There’s a famous quote from Karl Marx that says:
“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.”
Last week I wrote about my love for eating and how, even when I’m sick, I never turn off food.
It was around that same time I think I jinxed myself.
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April 6, 2014
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I love food.
I always have. I’m not a food connoisseur or expert, and I may be a little fussy when it comes to tomatoes and seafood, but if you put something on my plate there is a 95% chance that I will eat it.
All of it.
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March 30, 2014 5 Comments
Every so often we find ourselves in the middle of some near-impossible task and ask ourselves “why?”
Yesterday that task was
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March 23, 2014
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Note: It’s taken me more than seven hours to stop procrastinating and write this post today. It’s the most personal account of my life I’ve ever shared online.
From the moment we are little girls – or boys – we’re conditioned to believe what we will look like in our adult lives. Whether it’s perfect Barbie with her non-proportioned breasts and waist size, bulky Ken with his plastic six pack and fake buns, celebrities, models or sports players, from a very young age we strive to be beautiful.
Of course there is often such outcry against the
impact of sexualised advertisements on young children, sexualising role model figures for kids and the effect that teaching a child only about beauty can have on their self esteem. We are a world that cries for people to love who they are and embrace that it’s the beauty on the inside that counts.
But sometimes we use these reasons, and indeed excuses, to support our own denial.
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March 16, 2014 1 Comment
From the moment we start kindergarten we’re told to ignore the bullies.
We’re taught not to call people names and to retaliate with sing-song mantras – crying “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” – even as we try to stifle the tears from playground abuse.
‘No Way’ campaign helps tackle bullying in our schools, while the AFP investigates what people say and do online. Here in Victoria we even have ‘Brodie’s Law’, protecting employees and employers from harassment in the workplace.
The message here is clear; the Australian government is against verbal and physical bullying.
So why is it that politicians and those is power are often the ones to set such a bad example for generations to come?
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March 9, 2014
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Since Monday morning I’ve had a split week.
The first three days were spent on a mid-week getaway sitting by a pool, drinking cider and reading a book.
The second half of the week was spent working long hours, late nights and organising the first show of a weekly political current-affairs program.
I’ve always considered money to be the most exchangeable item in my life, and while it is certainly up in the top two, it’s been kicked out of first place.
Time is fungible.