According to research, being out in nature not only makes us feel better emotionally, it contributes to our physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. It may even reduce mortality, which demonstrates that getting into the great outdoors not only makes us feel good, it makes a difference to our health and happiness.
There’s something glamorous about a cocktail bar. The different sizes and shapes of the bottles, their colourful branding, and the lure of their contents call seductively to choose me, choose me. So many choices with each bringing a different outcome.
According to our present understanding there are 4 fundamental laws of the universe… strong force, weak force, electromagnetism, and gravity. This waterfall behind me is an example of the force of gravity. As the water breaches the top, it’s drawn by gravity to cascade over the front panel and down into the catchment tank where a pump works against the law of gravity to push the water back to the top. This endless cycle of falling water leaves little doubt as to gravity’s indisputable force.
parents’ constant reminders to be careful, not to go too far ahead or watch where
you’re walking became an annoying chant slicing through the adventures, I was
intent upon having. I loved testing my balance on the ragged paths and rocks,
leaping from one to another, never fearing I could fall and injure myself. It’s that fearlessness, that bold bravery, we need more of as we grow up, particularly if we
want to be leaders.
Gold Coast, our winters are quite mild. But there’s nothing like curling up in front of
an open fire, mesmerised by the flickering flames and warmed by the heat.
This basic human need for warmth, safety and comfort is often overlooked in the leadership toolkit but it can be used to every leader’s advantage.
One of the challenges we all face is the immense change taking place in our lives. No matter where we live or work, things have radically shifted, leaving many of us uneasy and looking to our leaders for reassurance.
Deconstructed food is all the rage at the moment. It’s where chefs and cooks interpret their own version of the dish, what its core idea is, and serve it in an unconventional manner. Main meals, desserts and even salads are being broken down to their basic ingredients and laid bare on the plate.
No matter the weather, these surfers are up early, testing their skills against the waves. Skills they’ve learned, applied, and refined for years through practice and persistence until they’ve mastered the art of surfing. More times, than not, they’re successful at catching a wave and riding it into the beach, only to paddle back out and start all over again.