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Kind Comfort

Kind Comfort

Kind comfortDear friends,In Melbourne last week an Uber driver and I got into a conversation about kindness. The driver lives in Mount Isa, and his local facebook group was talking about a homeless man with no shoes. My driver,...

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Breaking BadWhat is it about winter that makes us drop healthy habits? I know it's cold outside and the doona beckons, not to mention a glass or three of red and a bar or two of chocolate...but still, every year from June to October...

Everyone’s Problem

Everyone’s Problem

Everyone's problemOn May 1 this year, Lifeline hosted a particularly important event. It was the first National Stop Suicide Summit and it brought together leaders from a range of backgrounds to bring new thinking and new solutions...

Sharing The Future

Sharing The Future

Sharing the futureThis has been a pretty exciting time for me. I’ve just emerged from the world’s biggest and best mobile event, the World Mobile Congress (MWC). It’s a four-day tech extravaganza, a Disneyland for geeks. It’s held...

Still Sitting?

Still Sitting?

Still sitting?My six-year old son, Henry, started year 1 this week. This got me thinking about school and about learning in general – how kids lap it up and how our education shapes our whole lives. And I thought it was time, like...

Taking Risks

Taking Risks

Taking risksThe holidays are almost here. What are you planning to do this year? Something exciting? Or are you just going to chill out, get over the year just past and look forward to 2017?Me? Glad you asked. Remember last year when...

Gut Feelings

Gut Feelings

Gut feelingsWe all talk about 'swallowing disappointment', having something leave 'a bad taste' or having 'butterflies in the stomach'. Now science is discovering why we do this, how it happens and how knowing about it can improve...

Sustaining Work

Sustaining Work

Sustaining workAt Springday, we’ve taken the rubbish bins out of our office. Now our waste goes into recycling bins in the shared kitchen, or it goes home. Why? Because if my team and I don’t have bins at our feet, then we think...

Tribal Knowledge

Tribal Knowledge

Tribal knowledgeWe bring our whole lives to the office. If work and home coalesce, if they sustain each other, then we’re engaged, productive, happy. If they don’t… well, we become detached, depressed, even ill. This explains why, as...

Game On

Game On

Game on!Every so often, a craze comes along that taps into a collective zeitgeist. Older adults remember yo-yos or hula-hoops or marbles or collecting a certain set of cards. If you’re younger you’ll have overdosed on virtual apps,...