Category archive: Humans of Melbourne

The place we call home

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Working overseas opens you up to change. You see new ways of doing things. You experience a new culture. You try a new language. For the time we are there, we call it home. That is, until we move to the next one. In this flexible lifestyle, what do we call home?

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Friday good news post: Giving everyone a place at the table

Riased hands with heart cut ours in their palms.

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I recently met a friend for lunch. He has become a vegan, so in looking for a place to meet, I chose Lentil as Anything. It is not just an establishment offering vegetarian and vegan foods – it has no set prices, and an inclusive philosophy. Their business model differs from most in the hospitality industry, and is a good news business story.

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A benchmark in friendship

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Photo credit – Khurt Williams via

Reading the Sunday papers over breakfast and coffee is one of my favourite past-times. Even though many suggest there is little content in the Sunday edition, I find there are entertaining pieces and thought starters in there. This Sunday was no exception when I read a piece about The Talking Park Bench.

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Beyond blue to green

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Photo credit – Jason Ortego via

A belief that contact with nature ameliorates stress and benefits humans can be found in the earliest documented histories of China, Greece and Persia.
~ Townsend and Weerasuriya, 2010

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A little bit of Melbourne treasure


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Every now and then you stumble across something delightful. Sometimes it is a person who piques your interest unexpectedly. Other times it will be an object that has been long-searched for that turns up in an unlikely place. And then there are those times when you hear a snippet of

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Background photo credit – Gabriel Santiago via

The two hundredth post is here. Those posts have covered all sorts of topics from all sorts of sources. There have been highlights and lowlights – but I’m still here. In two hundred more, where will I be? More things to do, places to see and people to meet. Will you be one of them?

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Are you a human being or a human doing?

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Photo credit Dingzeyu Li via

Back in the corporate world, I’m finding it is easy to get caught up in the “busy-ness” of work life. Where workplaces are downsizing and introducing efficiency measures all the time, there is also the demand for more. Achieving more with less is often the catch-cry. But how do you do this and retain your sense of self? How do you retain your state if being, rather than becoming someone always doing?

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Am I ready for the big reveal?

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Photo credit – author’s own

The big reveal! On the reality TV renovation shows, there is a lot of build up to the moment when they reveal the outcome of the rebuilding and building renewal efforts that entertain viewers each week. There will be no such drama associated with mine, which will probably happen next week!

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