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Mental Illness: Out Of The Closet And Into The Fire


Yes, I’m talking about mental health issues, because…well, at last we can.

Like cancer, mental illness has finally been let out of the closet and is halfway to being accepted as a bonafide condition. 1,051 more words

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Happiness Is… A Handful Of Good Friends And Feeling Loved

A British friend of mine, here in Sydney, was telling me the other day about how worried she is because she only has a handful of good friends in Australia. 657 more words

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European Food Porn

Of course, the really sexy hero of my recent trip to Europe was the food.

If you’re a pig foodie like me, you wouldn’t automatically think of the UK as a foodie haven, but France would certainly be up there, pretty close to the top of your list. 536 more words

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The Problem With Good Intentions…

As I sat on that heinous twenty-four flight from London to Sydney, for the first time in a long time I found time to ruminate and reflect on my life. 530 more words

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Spa-ing With Your Mates

I’ve never been the spa-ing type, like I imagine the majority of middle-aged women would be, given the chance. The whole ‘beauty-thing’ has always bored me. 1,009 more words

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Dear Liver...

Dear Liver,

I’ve been an irresponsible friend to you over the past two weeks. Even I never anticipated the sheer brutality of the journey we would share together back in the homeland. 556 more words

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Long Haul, Long Hell

Like childbirth, it is fortunate that some inherent, natural bodily mechanism allows us to forget the torture of the long-haul flight once we land on terra firma. 332 more words

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