Saturday, May 30, 2009

Evolving Online

At first I put pages on .mac
Then I got a blog to write and flickr for my pics

Finally gave in and joined CrackBook...
Tweeting is methadone for my status update cold turkey!

I'm all linked up at Google Profile .. and waiting to surf the wave

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

People who inspire me #3 - Sir Richard Branson

This guy needs no introduction from me, although the cool thing is that
he actually helped to 'introduce me to the team' back in 2003 when I was on my way to the Worlds in Queenstown!

Since then I have read 'Losing My Virginity' (I love that the title googles top 2 ahead of videos of girls talking about first time sex!) and am currently half way through 'Business Stripped Bare'. This book is great reading for an ambitious entrepreneur who wants to do big things in his own way... ie ME! I'm also following SRB on twitter

I feel as though we have a lot in common and his public persona highlights so many areas to me where I would like to grow.

Common Ground:

1. Sir Richard Branson and I are both born in the Chinese year of the Tiger.
2. He didn't have a 'conventional' upbringing and looks at the world from his own unique perspective.
3. He has a wide range of interests - not content with just being good at one thing.
4. He looks at the World as it could be and leads others towards it.
5. He believes that capitalism can bring positive change to the World
6. He puts his focus on the possible rather than the obstacles.
7. He is an Englishman.
8. He likes adventure and good fun in equal measures.
9. He takes risks in both.
10. He is open and honest about his mistakes.


1. Sir Richard Branson has changed the way that millions of people live eg cheap flights in Australia
2. He presents himself with ease in public.
3. He doesn't take himself too seriously
4. He is ok with the idea of having lots of money
5. He is into kitesurfing
6. If someone tells him 'It's impossible.' he becomes more motivated.
7. He has a lot of money
9. He has some amazing adventures

SRB pops up everywhere. Who knows when we'll have our next encounter? I look forward to it. Thanks Richard for the inspiration.

Saturday, April 04, 2009


April 2009: Putting 'it' Out There
March 2009: Knitting two pieces of collarbone into one
February 2009: Entertaining Beth
January 2009: Anthroposophical Conference Adelaide

December 2008: Ironman Western Australia and more
November 2008: Life Balance
October 2008: Getting fitter for fun
Sepember 2008: Loving what is
August 2008: Enjoying the USA
July 2008: Living in the Present
June 2008: Getting to the end of the financial year
May 2008: Dignity through Struggle
April 2008: grace and humility
March 2008: Exploring Australia by Train!
February 2008: To find the best swimming spot in Australia

September 2007: To find the off switch for my mind

Monday, March 02, 2009


Originally uploaded by sense of movement

Was riding too fast one handed on a fixi and stopped pedalling. Hit the deck pretty hard: HIP - SHOULDER - HEAD and then I rolled and slid hence the ribs and gravel rash!

Friday, February 27, 2009

27th February 2009 - International Party Day.

You are invited wherever you are.

You don't need to go anywhere,
or drink or smoke or take drugs.
You don't actually need to do anything,
just to be yourself.

I mean your real self...
not who you think you want to be...
and certainly not who you think other people want you to be.

Party on the train,
Party at work,
Party with strangers,
Party on your own.
Party with your friends and
Party at home.

Seven Steps to start your own party wherever you are:

1. Don't care what anyone else thinks
2. See the humor in the world today - no matter how bad or sad something seems, there is always a brighter side...
3. Dress up or accesorise to get in the mood.
4. Smile at strangers and don't worry if they smile back or not. Either way you are sharing your love.
5. Laugh at yourself - you are a beautiful individual with your own special quirks and hilarious mannerisms (ask your friends if you aren't sure). Don't you realise how funny you are?
6. Spread the love and invite people you meet to party also!
7. Let go and follow the party vibe wherever it takes you

Originally uploaded by sense of movement

Party 3

Originally uploaded by sense of movement

Party 2

Originally uploaded by sense of movement

Party 1

Remember... Life is too short not to enjoy the party

Today you may be the only person partying.
Next time there will be others...



Thursday, February 12, 2009

People who inspire me #2 - Byron Katie

Byron Katie has brought the gift of 'The Work' into the world to share with all of us.

It is a simple and effective tool to work with judgments.
Rather than allowing these 'stressful thoughts' to play out
in our lives or suppressing them (which amounts to the
same thing!), the work is a way to hold them still and look
them in the eye.

"I don't let go of concepts--I meet them through inquiry,
then they let go of me." byron katie

Now THAT really is alchemy.

Please note: The Work is not something you can UNDERSTAND.
There are several great ways you can EXPERIENCE it.

1. Go to the website for 'The Work', click on 'resources' and
a) download the first 3 documents.
  • Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet
  • Instructions for Doing The Work
  • One-Belief-At-A-Time Worksheet
b) print them out.
c) follow the instructions to the letter... this can be the hardest part!

2. Read a copy of 'Loving What Is'.

3. Look at some of the video clips of Byron Katie using the 4 questions to guide people to some pretty profound realisations as they work on the full spectrum of life challenges. Access via the website.

4. Go to a 2 day workshop or a 5 day retreat. There are run in Australia by Rosie Stave. I'm just about to sign up for the retreat in Byron Bay from 21st to 26th April. There is a full list of weekend dates throughout Australia so check it out!

If you are interested in Byron Katie herself - and after all, why wouldn't you be? - then check out her blog here for some deep wisdom that can be easily accessed by anyone with an open mind!