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...

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...

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...

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...

Informed View On Recreational vs Medical Marijuana

Australians began using recreational marijuana (and self-prescribing for medical conditions, because it made them feel better) in significant numbers in the 1970’s. People who smoked and ate marijuana were part of a counter-cultural movement in the western...

Caring For & Cleaning Your Carpet

The Annie Smithers Team found this great article by Godfrey Hirst on Carpet care and the original version can be found on their website here:  https://www.godfreyhirst.com/au/carpet/carpet-care/care-tips With easy regular care you can protect your investment and keep...