If you were to stroll past the self-development section of any bookstore, you would notice a common thread. This section is flooded with books about finding happiness, positivity, wellbeing and mindfulness. Inspirational quotes on social media follow the same trend. Positive thinking philosophy has become an epidemic. Despite recent research revealing the unhealthy nature of avoiding negative... Continue Reading →
This week I check out my first fidget spinner, in an attempt to figure out what all the fuss is about. Some of us were fidgeting long before the revolving metal discs came whirling into the picture. All of the sudden fidget toys and spinners are everywhere. As I pick up the small black tool... Continue Reading →
Lu Quade is a Newcastle based educator, artist, musician and storyteller. He was inspired to write a song about the 'fantastic butterflies' that come with anxiety. Have a listen and check out the lyrics and illustration above.
I did it! On a long car ride across Texas, David at the wheel, I managed to sit through the entire first, 38-minute episode, of Atypical, titled Antartica. Let me start by saying that Atypical is a show about autism. It is not made to be a show for autistic people, despite autism being the... Continue Reading →
Recent media coverage of Carrie Fisher’s death has been dominated by outpouring of love from friends, fans, and fellow stars. Fisher was most famous for playing Princess Leia, the doughnut-bunned heroine of the Star Wars franchise. Just like her mother, she was a triple threat. But she wasn’t known for dancing or singing. Fisher was... Continue Reading →