I’m not a student anymore

My Mum’s favourite exasperated complaint about me when I was a young adult was, “You live like a student”. Shit was always haphazardly strewn around me – normally there were at least three art or science projects going on, random college work across the floor, and a shit tonne of cleanish clothes piled up waiting […]

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Paralysed By Paint

Too many choices not only restrict our ability to make decisions (decision paralysis), but it often also gives more weight and importance to the choice than is really necessary. I went paint shopping at the weekend and was astounded by the utterly ridiculous number of colours I had to pick from.  Do I really need […]

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Facebook’s f*ck up helped me

Facebook going down yesterday reminded me of something important.  That I have handed over ALL control of my business marketing voice to these social media platforms. I have about 1500 followers over Facebook and Instagram, but if those platforms disappear, my business would be screwed.  How would I even begin to find that many people […]

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Weight Loss is a Pyramid scheme

I recently watched the excellent documentary mini-series “LuLaRich”, about the MLM, LulaRoe, and it got me to thinking.  The Weight Loss Industry is pretty similar to an MLM/pyramid scheme really, isn’t it? You’re told that the because the system works for a few people, it’ll work for everyone. You’re told that if the system doesn’t […]

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You’re Not Special

I hate to break it to you, but you’re not special. You are a fricking delightful, exceptional individual whose presence in the universe is very much needed. But you’re no more special than anyone else. Remember that, when you’re calling people a wanker for taking more toilet roll, or fuel, or milk than you think […]

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The Status Quo

I started to write the social media sales copy for my new Anti-Fitness programme today. And it felt weird and scary AF. No human wants to step away from the status quo, and this programme does it big time. You see, if I’m wrong about what I’m saying, then all good, normal service is resumed […]

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Be From Mars

I got this idea from a book or film (I wish I could remember which one)… Look at your life as if you were an anthropologist from Mars sent down to study the humans. Really check out all of your individual and cultural habits with kindness and curiosity as if this were the first time […]

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oddly, I love bodybuilding

For someone who hates gyms and the whole fitness industry, I’ve got to say, I still bloody love the sport (art?) of bodybuilding. THAT is what the fitness industry was designed for. It was made for the technicalities that building physiques like theirs demand. Where every rep, every kilogram, and every calorie really could make […]

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Wisdom from seth

All around genius and author Seth Godin writes my favourite blog. He understands better than almost anyone how we Westernised humans ask the wrong questions, solve the wrong problems and follow the same tired paradigms without question. His post from today is a great example of that, and I’d like to share it… Adam Smith […]

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Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Ugh, I hate the terms, “tips and tricks”, and “hacks” so damn much. But the words do reveal a lot about what we think of ourselves as humans. We can’t think very highly of ourselves if we believe that we can trick our body or mind into acting in a way it isn’t already. Or […]

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My stomach doesn’t rumble

Over hundreds of years of being conditioned not to trust our own body’s cues, we have found new gurus to tell us what we should be doing and when. In many cases, this new god of our personal experience is the TV. Hunger and thirst are great examples of this phenomenon. I can’t tell you […]

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I “violate community standards” but fatphobia doesn’t

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS EXTREMELY FATPHOBIC LANGUAGE – NOT MINE, OBVIOUSLY! My friend and I were discussing different people’s names for ice poles on social media, and I mentioned that Australians call them Zooper Doopers. Rightly, she replied, “that’s the craziest name I’ve heard for them yet!”. And so I commented, “Australian’s are crazy! *laugh […]

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Summer rain

The rain is tinkling down my window. But it’s not the sound that I love the most about summer rain, it’s the smell. Oh hells, it’s the most delicious smell. I only know that because I pause to pay attention. Pause. Breathe. Take this second in. It won’t happen in this way ever again. You’re […]

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Fancy Ice Poles

I decided I wanted ice poles.  They are bloody perfect bits of deliciousness for when you fancy something sweet but aren’t actually hungry.  Normally I just get the basic cheap-as-shit ones, but this time I got tempted into buying something fancy.  Big mistake. Cheap ice poles are perfect precisely because they’re basic and cheap.  They […]

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A Month to Get Become a Qualified PT

The fitness industry (and its clients) measures a personal trainer’s ability to do their job by how many certifications they have. They’re always so proudly listed on the “Meet the Team” board in the gym. Seriously, there’s a fucking certificate for every bit of kit in existence… ropes, kettlebells, TRX, circuit training, Bosu, Swiss ball. […]

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British Spider Groups are Weird

I am moving to Australia and that’s mostly awesome. Except that I have arachnophobia, and good old Oz is famously home to loads of big and bitey spiders. So, I joined a couple of spider ID groups on Facebook to try and cure my fears – a British one and an Australian one, and the […]

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