20 Fascinating Paradoxes About Life

What is a Paradox? According to the Oxford dictionary, a paradox is a noun that has two meanings: 1. A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true. 2. A person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities. I love paradoxes because they areContinue reading “20 Fascinating Paradoxes About Life”

10 Bits of Advice I’d Give My 10-Year-Old Self

When I was ten, I was in grade four at primary school. I was one of the tallest kids in the class, and fairly skinny and uncoordinated. I loved sport and computer games. I enjoyed living where I did in the north-east suburbs of Melbourne and had some good friends that I spent a lotContinue reading “10 Bits of Advice I’d Give My 10-Year-Old Self”

33 Thoughts About Turning 33

This will be an unfiltered post. No thinking things through. No edits. Just reflections on life, age, and anything else that pops into my head. Here goes nothing: Turning 33 feels weird I feel old at times, especially in my body I still feel like a child at other times too, and I wonder whetherContinue reading “33 Thoughts About Turning 33”

25 Ideas That Could Change Your Life

1. KAIZEN A Japanese term meaning “improvement”. I think of Kaizen as ‘continuous improvement’ or ‘continual change for the better, one small step at a time’, as this is how I first heard of the term. A lot of the successful Japanese manufacturing companies in automobiles and technology have used this exact approach to obtainContinue reading “25 Ideas That Could Change Your Life”

The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (10-1)

Looking at the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time list that came out in 1998, the majority of films are super old. ‘Citizen Kane’ (1941) ranked at #1, ‘Casablanca’ (1942) ranked at #2, ‘The Godfather’ (1972) ranked at #3, ‘Gone With the Wind’ (1939) ranked at #4 and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’Continue reading “The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (10-1)”

The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (20-11)

A list like this is always going to be subjective, and I don’t expect others to agree with it. I still think it is worth highlighting the movies that have had a significant impact on my life and why this is the case. If you believe that something amazing is missing from the list, pleaseContinue reading “The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (20-11)”

My Top 20 Inspirational Quotes

20. “A Year From Now You Will Wish You Had Started Today.” — Karen Lamb 19. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson 18. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin FranklinContinue reading “My Top 20 Inspirational Quotes”

My Top 5 Psychology TED Talks

In order of least views to most, I will present my favourite TED talks, along with a brief description of what they are about, why I think that they are great and where you can find out more information about these concepts if you are interested. Enjoy! 5. The Surprising Science of Happiness by DanContinue reading “My Top 5 Psychology TED Talks”