The Colour of Life

Last summer had been unseasonally wet and cool. If I could select a colour to describe this past summer, I would be hard pressed picking a bright, lively colour. Instead, I would probably select a dark bluish-grey to describe the cloudy and wet conditions. After weeks of this bluish-grey summer, I decided to cast my mind back to the last time I ... continue reading

Emotional eat-elligence

News came to me that my Greek grandmother had suddenly passed away while I was working in Colorado many years ago. I found myself in a foreign country without my support system of friends and family. These were the people with whom I could share my memories and grief. I felt lost that particular day and of no use at work so I left early to be ... continue reading

When am I?

The radio alarm came to life at 6.25 am and filled the room with the usual morning show chatter. As consciousness came to me, I became aware of the radio announcer’s guest talking about his family history, hardships and events that led to their migration to Australia as refugees. During this conversation, he mentioned the words of wisdom his ... continue reading

Weeding out stress

Have you had the type of day where public transport is late, you need to have that difficult conversation you’ve been putting off, erratic drivers have been popping up everywhere, a poor school report has been flagged, a work project is not going to plan, and a vital piece of equipment has just blown up when you need it the most? These are the ... continue reading