Beyond Blue on Blue in Bulimba
Did you know that musicians are 10 times more likely to suffer mental health issues? Did you know that 70% of musicians say that they have suffered from anxiety or depression? The following excerpts from an internet article lay bare the traps of the music industry: “When I was in One Direction,my anxiety issues were huge, […]
Uke Odyssey takes wings to the far north
So, as we gear up to leave for the far north of Queensland – Cape York and the Torres Strait, we are surrounded by 40 ukes in our living room. We need to tune them almost daily to get them used to staying in tune, and also label them with a message and photo of […]
Conversations – are we losing touch with our real world?
As I took the bus to the city last week, I saw three groups of elderly women chatting happily to each other. Even though I was standing in the crowded bus, I was amused by them – smiling, laughing, regaling and just doing what comes naturally to women and, more specifically, people over the […]
Switch off….and switch on to the present
As I sit in three lanes of thick, crawling traffic on the way to the city one morning – something I rarely have to do, thankfully – there’s always time to look at what’s going on around me on the roadsides. Strangely, traffic jams do sometimes give us headspace to just “nothing” and to be […]