2019: A year to concentrate on the bigger picture

New Year is a time for reflection for me. Instead of partying on New Year’s eve like so many million other people, I prefer to spend the time in quiet reflection of the year just past, in the context of my life as a whole, and put a bit of thought into planning the year...

365 Reasons Why Not

If you haven’t heard about 13 Reasons Why, you’ve probably been living under a rock. The popular Netflix series has opened the public conversation around suicide, drawing attention to the gritty subject of risk factors, including bullying, sexuality issues, and rape. But you can’t open Pandora’s Box without consequences. While bringing such a taboo topic...

Final Frontier, or No-Go Zone?

Increasing women’s participation in male-dominated industries starts with improving conditions for men. This is the unexpected conclusion of research into why Australia’s building sites remain virtual no-go zones for women despite increasing gender balance across the workforce. While women now make up 46% of the workforce, Australia’s third largest industry has seen a backslide in...

Detached from our True Nature: Nature Deficit Disorder

It’s taken a long time – many thousands of years, in fact – but we’ve gone from being a land-based species living in harmony with the landbase we knew like the back of our hand to being predominantly concrete jungle-dwellers, closed off from the habitat that we evolved in harmony with. Spending time in nature...