Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why Generation Next Must Be Nurtured

Tonight, I had the privilege of watching a young woman of The Women’s College within The University of Sydney bring the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall to rapturous applause and laughter. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4nDvHz9IT8&w=420&h=315] With nothing more than astute insight and articulate delivery, 19 year old Nicola kicked off question time at Anne Summers Conversations with aplomb. And I wasn’t the only

Read more

Get On Your Bike

Today I rode… I hadn’t been on a motorbike in years, but finding my balance was exactly what I needed and that’s exactly what I found. Visiting all my favourite places: we rode through beaches, bush and suburban streets, absorbing the sights, the smells and coming out invigorated. Alive, for the first time in what felt like aeons. When we

Read more

Women of Merit

Last week, Australian media was saturated with discussion of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new cabinet. Statistical comparisons with cabinets from New Zealand to Africa to Afghanistan were a plenty. Discussions centring around how poorly Australia sits from a representation of women in politics, point of view. While the Iraqi and Afghani comparison’s were a stretch at best. In Australia, post

Read more

Thrive or Survive?

If the aim of life is self-development (Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray) then language, behaviour and knowledge are key. Thoughts = Reality If you want to live in joy, you have to make the decision to. Equity for All If you value equality, you have to practice and promote it. Conversely, if you label things and people because

Read more

It’s Crass, It’s Controversial and Nothing Short of Brilliant

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQQZMiHQhX8&w=560&h=315] Don’t like it? Turn it off. Interested in the topic, but offended by the tone and colourful language? Deal with it. Domineering is one way to describe the epidemic of women wanting it all. Which makes me ponder… have we inadvertedly abused the good work of those before us? By wanting our cake and eating it as well, have

Read more