The happiness industry is selling you short

The happiness industry is worth $11 billion dollars (US market), consists of over 45,000 titles and sees cornerstone motivational speakers such as Anthony Robins with personal wealth estimates of $480 million dollars. Self help books, motivational speakers and pop...

When the festive season is not festive for some

While many of us may be bracing ourselves for hot weather or Great Aunt Jessica’s sharp cactus tongue, some people face a festive season that is far scarier. Unfortunately, Christmas and New Year is a hard time for many people. It’s a time where the grief and loss of...

Work related suicide in Australia

You commit to work for financial reward and the satisfaction of a job well done. Yet it’s estimated 1 in 5 Australians who suicide do so because of their working environment according to Suicide Prevention Australia. How can we possibly be making people so miserable...

Is it OK to tell people to harden up?

Commentary on social media, news articles and forums is always problematic. You’ve got people who are invested in loving or hating the content delivery agent. Topics of all kinds get people more than a little hot under the collar. And of course you’ve got trolls,...

The gorgeousness of random shit

Randomness is delightful, empowering and beautiful. But it’s also neglected, shunned and feared. We humans simply don’t enjoy not having the answer. A lack of back-story drives us quite batty as we search for the reasons why the good and the bad conspire against us....