July 2013

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52 Exercises: Social Netball and Making Friends Through Exercise

I hated netball at school but the PE teacher always made me play because they needed more players and I was tall. So when I spot social netball in the

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10 Books That Will Change Your Life

10 Books That Will Change Your Life

Many years ago I swore off self help books. I felt like I’d read them all, I thought that I was fixed and I didn’t see the need to improve myself further. But things

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photo Wollongong Lighthouse at Sunrise

Top Shot: Wollongong Lighthouse at Sunrise

It’s easy to see the sunrise and sunset in Wollongong during the winter months because the sun rises at about 7am and sets at 5pm. It’s so civilised

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Skydiving fears wollongong

Skydiving and the Real Meaning of Fear

The traditional idea of a midlife crisis is a bit of a joke, often involving a man who dresses inappropriately, takes a younger lover and leaves home. But I already

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Planes, Trains and Biker Boys in Wollongong

Hop on a train south from Sydney Airport, Bondi Beach or anywhere in Sydney and you’ll be in Wollongong in a couple of hours. It’s a scenic train trip with

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Table Tennis - a Reminder to be Kind to Yourself

Table Tennis – a Reminder to be Kind to Yourself

There are good days and bad days and this is a bad one. Yesterday I focused on my work and got things done. Not as much as I’d like to but some things

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How to Find Beauty Every Day

7 Ways to Find Beauty Every Day Wherever You Are

Beauty is all around us. If you take time to look for it, notice and enjoy it you can find beauty every day and everywhere. Here’s some beautiful wildlife I found

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Vinyasa Yoga and How to Make Life Changes

Vinyasa Yoga and How to Make Life Changes

I dreamt of doing yoga last year but I never did any because I didn’t have time. Yes, that sad old excuse. But just like everyone else who trots “I don’t have…

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How to do Nothing

How to do Nothing

If you’re an A type personality or slightly hyperactive like me doing nothing is hard. Even if you’re more laid back and less prone to stress it’s still hard to

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52 Exercises - Rock Climbing

52 Exercises: #27 Rock Climbing

There beside Mount Barney on the bank of a muddy creek life stretched out slowly ahead of me. I shouldn’t have checked my emails as soon as I finished

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How to Start House Sitting and Stay Free When You Travel

How to Start House Sitting and Stay Free When You Travel

Have you ever thought house sitting sounded like a great way to travel? Me too, but I’ve never done anything about it. If we’re staying somewhere for any

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Body Building: Inspiration for Personal Transformation

52 Exercises: #26 Body Building: Inspiration for Personal Transformation

Even though I’m on a mental health plan and seeing a shrink I still think body building’s a bit mad. It’s easy to make fun of the chocolaty bodies, oily skin

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