It’s Okay to Admit That You’re Not Okay

It’s Okay to Admit That You’re Not Okay

In Australia, September 12 was ‘R U OK? Day’, a national day of action which encourages us to check in with friends, family and workmates. Coming two days after World Suicide Prevention Day this year, it is a reminder that people who can appear to be functioning on...
To My Mother Who Danced With Turkish Carpet Sellers

To My Mother Who Danced With Turkish Carpet Sellers

When I visited Turkey with my mother 12 years ago, we parted at the train station in Istanbul — she was on her way to Athens and a flight back to Australia, I was headed for the Middle East, not knowing when I would see her again. When the Kurdish boy working in our...
How to cope with a narcissist

How to cope with a narcissist

I spent a few horrible years working closely with someone who was a full-blown narcissist. I don’t mean difficult to work with, I mean ticked every single box when I googled “what is a narcissist”. It was only after watching this person systematically destroy others...

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