December 19, 2017

Did you know the first female to run the Olympic marathon was in 1984? I only learned this recently and as surprised as I was, subtle reflection proved I wasn’t shocked. None of my grandmothers ran, my mom, stepmom and mother in law were never caught out in the streets...

November 10, 2017

Have you ever seen a toddler throw a tantrum? I have. Just last night in fact. And again this morning. Our home is entering "the terrific twos" (a phrase my wife uses) and in these last two tantrums, I've witnessed something pretty awesome. The very clear distinction t...

Perinatal anxiety and depression is a serious and common illness that affects as many as 1 in 5 expecting or new mums and 1 in 10 expecting or new dads.

If left untreated, it can have a devastating impact on families and can even put lives at risk.

Yet there is still a...

October 24, 2017

Imagine this scenario: You think it might help to get some counselling and so you ask your GP, who writes a referral for you, you leave the office, and then what? Getting mental health support is rarely as straight forward as it might seem, and it can be confusing to c...

September 22, 2017

Today was finally my first run to kick it off Run2Grow "officially". It was a simple 3km distance after deciding the 5km Park Run would probably be pushing it as I have barely run in the past 2 years. My goal was simply to complete it at the pace that was right for my...

September 1, 2017

With over 1.6 billion users on FB alone, and the average person checking social networking sites more than 50 times each day, it seems reasonable to ask – are we spending too much time on social media?

Do you have "FB OCD" or are disconnected from what’s most important...

May 18, 2017

As the Performance Psychologist for the Australian Paralympic Swim Team, helping athletes, coaches, and the team meant managing my own peak performance in Rio

March 10, 2017

This post was originally written for and posted on the Shri Yoga website in June 2016 (I've updated the accompanying photo to mark the growth that continues). Shri is the amazing community-vibing, expert trained and beginners welcome studio where I completed my Yoga Te...

June 14, 2016

Managing home and social life versus professional work and training (athletes) is a topic that seems to never fade. In recognition of International Men’s Health Week, we thought it appropriate to open with a blog with emphasis on how dads specifically face the challeng...

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