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September 8, 2017

Wellbeing, or the lack of it, is considered an individual's problem (or their fault) and therefore their responsibility to fix, when I believe it should be seen as a collective responsibility. Human beings have essentially evolved to be part of tribes, villages or comm...

August 25, 2017

The 50 things I have learnt about happiness as a counsellor, father, brother, widower, friend, activist, tennis player, gardener and sometimes larrikin. There is no definitive list. But here are my 50 nonetheless.

1. Remember this is your "one wild and precious life" -...

February 22, 2017

Why do relationships fail, when people profess to being in love with one another? Well one reason is - we fail to be “in tune” with one another. There are times in all relationships when we need to know that our partner “gets” us, that we are understood, on an emotiona...

February 1, 2017

Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation

Stillness is not an experience to have, a place to go to, a thing to get, it is here all the time.

Brent trained as a Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation Teacher at the Gawler Cancer Foundation Yarra Valley Living Centre in Victo...

January 24, 2017

This counselling blog, explores why trying to fix our partners, rather than ‘meet’ them, causes a breakdown in trust and empathy. It proposes that curiosity is the antidote, to this judgemental way of being with one another. For if we are to live wholeheartedly in our...

August 25, 2016

Happiness, like so many other things, is no longer seen as an ordinary part of life, as it has become “expertised” – researched, unpacked and thought about deeply. We are then vulnerable to look at happiness with a therapeutic/psychological bias, which is more about li...

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