Life lessons come in all shapes and sizes. They pop up when we least expect them. In January, 2020, anyone with half an eye on the game might have been able to predict that COVID-19 would become this year’s, or this century’s, BIG THING. It would become the greatest of life lessons for everyone
Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations took place on Subiaco Oval from around 1910 until the early nineteen fifties. In the 1940s and 1950s, when I went to school, the day created a buzz for us Catholic kids. Bus after bus pulled up outside the gates of the now flattened Oval. Children from every Catholic school in …
Do I want to be in charge or to be in control? Such an important question, one I asked myself often this week. The answer may be subtle but essential for personal peace and happiness. Last week I wrote a blog about the things we can control in our lives. If you missed it, you …
An invitation to paint an umbrella with Tricia Stedman of Arty Brellas popped into my inbox. Life does throw the most unusual invitations and challenges our way! My response was an unqualified ‘Yes’. I’m committed to lifelong learning.
I wonder if I can I find twenty fun activities for 2020? It’s a bit of a challenge at this end of what turned out to be a tedious 2019, but I hope so.
To post blogs regularly takes time and effort. People blog for all sorts of reasons, but mostly because of the rewards which can be satisfying on a personal level or useful for business.
Upsize, downsize and right-size. If you’re like me, you spend an inordinate amount of time and energy getting it all just right. Sometimes I feel as if the size of everything matters more than it should.
Arty Brellas (and my friend, Tricia Stedman) invited John and me to take part in a photo shoot. While I thought we were probably a bit older than usual umbrella-painters, the opportunity seemed too good to miss.
Looking back, my life’s chapters show themselves clearly, even though they may have unfolded untidily.
Novel experiences cause our brains to make new connections and to maintain their neuroplasticity. This means that brains can begin and adjust to new behaviours and ways of thinking.