Tag: mindfulness

Harveys Return and a heart-shaped rock
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Harveys Return and a heart-shaped rock

It was a grey and rainy day as I began my explorations around Kangaroo Island; my first trip to this wonderful place. I had just gone for a tour at Cape Borda Lightstation, located on the north-west tip of the island and one of the few square lighthouses in Australia. There, my guide had casually...

Still steps
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Still steps

To walk is to journey. To walk is to chart the life you seek to live. Footfall after footfall, steadily towards the moment where you turn around and walk back the way you came. Every culture has the metaphor of the pilgrimage running through its fabric and in this world we live in today, it...

Helping students imagine possibilities and see connections
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Helping students imagine possibilities and see connections

What happens when two mates from high school who haven’t seen or spoken (let alone emailed) to each other decide to catch up for a coffee after 14 years? They try and change the world, together. (I’m only half joking!) Although the years had passed, Dan and I caught up for coffee at Collingwood Children’s...

A little life lesson and a plea for perspective
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A little life lesson and a plea for perspective

When I walk through the forest, along a beach, or even if I simply sit on the grass in the backyard, there’s something I frequently consider that I’m guessing many of you rarely do: how many animals have I accidentally killed in the process? The reality is that our individual actions, especially if they are...

Nature immersion: a positive feedback loop
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Nature immersion: a positive feedback loop

Sitting on the cold sand, I feel euphoric. I even feel a little sick, or perhaps just giddy with the emotion of it. Sensorily overwhelmed, yet still and calm. The sea gently laps up in front of me, and drags away again. If I dig my toe into the sand I can find a tiny...