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December 2014

The Best Year of Your Life

Just as today is the first day of the rest of your life, so the New Year 2015 is the first year of the rest of your life. Why not make it the best year of your life? What do I mean by 'the best'? Well, make it what you want it to be. There… Read More

The Gift that Keeps on GIving

I love Christmas, but last week, from Australia’s point of view, could only be described as the week from hell. On Monday morning we learned the news that an Islamic terrorist had taken over the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD. This self-styled radical Muslim cleric was holding almost two dozen people hostage… Read More

Dad – The Family Laugh Leader

One of the really good reasons why we as dads need our children is to keep us laughing. Adults laugh an average of 17 times per day, our children laugh about 400 times a day. Laughter is infectious, which is why TV sitcoms have a laugh track. Laughter is so contagious; it can even reach… Read More


Two friends sitting together were reflecting on the tragic events of the week. One of them shared that he was due to be in Martin Place for a meeting on Monday morning 15th December and would have dropped in to the Lindt café for a coffee. The meeting was postponed and he found himself instead… Read More

Loving Relationships Bring Life

The saying, 'the friendless owner of the world is poor' could well be changed to, 'the friendless owner of the world is sick'. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, have identified a distinct pattern of gene expression in immune cells from people who experience chronically high levels of loneliness. 'The study provides a… Read More