportant suburb in one of an uncountable number of galaxies.
– Christopher Hitchens
As soon as you look at the world with your own time in firm focus as your most valuable asset, then life will change, ultimately in a way that will make your own time better. Continue reading →
When you are truly happy, you are your authentic self. There is no need to be anything but.
When you are truly yourself, things make sense. Dots connect. You wonder why the hell you didn’t find a way here sooner. Continue reading →
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche. Continue reading →
Life-hacking for happiness, abundance and freedom …
A personal voyage.
It’s been an interesting time.
Following my recent travel adventure, I have returned to Brisbane to have had my life trajectory — largely, by my own initiation — thrown into uncertainty and disarray. After a great deal of soul-searching over long period of time, I have come to acknowledge areas of both my personal and professional life that are no longer truly optimised for my long-term-happiness, or that of the people I love. With this knowledge, I have chosen to indefinitely set aside my feelings of short-term comfort, familiarity and safety in order to strive for something far more important:
True, long-term self-actualisation. Continue reading →
I got lost in Portland. Like, actually lost.
It was at least 8:45pm and there was still light in the sky. At the time, I was quite happy and only mildly nervous. It would be another hour of walking before I would relent and open google maps on my phone.
At the time, I stopped to get my bearings. I turned around and then I saw her. I made a sound of some type; ’ugghh’ is the closest I can write. Strangely, I haven’t felt the need to photograph a great deal in Portland. But as soon as I saw her, the camera was out. Continue reading →