The Philosophy of YAAAAARGH!

My son, who turned four years old this weekend, approaches every day, task and challenge with one philosophy: “YAAAAAAAARRRRGH!” Chances are if you’ve ever met a three or four year old, you’ll be familiar with this idea. The philosophy basically consists of yelling “YARGH” at the top of your lungs as you run directly atContinue reading “The Philosophy of YAAAAARGH!”

Grief and Goodbyes at Work

We all experience grief at some point in our lives and many of us will be familiar with the grief cycle of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance (Kubler-Ross, 1969). This cycle has been depicted in movies and TV shows and you may have heard it from a caring friend or relative after the passingContinue reading “Grief and Goodbyes at Work”

Chalk and Cheese

One of our favourite family getaways is a camping trip. We went camping last week to a beautiful spot in the bush and let the kids go! We were camped on the banks of a creek so there were many adventures skimming stones, swinging on the rope swing and hanging out around the campfire. We’veContinue reading “Chalk and Cheese”

Confidence or Arrogance?

I love a good podcast and I recently stumbled across a brilliant one called “David Tennant Does a Podcast with…”  The last episode of Season 1 is with actor Michael Sheen. I’ll include links below, have a listen to this and all the other episodes. About 10 minutes into the episode, Michael speaks about hisContinue reading “Confidence or Arrogance?”


The impact of COVID-19 has rolled through most of this year and it is predicted we will continue to feel its’ effects well into 2021. Along with the physical effects of this virus there are countless ways it is effecting us psychologically. This includes an increase in anxiety disorders, depression, loneliness, confusion, anger and someContinue reading “Uncertainty”