Living Treasures

‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’ Mahatma Gandhi I have been going to the same gym for eleven years … if you were to add all my visits over that time, it might… Read more ›

You Can't Say No?

‘Oh it seems to me/That sorry seems to be the hardest word.’ (Elton John) Elton John’s classic could easily be rewritten and retitled. In the context of raising adolescents I quite like the idea of ‘NO… Read more ›

Embrace the Near Win…

Every time we set a goal – be that public, or private – we place ourselves on course for success or failure; at least that’s the dominant reading of such scenarios. Rarely, do we give enough psychological… Read more ›

If You Get Caught Speeding…

It’s expensive when you park for too long in Wandoo Street in Brisbane – or so we discovered on Father’s Day. As we drove off and ventured along James Street, a flapping ticket tucked under the left windscreen… Read more ›

I will prepare and some day my chance will come (Abraham Lincoln)

Just last week I wandered through the Amy Carson Room where a dozen or more Seniors were working through QCS questions together. Nothing special, given that QCS will have been and gone by the time this newsletter is published?… Read more ›

When The Plan Doesn't Run To Plan…

If we’re really honest with ourselves, we are all compulsive script writers. We make plans, construct visions of idyllic outcomes for ourselves and our children, or make decisions based on what will, or at least what… Read more ›