Category: Book Bits

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”: 2020 is teaching us to slow down

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” —Lewis Carrol [the White Rabbit], Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland In early 2020, the unthinkable happened. We stopped going to work, school, restaurants, bars, and shops. We stopped visiting anyone. Basically, we didn’t leave the house unless it was absolutely necessary. To try to protect ourselves and the …

I went on antidepressants and the world didn’t end

“Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In Australia, it is estimated that 45 percent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety.“ —Beyond Blue, 2015 I thought it would be the end of …

My ego made me do it: life as a musician in Iron On and Disco Nap

“After the demands of the ego and its greed surrender, the struggle for fulfilment of personal desires lessens: life takes on a new zest like a breath of fresh air.” —Swami Sivananda Radha In my early twenties, I started playing music in an indie rock band called Iron On. I had dreamed about playing in …

About a book called… “How to Change the World by Doing Nothing”

So, as some of you know, I’ve been writing a book since 2014. The working was ‘How to change the world by doing nothing’. And at the core of it was the idea of learning to value yourself for who you are not what you do. The manuscript is currently sitting at about 90,000 words. …