The Unhealthy Fear of Corona

“Over the recent past - whatever length of time that has been - I’ve been conscious of the all-invading feeling of fear that exists in our world today. Narrowing this down, I mean the feeling of fear that exists in my world and the world of those who read my blogs and...

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We Are The Luckiest Country – Consider That.

Australia Day has been and gone and once agaIn much of the joy has been sucked out of it. The debate ramps up annually as to whether the date is right or wrong, and the parade of the naysayers is gettIng bigger than any celebration of our mighty nation. That’s sad and...

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FAREWELL POLLY FARMER

This afternoon (Friday 30th August)  I am going to Geelong for the Memorial Service being held at the Geelong Cats for Legendary Player Polly Farmer. His well-publicised State Funeral was earlier this week.  Polly was a teammate of mine, my first Captain and my last...

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AVOID THE WALL

The buzz word in mental well-being has become Depression. Whether it’s in the workplace, on the sporting field, in our daily activities, becoming a new mother, depression is a growth industry. Something which was almost unknown about not so many decades ago, and has...

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TAKE A LUNCHTIME WALK

I have often told the story of how I got lost during my midlife and this became the genesis of my establishing Life Again. It’s about the things I could have been doing or should have been doing during those times in my life when I was under most pressure. Often this...

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR FIRST PEOPLE?

One of the joys I’ve discovered since creating the Life Again Foundation over 5 years ago is developing deep friendships with many Aborigines from different parts of Australia, particularly from the Centre and Western Desert communities. Not only have I met them and...

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OUTBACK WITH A PURPOSE

PLANNING LIFE AGAIN IN 2018 In 2018, Life Again will be coordinating several outback trips to Central Australia. Join Gareth Andrews for a journey of discovery and reflection in Central Australia’s Aboriginal community. You will need to bring an open mind, a...

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SWEEPING THE SHED

The power of Richmond on Friday night, inspired by Dustin Martin, was one of the great football stories of the weekend. It was awesome. Chilling and thrilling for Richmond fans. It came from a team that has struggled through wasted seasons for decades and looked like...

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TRUMP AND THE FRAGILE MAN

To many of my readers, you might think that I have drifted off the planet for a few weeks. Let me assure you, you may be quite right. I have been in the US for the better part of 2 weeks and have seen a cross-section of people going through the most challenging...

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THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF MAN

Recently we celebrated the life of a man who was larger than life - in every way imaginable. The Whale was an appropriate name and descriptor for Brian Roberts, a champion footballer from the 60's and 70's. Standing 199cm and weighing 120kg on a good day, he was a...

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