Beyond their years…

It was the worst kind of tragedy; one that took the life of a child. A childhood accident. There was no rationale. No-one to carry the blame.  Nothing to weigh the scale, no matter how futile or pathetic, against the appalling sense of loss. Heartbreak and Helplessness The family’s heartbreak washed across the community in…

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Generation X: 5 Tips to Fire-Up for Fitness

I’ve been a gym junkie, runner or boxer for a quarter century or more (good God, I’m old). I’m not particularly good at any of these pursuits. But what I lack in skill and athleticism, I make up for in perseverance. If there was an Olympic medal for turning up, I’d win gold. And you…

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What If There’s an Answer Sheet for Life?

Monday. The weekend’s full-stop. The weekday’s rude awakening. Some Mondays are like a slap in the face with a wet newspaper. Lately, they’ve all been like that. How Not To Retire Early You see, the decision to retire early changes the way you see work. With only 5.3 years left in my career, I have…

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The Sudden Stop At The End

There’s no easy way to teach your kids how to live a bold, curious and adventurous life, without falling off the edge. I hope this heartfelt letter helps…

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Is Boredom the New Key to Happiness?

Boredom is on the rise. Generation X feels boredom more than Boomers. Generation Z, more than Millennials. But researchers are finding some surprising benefits to boredom.

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How to Make Peace When Generational Warfare Breaks Out

How two unsuspecting Generation X parents found themselves at war with their two Generation Z kids, and the surprising approach they took to bring peace…

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The Four New Secrets to Happiness*

You tried self help and your life still looks like it always has? Traditional self help is useless in the Brave-emoji New World we live in. We need self help tailored for the #moreblessedthanyou modern era. Fortunately, the new secrets to happiness are right in front of us.

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Mum, If I’m So Special Why Aren’t I Rich?

Remember when mum used to say you could be anyone you wanted to be? How’d that turn out for you? Here’s what mum didn’t tell you (and how to fix it)…

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How to Have an Epiphany

Ever had an epiphany? A moment when something you heard or saw or thought changed your life? These Hall of Fame moments are as rare as finding true love (after those other ‘true’ loves tanked), overcoming adversity and finding a park in front of the post office. But what if you could induce epiphanies?

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Who is Generation X?

It wasn’t easy growing up Gen X; ‘rocking out’ to Wham, flapping around in parachute pants, pretending you cared what happened on 90210. Stuck between Baby Boomer parents and Millennial kids, Gen Xers have matured into a new, less blow-dried, set of challenges. And some sweet ass benefits too…

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