I've been very open about my journey with mental illness, but what I didn't realise was that I hadn't shared much about how I manage it outside of powerlifting. One of the benefits of living in a digital age is that there are apps for just about everything - including ones to help improve your … Continue reading The Millennials Series: How Using Apps Is Improving My Mental Health Through Mindfulness
Time has flown by, and I can't believe it's already been 6 MONTHS since I made the move to Perth. As I sit down and reflect on my first 6 months living in Perth, over 2000km away from my family and friends, I realise that I am a different person to the very nervous and withdrawn one … Continue reading The Millennials Series: 6 Months In
With how hectic life has been, it's been a few months since I've had the motivation to sit down and write. Last week I stood up in front of a group of my colleagues and was completely vulnerable as I told them my story of living with mental illness. I was extremely nervous and was … Continue reading The Millennials Series: Being Vulnerable
2018 has been by far the most challenging year yet. This year has been by far the one which has pushed me the furthest out my comfort zone. I competed in sanctioned powerlifting competitions, travelled to almost every state/territory in Australia at least once, and finally visited some parts of Europe that were on my bucket list.
On Thursday, 13th of September, it was R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is about raising the awareness of suicide prevention, which is an enormously complex and sensitive challenge. This is a movement very close to my heart, as four years ago I was almost one of those statistics you read about. I was depressed, … Continue reading Breaking the Stigma: I Chose to Live
European Whirl, the longest tour I have done on my Europe trip. 18 days with 37 of the most amazing people I have had the privilege to meet, including our tour manager and driver. Over the 18 days, we visited England, passed through Belgium, got weird in Amsterdam, Berlin and Prague, did some “extreme” sports … Continue reading The Travel Diaries: The Europe Diaries Part 2 – Contiki European Whirl
Contiki is one of the best ways to meet new people and travel around when you are travelling solo. I've done 3 Contiki's: Southern Adventure, Croatia Island Escape Plus and European Whirl. On each of these trips, I've met so many amazing people, and experienced so many different cultures, cuisines and activities. So, how do … Continue reading The Travel Diaries: Part 3 – How To Make The Most of Contiki