Gaining perspective on my morning commute

Yesterday I had a meeting in the city at 9.00am. This is unusual for me, as I prefer to work from cafes in the morning, and then head to the city for meetings in the afternoon. But 9.00am it was, and the Public Transport Victoria app told me the quickest way there was by train (my normal […]

Small hinges swing big doors

This is a follow up post to my article on minimalism. My boyfriend Aaron and I live in a very small apartment. Which is fine (I don’t mind small spaces), except that Aaron has a lot of stuff. In particular, he has a lot of shoes. His shoe collection could rival that of Imelda Marcos. […]

My thoughts on minimalism

Ever since I started travelling with carry-on bags only, I’ve become a bit of a minimalist. And by ‘minimalist’ I mean I don’t like having ‘stuff’ for the sake of having it. I’d rather have fewer things and cherish them more, than liking a lot of stuff only little bit, or not at all. I used to […]

Why we get addicted (and how to change it)

You know why Crossfitters can’t stop talking about Crossfit? It’s because we’re addicted. Here’s why. When I was at ‘Unleash the Power Within’, the Tony Robbins seminar, I learned that we all have six basic human needs. These needs are behind why we do what we do, whether it’s positive or negative. The 6 human needs […]

Two types of people

When Aaron and I first started dating, he told me he’d gone through a period of significant personal growth a few years earlier. And my reaction was: “Wow, that’s great!” Today, he recalled that conversation and said my reaction was very different to most people’s. He explained that most people thought he was weird and that […]