Follow my way

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Being at One with Nature

When I paddle out across unchartered waters, and when I am totally alone, I feel one with nature. I love to take deep breaths and sense my connection with a deeper part of myself. This element contains me and the planet. Being at one with nature turns me on like...

Living Life to Its Fullest

When I see the mighty pelican, with its outstretched wings coming into land upon the water, I am reminded of my mission to live life to its fullest. The size and grace of these avian beasts, with their honeycombed skeletons, which allow a bird this big to fly, amaze...

Making Sport Fun For Kids

Pumped Sport Making Fun Number One For Children Pumped Sport have been providing the joy of discovering and developing sports skills to children in the Central Queensland region. Central to their work is making fun number one for kids Playing sport is a wonderful tool...

It’s About the Kayak, Stupid

Lance Armstrong used to be a hero of mine and I have borrowed a mangled version of his title, “It’s Not About the Bike” for this post. As a kayaker who spends more time afloat than in bed or at work, I wanted to emphasise my vessel in this article. Not the brand of...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive treatment for depression where other treatments like medication have failed. The treatment uses magnetic fields to generate pulses to the frontal cortex of the brain in an effort to stimulate neurones and...

Playful Grown Ups Love To Bounce!

The Annie Smithers Team came across this really interesting article on Grown Ups Loving To Bounce published by Sydney based Ash Jumping Castles and they have agreed to let us share it with our readers: Scientific studies into adult playfulness have found multiple...

Finding Your Own Meditation

In my own personal experience, I see in life, in all its guises, opportunities to find my own meditations. What do I mean by that? Golfers talk about ‘being in the zone’. Many different sportspeople have written and spoken about a particular mental state, where they...