Changing the Mindset

“COVID is deadly! Do everything you can to protect yourselves and your loved ones!” “Actually, jokes, you’re most likely going to catch it, and that’s okay!” We have witnessed a dramatic transformation in rhetoric from our leaders regarding the future of the pandemic. An increasing acceptance that the virus will spread without the reintroduction of…

Staying Afloat

The moment you realise the ship you are standing on is beginning to sink. I find it hard to imagine a more distressing and overwhelming feeling. When a ship starts to sink, there is rarely a solution. It’s tough (if not impossible) to ‘unsink’ a ship. The only thing in your control is finding ways…

2 steps forward 1 step back

Notwithstanding the scan of a QR code upon entering a venue, or the flash of a vaccination certificate to a staff member, life has returned to normal. Like the rest of the population, I went into this new period with extreme excitement and anticipation. After months of isolation and uncertainty, and having the word “freedom”…

Post-Lockdown Anxiety

It’s only when you change jobs that you realise how comfortable you were in your old position. It’s only when you move homes that you realise how comfortable you were at your old house. It’s only when you are allowed to go outside 5km from your home that you realise how comfortable you became living…

Suppression or Elimination?

We were so close. So close to not only flattening the curve but obliterating the curve. Now, we are facing a second wave. For some states such as Western Australia and South Australia, their persistence with border closures means that they can now move freely within their state. However, for Victoria and now possibly New…

News other than Coronavirus

Welcome to a new series on the blog! I don’t know about you, but I am already becoming bored with news about Covid-19, and it’s only going to get worse. Every media platform in the world is reporting almost solely on Coronavirus. It’s not surprising, but the endless stories will begin to take a toll…

The Fat Acceptance Movement

Is it possible to write this article without either fat-shaming or neglecting the opinions of thousands of medical professionals around the world? In all honesty, I’m not sure, however; I will write what I believe, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. The fat acceptance movement is a social movement seeking to change anti-fat…

Why I Love Joy

There is much pain and hurt in the world. Injustice, prejudice and violence are familiar news headlines each day, making it challenging to maintain a consistent state of positivity. Through all of these challenges, one feeling prevails all, joy. Joy is defined as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. However, joy and happiness are…

Why I Love Sport

I am an avid watcher of sports around the world, in fact, you could tell me any sport, and I could probably tell you which team or player I support. Although sport may not be considered one of the pressing issues in our society, it consistently creates news headlines, media debates and excitement. I love…