Surviving long distance flights

On a recent overseas trip, my wife spent 2 days of our holiday in hospital because of a near death experience. No, it wasn’t from an airline mishap, but from a DVT.  One of the few disadvantages of living in Australia is that it’s a […]

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Don’t believe what you think

“I think Donald Trump is a genius”, “I think Donald Trump is an idiot”. A significant percentage of the people in America believe one of these statements. Assuming that one of them is correct, or partially correct,  the other must be wrong. That means there […]

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Who’s in control of your life?

It would be comforting to think that we were in control of our lives. Indeed, the more elements of our life we have some control over, the more confident and happy we generally feel. However fate has a habit of upsetting our well prepared plans […]

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What’s retirement really like?

I recently facilitated a seminar  about preparing for retirement. At the beginning of my talk I asked a couple of people to try and answer the question “Who are you?” The answers that both gave were similar. They were variations on their CVs – their […]

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