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Archive for December, 2012

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE GRATEFUL

There has been much research on the therapeutic value of writing ‘gratitude letters’ and over the past few years I’ve put this to the test. It’s an incredible experience – for the giver and the receiver. And given that out of the 24 Character Strengths, gratitude is one of the most beneficial due to its [...]

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Delayed gratification

In July 2010, I took to the road with my children’s novel, Crackpot, to 45 schools scattered throughout Victoria, over a period of six weeks. The toll of travelling and presenting the same story, the same gig, the same gags, the same message, over and over was wearing.  At a few low moments I’d ask [...]

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